Sundays

Every Sunday, St Mary’s Church family gathers together for worship that equips and motivates us for our walk with Jesus and daily life in our homes, in our neighbourhood and in our workplaces.  Our Sunday service is at 10.30am and the format of the service varies week by week and at special times of the year such as Lent, Easter, Harvest, Advent and Christmas. Any of our services may also include special events such as the thanksgiving for the birth of a child or a baptism.

Each week we warmly welcome visitors and newcomers to the church. If you are new to St. Mary’s or wonder what to expect then click here. It is also a privilege and a joy to welcome children to all our services - click here to find out more about our provision for children and their involvement.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - In August we reopened the church after an extended period of closure during the pandemic lockdown.  At current we are holding 2 services each Sunday, one at 10am and one at 11am, both the same so you can choose which to attend. To comply with local and national guidelines and ensure we are Covid-Safe, the seating is socially distanced, hand sanitiser is used and face coverings must be worn in the building.  However, in every other respect it is a delight to be together again as a church family, welcoming visitors, sharing fellowship and worshiping together.  Our services are the usual mix of readings, reflection, songs and prayers and there is provision for children.  Our services at current are shorter at around 45 minutes.

People have many reasons for wanting to come to church. Some have clear Christian beliefs, others are not really sure what they believe. Some are curious to know more about Jesus and his relevance to life today, others drifted away from church over the years and think that for whatever reason it might be time to come back home. Some are celebrating key moments in life such as the birth or baptism of a baby, or poignant times of grief after the loss of a loved one. Others just get dragged along by family or friends or are not even sure why they came at all!
Whatever the reason, you are most welcome!