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Here’s what we get up to at St Mary’s. Activities, news, notices – lots to interest and inform. You can also take a look at the Today sheet (pdf) and selected articles from our Together magazine.

St Mary’s Tower Open Day

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Saturday 26th April, 10.15am – 3.30pm.

If you haven’t done so already, come and climb Somerset’s tallest tower, 163ft. The views are stunning and certainly worth the effort.

You can also watch the bells being rung and learn about some of the history.

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Bells Ring for St George’s Day

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Campanologists ring for St George’s Day

On Wednesday 23rd April, St Mary’s bells rang out in celebration of St George’s Day, the Patron Saint of England.

APCM

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The Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) is taking place Sunday 27th April at 4.00pm. This meeting is open to all and will afford an enlightening backward view over the past year, and a forward look of hope for the year that lies ahead. Do come even if you have never come before. The meeting is also important because the churchwardens and PCC members are elected.

PCC and Deanery Synod Places

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So far there has only been one nomination for the PCC and none for Deanery Synod! There are 8 places available for the PCC and 4 for Deanery Synod. May we therefore encourage people to sign up even now. Some of us have an aversion to committees, but the fact is that they are the medium through which the decisions of the church are made. If we leave it to others then we must also be prepared to live with their decisions. Service on the PCC is for a three year period and will give a fascinating insight to the inner machinations of St Mary’s. Why not offer yourself for election today?

Confirmation Service

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Taunton’s Confirmation service is taking place this Thursday (1st  May) at 7.00pm at St James’ church. We have many candidates from St Mary’s, both younger and older, and they would be delighted for the presence of any of our congregation who would go and support them.

Holy Communion with Taize-Style Music

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4th May at 6.30pm

This Holy Communion service will be in association with the Royal School of Church Music, with additional Taize-style music. We aim to provide an uplifting and peaceful communion service; an opportunity to step aside from this busy world – and also to demonstrate the simplicity, flexibility, versatility and inspiration of the Taizé style – candles and silence included!

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Our Voice is Back

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You may spy some bean bags in the North pews. This indicates that Voice has begun again!

We are really pleased to see this and we pray for Becky and her husband Pip who are leading it.

APCM

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The APCM will be held in church at 4.00pm on Sunday 27th April. Tea and coffee will be available from 3.30pm.

There are nomination forms at the back of church for the election of Churchwardens, PCC members and Deanery Synod members.

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Happy Easter!

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1-IMG_9059_miniHappy Easter and welcome to church on the day of great celebration in the Christian Church.

Today we exclaim that “Jesus Christ has risen form the dead.”

The resurrection of Jesus, which Easter celebrates, is a foundation of the Christian faith. The resurrection established Jesus as the powerful Son of God and is proof that God will judge the world in righteousness. God has given Christians a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

We as Christians, through faith in the working of God, are spiritually resurrected with Jesus so that we may walk in a new way of life.

Easter Services

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Confirmation

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We are delighted that we have so many folk for confirmation this year. The service is at St James Church on 1st May at 6.30pm. The names of the candidates are Valerie Gaskell, Anita Kingscott, Massen Kingscott, Sandra Parrott, Scarlett Atherton, Liam Atherton, Charlotte Dunford, Rosanna Smillie, Daniella Smith and Alexandrea Vickery. Please pray with them as they prepare for this important step of declaring their faith in Jesus Christ. The first Sunday of the month in May will be a Church Family Communion and not Church Family Worship. This is so the candidates can take their first communion on the Sunday immediately after the confirmation.