ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS
Advent is a time of reflection and preparation. There are many ways to use the time.
Check out a few of the ways we are helping each other to reconnect with the meaning of the story again this year.
Mid-week Communion is back in church. No need to book.
End the day with a time of quiet prayer with others
Tuesday and Thursdays at 9pm
HAVE SOME FUN AS A FAMILY AS YOU SEARCH
FOR THE CHRISTMAS QR CODES
AND UNRAVEL THE CHRISTMAS STORY
JOIN US IN WORSHIP THIS CHRISTMAS
IN CHURCH AND AT HOME
Due to Government restrictions numbers will be limited at our services in church
To attend in person, please book in advance using the links below
HEAD OF OPERATIONS
RESOURCING AND IMPLEMENTING THE VISION
St Mary’s is entering a new chapter of mission and ministry and with a vision is to see God changing lives, families, and churches, again and again, we are excited to be appointing a senior leader to help us fulfil our potential as a growing and resourcing church.
Find out more and download the job description
If you need any thing, please let us know
If you would like to help in any way, let us know
IF YOU NEED TO TALK TO ANYONE, PLEASE CALL US ON 01737 221100
When all is said and done
The waves of uncertainty crash upon us all as we travel through this challenging time. Reflecting on the hope outlined in Micah 4, Richard outlines the battle we are caught up in and the resources we have to stand firm
ST MARY'S ONLINE
OUR WEEKLY LIVESTREAM
STARTS AT 10 / 10.30
STARTS AT 4PM
STARTS AT 10am
THURSDAY MORNINGS 8.30am
THROUGH IT ALL
OUR BUILDINGS MAY BE CLOSED
BUT OUR CHURCH IS ALWAYS OPEN
Over the next few weeks and months we are going to be learning about a completely new way of being church, expressing our faith and to serving our community. Pressing into the roots of our faith we will seek to make loving God and loving our neighbour our main priority.
A SIMPLE WAY OF BEING CHURCH
LOVING GOD AND LOVING OUR NEIGHBOUR
We must remember that Jesus came to connect us to God directly.
We don’t need apps or downloads or videos
We just need to open ourselves to him and reach out to Him
In this time of social distancing, all our normal ways of gathering
and of connecting with him have been taken from us
and many of them have moved online
But regardless of how good these resources are,
now is the time for us to learn a deeper lesson
God is near
Jesus has opened a way for us to be with God
The Spirit has been poured out in our hearts
As Jesus himself modelled, and taught us,
it’s really all about our relationship with our Father,
our personal, direct, surrendered relationship to him
SO, ENJOY YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD DIRECT
READ SCRIPTURE / BE STILL AND PRAY / WORSHIP AT HOME
REMEMBER JESUS EVERY TIME YOU BREAK BREAD
These are incredibly challenging times and we will be trying all kinds of new ways to connect with each other and to play our part withing the church family. If you are not already part of a group, we would love to help you find one or start one yourself.
Despite the challenges we are facing it is encouraging just how many great ideas are being shared for how we can love God and love our neighbours. Let us know how we can help or how we can connect you with others close by.
We will be using MyChurchSuite and emails much more than usual so please sign up, if you are new to our community