St Mary's Church has two Sunday services: the first Sunday of the month, our easy to follow All-Age service, and the third Sunday of the month a Holy Communion service. Both start at the regular time of 9.30am and refreshments are available after the service.
Although the church remains locked at other times, the churchyard is always open and you are very welcome to wander round and perhaps sit for a while on the bench and enjoy the calm and fresh air. Information about the church can be found in the leaflet dispenser on the church gate.
We look forward to welcoming our regular congregation, and if you are new to the village, or a visitor, you will be very welcome to join us.
Services in October 2023:
Sunday 1st October - All-Age Harvest Festival service (Rev'd Max Osborne) There will be a cash collection for Water Aid during the service. There will also be a collection for Gatehouse, the Bury Food Bank (items appreciated: milk (UHT and powdered), biscuits, tins: baked beans, meat, rice pudding, fish/tuna, soup, fruit, custard, vegetables, tomatoes; sugar, fruit squash drink, tea bags, coffee. Sweets and 'treats' would also be very welcome.)
Sunday 15 October - Holy Communion (Rev'd Ian White)
For those with young children, there is also the option of an 11.15am All-Age Service at St Leonard's Church, Horringer, with Helen Woodroffe (Lay Community & Families' Minister) and Craig Young, Reader . Children are always very welcome at all our services.
Sunday 29th October - 10.00 am Benefice Eucharist at St Andrew's Church, Brockley (Rev Mel Takac)
Refreshments will be served after all our services.
Our 9.30am Eucharist service is a welcoming, uncomplicated service for everyone, whether or not you are a regular confirmed churchgoer; a chance perhaps to make space to enjoy a short time of quiet. Our 'user friendly' Holy Communion service booklet (Common Worship) is being used across the Horringer Benefice. The service lasts about 40 minutes and is followed by coffee, tea, biscuits and the opportunity to chat with other members of the congregation.
Children are most welcome to all our services, and we have a box of toys and a selection of children's books for them to borrow. There is a small carpeted area at the back of the church if required. Small percussion instruments are available for children to play during the hymns.
A small private car park is situated adjacent to the church for use by church-goers and visitors to the churchyard where you are welcome to enjoy the peace and tranquillity, and sit for a while on the bench.
Debbie Mallinson Churchwarden
Marian Clayton Churchwarden