St Mary's is the meeting point for our growing and lively church family. The Bible describes the church as a family made up of all sorts of people, each with their own stories to tell and gifts to share. Some of us have belonged to the church for years, some have just started a journey of faith, others are visitors or are just passing through. Yet all are welcome - as together we gather to worship God through his Son Jesus Christ, grow together in our faith through God’s word and Spirit, and as we share God’s love in serving our community. As a family we meet on Sundays and throughout the week, for varied services including christenings, weddings and funerals, for social events, school assemblies, to support one another with practical and pastoral care, to pray for the needs of the world, to study God's word in the Bible, and to volunteer for many local charities and groups. You can find out all about the life of the church family by exploring this website.
However you’ve found us, and for whatever reason you’re here - we are pleased to welcome you and we pray you will feel at home!
Coronavirus Update - Winter 2021
Due to the current national lockdown, and for everyone’s protection in this time of crisis, St. Mary’s Church will once again suspend all Sunday services until at least mid-February. However, in order to provide a place of sanctuary, prayer and hope the church building will remain open for private prayer on Sundays from 10am – 12pm and on Wednesdays from 2pm – 3pm. Many in our community have found this so helpful in times of anxiety, isolation or bereavement. Come and drop in anytime, and for however long, and enjoy the peaceful space, light a candle, write a prayer for our Prayer Board, listen to the music or just chill and rest. Rev. Andrew or Rev. Lucy will also be there to chat or pray for and with you if you wish. Please wear a face covering (unless exempt) and know that everything is laid out for your ease and safety, following strict Covid-secure measures.
The church is still able to host funeral services with a limit of 30 people in attendance in accordance with Government Guidelines.
We continue to be the parish church here for everyone, even if we cannot worship all together in person.
Also to be included in weekly updates, emails and phone calls let us know your contact details via our contact page.
God bless you.
Rev. Andrew Knight and Rev. Lucy Brewster