It’s that season of Lent again, the forty days that lead up to Easter. And for us at St Mary’s it is a very challenging time: a time to cut through the outer wrapping of our faith, to get below the words which we say so easily and the things that we so often do without thinking.
“To be a Christian,” wrote Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “does not mean to be religious in a particular way but to be a (human being). It is not the religious act that makes the Christian, but participation in the sufferings of God in the secular life.”
We often give things up for Lent. But let’s try giving up something that cocoons us from the pain that others are feeling, which God suffers alongside them. Let’s reach through and be there for someone. And at least stand alongside them in the things that are hurting.




8:00 a.m. – Holy Communion
9:35 a.m. – Family Sung Communion (Sunday school during term time apart from Third Sunday)
11:15 a.m.- Holy Communion (BCP)
1st Sunday – Storyteller
3rd Sunday – a service for the whole family.
6:30 p.m. – Sung Evensong (2nd Sunday Choral)(3rd Sunday Evening Prayer)

The Church is open daily, morning prayer 9.05.am

10:00 a.m.- Holy Communion

12:15 p.m.- Holy Communion