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Sunday, 7 April
           Sunday Services at St Mary's & APCM
St Mary's Parish Church

There is a joint service of worship today at 10.30am and the normal 6.30pm service in the Old Church at the sea-end of Connaught Avenue.

After the 10.30am service …

St Mary's Annual Church Meeting (APCM)

Please check your entry on the new Electoral Roll, on display at the back of the church from 24 March. If any corrections need to be made, please tell David Wicks (Electoral Roll Officer) or Dominic Gardner (Administrative Manager) as soon as possible.

If you have not been included the new Electoral Roll, but would like to show involvement and support of St Mary’s, please complete an Electoral Roll application form from the back of the Church, or Reception, and leave it in the Electoral Roll box. Your name will be added immediately after the Annual Church Meeting.

Everyone is welcome to attend the APCM, but anyone who wants to vote or stand for election to PCC, must be on St Mary’s Electoral Roll.

This year we need : 2 Churchwardens, 4 new PCC members, and 2 more Deanery Synod reps. PCC and Deanery Synod nomination forms are at the back of the church and in Reception.

Apologies for absence from APCM may be given to Heather Ursell.
(Click here for email) or ring or text: 07882 402 768.

The Annual Report and Accounts for the Parish (2018) can be found via this link.

Tuesday, 9 April - Afternoon Fellowship

Afternoon Fellowship
St Mary's Afternoon Fellowship
meetings continue today.

Lesley Holland and Jenny Rose lead the meetings.

This week's special guest: Susan Hare
Hospital Chaplaincy

We extend a very warm welcome to everyone to come and
join us at 2:30pm in Rooms 3&4.

Thursday, 11 April - Knit & Natter

Knit  NatterDo you enjoy Knitting, Crochet or Stitching? Come along to the Knit and Natter group which meets in the Church Lounge every Thursday afternoon from 2 until 4pm.

All abilities welcomed - and help is at hand if needed.

We are a cheerful group who enjoy craft, a chat and a cuppa!

Contact Margaret (07790 520 721) or just come along!

Friday, 12 April - Church Lounge Coffee Morning

Coffee MorningFrom 10am until 12 noon in St Mary's Church Lounge (off Old Road).

For other similar activities, the 2019 WoW programme will be available at church information areas, and online here!

Everyone's welcome!

Saturday, 13 April - Prayer for YWAM

Nathan Nov17Everyone is invited to join the Monthly Prayer Meeting for Nathan Edgell and Alex & Jessica Bryant (from the Gospel Chapel) who are serving with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) on the other side of the world!

YWAM's motto is Know God, make Him known. Nathan and Alex have been involved in many different projects to engage with that aim.

We are meeting from 9.30am until 11am in Room 2 for this month. We start the meeting with tea and cake!

See below for details of Easter at St Mary'sHoly Week at St Mary's

Easter Poems can be downloaded here.

Sunday, 14 April - Palm Sunday Services at St Mary's

Palm Sunday
Worship follows the normal pattern here at the Parish Church.

with a Service of Baptism at 9.30am but …

there is no service at 6.30pm in the Old Church - see item below.

For details of all services during the month, please click here.

Palm Sunday is when Christians remember how Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey. It is called Palm Sunday because the people were so happy to see Jesus and knew that he was very important, so they took branches from the Palm and Olive Trees that lined the road.

To read more about Palm Sunday, click here.

Easter at St Mary's

Sunday, 14 April - Stainer's Crucifixion

Stainer's Crucifixion

A Meditation on the Passion

(for choir with congregational hymns)
6.30pm in the Parish Church, Old Road

 “For God so loved the world
that he gave his only begotten Son …” John 3:16

Easter at St Mary's

Monday, 15 April - St Mary's Monthly Prayer Meeting

We meet on the third Monday of each month at
7.30pm in Rooms 3/4.

We meet to pray for God's blessing on St Mary's church family and ministry, as well as current topical issues,
both national and international.

We would be pleased to have you join us.

Easter at St Mary's

Tuesday, 16 to Thursday, 18 April

Easter Holiday Club

Easter Holiday Club

Easter Holiday ClubEaster Holiday ClubWHERE?
St Mary’s Parish Church,
Old Road, Frinton on Sea

Tues, Wed and Thursday

Supervised for
Primary School-age Children (Reception - Year 6)
Younger Children are welcome, but must be accompanied
by an adult at all times.

Games, songs, snacks, stories, crafts, dancing and
loads of FUN!

Please take a look at the event on our
Facebook page.
For more details, contact Sam by

Easter at St Mary's

Thursday, 18 April - Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday
Frinton Area Churches Together
United Communion Service
Frinton Methodist Church, Ashlyn's Road at 8pm.

Everyone, from all churches, is welcome!

Maundy comes from Latin and is the word for 'Command'. At the meal that Jesus had with this followers, he told them: "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." John 13:34.

Also at the same meal, Jesus told / commanded his followers to think of him when they ate bread and drank wine. This is very important to Christians and is now remembered in the Christian service known as Holy Communion, Mass, Eucharist or the Lord's Supper.

To read more about Maundy Thursday, click here.

Easter at St Mary's

Friday, 19 April - Good Friday

Good Friday10.30am
Contemporary Interactive Service
 … remembering the first Good Friday

Hour of Quiet Meditation
in the Old Church

Good Friday is a very important day for all Christians. On Good Friday, Christians remember that Jesus died for everyone. He was crucified by the Romans on a hill outside Jerusalem although he had not done anything wrong. The 'Good' in Good Friday comes from old English when Good meant Holy. So you could call Good Friday, 'Holy Friday'.

In some countries, including the U.K., sometimes a single person or group of church members carry a large wooden cross, around the streets near the church, before the Good Friday service. They may be also followed by the rest of the people going to church.

To read more about Good Friday, click here.

Easter at St Mary's

Sunday, 21 April - Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

Easter Celebration
… including Holy Communion

Join us to celebrate Easter this year!

Easter Sunday or Easter Day is the most important day of the year for Christians.
It is when they celebrate that three days after being killed, Jesus rose from the dead, sometimes called 'the Resurrection' and defeated evil forever.

Churches are filled with flowers on Easter Day. These represent new life.
If a Church has a model of a tomb in it from Good Friday, it will be empty
with the stone rolled away, as it was on the first Easter Day.

To read more about Easter Sunday, click here.

Easter at St Mary's

Friday, 26 April - Church Lounge Coffee Morning

Coffee in the LoungeFrom 10am until 12 noon in St Mary's Church Lounge (off Old Road).

For other similar activities, the 2019 WoW programme will be available at church information areas, and online here!

Everyone's welcome!

Saturday, 27 April - Summer Concert Launch Evening

Soirée MusicaleJoin us for this Soirée Musicale at 5.45pm for 6pm.

Dix Pièces Pittoresques by Emmanual Chabrier, performed by Adam Repa, (RAM, London)

Pre-concert drink and canapés from 5.45pm, for performance at 6pm in the church followed by French cuisine in the hall: Entrée, Main Course and Dessert.

Tickets in advance £25 from St. Mary’s Reception.

Retiring Collection for Samaritans and St Mary’s.

Click here for details of Summer Concerts at St Mary's.