Latest Notices


Prayer the power house of action – You are warmly invited to come and pray on Saturday mornings 9. 00 am – 10.00 am. This is a vital time of prayer for the work and ministry of the church.

THE BRIDGE our Diocesan newspaper is available for collection.

Summer 2018 Term Card is ready to collect

Diary Dates


Saturday 21st July                     9.00 am – 10.00 am Prayer in Church

                                                  1.00pm Wedding of Jody-Ann Panton & Donovan Young in Church

After our services you are most welcome to ask for prayer from the ministry team for a particular need you have. 

The Good Read Group is meeting at 8.00pm on Thursday 19th July at Lyn’s house to discuss ‘The Trouble with Goats and Sheep’ by Joanna Cannon. The book for August is ‘The Liberation’ by Kate Furnivall and for September, ‘Rosie: Scenes from a Vanished Life’ by Rose Tremain. All women are welcome. Contact Jennie Rutter for further details.

Summer Fete - Thank you!! - Thank you very very much to all those who helped at the Summer Fete - from running games, helping with the bouncy castle, befriending stall holders, running the cafe, setting up the A/V, manning the beer tent, promoting publicity before the event, baking, and all manner of other things. The Fete went really well with some really valuable conversations with our neighbours and friends at church. The Team are hugely grateful to you all! 

From Amanda – Thank you especially to Trudy, Chris G, Patrick, Regina, Val, Jen and all who have given so much extra over the last three months. We as a Church are so grateful

CAFÉ MATINEE on Thursday 26th July at 2.00 pm will be showing a 2017 British drama film starring Diane Keaton. It is based on the life of a man who after living rough, successfully claimed ownership of a half-acre plot of Hampstead Heath.  Tea & cakes are provided as well as comfortable seats.  If anyone has a DVD of a wholesome family film suitable for church viewing, please submit your suggestion(s) to Chris Rutter.

Late Summer Concert - Saturday 29th September at 3.30 pm featuring singers and musicians from our church and others. Please plan to come and support. If you would like to take part, please contact Hilary or Christine.

There will be no Messy Church for July and August. We resume again on 16th September.

'Open gardens’ we would like to repeat the highly successful scheme this year. If you’d be willing to open your garden on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon for 2 or 3 hours and serve some light refreshments in aid of church funds please contact Hilary Gee or speak to the church wardens. This is open to anyone and a Chelsea flower show style garden is not necessary at all.

Our Holiday Club Showstoppers is the week of 23rd July from

10.00 am – 12.30 pm each day.

Please pass application forms on to friends and neighbours.

After the 2nd service on 22nd July we will be setting up the stage and scenery and arranging the pews into group areas.

Men and Ladies please can you help with this. Thank you.

Email or speak to Val if you can give some time please

Psalm 121

Assurance of God’s Protection - A Song of Ascents.

1 I lift up my eyes to the hills—

    from where will my help come?

2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

3 He will not let your foot be moved;

    he who keeps you will not slumber.

4 He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The Lord is your keeper;

    the Lord is your shade at your right hand.

6 The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.

7 The Lord will keep you from all evil;

    he will keep your life.

8 The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in

    from this time on and forevermore.


How can I support this Church financially? An offering is taken during the service. If St. Mary’s is your spiritual home, please consider giving regularly by Standing Order or through the Free Will Offering Envelope Scheme.  If you would like us to claim back Gift Aid tax on a cash gift, please place it in a Gift Aid envelope available at the back of church and complete your name, address and sign and date the declaration on the envelope.

Give by Text – You can now give to St Mary’s by text message from your mobile phone. You can give £1, £2, £4, £5 or £10. Text to 70070 with Message STMM16 £X where X can be 1, 2, 4, 5 or 10. So to give £5, you would text STMM16 £5 Your donation will be charged to your next mobile phone bill or be taken from your Pay as You Go credit. You will be sent a reply of thanks. You may also be asked whether you want to add Gift Aid. If you pay UK Income Tax, please do this – it costs you nothing & the Church gets another 25%. Thank you.

Are you in a Life Group? This is an excellent way of making new friends, growing in the Christian faith and getting involved in the life of St. Mary’s and its mission in the local community. All of us are encouraged to be part of a Life Group. To find out more details contact Amanda