Great night at St Marys yesterday as Todd Alexander amazed us all with his illusions and explained his Christian faith as part of the ‘Real Lives’ week. This coming Sunday is our usual 8am communion service, but there is no 10am service as we will be joining with the other churches of the town at the end of the Real Lives events. The celebration service is at 10:30 in the Forum, and you will need a ticket. Later at 3pm is the first Messy Church after the summer break in St Marys centre. This time our theme will be building Gods church together, and there will be Hot Dogs for all!
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Tomorrow at St Marys – are you a wrestling fan? Do you remember the days of Big Daddy, or maybe Hulk Hogan or the Undertaker? At our 8am and 10am services we will look at one of the earliest recorded wrestling matches to see what it tells us about the life of faith. Later at 2pm we welcome the families and friends of Evelyn Murray and Elijah Holland as they celebrate their Christening.
Parish surgery will not be taking place on Tuesday evenings in August, so if you have any enquiries about Weddings and Christenings please contact the vicar on 227976, or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday at St Marys we have our reflective communion service at 8am, and our all-age communion at 10am where we be thinking about the parable of the sower. Later at 12:00 we welcome the family and friends of Henry Chatfield as he is baptised into the family of God, and at 3-5pm it’s Messy Church in the centre, where our theme is John the Baptist.
Please pray for the family of Dorothy Irvine whose funeral takes place today at 2:30pm. Dorothy had long standing connections with St Marys, and was a resident of Combe House until its closure. On Sunday we have our usual 8am reflective communion and 10am all age communion services, where we will be thinking about how we reach out to others with Gods love in large and small ways. At 2pm we welcome the family and friends of Declan Ireland and Harry Simpson for their Christening.
Today is the funeral of William Norman Crow to be held at St Marys at 13:00. On Saturday we celebrate the wedding of Craig West and Michelle Lawson at 12:00. On Sunday Morgan Warby and Vincent Richards will join us for their Christening. Please remember these families during times of sadness and of joy.