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News & Updates

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.

Mothering Sunday Posies


Flowers - early-summer-flowers-in-a-swiss-village-1012310-sMothering Sunday is on 15th March and Tekna will be making posies on Friday 13th March and would be grateful for any donations of flowers and greenery.

Please leave these in church on that Friday.

Many thanks.

Taizé Evening Service at St George’s Wilton


candles-2-648950-mTAIZÉ EVENING SERVICE at St George’s Wilton, 6.30 pm Sunday March 8th, a joint venture by the choirs of St Mary Magdalene and St George’s. Tranquil, meditative, inclusive, with Taizé music and candles.

Service led by Revd. Jenny Jeffery, with Revd. Ben Whitworth commenting on El Greco’s painting of Christ and the money changers. Singers and instrumentalists welcome.

Ask Miles Quick or phone Ian Carson 01823 272764.

“A Towering Influence”


We are pleased to say that Dennis’ book about St Mary Magdalene called “A Towering Influence” is being updated and reprinted.  More details to follow.

B&W Diocese Seminar on Healthcare Wholeness and Healing

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Healthcare is increasingly driven by clinical outcomes, budgets, targets and political constraints.  This is at the expense of whole-person care and personal well-being – for both healthcare professionals and patients alike.  Could the Church and other Faith Communities collaborate better with Healthcare to remedy this dis-ease?

The event is open to all – healthcare professionals, clergy, lay members of our congregations and healing teams, and anyone interested in health and healing – a programme in which all can participate; teaching, learning from one another, encouraging, and, we hope, inspiring.

To get all details click here ‘Healthcare Wholeness and Healing, Bath & Wells Diocese‘.

Booking is essential.  It costs £ 20 if you book before 20 February, £30 thereafter.  Lunch is provided.

Please contact Ben Whitworth if you are thinking of going and we can coordinate transport.

Women’s World Day of Prayer


Friday 6th March 2015, The Salvation Army Hall, South St. This year’s service has been prepared by Christian Women of The Bahamas.

If you are able, please come along and be a part of this creative service which will be taking place all around the world on that day from ‘sunrise to sunset’.

Message Boards’ Dedication

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Revd Rod Corke dedicates the boards.

After 18 months of endeavour the message board saga finally came to an end today.  With boards now standing both at the front and on the south side of the church, they can be easily seen and read by passing cars and pedestrians alike.  There was a dedication of the boards which was attended by members of the congregation.


Rod & Rita’s delight at the QR Code!

Signature Events


Last week we enjoyed a Signature event at Mr Miles Tearooms (Riverside). Twenty nine of us took over the upper room and sampled the delights of homemade scones, cream, jam and lots of tea. Delicious! We had great fun too.

The next Signature event is to The Oakham Treasures. Oakham Treasures is one of the largest privately owned museums of retail and farming history in the UK. Like all Signature events, this trip will be open to all and be purely a social event to enjoy, More details will follow.

Shrove Tuesday & Ash Wednesday


The Shrove Tuesday Pancake and Quiz Evening proved very popular again. We give thanks to Margaret Laver for organising this and all who produced pancakes. Dave Tomlinson was quiz master and tested us on our knowledge of Australia and famous quotes. A spontaneous round of applause greeted our friends from St Johns who joined us and they then went on to win the quiz! Well done St Johns!

We were invited to St Johns for the Ash Wednesday Communion and Jane led us in a time of reflection and penitence. It was a special time to be together.

Message Boards


“I am aware I have announced the putting up of the message boards several times but, finally, Susanne, Dennis and I have agreed with the designers and printers the final look. We hope you like it! Weather permitting, the boards are being put up on Monday 23rd and will be unveiled on Wednesday 25th at 2.00pm. Do come along and give us your support.”


Wanted – Volunteer Readers


Volunteers are needed to read to residents in nursing and other residential homes.  Advice is given on reading material other readers have found useful.

Please contact Martha Mair or talk to Elizabeth Lane who reads at Chelston Gardens via the Church Office.

Thanks for Stamps!


83746_stamps_2“Thank you for all the used stamps you have collected in aid of St Margaret’s Hospice.  They are very grateful.  Do keep them coming.”

Heather Walker


Tower Valentine Tour


Saturday 14th February – 6.00pm to 8.00pm – Adults £3 Children £1 (Children must be over 8 years of age)

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