This Week at St Mary’s

Given the current Government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and following the advice of the Church of England there will not be any services in Church and the building will be closed for the foreseeable future.

The building is shut, but the Church is thriving in all sorts of different ways. There are recorded services and reflections on our Home page and there are various acts of prayer and worship being led via our  Facebook Page

Sunday 7 June – Trinity Sunday

The recorded service can be found on our home page (see link above) and there will be ‘After Church Coffee’ via Zoom for an hour or so from 11am.

There are prayers at 4pm daily on Facebook Praying in Burley

Please pray this week for: 
Sick: Liz Wilson, Vera Swinton, Tom Powell, Roger Claughton, Monica Richardson
Please could you also continue to remember the people of Tereli and nearby villages who live with insecurity and the fear of famine through the loss of their harvests.


Message from Tom & Angela Pickard: A big thank you for all the good wishes for our Golden Wedding anniversary and also for the flowers and cards we received from friends within the church. We had a lovely day considering it was cold and not what was planned but it was very enjoyable with people popping in and social distancing. We won’t forget It in a hurry and look forward to our 60th. Tom and Angela Pickard

Vigil Against Racism: May we invite you to take part in the ‘AT HOME BLACKOUT VIGIL AGAINST RACISM’ on Sunday 9 June at 10pm, a village/local area vigil. Also please spread the details to as many folk as possible in whatever ways you think might reach them!  Turn off your houselights, take a candle to your doorstep and pray or reflect. Or donate to an anti-racism charity eg or or ukblm fund. Lizzie Reynolds and Karen Selby

Thursday Evening Prayer: Last Thursday I had a go at livestreaming Evening Prayer at 6pm on the St Mary’s Facebook page. I hope to do this weekly as another means of offering worship during the week. The video can be accessed by those who don’t use facebook as the page is public. At the moment, I am just using the service outlined on the link below and this is posted for anyone to print/download or read along with on the day. If you would like to pray along or watch later, search in Google for ‘St Mary’s Burley Facebook’ and scroll down to find Evening Prayer videos and also our Sunday services. The link to the Church of England Evening Prayer is below. Just select the Evening Prayer service from the options you are given.  Lizzie

Sharon and Annette are delighted that 1st Burley Brownies have raised £6,100:00 for Katiyo Primary School from the Bookmark Auction.  It is a fantastic amount.  Thank you to everyone who supported them.