[31 Mar 2015]
Centenary ANZAC service at St Mary’s

This year’s annual ANZAC service at St Mary’s Church will take place on Sunday 26th April at 6.30 pm.  Please do join us to remember New Zealand service personnel who gave their lives and are buried in our town’s graveyard.
                                                                                

For nearly a century in St Mary’s church a Service of Commemoration has been held to honour and solemnly recall the sacrifice offered by the great Commonwealth Nations of New Zealand and Australia in the fires of war.
 
Each year those who gave their lives have been remembered with pride; and …

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[11 Apr 2015]
Worship Pattern during the Vacancy

Patterns of Worship during the Vacancy

Following a meeting of the PCC, and in consultation with the Rural Dean and Archdeacon, until further notice, the following pattern of worship will be implemented:
 
 For this month’s service list click here

 
St John’s Church

09:00 service
The current pattern of communion services on the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month will be maintained
 
10:30 service
1st Sunday             Morning Worship
2nd Sunday           All-Age Worship
3rd Sunday            Communion Service [with Holy Baptism]
4th Sunday            Morning Worship
5th Sunday            Morning Worship
 
St Mary’s Church

08:00 service
The current pattern of communion services will be maintained
 
09:15 service
The …

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[11 Apr 2015]
Important Information from the Churchwardens

During the Vacancy (the time before the appointment of Charles’ successor), as Churchwardens we share the overall legal responsibility for the Parish and its worship activities with the Rural Dean.  We have now met with the Archdeacon and Rural Dean to discuss the vacancy and the process of finding our next vicar.  The PCC are collating a Parish Profile and Person Specification for a new incumbent.  During the interregnum, a ‘vacancy committee’ will co-ordinate parish activities.
 
As a Parish, we all need to prepare for the future.  This is a time …

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[10 Apr 2015]
Please help!

Could you help The Children’s Society?
 
The Children’s Society door-to-door collection runs from 11th – 25th April.  Last year, 22 volunteers from St John’s and St Mary’s helped collect £1,143 for the charity, which was amazing – we would love to do this again this year.
 
The money raised allows the Society to help children in care, runaways, children with disabilities, refugees and young carers.  It really is an amazing charity: please take a look at their website www.childrenssociety.org.uk to find out more about them.  I hope you can see how a few …

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[31 Mar 2015]
Centenary ANZAC service at St Mary’s

This year’s annual ANZAC service at St Mary’s Church will take place on Sunday 26th April at 6.30 pm.  Please do join us to remember New Zealand service personnel who gave their lives and are buried in our town’s graveyard.
                                                                                

For nearly a century in St Mary’s church a Service of Commemoration has been held to honour and solemnly recall the sacrifice offered by the great Commonwealth Nations of New Zealand and Australia in the fires of war.
 
Each year those who gave their lives have been remembered with pride; and …

Featured, Notices »

[26 Mar 2015]
2nd Female Bishop Appointed and 1st Female Diocesan Bishop Announced

10 Downing Street announced today that the next Bishop of Gloucester will be the Ven Rachel Treweek currently Archdeacon of Hackney in London Diocese. She will be the first female diocesan bishop in the Church of England.
 
For more details click here
 
And on Wednesday 25th March…
Her Majesty the Queen has appointed the Revd Canon Alison White, priest-in-charge of Riding Mill in the Diocese of Newcastle and Diocesan Adviser for Spirituality and Spiritual Direction, as the Bishop Suffragan of the See of Hull.
 
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The Rt Revd Frank …