1st November 2020


November starts with a time of reflection for those no longer with us.

We remember those whom we have lost in the last year, as well as those that we no longer see. We also remember all those that have given their lives for their country next week.

A reminder that this Sunday we will be holding four identical Services of Remembering on the hour from 3pm - 6pm. Please do book to join us.


I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.

Ephesians 1: 16



Special Notices

November Services

A reminder that our services are now running at 9am & 10.30am from Sunday 1st November.

     9am Sunday Service

     A Holy Communion service in modern language with recorded music.

     10.30am Sunday Service

     Holy Communion on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays (1st, 15th and 29th November)
     Morning Worship on the 2nd and 4th Sundays (8th and 22nd November).

     These services will be supported by the Music Group.


Sunday Club

A reminder that Sunday Club will be starting again this Sunday at St Mary’s Church Centre between 10.30am and 11.30am. Parents/carers should take children directly to the Church Centre and collect them at the end of the church service.

Booking is essential for all services, including Sunday Club.

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A Service of Remembering

It's not too late to attend the service.  Please book online should you wish to attend one of the services: 3pm, 4pm, 5pm or 6pm.  The services will give an opportunity to remember through Bible readings, prayers, and music, those we have loved and lost, and also to mark what we have been through and are still going through during the pandemic. Names will be read out and candles can be lit in memory.  If there is a name that you would like us to read out, please ring the Parish Office and leave a voicemail or alternatively, please let a member of the Clergy know on the day.

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Tearfund's The Big Quiz Night - Saturday 14th November

Hundreds of churches. Thousands of people. One Big Quiz.

After a hughley enjoyable quiz night back in November 2019, Tearfund's Big Quiz Night is returning on Saturday 14th November. Churches, communities and groups from every corner of the country will take part with questions for all ages, so it's ideal for families. Click for more information, or if you are interested in joining, please .


The Christmas Story Advent Calendar

Share the Christmas Story with the UK's only Fairtrade Advent Calendar which comes with a 24 page Christmas story-activity book. Behind each window is a delectible Fairtrade choloclate and a line of the Christmas story which can be followed in the activity book. There are also some fun challenges to keep little ones busy! Order soon to avoid disappointment as supplies are limited - £3.99 each.  To order, please or order directly.


Bible Readings


Click to read the Bible readings for the week: Matthew 11: 25-30, Isaiah 55: 1-7


Bless the Lord

Hymns

Bless the Lord O my soul (WP14)
Will you come and follow me (WP132)
May the grace of Christ (HON 323)
For all the Saints (HON 125)

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Please pray for

Our Community: for all those feeling anxious during the current pandemic especially as we are not able to see our loved ones.

Our Country: for all those entering new phases of lockdown. Give them patience and understanding of the new rules and continue to be vigilant in all that they do on a daily basis.

Those unwell & recovering: for God's healing on all those in pain and suffering, especially for John Keast, Angela Thomas, Willi Gobbs and his son Peter.

Those grieving the loss of loved ones, especially as we remember all those in our Services of Remembrance this Sunday. May they take comfort in knowing others share their grief.


The Week Ahead


Many of our groups have started again.  Click on the links to join the Zoom or contact the group leader for more information on joining.

Monday 2nd November
Tuesday 3rd November
Wednesday 4th November
No special services or activitiesWomen's Bible Study - Zoom* - 9.30am
Youth Group - 7pm
St Mary's Private Prayer - 10am - 4pm
Wednesday House Group* - 7.30pm
Pints of View on Zoom* - 7.30pm
Men's Group on Zoom - 8pm
Thursday 5th November
Friday 6th November
Saturday 7th November
Monthly Prayer Gathering on Zoom - 8pmNo special services or activitiesLadies Breakfast on Zoom - 9.30am


*Contact leader for access details.

To join any of the groups, please see our homegroups for further details.



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