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 [1662] 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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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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