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.
A preview of my article this week for the local paper.
Tomorrow we celebrate the resurrection at 8am and 10am, where we will be giving out prizes for the best easter hats and bonnets, and after the 10 am service there will be an Easter egg hunt for the ginormous number of eggs that have been generously donated. Later at 2pm we welcome the friends and families of Vincent Wren and Finlay Pearson for their Easter Day Christening. All kinds of celebrations going on tomorrow. Come and join in the fun!
For those who are concerned about the safety of our church centre please be assured that our insurance cover is unaffected by an issue that has come to light in regard to the ‘break glass’ fire alarm panels. We are in the process of obtaining a quote to have these restored to working order, but we are also protected by smoke alarms.