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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

Mary Activities in St Mary’s Churchyard

We are delighted to have some new activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy in our churchyard, which are all about Mary.


Posters in the ChurchyardOn the trees in the churchyard you will find 10 posters about Mary. They highlight some of the extraordinary events in her life.

Many of the posters will have quizzes for you to enjoy. You may need a piece of paper and pen (or a smartphone) to make a note of your answers. The answers can be found on another tree … so don’t look at that until you’ve done all the quizzes!

Finally … each of the 10 posters has an animal, insect, flower or object hidden in it – identified by a blue dot. The initial letters of all these can be made into a 10-letter word.

Statues of Mary in the ChurchyardIn the churchyard

There are 12 figures of Mary to find around the churchyard: painted stones, clay figures, cross stitch and small dolls. See if you can find all 12

Try and find the name Mary on some of the tombstones. There are 6 to find. Each one has a marker so you know you have found it!

Walk the hay bales as you go on a journey with Mary

In the church

Go into the church. You will find a container with pieces of fabric to take away and decorate. Return your artwork so we can make some bunting for our Mary Festival on 6th September

How many pictures of Mary can you find on the walls, in the windows and elsewhere?

Enjoy spending time with Mary, at St Mary’s