Latest Notices


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

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

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.

Notices Sunday 13th June 2021
The Church is open for Public Worship. Our services are In-person & Live Stream on You Tube

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.

Dates for the Diary
Guidance for those attending services in person

Sunday June 13th 9.30am Morning Worship

Sunday June 13th 11am Informal Holy Communion

Sunday June 13th at 4.00pm: Messy Church in the garden

7.30pm Tuesday 15th June - PCC Meeting on Zoom (issued by email to PCC members)

Sunday June 20th 9.30am Holy Communion

Sunday June 20th 11am Informal Worship

Sunday July 11th at 10.30am: ‘God-Family’ Day Joint service and picnic in the garden

Public Worship 

Whilst we continue to live stream our services we are also open for ‘in person’ worship on Sundays. Please feel very welcome to come, but do not feel obliged to come. We have completed another risk assessment. The same restrictions will be in place as we had at Christmas. Face coverings must be worn, please register your name and sanitise your hands at the welcome desk on arrival; the 2m rule applies at all times. There can be no mingling or conversation inside of the Church building.

Music: Whilst we are limited to only six singers at any one service we will not be able to have both Choir and Music group sing at the same service. So weeks 1 and 3 will have the choir, and weeks 2 and 4 will have the music group.

Covid reminders! So sorry to have to reminds us all, but we are not permitted to sing from behind our masks at services, although it was lovely to hear come congregation members doing that last Sunday it is expressly not permitted. Thank you very much for following the Covid requirements for safe opening of the church building for worship.

Parking on the Church Forecourt

Thank you for observing each other’s needs and not parking outside the building unless you have special permission to do so, i.e. for those who can only walk a very short distance. Please would you let Amanda H know if you need to park close to the church building as a result of disability. Otherwise please keep the forecourt completely clear of vehicles so church family can have space to talk and see one another whilst maintaining 2m distance.

Weekly Morning & Lunchtime Prayer times on Zoom week beginning 14th June
We meet during the week on Zoom to pray together 

Morning Prayer words

Monday and Wednesday morning, 9.00am – 9.30am 

Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes, 12pm-12.30pm.

Big thank you to all who delivered our invitations to Messy church last week

Thank You for Your giving Thank you for all that you give and for your financial giving. It is part of our discipleship and following of Jesus. Your generosity and willingness to give enables the church building to remain in good condition, and for the ministry and work of the church family to continue. Particularly, during lockdown we have been able to host the Food bank drop off, we’ve been able to support Young Roots working with young asylum seekers and refugees, as well as ensure that the Preschool is safe. Thank you. You can find alternative ways of giving via our giving pages on the website. Please do consider starting to give if you haven’t up to this time.  

Amanda Husbands Will be in the office on Tuesdays and Fridays and working from home Wednesday and Thursday until lock down eases.

Food Drop at St Mary’s every Wednesday and Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

The Addiscombe Food Drop OFF is open two days a week at St Mary’s Crypt  Wednesdays  and Saturdays  10am – 2 pm.   There is a rota for volunteers from our community. You are most welcome to join that.Bring your dry or tinned donation of food and toiletries to the crypt door and leave them on the table inside the door.  Please wear your face covering. Hand sanitiser is right by the door. There is no need to come right in or even greet those on duty. They are sitting at the far end of the crypt more than 2 metres from each other, and will have their face coverings on.

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


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 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.

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