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St Mary’s has a thriving and inclusive fellowship of some 300 members from all ages and backgrounds with a lively programme of events and groups. We hope that we will have the chance to welcome you in person to our church before too long.

Holy Week: Observing and Immersing

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I’d always kept bits and pieces of Holy Week before, dropping into church on the various days from Palm Sunday to Easter Day.  But as a teacher and then a mum, the school holidays always intervened, so the week was … Continue reading

Bears and Prayers

Bears and Prayers

“It’s Church, Jim, but not as we know it!” Bears and Prayers is a special sort of church service. Some if it you will recognise: songs, a bible story and prayers. But some of it is a little more unusual: squeezing … Continue reading

Holy Week and Easter Services

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Please make a note of the schedule of services below – the most important in the church year. I do encourage you to immerse yourselves in these powerful services in Holy Week as we enter a kind of ‘real time’, … Continue reading

Parish Weekend Away

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A couple of weekends ago twenty five members of St Mary’s went on a very fulfilling weekend away. While Northampton might not seem to be very far, it was plenty far enough to get away from our familiar routines and to … Continue reading

Building for Growth

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In recent years, our church family has grown and is continuing to grow, particularly in the numbers of young people. Quite apart from the challenge this growth has put on space in the church itself, particularly at major festivals, it has also … Continue reading

New fund raising plan for Charity

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St Mary’s Church Charity Fundraising Committee has announced a new plan to raise £7,500 for a charity in 2014. After raising nearly £47,000 over the last few years for five local, national and international charities, St Mary’s fundraising will now … Continue reading