St. Mary's Church
Welcome to our church
We usually meet for worship on Sundays at Tharston for a Book of Common Prayer Morning Prayer [Matins] on the 2nd Sunday of the month and for a said BCP Holy Communion service on the 3rd Sunday of the month. On the first Sunday of the month there is a BCP Morning Prayer at St Mary's Church Tasburgh. There may be other Festival services or services for special occasions during the year.
We are also currently thinking through ways of developing the fabric to help make the building into a better resource for the strong local community. Why not come and join us at one of our services?
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Coming Up Next...
Sun, 25 Oct, 2020, 11am @ Zoom
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 email@example.com or the number below.
Contact Annette for more details - 01508 470901
Posted: Sun, 23 Aug, 2020 (2 months ago) by Dawn
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