St. Mary's Church

Welcome to St Mary's Church, Newton Flotman

Welcome to St Mary's Church, Newton Flotman

We are a village church with a congregation of all ages and an informal family feel.  We hold weekly services and over the course of each month we aim to provide a style of service and worship to suit everyone. We are blessed in having worship leaders who offer us opportunities to sing traditional hymns and modern worship songs. We have a projector and a screen which means that we can be versatile in what we can offer. 

On the first Sunday each month we hold a said Holy Communion at 8am, followed at 4.00 pm by Cafe Church at Newton Flotman Primary School, which is an informal all age service with refreshments beforehand.

On the second Sunday at 11am we worship together in a service of Family Communion with provision of activities for younger church members.

On the third and fourth Sundays of the month, we hold a service of Morning Worship at 11am. This is a service of worship and the word with provision of activities for younger church members.

We hold a weekly prayer meeting at 9.00 am on Fridays.

We are fortunate in our facilities with free wi-fi, an accessible toilet, kitchenette and church room attached to the church. These enable us to provide other services and opportunities to share God's love in practical ways too, especially through serving within our own village.

Every Saturday morning we hold “Coffee Stop” in the Church Room from 10.00 am to 12 midday. This is run by a team of willing volunteers, providing tea, coffee, soft drinks and a selection of cakes and savouries available for a donation to Church funds. It provides a chance to get together and catch up!

We also host an outreach Post Office from 2.00 -4.00 pm every Tuesday, a monthly Community lunch, a fortnightly Mardle & Social Club, Church Mice, Crafting for a Cause and our village heritage Group, NFaST. The church room is also available for private hire for functions and meetings.

We publish the monthly village newsletter “Partnership” and details of our key contacts, services and activities can be found in there. You can also keep an eye on the benefice facebook page Tas Valley Ministry. 

Members of St Mary’s Newton Flotman church are very engaged with the wider community and plans are moving forward to re-order the church building for wider community use.   

Why not follow up on the information on this page using the contact details shown and join us for some or all of our activities. We look forward to welcoming you.

 

 

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Sunday Worship

 

 Zoom service is back this Sunday from St Mary's Newton Flotman.

Zoom opens at 10.30 and you can join until 11.00.

 

If you would like any more details and the link please contact Annette  at  annette.uzoigwe@gmail.com or the number below.

 

 
Contact Annette for more details - 01508 470901
 

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Emerging Church

Emerging Church

 

It’s good to see the tentative emergence from lockdown happening all around us.  But the relaxing of regulations brings its own challenges…. we watch with incredulity and anger the news reports of crowded beaches and what seems to be the blatant abuse, by some, of this new measure of freedom.

 

The churches here in Tas Valley have been opened for private prayer and we began offering ‘live’ services in two parishes as well as continuing with Zoom services during July and August.  From September we’ll be building on this, with three more of our churches opening their doors to worshippers on Sunday mornings.  Each step forwards involves familiarising ourselves with revised rules and adapting to new ways of worship.  At the time of writing, congregational singing is still prohibited and Holy Communion is to be given in ‘one kind only’ – sharing of the cup is not allowed.

 

That said, there’s a lot to be gained from meeting together, having face to face contact (or more accurately, ‘eye contact’ - over our face masks) sharing in fellowship and worshipping together. 

 

Recently I attended a drive-in ‘Songs of Praise’ style service at the Norfolk Showground and took part in a mini-retreat at home via Zoom – two events organised by the Diocese.  Although I joined in both with a certain amount of hesitation, they each proved to be valuable times of encounter with God. 

 

I know many of us have been blessed in unexpected ways as we’ve found ourselves doing church differently over the past few months and reassured to experience for ourselves the truth that our circumstances may change but God remains unchanging, love eternal, ever faithful, always true.

 

With my prayers and every blessing

 

Dawn

 

 

 

 

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