The Churchwardens and PCC are very pleased to announce that a new Rector has been appointed:
The Right Revd Martin Seeley, the Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, is delighted to announce that the next Rector of the Horringer Benefice will be The Revd Canon Max Osborne. Max is presently Vicar of All Saints’ Church Newmarket and Rural Dean of Mildenhall. Max’s Institution and Induction service will be on Wednesday 21 July, 7pm at St Leonard’s Horringer. We are very much looking forward to welcoming Max to the Benefice.
Until Rev Osborne commences his new post on 1 July, please contact the Churchwardens if you have any queries or require information and we will be glad to help. Information can be obtained on the Church of England website if you require general information on funerals and weddings: www.churchofengland.org.
St Mary's Church is open for Sunday services: the first Sunday of the month, our All-Age service, and the third Sunday of the month a Eucharist service. Both start at the regular time of 9.30am with appropriate social distancing and hygiene precautions continuing to be in place. A face covering is required, and there is hand sanitiser for your use.
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. Seating will continue to be limited to ensure safe distancing, and we will be unable to sing together or enjoy our usual refreshments after the service until the summer. Instead of singing, we enjoy listening to recorded hymns with a professional vocal accompaniment, and for the all-age services we have a selection of percussion instruments (sanitised between services) for all who wish to join in with the music.
Services in May:
9.30am Sunday 2nd May: All-Age Service (Rev Ian White)
9.30am Sunday 16th May : Eucharist Service (Rev Ian White)
Children are most welcome to all our services, and we have a box of toys and a range of children's books for them to borrow. There is a small carpeted area at the back of the church if required.
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 by the wall. Please be mindful of the need for social distancing to ensure your safety, and the safety of others.</span>
Benefice website www.horringerbenefice.info
Debbie Mallinson Churchwarden
Marian Clayton Churchwarden