Latest update from St Mary’s Parish Church
in relation to the Coronavirus
2 July 2020

Please click on this link to read the latest letter from the Rector regarding re-opening of the church buildings.

The leadership team are in constant communication with each other to decide how best we can serve you and the wider community. We ‘meet’ online on alternate Mondays at 10am to continue the life of the Church and discuss the challenges of being a virtual Church, review the latest advice and guidance issued, and day-to-day operations.

Sunday Services

Each Sunday at St Mary’s, we release a service video at 10.30am via a Premiere on Facebook, YouTube and our website (you do not need an account to watch the Premieres). The links for each of the main pages can be found here:

Facebook         YouTube        Website

On 16 August we held our first socially-distanced church service, also on Sunday at 10.30am. If numbers attending reach one hundred, we will need to introduce a booking system. Access to the church is only via the Fourth Avenue doors, and exit via the doors onto the church garden.

Online Thursday Church

Thursday Church is at 9:55am every week and to get involved all you need to do is email to sign up. About an hour before the meeting starts you will receive an email from the office detailing the ‘room number’ and the password. This will take the form of a link for you to click on. Please check our website for further information.

If you require any help installing Zoom, please contact Dominic Gardner at the Church Office by phone, email or click here for instructions.

Monthly Prayer Meeting

This will take place by Zoom at 7.30pm on the third Monday of each month. Look out for details in the current weeks’ notice-sheet.

Alternative ways to give

The Parish Giving Scheme is now available via the telephone (0333 002 1271) for those that do not have Internet, as a way of continuing to give regularly through Direct Debit (information is available in the notice sheet).

We have now included a Donation Button on our homepage where you can use all major debit and credit cards (including Amex) for one-off donations. In this way you can continue to support the Church during these times. We have lost all hall-hire revenue, but you might be surprised at how many running costs we still have to cover.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble.
Therefore, we will not fear… Psalm 46

Don Smith - Rector
David Kidney and Peter Wood - Church Wardens
 2 July 2020

To receive an emailed notice sheet please email
and ask to be added to the list.

Web:   Email:

Phone: 01255 679164     Facebook: @stmarysfrinton

Zoom video calling:  Dominic Gardner