Sundays

Every Sunday, St Mary’s Church family gathers together for worship that equips and motivates us for our walk with Jesus and daily life in our homes, in our neighbourhood and in our workplaces.  Our Sunday service is at 10.30am and the format of the service varies week by week and at special times of the year such as Lent, Easter, Harvest, Advent and Christmas. Any of our services may also include special events such as the thanksgiving for the birth of a child or a baptism.

Each week we warmly welcome visitors and newcomers to the church. If you are new to St. Mary’s or wonder what to expect then click here. It is also a privilege and a joy to welcome children to all our services - click here to find out more about our provision for children and their involvement.

People have many reasons for wanting to come to church. Some have clear Christian beliefs, others are not really sure what they believe. Some are curious to know more about Jesus and his relevance to life today, others drifted away from church over the years and think that for whatever reason it might be time to come back home. Some are celebrating key moments in life such as the birth or baptism of a baby, or poignant times of grief after the loss of a loved one. Others just get dragged along by family or friends or are not even sure why they came at all!
Whatever the reason, you are most welcome!

Our pattern of services is currently as follows:

1st Sunday of the Month
9.15am - A traditional and quieter Holy Communion service, a little earlier in the day. We'll open up the Bible to hear from God together, pray for each other and share bread and wine.

10.30am - Is our All-Age Family Service where the service is geared to making worship accessible and interactive for the whole family, especially children and young people.

2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the Month
10.30am - Holy Communion services - In this service we sing together a mixture of contemporary worship songs and traditional favourite hymns. We will hear the Bible being read and explore what God's word means and how it is relevant to our daily lives. There will be many opportunities for prayer and we'll share bread and wine as we celebrate Holy Communion in a very accessible way.  There are also packs of resources and activities provided for children so they can join in the service alongside their family in church.

3rd Sunday of the Month
10.30am - Morning Praise service - In this service we gather to worship God together in a simpler service, often with a particular theme or special occasion. We will sing together, hear the Bible being read and explore God's word together. We'll also pray for the needs of our world, our community, our church and ourselves.