Our worship is more or less in the round, reflecting our belief in the priesthood of the gathered community. Children and childishness are welcome. Girls and boys may choose to use the play area, or to take part in planned activities.
We are popular catholic in tradition, our liturgy aiming at being both dignified and relaxed. The music is led by organ and choir.
The church building, a listed example of 19th Century Perpendicular by Austin and Paley, is light, spacious and pleasing. On most days it is open, between about 9 am and 3 pm. We believe that God is revealed by Jesus to be open. We hope that our building itself exercises a modest ministry of inclusion.
Our congregation includes people of diverse ages, backgrounds and opinions. Many of the adults are actively involved in public life and in charitable work. We aim to tell the story of Jesus; to nourish friendship and fellowship; and to offer practical encouragement and spiritual accompaniment in faith and in doubt.
St. Mary's welcomes Baptism enquires. Please contact our baptism co-ordinator, Jan Kermeen on 01270 873706 or [email protected].
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