In memory of Elizabeth Woodward

Linda Renton writes…   Elizabeth Woodward, who died last week in New Zealand, was, together with her husband Keith, a cornerstone of our life at St Marys. Keith, a gentle giant, became blind in later life.  He had a distinguished career in Dependent...

A possible statue for the quiet garden…

The newly elected PCC on 28th April will decide upon whether to accept this status for display in the Quiet Garden. It is currently on display inside the church with an explanatory notice and a comments book. Do give it your attention and let us know what you think by...

Creative Emergence

Whatever we believe, or don’t believe, may this Easter be a time for us to own the peril we are in, and to respond by seeing people, communities and – most importantly – large corporations making the right decisions and changes to give the possibility of...

Philip’s Sunday sermon

Philip is keen for you read his sermon from Sunday. Here it is… Luke 13.1-9  9 Eucharist BVM.  10.45 WCC SS  Lent 3 C  24 March Setting: purple fabric everywhere… Don’t listen to this sermon.It’s just best that you don’t. It’s too hard. Get out while you...

Vigil for Christchurch

Both Bishops have sent warm and encouraging messages about our vigilwith Imam Mohammed last Sunday evening. The Imam has sent a message to everyone who has been with them in thought and prayer: Thank you so much for your letters, emails and flowers of condolences on...

Electoral roll 6 year refresh

Please print off this form (click here), complete and bring to the next Sunday Eucharist or post to Sue Sloman, PCC Secretary. To see the privacy notice related to this please click here

Inclusiveness

As you may know, I am one of the three Diocesan Ambassadors for Inclusion. Our brief is to promote and enable inclusion in churches throughout the diocese. This covers all areas that mean people may not be as welcome as they might be. For example, those with...

Lent has begun

Lent has begun. This evening we mark this with our Ash Wednesday service of Ashing at St Mary’s at 7.30pm, this evening. The picture is the first of a set of ideas from St Michael’s Without (near Waitrose). It picks up in an approachable way our theme for...