Busy weekend coming up!

We have lots of events on this weekend. Come and join us at some point and celebrate with the community of St Mary’s. See below for further details!

Friday 13th St. Mary’s 7.30pm in the church. Phillip Hobbs and David Hamilton – Music for Two pianos. Entrance by donation programme.

Saturday 14th
Easter Eggstravaganze 12-3pm at Old St. Andrew’s Hall. Tickets availble at the door. Donations are welcome for the stalls, please bring them 1pm -4pm on Friday 13th & 10-11am on Saturday to the Hall.
Stalls of books, cake and candy, jams and chutneys, Easter items, raffle, tombola, crafts, wine and water and more!

Sunday 15th 10am Mothering Sunday family service including Baptism of Adeola Toba

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easter eggstravaganza

This Saturday is our Easter eggstravaganza to fundraiser towards the St Mary’s for All development.

We would love to see you there to support our fundraising efforts between 12 and 3! £3 will get you tea, coffee and some delicious home among and kids under 12 are free! There are some great stalls including our craft stalls, wine and water and tombola. image

On going progress

there is lots of progress happening at the moment with the deletion end and the vestry were lucky enough to have a site visit today after the 10am service.

Here are some pictures of the current state of play.

We are also really pleased to report that our first application for VAT reclaim has been accepted and the planning permission has all been approved by the council. Prayers have been answered!

The floor of the upper rooms is taking shape What will become the kitchen area and into the hall image The gathering space

Christmas events

All this snow hanging around makes us reminisce about all of the fun we had over Christmas. So here are some photos and info about the events we enjoyed over Christmas.

Hope you enjoy reliving some of the moments along with us.

there is always lots going on in our church life. Please come along and join us.

Families enjoying the celebration as part of our Christingle Messy Church
Families enjoying the celebration as part of our Christingle Messy Church
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Having food at the Christingle Messy Church
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The congregation at our candle-lit midnight Christmas Eve service
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The children of our nativity exploring the alter with Ian
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Jesus is born! The stable is complete on Christmas morning
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A full church for our fantastic Christmas carol service led by our wonderful choir and friends.
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The church decorated for Christmas.

Development progress post-Christmas

There was a short break in the building work for the Christmas and New Year holidays hence the break in photographic updates. Please see below some new photos showing how the work has been progressing. In line with previous updates most of the work has been removing existing walls to allow the space to be created for the proposed developments. Hopefully the weather won’t hold things back too much in the coming week or so!

More walls removed to create what will become the gathering space and kitchen.
More walls removed to create what will become the gathering space and kitchen.
The flat stairs have been removed to create the new gathering space and upper meeting rooms
The flat stairs have been removed to create the new gathering space and upper meeting rooms

New door into hall

Christmas activities

Amongst all of the excitement of our building project we are still going to be celebrating one of the highlights of our year – Christmas.

We hope you can join us at some point during the season. Check out our calendar of events below.

Saturday 20th – Choir Christmas Carols 3.30 – 4.30pm. Christmas Refreshments from 3.pm.

Sunday 21st – 10am Family Christmas service including Children’s nativity

Wed 24th – 11.30pm Traditional Candle lit Midnight Eucharist

Thurs 25th – 8.30am Holy Communion
10am Carols and Eucharist

Fri 26th – 10am St. Stephen Holy Communion

More progress!

Our builders have been working hard and it really shows as walls are coming down all over the place and space is being created.

Check out out some pictures below of the most recent progress

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PS – amongst all the work we have been continuing with our day to day life at St Mary’s as we progress towards Christmas. Please come and join us to celebrate our Saviours birth.