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.

Autum Term Card   THE BRIDGE our Diocesan newspaper is available for collection.



Tuesday 15th October                10.30 am Morning Prayer in Church

            2.00 pm Mother’s Union in the Crypt

Wednesday 16th October           12.00 pm World Café in Church

            2.00 pm 0 – 5 Club in The Magdalene Centre

            7.00 pm Alpha Course in the Magdalene Centre

Thursday 17th October                2.00 pm Café Creative in Church

Saturday 19th October                9.00 am Prayer in Church - devoted to praying for our Missions Societies and generosity of spirit in responding to this year's Missions Giving campaign


10.30 am          Combined Service of Holy Communion – Mission Gift Day

             – 2 Timothy 3: 14 – 4: 5; Luke 18: 1 - 8

 4.00 pm            Messy Church – God’s armour of Light


Mission’s Gift Day is 20th October. Please prayerfully consider how much you are able to give for the societies we support. If you want to pay directly into our bank account for Missions Gift Day, from your e-banking or mobile banking account, the Sort Code is 40-52-40 and the account number is 00028724.  Please state your name and "Missions" as a reference. Also, the card reader will be available next week, so if you do not want to write a cheque we can take payment from any debit card, or ApplePay etc. If you are a UK taxpayer, please ensure you have completed an enduring Gift Aid declaration so every £1 you give will be worth £1.25 to our partner Missions Societies.

TRIO Response form please return your form TODAY in the box at the front or back of Church. Spare forms will be next to the boxes. Thank you.

We are looking for someone who may be able to draw out the proposed plan for the new noticeboard on to a computer CAD programme. If you are able to help with this please speak to Ruth.

The Good Read Group is meeting at 8.00pm on Thursday 17th October at Lois’ house to discuss ‘The Music Shop’ by Rachel Joyce. The book for November is 'The Muse' by Jessie Burton. All women are welcome. Contact Jennie

CAFÉ MATINEE on Thursday 24th October at approx 2pm will be showing a 2009 American romantic comedy film starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. 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.

Go into all the World …. Our Week of Prayer is from Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November – We would like to have the Church open from 9.00 am – 7.30 pm each day to enable you and our local community to come in to pray or be still. There is a sign-up sheet at the back of church if you are able to help in manning the church at any of the times please.

Light Party - Children in Primary School are invited to our Light Party on Thursday 31st October from 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm in Church. Games, Crafts and Light Refreshments. Speak to Val if you have a current Church DBS and can help.

Red notice boards – Christine Heal has kindly re-backed the notice boards giving them a fresh outlook. The board between the church and the Magdalene Centre is for St Mary’s notices and the board outside the office is for community notices. If you have a notice for display please slide this under the office door. We will put this up if we can. Thank you.

Christmas Fair November 30th 2019 - 11.00 am – 3.00 pm Christmas Fair Plans We will have stalls selling goods, stalls for information on local organisations; activities/workshops; musical presentations; food available. Tours of the Church.

  • Contact Paul Teague if you would like to help on a stall or have things that can be sold at a stall: Christmas puddings; candles, cards, candle holders, jams/etc, Christmas decorations, glass, good books, gifts, jewellery.
  • Contact Val if you can help with a Messy Christmas corner.
  • Contact Ruth Johnston if you can help serve food part of the time

    Tombola Stall – If you have new items that would be suitable for the tombola stall these can be left in the box at the back of church. Please do not leave any food items in the box until November. Thank you.

St Mary Magdalene Talents Challenge - Do you have an idea to raise money at the Christmas Fair?  Do you need money to buy materials?  Whether it is baking cakes or making jam, making candles or building jewellery boxes, leathercraft or quilling; if you need some money to buy materials we will provide £20.  Write your ideas and what you will spend the money on a postcard/ old menu/ back of an envelope and give it to Christopher Hunt, or send it to  If we are inundated with ideas there will be a Dragon's Den style challenge to select the best options.

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