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His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh: Rest in Peace

It is with profound sadness that we learned of the death of The Duke of Edinburgh on Friday 9th April.

St Mary’s Church is open every day from 10 am until 5 pm for private prayer. You are welcome to light a candle at the votive candle stand as a sign of your prayer.

Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions, we cannot open a Book of Condolence for people to write in. However, you can leave a message in the online Book of Condolence:

A selection of the messages online will be passed on to Her Majesty the Queen and members of the Royal Family.

There is also a sheet in church on the left-hand side with a few prayers that you may find helpful at this time.

Click here to download the sheet of prayers

Outdoor Worship at St Mary’s

☀️ Our summer pattern of worship resumed last Sunday on Easter Day in the glorious sunshine. And we were able to sing together for the first time in over a year! 🎶

🌳 From now on, there will be an outdoor Sunday Service in the churchyard each week at 9.30am. All are most welcome – do join us and wrap up warm! Please bring your own chair if you can, (though chairs are available too), and sit one household per painted square to enable social distancing.

⛪️ The 5.00pm services on Saturday will not continue during this period, as capacity on Sunday mornings is much higher.

☔️ If the weather is bad, please check our website or social media for updates – if the outdoor service cannot go ahead please stay at home and watch our online service instead.

🖥 Online services will continue each week on our YouTube channel.

Holy Week and Easter at St Mary’s

As we enter the most important period in the church year, do join us for as many of these services as you can, as we enter deeply in the mystery of Christ’s Passion and Resurrection together

The services will be in church, unless stated.

Saturday 27th March

  • 5.00 pm Holy Eucharist

Palm Sunday: Sunday 28th March

On Palm Sunday we remember Jesus entering Jerusalem to be greeted by the crowds. We join together in church or in our homes for our 9.30am services including a dramatic reading of the Passion story.

  • 8.00 am Holy Communion
  • 9.30 am Holy Eucharist
  • 9.30 am Morning Service – online

Monday of Holy Week: Monday 29th March

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week, we gather at 8.00 pm for a devotional address to help us enter more deeply into the meaning and events of the last days of Jesus’ life, with Holy Eucharist.

  • 8.00 pm Holy Eucharist with Address

Tuesday of Holy Week: Tuesday 30th March

  • 8.00 pm Holy Eucharist with Address

Wednesday of Holy Week: Wednesday 31st March

  • 8.00 pm Holy Eucharist with Address

Maundy Thursday: Thursday 1st April

Our evening services in church and online at 8.00 pm recall the events of the Last Supper, the washing of feet and Jesus’ gift to us of the Eucharist.

It ends with a vigil, reminding us of the Garden of Gethsemane where Christ in his Sacrament waits; and we watch and pray with him.

Good Friday: Friday 2nd April

Our All Age Service is suitable for everyone. We gather online to offer our songs, prayers and readings as we remember the events of the first Good Friday and Jesus going to the Cross to die for us.

  • 11.30 am Walk of Witness, starting at the Church of St John Fisher
  • 1.30 pm Good Friday Liturgy with Communion

A stark and solemn service offered online at the very time when we recall Jesus hanging on the Cross.

Easter Day: Sunday 4th April

We join in our together in the churchyard and online in our homes to celebrate the risen Christ.

  • 8.00 am Holy Communion
  • 10.00 am All Age Easter Service – in the churchyard
  • 10.00 am Easter Morning Service – online

Watch our 10.00am Easter Service on YouTube, to be broadcast on Sunday 4th April: