We are delighted and very excited to announce that after many hundreds of hours of painstaking, skilled work by Barbara Corbett and the textile group, the new set of green altar frontals is finished and they have been put on the three altars at St Mary’s.
Having finished the Easter season we have entered what is known as Ordinary Time when our liturgical colour becomes green, this gives us the perfect opportunity to put them on to the altars for the first time.
Thank you so much to the amazing team who have worked over several years to make these – we are immensely grateful and in awe of your skills.
The materials for the frontals were given by Lucy and Anthony Davis as a leaving gift (yes, that is how long the have taken to craft) and we so we record our heartfelt thanks to them for their generosity also.
Due to the bad weather forecast for the weekend, an early decision has been made that this Sunday’s 9.30am outdoor service (Sunday 16th May) will not go ahead.
Please stay at home to watch our online service instead, in the warm and dry!
The 8.00am communion service inside the church will still be going ahead, and anyone who wishes to join that service instead would be very welcome.
Our Annual Church Meetings will now take place at 10.45 am on Sunday 25th April – 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 under an hour in total.
The meetings will begin with the Friends of St Mary’s Church AGM at 10.45am, followed by the APCM at 11.00am.
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 10.45 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 five members to represent you on the Parochial Church Council.
Copies of the annual reports booklet and accounts are available to download at the top of this page. There are also a limited number of both the booklets printed off and available to pick up from inside the church between now and 25 April.