St Mary's Notices


Wednesday 20th February

  9.00 am Ecumenical Morning Prayer at the Methodist Church

  10.00 am Eucharist at St Mary’s (President: Rev’d Kathryn Jackson)

  11.15 am Meeting of the Pastoral Support Team in church

  2.15 pm Annual General meeting of the Mothers’ Union in the church hall

Thursday 21st February

  9.45 am Funeral in church. 




This year’s Lent course will explore how our faith in God can change the world.  The course will be held at both churches, starting at St Mary’s on Sunday 24th February at the back of the church at 2.30 pm and on Thursday 28th February at St Nicholas Church at 7.30 pm.  There will be 5 sessions, each exploring one of these topics:  prosperity, people, planet, peace and partnership.  Please sign the list in church if you intend to come; this will help our planning of the sessions.  The course booklets are available to collect next to the signing list.

2.  This year’s Lent Lunches will be on five Tuesdays at 12.30 pm in the church hall, starting on Tuesday 12th March.  Our overall theme is ‘Caring for our Planet’ and we have some excellent speakers coming.  The first one is Rev’d Liz Carrington, Deacon at St Luke’s Church, York and her theme will be, ‘Becoming Eco Church’.  Details of the other speakers will be given in due course.  Soup and drinks will be provided; bring your own sandwiches.

3.  Christian Aid Week Coordinator

Following the article in January’s ‘Talkabout’, we are still searching for that special someone willing and able to carry out this important role.  For a few weeks, just once a year, could you offer to help?  Further details are available from Kathryn or Nicola Simpson (763405 or

4.  Beetle (or Mosquito) Drive on Saturday 23rd February in St Mary’s Church Hall, 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm. £5.00 including cake & cuppa (£2.00 per child) and a tombola.  Reserve a seat: Alyson on 073-987-72-720. Thank you. This fundraising activity will enable a local Christian Aid volunteer teacher to participate in a Christian Aid “Global Neighbours” partnership visit to Ghana; and contribute to the development of educational resources for U.K. A second fund raising event will take place on Wednesday 6th March ‘Tea, Talk and Cake’ 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm also in the church hall.  £5.00 to include cake and a cuppa (£2.00 per child) and a quiz.  Again, reserve your seat with Alyson as above.

5.  Vestry HourCould you spare one hour a month on a Tuesday evening from 6-7 pm in the church to help Rector Kathryn with Vestry Hour?  This only involves meeting and greeting parishioners who come to discuss Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals, and perhaps doing some photocopying.  We would like to invite you to join our small group of helpers, for any further information please contact Wendy Fogerty on .  Thank you.

NEXT SUNDAY: Second Sunday before Lent


Readings:     1st Reading: Genesis 2, 4b- 9; 15 - 25

                       2nd Reading: Revelation ch. 4

    Gospel: Luke 8, 2 - 25


                      8.00 am Holy Communion (Said)

                                    President: Rev’d Martin Doe

  10.15 am Eucharist for all Ages

                   President: Rev’d Martin Doe

  6.30 pm Evensong