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Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Christmas Shoebox AppealThe Christmas Shoebox Appeal (Operation Christmas Child) is now underway again.

The aim is to bring God's message to disadvantaged and needy children in parts of Eastern Europe and Central Asia through gift-filled shoeboxes. Leaflets giving detailed information are available from the back of the Church and the Lounge. GO boxes, which are ready-made, will be available to buy from Reception for 50p from this Monday.

All boxes should please be back in church by Sunday, 12 November (Remembrance Sunday).

Many thanks for your ongoing support.
All enquiries to Helen Whybrew (672779).


Wednesday, 11 October - The Wednesday Group

HomeDo you live alone? Are you in need of companionship?

Then why not come and join us on Wednesday mornings at 10.15am? Our weekly meetings start again after the summer break. Come and meet some new friends over a cup of coffee or tea.

A very warm welcome awaits you.


Wednesday, 11 October - Alpha

Alpha CourseThe Alpha Course at St. Mary’s continues at 7pm in the Church Centre.

The Youth Alpha Course runs at the same time.

Click here for more details!


Sunday, 15 October - Services at St Mary's


The services today follow the normal pattern here at the Parish Church - but see below!

For details of our services, please click here.



Monday, 16 October - Prayer

PrayerWe meet on the third Monday of each month to pray for church members and church activities, but also for other matters of concern all around the world

Everyone is invited to join us at 7.30pm in Rooms 3&4 ...

... and for your diary: Monday, 20 November.


Saturday, 21 October - WoW / FACT Ladies' Day

When life ...'When Life gives you Lemons ...' looking at some of Samaritan's Purse charity work - not just Christmas shoeboxes - with guest speaker, Lois Momoh

From 10am to 2pm at St Mary's
- the day Includes lunch and time to relax together.

Tickets £5 from St Mary's reception
and the Free Church office.


Sunday, 22 October - Services at St Mary's


The services today follow the normal pattern here at the Parish Church - but see below!

For details of our services, please click here.


Tuesday, 31 October - Martin Luther

Martin Luther at Wittenberg31 October this year is the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. This is taken as the effective starting point of the Reformation.

To commemorate the occasion Tony Rees will be giving a talk and leading a discussion on Luther in the Old Church on this Tuesday at 7.30pm.


Saturday, 11 November - WoW 'Going Deeper' Breakfast

WoW Breakfast
This breakfast session starts at 9.30am at The Rectory in Queens Road.

Time for sharing together and looking more deeply into some of life's challenges!

Free, but please book your place with an email to Heather.


 Christmas at St Mary's

Saturday, 18 November - Christmas Fayre

Christmas Fayre
St Mary's Christmas Fayre is on from 10am until 12.30.

Here's a great opportunity to browse, buy, relax, and chat.
50p entrance.


Friday, 1 December - WoW Christmas Craft

Women of WorthThe event starts 7pm in the Lounge at St Mary's.

£5 each to cover materials, nibbles, and beverages.

Please let us know that you'll be there by emailing Heather.

Sunday, 3 December - Operation Christmas Child

Rainbow Company
will present this Christmas musical in support of the
Christmas Shoebox Appeal.



17 June 2018 - Tour of Italy

FlorenceAn Artistic, Cultural, Historical and Spiritual Tour of Italy, running from 17 to 24 June 2018.

Visit the fabulous country of Italy and experience all she has to offer ... the artistic treasures of Florence. the architecture of Rome, the history of Pompeii, the beauty of Assisi ... and much more!

Lead by Rev Don Smith & Mrs Karen Smith, in association with ‘Tours for Churches’, we shall explore the spiritual heritage of this beautiful country focusing on Christian Art, Architecture and History.

Tour cost; £1,396 per person.

(Includes flights, transfers in Italy, half-board accommodation, tour coach, tour guides,
all entrance fees. Single room supplement £235.)

Download a brochure here, or see Rev Don Smith.