St Mary’s Easing Out of Lockdown Edition

Poppies

Gathered Services & Zoom Plus Other News Coming Out of Lockdown

As we await news of when & how we might be coming out of lockdown, this update starts with an update on Gathered Services and then continues with:

… and the usual listings of services and contacts but first:

Gathered Services Update

Continue reading “St Mary’s Easing Out of Lockdown Edition”

Day 74 of (fluctuating) Lockdown – the Town Centre edition

Fraud scam alert

Day 74 of (fluctuating) Lockdown

Day 74 sees a focus on Colchester town centre to start with – actions to make it greener and easier to social-distance kick us off:

Greener Town CentreThumbs Up for ‘Safer, Greener, Healthier’ Town Centre

Health experts and leading cycling and walking campaigners have welcomed ambitious plans to make Colchester town centre streets safer, greener and healthier. Continue reading “Day 74 of (fluctuating) Lockdown – the Town Centre edition”

St Mary’s Update – 18th June 2018

St Mary’s Update – 18th June 2018

St Mary’s Church update for 18th June provides listings of services and other events and news.  This update includes Praise on 4 Café, results of Christian Aid collection, calls for help and a course in Christian Studies.

Praise on 4 Café  Church

Join us for coffee & croissants, music, informal worship and discussion on 24th June at 9:30 am. This month’s theme is ’Good News?’

Everyone Welcome! Continue reading “St Mary’s Update – 18th June 2018”

St Mary’s Update – 10th May 2018

St Mary’s Update – 10th May 2018

St Mary’s Church update for 10th May provides listings of services and other events and news.  This update includes Messy Church and Pentecost services, Thy Kingdom Come wave of prayer, Home Groups, Christian Aid Week and news about a Garden Party and General Data Protection Regulations.

Messy ChurchMessy Church

The next Messy Church is Sunday 13th May at 9:30 am.  This month’s theme is Continue reading “St Mary’s Update – 10th May 2018”

St Mary’s Update – 16th April 2018

St Mary’s Update – 16th April 2018

St Mary’s Church update for 16th April provides listings of services and other events and news.  This update includes special Pentecost and St George’s Day services, Thy Kingdom Come wave of prayer, Home Groups, Christian Aid Week and news from the Annual Church Meeting.

News from the Annual Church Meeting on Sun 15 April

Sue Day has been re-appointed as Church Warden but Pete Jeffery has had to Continue reading “St Mary’s Update – 16th April 2018”

St Mary’s Spring 2018 Good News Update

St Mary’s Spring 2018 Good News Update

This Easter 2018 edition of Good News, St Mary’s Parish Magazine, is reproduced below (together with additional material from various notices), use the links to the stories & news items.

Some Thoughts from Jo Jeffery, our new Families’ Worker

I have been invited to reflect on my favourite Bible passage for the magazine, but I would like to be greedy and reflect on 2! These have been of great importance to me for several years. Continue reading “St Mary’s Spring 2018 Good News Update”

St Mary’s Update – 16th May 2017

Children's Society

St Mary’s Update – 16th May

St Mary’s Church update for 16th May provides listings of services, bible readings and other events and news such as new Churchwardens, Christian Aid Week, Children’s Society collection & Week of Prayer.

Don’t forget, the church is now open on weekdays if you would like a quiet space to reflect or say a prayer for someone.

Christian Aid Week – 14-20 May

We will be organising our usual door to door collection in the village.  The focus of this year’s campaign is Continue reading “St Mary’s Update – 16th May 2017”

St Mary’s Update – 2nd May 2017

St Mary’s Update – 2nd May

St Mary’s Church update for 2nd May provides listings of services, bible readings and other events and news such as Alpha Course, Christian Aid Week & Dying Matters Awareness.

Don’t forget, the church is now open on weekdays if you would like a quiet space to reflect or say a prayer for someone.

Church Office Closed

The church office is closed this week and will re-open on Monday 8 May. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Alpha - Join the Adventure

Alpha Course

Our Alpha Course continues on Tuesday Continue reading “St Mary’s Update – 2nd May 2017”

St Mary’s Update – 20th April

Ignite image

St Mary’s Update – 20th April 2017

St Mary’s Church update for 4th April provides listings of services, bible readings and other events and news such as IGNITE! Youth Ceelebration Service, St George’s Day Parade, Alpha Course and Senior Citizen’s Lunch.

Don’t forget, the church is now open on weekdays if you would like a quiet space to reflect or say a prayer for someone.

Ignite imageIGNITE! Youth Celebration Service – Friday 21 April 7.45pm, St Mary’s, West Bergholt

The first IGNITE service in January was such a success that the young people have asked for another one! Continue reading “St Mary’s Update – 20th April”