Tuesday 26th March

7:30pm—8:45pm"Who is my neighbour?" – Week 3

The idea of this year’s Lent course is to bring the question of ‘Who is my neighbour?’ into the pews of St Mary’s. So who is the neighbour I sit close to each week ?…the neighbour with whom I share the peace?

We are often reluctant to talk about our own stories. It’s that British reticence compounded by our natural shyness. We understand that, so be reassured you will not have to say anything unless you wish to, just being there is enough. You will, though, hear stories about people in the Bible. You will hear stories from people you see in St Mary’s each week, who have agreed to share their story. Each one will be different. You may hear one that resonates with you and discover that your story is one others share.

8:45pm—9:15pmCompline by Candlelight

A peaceful end to the day, and a chance for some Lenten stillness and quiet in the midst of a busy life.

Simple, unaccompanied chanting, reflective prayers, and short readings make Night Prayer the perfect way to prepare for bed.

All are welcome.

Wednesday 27th March

10:15am—12:00pm"Who is my neighbour?" – Week 3

The idea of this year’s Lent course is to bring the question of ‘Who is my neighbour?’ into the pews of St Mary’s. So who is the neighbour I sit close to each week ?…the neighbour with whom I share the peace?

We are often reluctant to talk about our own stories. It’s that British reticence compounded by our natural shyness. We understand that, so be reassured you will not have to say anything unless you wish to, just being there is enough. You will, though, hear stories about people in the Bible. You will hear stories from people you see in St Mary’s each week, who have agreed to share their story. Each one will be different. You may hear one that resonates with you and discover that your story is one others share.

Thursday 28th March

7:30pm—8:30pmFaithbook

On Thursday nights in September and March, a small group meets at the Brown Cow pub to discuss together what it is to be a Christian.

Each week, we explore a different theme.

  1. In the first week we think about a question asked of Jesus, and ask it ourselves; “who is this man?”
  2. In the second week we ask how do we know about this Jesus now.
  3. Next, in week three, we ask what difference does following this Jesus make.
  4. Then in our last week we ask what gets in the way of following him.

Each week begins with a short talk (and a drink) and then time for questions (and no question is too silly!) and discussion.

Friday 29th March

2:00pm—3:00pmPrayers for Our Nation

As the nation steps forward into an unknown future, the Church will be open today to provide a quiet space to think, pray, and meditate. 

Whatever happens politically, nationally, and internationally on 29th March, we, along with the rest of the Church of England, stand for peace, civility, and the chance for all people to flourish.

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has said: “St Paul advises and urges Timothy to ‘offer petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings for everyone, for sovereigns, and for all in high office so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life, free to practice our religion with dignity. Such prayer is right, and approved by God our Saviour, whose will it is that all should find salvation and come to know the truth…’. Beloved in Christ, let us also pray without ceasing.”

All are welcome to come along and join with Christians across the nation as we pray for our leaders, our future, our country, and our people. 

Whilst civilised debate will be vital for the future, please respect this occasion as a time for quiet reflection and prayer.

5:30pm—6:30pmPrayers for Our Nation

As the nation steps forward into an unknown future, the Church will be open today to provide a quiet space to think, pray, and meditate. 

Whatever happens politically, nationally, and internationally on 29th March, we, along with the rest of the Church of England, stand for peace, civility, and the chance for all people to flourish.

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has said: “St Paul advises and urges Timothy to ‘offer petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings for everyone, for sovereigns, and for all in high office so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life, free to practice our religion with dignity. Such prayer is right, and approved by God our Saviour, whose will it is that all should find salvation and come to know the truth…’. Beloved in Christ, let us also pray without ceasing.”

All are welcome to come along and join with Christians across the nation as we pray for our leaders, our future, our country, and our people. 

Whilst civilised debate will be vital for the future, please respect this occasion as a time for quiet reflection and prayer.

Tuesday 2nd April

7:30pm—8:45pm"Who is my neighbour?" – Week 4

The idea of this year’s Lent course is to bring the question of ‘Who is my neighbour?’ into the pews of St Mary’s. So who is the neighbour I sit close to each week ?…the neighbour with whom I share the peace?

We are often reluctant to talk about our own stories. It’s that British reticence compounded by our natural shyness. We understand that, so be reassured you will not have to say anything unless you wish to, just being there is enough. You will, though, hear stories about people in the Bible. You will hear stories from people you see in St Mary’s each week, who have agreed to share their story. Each one will be different. You may hear one that resonates with you and discover that your story is one others share.

Wednesday 3rd April

10:15am—12:00pm"Who is my neighbour?" – Week 4

The idea of this year’s Lent course is to bring the question of ‘Who is my neighbour?’ into the pews of St Mary’s. So who is the neighbour I sit close to each week ?…the neighbour with whom I share the peace?

We are often reluctant to talk about our own stories. It’s that British reticence compounded by our natural shyness. We understand that, so be reassured you will not have to say anything unless you wish to, just being there is enough. You will, though, hear stories about people in the Bible. You will hear stories from people you see in St Mary’s each week, who have agreed to share their story. Each one will be different. You may hear one that resonates with you and discover that your story is one others share.

Sunday 7th April

6:00pm—7:15pmEvening Service for Passion Sunday

The Wesley Singers will be singing the sacred oratorio 'The Crucifixion' composed by John Stainer. 

As part of this oratorio there are hymns for all the congregation to sing.

There will be tea, coffee and light refreshments in St Mary's Church Community Centre after the service.

All welcome.

(This service replaces April's Choral Evensong)

Tuesday 9th April

7:30pm—8:45pm"Who is my neighbour?" – Week 5

The idea of this year’s Lent course is to bring the question of ‘Who is my neighbour?’ into the pews of St Mary’s. So who is the neighbour I sit close to each week ?…the neighbour with whom I share the peace?

