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Urgent Appeal for Winter Coats

Do you have adult’s or children’s outer garments – coats, jackets, winter shoes, hats, gloves, umbrellas to spare? They must be in good enough condition for you to want to wear them!

We have been made aware of an urgent need for these items to help families in Dunstable seeking asylum.

Please leave them in the back pew (by the clergy vestry) in St Mary’s by next Tuesday 20th September no later than 12.00pm.

Thank you so much for your support.

The death of Her Majesty The Queen

St Mary’s Church joins everyone in mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

The Church will be open from 9am to 5pm daily and will stay open to 9pm if necessary. 

A book of condolence has been opened and is available to sign in the Lady Chapel.

Floral tributes may be left outside the church under the large Cedar tree (the Welcome Tree).

The church bells were rung fully muffled at 8.00pm today (Thursday 8th September), and will be rung again at 12 noon tomorrow (Friday 9th September).

St Mary’s Holiday Club 2022: Video of the week

Monday 25th – Friday 29th July

UPDATE: Here’s a brief video to show you what we got up to at Holiday Club this year – what a wonderful, wonderful week!


Children of primary school age are invited to join us for a week of Holiday Club fun at the beginning of the summer holidays.

Holiday Club will run from Monday 25th – Friday 29th July, 9.30am – 1.00pm each day, with a launch service at 11.00am on Sunday 24th July. 

Our theme is ‘Wonder Zone’, encouraging children to explore the wonders of the world, and discovering the God behind all of it.  We will experience the fun of discovery, explore the wonders of the universe, investigate light and colour, be awed by the diversity of the natural world and encounter robots and artificial intelligence.  Each day children will rotate in their groups between sports and outdoor games, the craft tent, thinking sessions and some fun one-off activities.

This is open to children currently in Reception through to Year 6.  The cost is £45 per child, with a sibling discount for more than one child of £40.  If your child would like to attend but the cost will be prohibitive please let us know – your request will be treated confidentially.

Children will need a packed lunch each day, sensible footwear and clothes suitable for the weather.

Sorry, registrations for Holiday Club are now closed.

If you have any queries about Holiday Club please contact Ailsa, or any problems with the online forms or payment please contact Kate.

We hope you can join us for a fun-filled week! 

Our last Holiday Club in 2019: