Category Archives: Worship

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.

St Mary’s Patronal Festival: Sunday 6th September

Our custom at St Mary’s is to celebrate our Patronal Festival (our church birthday if you like) in early September with a special service and a time of food and fellowship.

Despite things being a little different, I don’t see why we shouldn’t still do that with gusto and joy! So, on 6 September we will have a single service at 11.00 am in the churchyard and our guest preacher will be Bishop John Gladwin, former Bishop of Chelmsford.

We can’t offer catering at the moment so we encourage you to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy afterwards and we’ve arranged for a  wonderful string trio of amazing musicians to come and play a concert for us.

This concert will be given twice – once outside as we eat and then in the afternoon in church at 3.00pm for those who haven’t been at our earlier celebrations.  Click here to read more about the concerts.

Do join us – all welcome!