to St Mary's
We aim to be a church where everyone can make friends and find their place. At St Mary's you will find space to discover more about God and the Christian faith, have time for prayer and reflection as well as make new friends. Our role in the community is very important to us and we seek to support local and wider communities through our lives, prayer and action in the love of Christ.
We are pleased to announce that we are planning to hold morning services at St Mary’s church on 27th September, 25th October & 29th November. This, of course, will be subject to government guidance.
Each will be a short 30 minute service of worship and prayer and we will not be celebrating Holy Communion. No singing is allowed and everyone will be required to wear a mask or face covering. Pew spaces will be limited.
If you would like to attend, we NEED to know in advance, so please can you contact Dianne (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01844 291219) to provide your name and contact number. Thank you.
Our online services are continuing and are available via the links below.
Annual Parochial Church Meeting 2020
The postponed APCM will now go ahead on Wednesday 7th October at 7.30pm in St Mary's Church. If the governmental and diocesan guidelines no longer permit meeting together at that time then this will proceed as a Zoom meeting. All are welcome to attend. Face masks will be required to be worn.
Opening the church for Private Prayer
The church will be open for private prayer twice a week on Wednesdays between 10am and 2pm and on Sundays between 11am and 2pm. This follows a detailed risk assessment of the church to apply the Guidance from the Diocese. There will be social distancing in place, many areas of the church will be inaccessible and only a limited number of pews will be available. The toilet and kitchen will NOT be in use. You may need to wait outside the building for a short while if no space is available.
We have a Prayer Line in place to provide support for this season - details are on our Prayer Page.
In our Benefice we have a range of online resources for both adults and children on the YouTube channel below, and on the Wychert Vale website, check them out!
A weekly update which replaces our normal notice sheet during the pandemic.
At the present time many services and meetings are suspended because of the Coronavirus Pandemic
During this difficult time, we have set up an online giving system to enable people to donate to our work more easily. Please use this link