This Week at St Mary’s

Sunday 1 August 
10am Service in church and on Zoom
Meeting ID: 836 2061 1938
Passcode: 651707
11.30am Coffee on Zoom
Meeting ID: 825 8950 9320
Passcode: 212481

Wednesday 4 August
9am Morning Prayer on Zoom
Topic: Morning Prayer on Wednesdays @ 9am
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 340 617 9449

The church is usually open from 9.30am until 5pm each day for private prayer and reflection; social distancing applies, and there are measures in place – please read and follow the information and notices in the building.

The Church is still 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

Please pray this week for:
RIP: Christopher Armstrong, Brenda Goode
Sick: Janine Bonde, Peter Collins, Gareth Brearley,  Jo Boole, Jennifer Cottam, Ronnie Woffindin, Mark Auty, Vernon Whelan, Roger Claughton, Monica Richardson
Also please keep Bishop Nick’s wife, Linda, in your prayers as she has cancer treatment, and for Bishop Toby as he comes back from his sabbatical.


Singers wanted: Are you one of the congregation who enjoys singing in church again? St Mary’s Singers is looking for new members to lead the singing in church. No audition required, just a love of singing. Anyone of any age is welcome. More information from Yvonne Edwards 01943 862569 or Janet Squire 07967565809.

Church Rotas: Now that things are starting to return to normal, I will soon be putting new church rotas together to begin at the start of October. If you are at present on a rota and you wish to be removed from that rota, please let me know before Friday 20 August.
I am also looking for people to go on the following rotas: Sacristan (training will be given), Sidespersons, Welcomers, Elements, Readers & Intercessors. Please contact me on 0113 255 6988 or before Friday 20 August. Mick Smith


Picnic Church has been so popular, we have decided to continue running the services through August on the following Sundays instead of the planned Connect sessions at the vicarage: August 8, 15, 29 & Sept 5, 9.30-10.15, behind St Mary’s Church. Please book for these services as before by emailing Each week we will continue to offer a story, a making, a trail, songs, games, prayers and more – do join us for some Sunday morning fun!

Tea at the Vicarage: Alastair and Sara are offering afternoon tea at the vicarage on August 14 & 26, 3.30-5pm. Numbers will be limited to 30 each day, so please book a place via the parish office by email or telephone. If you are aware of elderly Church members who are not on email, please let them know so they can book too (or feel free to book them in).