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Second Newsletter for November 2020

We welcome our new priest to our benefice Rev. Louise Vincer.

Rev Louise has met with many of us through two online zoom ‘coffee and chat’ events. These were enjoyed by all of us as we met with Louise and at the same time got to know each other better. If you missed out then hopefully you will have a chance to meet her as she continues to build relationships in the church and wider community in the coming weeks and months.

During lockdown 2 we have been able to use zoom to meet for services, for socialising and for group activities. Just a reminder that the church is still open on Wednesdays from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. for anyone who would like to visit it for personal prayer.

There’s so much in the news nowadays about our struggling with Lockdown 2. These prayers may help us to cope through these difficult times. (

Prayer about the outbreak

Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Prayer for anyone who is ill or feeling isolated

O God, help me to trust you,
help me to know that you are with me,
help me to believe that nothing can separate me
from your love
revealed in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Advent starts on Sunday 29th November.

The candles on the Advent wreath symbolize hope, love, joy and peace. The fifth candle, called the Christ candle, is lit on Christmas to remind us of the light Jesus brings to the world. This Advent wreath (below) could be used during Advent to mark the Sundays. You might like to use it on Sundays in Advent when you see the Advent candle being lit during the service in church. At home you might join in by making a mark or writing in on a candle on the wreath the word which goes with the candle on that particular Sunday in Advent – hope, joy, love or peace.

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Keep safe & God bless you all

2020-11-22 13-20-53

Rev. Louise Vincer email:


Robin Slowe Tel 01227 732431

Cathy Arnold Tel: 01227 731960 email:


Cathy Arnold, 22/11/2020
Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Welcome 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at St.Mary's (details below) for our Sunday Service starting at 10am. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits afterward. It is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free.

Plan your journey: 

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Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in the main foyer.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10am with a warm welcome..
Visit our This Sunday page for more information


Getting Connected

Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team

Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
Email Address:
Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Best Wishes