Passing the Peace

Last Tuesday the PCC agreed that we can reintroduce the sharing of the Peace in our service from next week. Traditionally, this has been a handshake shared with those nearest to you. Some will be pleased that we have done this and wondered why it has taken so long, but others will feel differently and both opinions are valid and to be respected.

When the words “Let us offer one another a sign of peace” are heard next week please be mindful of that difference of opinion. If you can’t wait to offer your hands to others please remember that if someone keeps their hands together they are not withholding their peace from you; a smile and words of peace are enough. So for the next few weeks – just as it has been when our other normal practices have been reintroduced – it’ll likely feel a bit awkward as we find our way. Let us continue to be patient with one another, recognising and understanding the variety of opinion within our Church family.

Messy Church

Sunday 10 July 2022 at 4.00 pm
St Mary’s Church Whitkirk Community Centre

Church, but more hands-on. Join us in the Community Centre for drinks and a biscuit, get stuck in with activities around the week’s theme, and then end with a short, informal act of worship in the church.

Thank God It’s Friday

Friday 15 July 2022 at 6.30 pm
St Mary’s Church Whitkirk Community Centre

Unwind at the end of the week with us – drop in to grab a drink, play some games, order a takeaway, or even just to chat.

A Walk on the WAG Side

Wednesday 27 to Saturday 30 July 2022 at 7.00 pm
St Mary’s Church Whitkirk Community Centre

Come and join Whitkirk Arts Guild as they celebrate their Platinum Jubilee with a revue of 70 years of songs and scenes.

Find out more and book online at, or pick up a booking form in the Community Centre.

The Church family

For your prayers

The sick

  • Beryl Laverick
  • David Woodcock
  • Geoff Lidster
  • Ginny Camponi
  • Jeff Blowers
  • Lyn Perry
  • Roger Guy
  • Shane Simpson
  • Sharon Clarke
  • Tom Heaphy

Those in long-term care

  • George Brown
  • Jennifer Moad
  • Margaret Burton
  • Mary Metcalfe

Recently died

  • Betty Watson
  • Marjorie Wilkinson
  • Tina Doyle
  • Tom Crossfield