Revised 23rd January 2015
St Mary’s -
Having been around for over a thousand years, St Mary’s has had time to learn how to bring a message in a fresh way to a changing culture. We aim to be both true to our faith and alive to the concerns of 21st century people.
St. Mary’s offers a mixture of traditional and modern services. For young children and parents we have the Storyteller Service ‘an informal service for an age group that behaves informally’. During the 30 minute service we tell a bible story, sing songs with a small string and brass band and say a prayer or two. This is always on the first Sunday of the month at 11:15 a.m.
Our main service is at 9:35 a.m. every Sunday. This Communion service is a good opportunity to relax for an hour, enjoy some wonderful music, sing your heart out, hear a hopeful message and bring your cares to God. During the service there is a jolly Sunday school called ‘Seekers’ (they made the banners on the tower) and a crèche – should it be needed.
On Sunday evenings we have the traditional and beautiful service of Evensong at 6:30 p.m. sung by our choir. The choir offers a free musical education to boy and girl choristers from 7-
Team Rector and Vicar: Canon Michael Roden 01462 452758 in the first instance,
Otherwise 01462 434017.
Honorary Associate Priests: Rev Fizz Gibbs: 01462 711846,
Rev Hilary Oakley: 01582 761514
Readers: Pauline Sadler: 01462 636265, Dr. David Sellick: 01462 684533,
Stephen Holland: 07904 305743, Belinda Copson
Churchwardens: Michael Taylor: 01462 459611, Robin Sternberg : 01462 684588,
Derry Charman: 01462 420665
Director of Music: Alan Childs: 01582 883420
Parish Office: 01462 452758 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Rector's Secretary: Dorothy Grieves: 01462 432951
Verger: Stephen Holland: 07904 305743 Assistant Verger: Roy Forde
1st Sunday Storyteller
3rd Sunday Mattins
2nd Sunday Choral Evensong
(1st of the month)
The Church is open
Daily for private prayer