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 26th May                      9.00 am – 10.00 am Prayer in Church


                                                   9.30 am            1st Service Morning Worship

                                     - Exile and Prophets – Psalm 137

                                                  11.00 am           2nd Service Holy Communion

                                     - Exile and Prophets – Psalm 137

                                                     6.30 pm           Service of Prayer and Reflection

Saturday 2nd June                        9.00 am – 10.00 am Prayer in Church


                                                     9.30 am            1st Service Holy Communion

                                       - Flashback: God is good in bad times – Genesis 1: 12 - 36

                                                    11.00 am           2nd Service All Age Worship

                                       - Flashback: God is good in bad times – Genesis 1: 12 – 36

                                                      6.30 pm           Service of Prayer for Healing and Wholeness

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

We are following The Bible Society’s Course during May & June You are encouraged to join a midweek Life Group. If you would like to join a group please email or speak to Val or Regina. 

Messy Church meets monthly on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Our next meeting is Sunday 17th June from 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm. Messy Church is fun for all the family. Please spread the word to neighbours and friends.

Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Week – Thank you to everyone who set up Prayer Stations and manned the Church during this past week.

Royal Wedding – A Big Thank you to Michelle for organising the screening of the Royal Wedding and the Street Party and everyone who helped in anyway.

Thank you to everyone who gives towards the ministry and mission of our church. Letters are available for those who give regularly through the bank or by cheque or cash through FWO or Gift Aid envelopes. If you have any questions about Giving, please contact Jennie Rutter.

PCC Secretary - Please prayerfully consider if you would you like to become the new PCC secretary. Please speak to Val or Trudy.

'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.

150 years Summer Fete – We will be marking the 150th Anniversary of this beautiful building by holding a Summer Fete for our Community on Saturday 7th July. Lots of fun and food, Historical exhibition, displays, games and much more. Keep the date free. Jen, Paul, Emma and Barbara Y.

Sound and Vision Team – Would you like to join the team? Full training will be given. Please contact Nigel if you feel called to do this ministry.

Our Holiday Club Showstoppers is the week of 23rd July from 10.00 am – 12.30 pm each day. Can you help during the week please? Would you like to help in a group or lead the Games sessions? We still need many more helpers for the week, please don’t hold back and think, is this for me? Even if you can only help for 1 or 2 days, that will be fine. You will need to have a DBS check done through Church, this can be arranged for you. Thank you. Email or speak to Val.

General Data Protection Regulation

The Parish collects personal information about its parishioners and other church users for a variety of legal and administrative reasons.  From time to time we will use your personal information to communicate with you about Church matters and Church events.  If you no longer want to receive such messages, please let us know; contact Val in the office or email

Changes in legislation mean you are entitled to ask what personal information is held about you.  We have a continuing duty to keep it safe.  If you want to know more about the personal information we have, please address your enquiry to Val (email  in the first instance.


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.