Church of England Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich St. Mary, Bury St. Edmunds

St Mary's, Bury St Edmunds

St Mary’s is one of the largest and most historic church buildings in the country and is the civic church of Bury St Edmunds. It is also a popular visitor destination. The congregations of around 180 worshippers are keen to grow in their faith and to build on the strength of the church’s presence in the town. The variety of worship is a strength, from contemporary band-led worship to choral music of an excellent standard.

The parish of Bury St Edmunds: St Mary is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

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Honey Hill Bury St Edmunds IP33 1RT

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Daily Prayer

Every day at 9:30 a.m. for 20m
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Every day we live-stream our Daily Prayer service on Facebook, which led by different members of the parish community. Follow the link to our Facebook page to watch and join in.

In an uncertain and unstable time, praying regularly helps us to remain calm and confident in God, who promises never to leave or forsake us.

Christians pray to God. That’s because Christianity isn’t a theory or a philosophy. It’s a relationship with God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Prayer can take many forms. All prayer is being aware of God. Silent prayer is powerful. Words help too. You can use your own words in a kind of honest conversation with God. In this Daily Prayer, we use structured prayers to help us. These words are mostly based on the Bible.

To begin with, Daily Prayer can feel a bit ‘wordy’. But relax. Let the words wash over you like the lyrics of a song. If your mind wanders, don’t tell yourself off. Just come back to the awareness of God who is with you wherever you are.

We use the Morning Prayer of the Church of England. You can simply watch and pray with us. But if you want to participate more deeply, you can follow along using the Daily Prayer app, which is available for iOS or Android or by going to https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer. Follow the ‘Morning Prayer (Contemporary)' link.

Live streamed service Morning Worship/Prayer

We're hoping that we'll be able to return to worshipping together again on 6 December.

23 Nov 2020, 11 a.m.
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