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Church notices for the
Sundays of 15th, 22nd & 29th of January


‘Caring for God’s creation’ We are very pleased to welcome Teresa Redfern who is Diocesan Environment Officer and Chair of the Environment Working Group.
Teresa will speak at our Family Communion Service at 10.00 a.m. on 22nd January. She will address why we should care for God's creation, and what we can do.
Following the service we will have an opportunity for an informal discussion with her over tea and coffee .

Coming very soon: Burns Night
You don’t need to be a Scot to join us in celebrating the birth of Scotland’s national poet. Our Burns Night Supper will be on 21st Jan 2023 in the Village Hall starting at 7pm.
We also need helpers to set up the event, provide a haggis shepherd pie and puddings as well as help with serving and washing up. There is a list at the back of the church on which you can book your places and offer to help. Please talk to Jane in church or contact her on 07870 102579 or email jmgarnott1959@gmail.com

Safeguarding update
In response to the Church of England drive to improve safeguarding procedures in our churches, we are encouraging everyone involved in church life to complete online church of England safeguarding training: Basic and Foundation levels.
If you have any questions please contact:
  • Either our Safeguarding Officer: Reinhard Guss tel: 07712 230509
  • Or our Parish Disclosure Officer: Gerard O’Sullivan OSullivangm@yahoo.com

Holy Communion Guidance
Last year the Church of England advised that:
“Holy Communion should be administered in both kinds unless there is a clear and objective reason why there would be a significant risk in doing so, such as local public health warnings relating to coronavirus levels in your area. Because of ongoing potential risks to health, an individual communicant may choose to receive only in the form of bread even if consecrated wine is being distributed. Intinction by the communicant is not recommended.”
Noting that there is no compulsion to receive communion in both kinds, because of the church’s teaching that the sacrament of holy communion is received in its entirety when received in one kind only, the PCC has agreed that Holy Communion will now be administered in both kinds through sharing the common cup.


 
Church cleaning
There are gaps in January, February and March on the cleaning rota. Would you contact Cathy if you are able to help with church cleaning prior to any of the following Sundays:
  • The 4th and 5th Sundays in January – (22nd and 29th January)
  • The 1st and 4th Sundays in February – (5th and 26th February)
  • 1st Sunday in March – (5th March)
Any offers of help will be greatly appreciated. Cleaning materials provided.

Collects and readings for upcoming Sundays
 
15th January
2nd Sunday of Epiphany
Almighty God,
in Christ you make
all things new:
transform the poverty of our nature by the riches
of your grace,
and in the renewal
of our lives
make known your
heavenly glory;
through Jesus Christ
your Son our Lord,
who is alive and
reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
1 Corinthians 1:1-9,
John 1:29-42

22nd January
3rd Sunday of Epiphany
Almighty God,
whose Son revealed
in signs and miracles
the wonder of your
saving presence:
renew your people
with your heavenly grace,
and in all our weakness
sustain us by your
mighty power;
through Jesus Christ
your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns
with you, in the unity of
the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Matthew 4:12-23

29th January
Candlemas
Almighty and ever-living God,
clothed in majesty,
whose beloved Son was this day presented in the Temple,
in substance of our flesh:
grant that we may be presented to you
with pure and clean hearts,
by your Son
Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns
with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Hebrews 2:14-end,
Luke 2:22-40
 

 
 
Glenys
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: 

Open Google Maps

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
 

Children

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.
 
Name:
Telephone:
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