Friday 19th – Sunday 21th July 2019

Hello & Welcome

We all like a bargain. We like to think we’ve got a good deal. Whether it’s buying a new car, wine, washing powder or a cheap train ticket. But I guess we all recognise too that some things are beyond price. The love we know. The kindness we encounter. The faith we have. Jesus was a great storyteller. He told stories that spoke into peoples lives and made them think about who they were, what was important to them and who they wanted to be.

In one story, or parable as they are called, he said “God’s kingdom is like a jewel merchant on the hunt for excellent pearls. Finding one that is flawless, he immediately sells everything and buys it.” Day by day, week by week at St. Mary’s we seek to meet, know and follow that flawless pearl we know as Jesus. We encounter him when we worship, when we sing and pray but also when we come together as his people in Colton and Whitkirk.

We hope you will come and share in a weekend we have entitled Ancient and Modern. A priest has been here since 1185, but here we proclaim a faith that had its foundation over 2000 years ago, yet it is still modern, still relevant, still matters. Come and join us, and if you have an eye for a bargain – you’ll see all the events are free. I look forward to seeing you.

Matthew Peat, Vicar

What Happened?

The weekend was packed full of activities for all ages, where people could attend as many or as few as they felt like.

Friday 19th

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Saturday 20th

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Sunday 21st

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Let’s talk

If you’d like to find out more about what happened in Ancient & Modern you can get in touch with us.

Request a prayer.

Throughout the weekend we prayed for the local community and people in it.

If you would like us to pray for you, someone you know or a cause dear to you then you can still visit and let us know.