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St Mary’s Annual Meetings (APCM): Sunday 20th September

Click on the documents below to download:

APCM Booklet
St Mary’s Church Accounts 2019     

Unsurprisingly, we’re having to do things a little bit differently this year and in fact, our annual meetings normally take place towards the end of April but that wasn’t possible because of lockdown.

They will now take place at 10.30 am on Sunday 20 September – in the churchyard if fine and in the church if the weather is not so good. If you attend the 8 am service please do come back and join us for these short but important meetings which we estimate will last about 45 minutes.

If you attend the 9.30 am service, please join in as usual with that and then factor in staying on afterwards for the meeting. And, finally, if it is wet, the 8 am service will be unaffected (hardy lot!) the 9.30 am service will be online only but do come down to the church afterwards for the meeting in church at 10.30 am and feel free to bring some coffee or tea with you.

It is really important that we have a good attendance as we elect our Churchwardens and Deputy Churchwardens, we hear the reports for the past year, and elect six members to represent you on the Parochial Church Council and four members to the Deanery Synod.

Copies of the annual reports booklet and accounts are available to download at the top of this page.  They will also be circulated electronically beforehand where you are on our church electoral roll and we have an email address for you but there will also be limited
numbers of both in printed form to pick up from inside the church in the days leading up to the 20 September.


Quartet Camerata Concert: Sunday 6th September

We are delighted that a concert by a string trio of amazing musicians will be given at St Mary’s on Sunday 6th September as part of our Patronal Festival celebrations.

Many of you will remember Quartet Camerata who gave a dazzling concert at St Mary’s in January.  Now members of the quartet return to perform Beethoven’s fabulous trio Opus 9 No 1 in this 250th anniversary year of his birth.  They will also perform Dohnānyi’s vibrant and tuneful ‘Serenade’ trio.

The concert will be at 3.00pm inside the church. All are welcome to join us.  Admission is free but there will be a retiring collection in aid of our Charity of the Year, Pumps for Mpwapwa – providing a solar-powered water pump in the village of Msagali in Tanzania.

Please bring your facemask, we’ll be following government guidelines and maintaining social distancing.

The trio will also be performing the same programme outdoors earlier in the day at 12.30pm as part of the St Mary’s Patronal Festival celebrations – click here for more information.

There is an online booking system for the 3.00pm concert as places are restricted to 60 to allow for social distancing.

Click here to reserve a ticket for the 3.00pm concert


Click to download a printable poster for the concert

Teddy Tots Picnic CANCELLED

Update 8.30am Friday 14th August:

With regret, today’s picnic has been cancelled due to forecast rain and wet grass.  Dates for future picnics will be posted here on the website, on our social media and the Teddy Tots WhatsApp group.

By popular demand, we are holding another socially-distanced Teddy Tots Picnic, this Friday, 14th August from 10.30am – 12.00pm on the lawn at St Mary’s Church.

This will be a bit different to our usual picnics in order to follow current guidelines so if you are able to join us, please could you:

  • Bring your own snacks and drinks
  • Bring a picnic rug or chairs
  • Sit yourself in one of the squares painted on the lawn (see picture below), and ensure that you and your children stay within the square during the picnic
  • Sign in on the sheets provided as you arrive so that we can keep records of who has attended for track and trace purposes
  • If the weather is wet the picnic cannot go ahead, so please keep an eye on our Facebook page or website on the day

Despite the restrictions, we hope that this will be a really lovely opportunity to get back together.  We can’t wait to see you and catch up with your news.

We are particularly keen to welcome parents of new babies who may not have had the opportunity to attend baby groups and meet other parents.  Please do spread the word to anyone who might like to join us.

With love from

The Teddy Tots Team x
Painted squares mark 2.5m plots – one family per plot please