We are often reluctant to talk about our own stories. It’s that British reticence compounded by our natural shyness. We understand that, so be reassured you will not have to say anything unless you wish to, just being there is enough. You will, though, hear stories about people in the Bible. You will hear stories from people you see in St Mary’s each week, who have agreed to share their story. Each one will be different. You may hear one that resonates with you and discover that your story is one others share.

Wednesday 10th April

10:15am—12:00pm"Who is my neighbour?" – Week 5

The idea of this year’s Lent course is to bring the question of ‘Who is my neighbour?’ into the pews of St Mary’s. So who is the neighbour I sit close to each week ?…the neighbour with whom I share the peace?

We are often reluctant to talk about our own stories. It’s that British reticence compounded by our natural shyness. We understand that, so be reassured you will not have to say anything unless you wish to, just being there is enough. You will, though, hear stories about people in the Bible. You will hear stories from people you see in St Mary’s each week, who have agreed to share their story. Each one will be different. You may hear one that resonates with you and discover that your story is one others share.

Friday 12th April

6:00pm—11:30pmThank God It's Friday

TGI Friday is a space away from the working week, a chance to unwind and meet with other people.  There is no structure; we have the Main Hall, the Bar, some takeaway menus, and space for you to simply be. 

The Centre will open at 6pm and will close when the last people leave, or at 23.30 when the license runs out.  You can come whenever you like and stay as long as you want during this time.

Please feel free to bring games to pass the time, but please be mindful of the inclusive nature of the event.

All are welcome.

Tuesday 16th April

10:00am—11:00amPlay & Praise

Songs, stories and playtime for preschool children, their parents and carers.

Thursday 18th April

7:30pm—10:00pmSung Eucharist with washing feet, stripping of sanctuary and Watch until 10pm

In one of the more dramatic services of the year, Maundy Thursday takes us on a journey from the Last Supper, when Jesus tied a towel around himself and washed his disciples' feet, through to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus was arrested. 

Like the sleepy disciples, we are invited to watch and wait in quiet meditation from the stripping of the altar until 10pm.

During the Watch, you are welcome to come and sit for all of it; stay for some of it, or leave and come back later.  The church will be open throughout as a quiet space for reflection, whether you want to silently pray, read scripture, or just sit and gaze around this holy building in the night.  There is no right way or wrong way to use the time, and all are welcome.

Sunday 21st April

6:00am—7:00amThe Easter Vigil - with bonfire, vigil and first Eucharist of Easter

At dawn, Mary Magdalene discovered an empty tomb and one of the greatest miracles of all time.  To celebrate, join us on one of the most special services of the year.

Starting at dawn next to a freshly-kindled Easter Fire in the churchyard, we process into the church with the new Easter Candle which will burn at all of the baptisms for the coming year. 

We journey through scripture, from the Creation, through the Red Sea and Wilderness, and via the Prophets, to reach the Incarnation and wonder of the Resurrection.

Afterwards, please join us for breakfast in the Community Centre - after the Lenten Fast, it's time to finally have some nice coffee and a Hot Cross Bun!

Friday 10th May

6:00pm—11:00pmThank God It's Friday

A chance to meet together at the end of a busy week to relax in the pub and talk about whatever's on your mind. 

All are welcome - we will be in the side-room (immediately on your left as you enter the pub).

Thursday 30th May

7:30pm—8:30pmAscension Day Eucharist

40 days after the Resurrection, Jesus ascended into Heaven.  Join us as we celebrate the Ascension, and the faith we share in Christ Jesus.

In this service, we share the Eucharist together in Church as a community, but today there is a particular emphasis on the nurturing of our faith.  If you attended any of our Nurture courses over the past year (Pilgirm, Faithbook, FISH) you are encouraged to come to this service to give thanks to the God that nurtures us.

Saturday 1st June

1:00pm—4:00pmSpring Fair

Grand Raffle, Children's Tombola, Greetings Cards, Hook-a-Duck, Hoopla, Mothers' Union Stall, Face Painting, Human Fruit Machine, Croquet, Tot's Corner, Cafe, BBQ.

Admission Free. 

Everyone Welcome.

A fabulous afternoon for all the family.

Sunday 8th September

10:00am—11:00amPatronal Festival

Patronal Festival Sung Eucharist - The Blessed Virgin Mary.

Friday 13th September

6:00pm—11:30pmTGIF BBQ

TGI Friday is a space away from the working week, a chance to unwind and meet with other people. There is no structure; we have the Main Hall, the Bar, and space for you to simply be. 

Since it's summertime, we thought that we'd mix it up a little and have a BBQ to enjoy the sunshine (fingers crossed..!) at the end of the week.

The Centre will open at 6pm and will close when the last people leave, or at 23:30 when the license runs out. You can come whenever you like and stay as long as you want during this time.

Please feel free to bring games to pass the time, but please be mindful of the inclusive nature of the event.

All are welcome.

Saturday 14th September

Sunday 6th October

10:00am—11:00amHarvest Festival

Harvest Festival Sung Eucharist.

Saturday 7th December

10:30am—3:30pmChristmas Bazaar

Lots of fabulous Christmas stalls.

A special visit from Santa Claus.

Cafe serving delicious light refreshments. 

All welcome.

Sunday 22nd December

6:00pm—7:00pmFestival of Lessons and Carols

A traditional carol service.

The annual celebration of the Christmas story in words and music.

The Choir of St Mary's Church sing arrangements of new and traditional carols and there is an equal number of well-known carols for everyone to sing.

The lessons (readings) are read by members of the local community.

There are refreshments in the Community Centre after the service - tea, coffee, mulled wine and mince pies.

Everyone is welcome at this very popular Christmas service.