This Week at St Mary’s

Sunday 9 May – Sixth Sunday of Easter

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 12 May
9am Morning Prayer in church and on Zoom
Topic: Morning Prayer on Wednesdays @ 9am
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 340 617 9449
7.30pm Alpha Course on Zoom

Thursday 13 May – Ascension Day
7pm Service in church. It is unlikely that we will be able to provide a live-zoom of the service, but you will be very welcome to come in person if you can.

Sunday 16 May
10am Service in church and on Zoom
11.30am Coffee on Zoom

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: Pat Rogers
Sick: Jo Boole, Lis Merrick, Netta Plews, Jennifer Cottam, Ronnie Woffindin, Mark Auty, Vernon Whelan, Roger Claughton, Monica Richardson


Christian Aid Week – May 10-16: Climate change is having so much more impact on the poor. At this time of pandemic, need is even greater so please be generous. There will be no house to house collection and we would like to encourage you to give online at or on the Christian Aid website For those who would like to give personally, there are envelopes in Church and at the Parish Centre. They, or any envelope, can be returned to Church, the Parish Centre, to Christine Clark or to myself (side door at 19 Southfield Road) Thank you so much.
Janet Squire, Christine Clark and the Christian Aid committee.

Bookmark Project auction for Katiyo Primary School: Our 5th annual Bookmark Project run by 1st Burley Brownies starts on Monday 10 May at 7pm. We have almost 400 bookmarks created by authors, illustrators, actors and other celebrities including Sir Quentin Blake, Dame Helen Mirren, Brian May, Axel Scheffler, Jo Brand and Cressida Cowell. We are hoping to raise as much money as possible to buy textbooks for the Grade 7 learners (costing £2100), large water storage tanks and also to be able to build two nursery classrooms. Please check out our auction here:  and bid on your favourites.
If you would like to sponsor a textbook (they cost £7 each) please get in touch with Sharon at

Premier Christian Magazine: Is anyone interested in reading this magazine? St Mary’s subscribes to receive the monthly magazine ‘Premier Christianity’ which  circulates round a very small number of people and in previous years was returned to the church so that it was available for anyone to take to read and return making it available to others. The intention at the outset was for the magazine to be freely available but the current number of readers does not justify the approximately £50 annual subscription. This year people on the reading list agreed to make a small contribution towards the magazine’s cost, but the church cannot continue to maintain this for the benefit of so few readers. If interested or would like more information please contact the Parish Centre, leaving your contact details and we will  get back to you.