St. Mary's Church
Welcome to Our church
We are a village church with a congregation of all ages. Many visitors comment on the welcoming community feel they encounter here.
Our worship includes both traditional and modern music and approaches.
On the first Sunday there is a BCP  Sung Morning Prayer with the choir in the church at 9.30am. St Mary's Freedom Cafe meets at Peston Primary School at 10.30am, this starts with a breakfast of bacon rolls, it is informal and all the family are welcome to come and join in discussions, try a craft activity explore Christian faith and questions of life or perhaps read the Sunday papers and chill out.
Usually, second and fourth Sundays find the adults enjoying the quiet space of the main Church building in a service of Holy Communion with hymns and songs while the children enjoy their age-specific activities in the adjoining Church Room.
On the third Sunday of each month young and old worship together informally, with thought provoking input for all ages. We start this meeting with simple refreshments.
We try to share God's love in practical ways too especially through serving within our own village. Why not get involved in one or more of our many activities?
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Coming Up Next...
Sun, 9 Aug, 2020, 10am @ Zoom
During these difficult times of lockdown we continue to have Sunday worship using Zoom at 10.00 am.
If you would like any more details please contact Revd Dawn Davidson at email@example.com or the telephone number below.
Contact Dawn for more details - 01508 498924
Keep Calm and Carry on...
Posted: Mon, 25 May, 2020 (2 months ago) by Dawn
Keep Calm and Carry On…
With the gradual easing of lockdown comes a host of further concerns…how to interpret the new rules, how to make things work in new and different ways, how to move into the future leaving behind what is no longer of benefit but taking with us lessons learned and the good we’ve gained.
This will be a ‘work in progress’ for some time to come. Meanwhile we keep on keeping on….
The church is making good use of technology and digital resources to help negotiate our way through the current challenge. As well as our own Zoom service, the Diocese of Norwich website www.dioceseofnorwich.org offers links to services of worship and a variety of useful resources to help maintain and nurture our spiritual life. Likewise www.churchofengland.org.
I’d like to highlight the ministry of Canon J.John who delivers spiritual truth with good humoured wisdom. At www.canonjjohn.com you’ll find ‘Word for the Day’ ‘Facing the Canon’ and ‘The J.John Podcast’. From the site menu you can access his blog – I particularly recommend exploring this for many articles reflecting on our current situation.
There are two excellent Christian radio stations offering music, teaching, interviews, articles and news, which I encourage you to check out: www.premierchristianradio.com and www.ucb.co.uk.
If you haven’t already discovered www.youtube.com as a source of encouraging preaching, I suggest going there to find a wealth of teaching from HTB Church (Holy Trinity Brompton), among others. There is an almost endless list of ministries on YouTube – particularly from ‘across the pond’. Discernment is needed when ‘surfing the net’ for good teaching – it’s usually apparent when something is whacky, or slightly off track. If in doubt, ask! Always take the Berean approach (Acts 17:11) and you won’t go far wrong!
With my prayers and every blessing