Latest Notices

ST. MARY’S NOTICES

Please see our Coronavirus page for latest udates

As we return to live Sunday worship from the church building we will no longer be holding Morning Prayer on a Wednesday.

Wednesday Morning Communions will start in October.

Thought for the day

Week of 27th July is the last week that the team from St MMM will provide daily reflections. This is because Peter will be leaving us soon and Amanda is going back to a more demanding work schedule.

You can find daily reflections on an APP called daily reflections.

You can find readings from the bible that take you through the whole bible, Bible in a year, called BIOY for the App, or go to the Holy Trinity Brompton website to sign up for emails from BIOY

THE BRIDGE our Diocesan newspaper is available to read or download.

If you are coming to the church building for a service - please read these guidance notes

Sunday 2nd August 9.30am - Holy Communion in Church and live streamed at 9.30am on St. Mary's You Tube Channel.

Sunday 2nd August 11.00am - All Age Worship in Church and live streamed at 11.00am on St. Mary's You Tube Channel.

Audio recordings of all our recent sermons can be found on our Audio Media page

Videos from St. Mary's You Tube Channel can also be found on our Video page

Children and Young People : We have a created a page of resources for children and young people.

There is provision for people who do not have the internet to hear daily readings, prayers and worship by telephone called Daily Hope. It is completely free and is on daily. Dial 0800 804 8044 Please let friends know if they are without the internet that this is available daily free of charge.

Notices Sunday 2nd August 2020

We are in week four of our series on Loving one another.

This week: Love your neighbour as yourself

Recommended Reading: We need to talk about race by Ben Lindsay.

From August 4th –  29th Sarah will be looking after the work of the office. The Office will be open THREE days a week from 9-11 am Tuesday Thursday and Friday.

New Parish Administrator Craig will begin work here on September 1st although he will be in here during the week before. Office hours will continue to be Tuesday – Friday 9 am – 1 pm. We pray for him as he prepares to come and work here.

Gilroy Court: If you can help in any way with those who are housed at Gilroy Court please do be in touch with Ron Striebig or any one in Ruth and Mike Johnston’s house group.

More donations needed for the CVA Food Drop at St Mildred’s Food drop off Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 2pm at St. Mildreds Hall. THE NEED IS GREAT. ANY fresh food (veg etc) can be dropped Tuesday – Thursday. We have found that when it is donated on Friday and Saturday it can quickly go off as the pick up from St Mildred’s is on Mondays and Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Worship Services

Sunday Aug 9th at 9.30am and at 11 am. These services will be live streamed and available to watch live on our You Tube site.

Wednesday August 5th 1.30pm Funeral Mark Green

It will feel strange to be ‘back in the church building’ as we cannot lead services in the way we have been used to.

Please note that Govt guidelines are that we must not sing. We may have one singer socially distanced from the congregation. We have decided to continue with recorded songs at the 9.30 and where possible a single singer at the 11 am.

We are advised to wear masks, and as you know there are a number of reasons to be exempt for wearing them. Please familiarise yourself with the Government advice on this.

We cannot offer refreshments yet and are advised we need to leave the building as soon as the service ends.

However, we can join together in the worship through our presence together, our prayers together, and listening to God, giving time and space to hear him.

Financial Giving: you are now able to leave your offerings on the plate at entrance to church or to use the CARD READER also as you enter church.

The church will be cleaned where necessary between the services. We have enough distanced seating for 40+ people, although a family can sit together. There will be no Children’s groups just yet but there will be a children’s focus at the 11 am.

This is really important: Coming on site Whether it is to come to the office or do an odd job

It remains the case that anyone coming on site for whatever reason must clear the day and time and purpose with Amanda first, and let her know on the day that they have arrived and when they leave. Thank you very much.

Safeguarding

The National Safeguarding Team has issued useful information to help us to maintain our focus on safeguarding during this lockdown period.

ST. MARY’S NOTICES

Practical support We are currently working on how to provide practical support to our church family, including telephone calls for a friendly chat and assistance in shopping etc.  If your personal and family circumstances mean you are currently able to help us do shopping etc, please let Jen Welby know. Please do also link up with your neighbours and local groups where you can so that we both support our church family and our neighbours. 


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

How can I support this Church financially?

 If St Mary’s is your spiritual home, please consider giving regularly by Standing Order, or through the Free Will Offering Envelope Scheme.

 Our bank details are: St Mary Magdalene with St Martins PCC. Sort Code: 40-52-40.  A/c No: 00028724.

These details can also be used for one-off transfers. If you are a UK taxpayer, please give your name as a reference, and complete an enduring covenant that will enable us to recover Gift Aid. Other methods of giving are available.  

Please speak to Christopher Hunt, or email treasurer@stmmm.org.uk for more information.

St Mary's has a card reader.  We can accept contactless payments up to £30, or larger amounts via chip and pin.  When donating, please write your name and accurate time of donation on the sheet accompanying the card reader.

If you are a UK taxpayer, and have not already done so, please complete an enduring GiftAid declaration.