St. Mary the Virgin, Datchet

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St Mary's is the Anglican Parish Church serving the Village of Datchet.

It is part of the benefice of Colnbrook & Datchet.

"The Headline" of our three part Church's vision' which began in 2015 is "To Be Rooted In Christ & To Reach Out Into His World".
We will achieve this by:
"Increasing Our Faith & Going Deeper With God". 
"Creating A Vibrant Christian Community, Centred On Jesus".
"Making A Difference Locally & Beyond, In The Power Of The Spirit".

Please do take a few moments to watch our new 'St Mary's Vision Video'.

To view the Video please 'click' on the third entry of 'Pages & Links' in the right hand column of this Website.

Our Worship includes both traditional liturgies and more informal services.

There is a strong musical tradition and the Church extends a warm welcome to Worshippers & Visitors from all backgrounds.

Children are welcomed to the main Sunday services.
During normal school term time there is also a Creche and a Sunday School.
Our Child Protection Policy complies with the guidelines set out by the Diocese of Oxford and can be viewed on the "Pages and Links" area of this Website.

VICAR: Revd. Peter Wyard. (01753 580467) (peter.wyard@btinternet.com)

LICENSED LAY MINISTER: Suzanne Johnson (07971 240645) (suz.j@btinternet.com)
CHURCH WARDENS:
Elaine Eastham (07960 859697) (ladypink_11@hotmail.co.uk)
Sandra Robinson (07765 043669) (srobinson0107@aol.co.uk)
TREASURER: Mark Ruddock. (07866 260055) (markruddock80@yahoo.co.uk)
PARISH ADMINISTRATOR: Fiona Norton.(01753 580467) (office@stmarysdatchet.plus.com)
ORGANIST & CHOIRMASTER: Andrew Piggott.

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the Parish Office on 01753 580467. The Office is open
Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9.15am to 2.15pm.

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The World's Biggest Coffee Morning
Join us at The Bridge Coffee Shop between 10am and 12 noon on Friday 30th September and have a cup of Coffee with friendly people and help MacMillan Cancer Support. "So Everyone Facing Cancer Can Have A MacMillan Team In THeir Corner".
Friday 30th September 2016 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
 
Harvest Festival
Come along to St Mary's and join us for Harvest Festival at St. Mary's at 9.30 am on Sunday 9th October to give thanks for all those who provide their 'harvest', that we have enough to eat.
Sunday 9th October 2016 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
 
St Mary's "Family Fun Away Day"
St Mary's Church will be having its 'Family Fun Away Day' at the beautiful Chiltern setting of the Sue Ryder Hospice in Nettlebed, Oxfordshire. It will be on Saturday 15th October and the event will run from 11am to 4pm. This Away Day will be a fun and informal event focused on Children & Families. There will be a sign up sheet at the back of Church later or you can phone or email the Parish Office for more information and to reserve your places. (01753-580467 office@stmarysdatchet.plus.com) Every Parishioner is welcome ! Car sharing will be available on request for those needing a lift there an back on the day. (The Post Code for your Sat Nav is RG9 5DF)
Saturday 15th October 2016 at 11:00 AM for 5 hours
Family Friendly Coffee
 
Choral Evensong for October 2016 (CANCELLED!!)
DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS SERVICE HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED THIS MONTH.
Sunday 23rd October 2016 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
 
Annual Bereavement Service
Our Annual Bereavement Service this year will be held on Sunday 30th October at 6.30pm in Church. During the Service we will be remembering departed loved ones by name. The Church Choir will be supporting this Service with music from Gabriel Faure's "Requiem". If you would like to have someone remembered in this way, please contact Revd. Peter Wyard via the Parish Office on 01753 580467.
Sunday 30th October 2016 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
 
Remembrance Sunday Service
Remembrance Sunday this year falls on Sunday 13th November. The Service in Church will begin at 10.00am in order to be at the War Memorial on the Village Green in time for the 'two minutes silence' at 11.00am. There will follow the laying of the Wreaths by members of the Royal British Legion and representatives of the Village Organisations to honour the memory of the fallen in the two World Wars and other more recent conflicts. "Age shall not weary them, or the years condemn. At the rising of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them."
Sunday 13th November 2016 at 10:00 AM for 1½ hours
 
Stewardship " Christ The King" Sunday
Our annual Stewardship Service or 'Christ The King' Sunday, this year falls on 20th November. At this Service we will be bringing along our Stewardship Pledge Forms regarding our Time, Talents and Money as our offering to the Altar. If you would like to know more about our Stewardship at St Mary's and all that it means to us, please do have a word with our Stewardship Convenor via the Church Office, the Vicar or Churchwardens.
Sunday 20th November 2016 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
 
"Posada"
What is it all about? Starting at our 9.30am Joint Service at St Thomas' Colnbrook, from Sunday 27th November and every evening leading up to Christmas Day, 'Nativity Sets' of Joseph and Mary travel on a roster basis visiting a different family or place every night. The night Mary and Joseph 'stay' provides a great opportunity to invite guests around to share together the true meaning of Christmas and maybe even have a drink or snack together. If you can't get to church and would like a slot, you can e-mail Patricia Wyard patricia.wyard@btinternet.com with your contact details . You receive the crib on the day you sign up and hand it over to the next family the following day. If you would like to act as a host please sign up on the sheet at the back of the church.
Sunday 27th November 2016 at 9:30 AM
All Day Event
Family Friendly
 
St Nicholas Day Fayre
Get into the spirit of Christmas and come along to our annual 'St. Nicholas Day Fayre' at St Mary's Church on Saturday 3rd December. This year it will be from 12.30pm until 3pm followed by Tea with Father Christmas. This will be an ideal opportunity to pick up some of those last minute Christmas Gifts. Please see Helen Jensen or call her on 01753 581874 (Email:helenjensen@btinternet.com) for any enquiries of offers of help on the day !!.
Saturday 3rd December 2016 at 12:30 PM for 150 minutes
 
Advent Carol Service
A perfect way to prepare for Advent before the rush that leads up to Christmas. A Service with music to match to help remind us about what the Christmas season really means to us as Christians. Even if you are not a regular worshipper at St Mary's, this could be a Service in a style that might suit you ? Do come and join us at 5pm on Saturday 3rd December if you can !
Saturday 3rd December 2016 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
 
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Sunday

Holy Communion
Said 'Communion Service'(BCP) Held on the 1st Sunday of each month. Said' Communion Service' (Trad) Held on 3rd Sunday of each month. Said Mattins Services will be held on the 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays of the month.
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Creche
There is a Creche facility during School Term Time, available for Children of 0-3 years. This is at The Vicarage (behind the Church) during each main Sunday Service (excluding Family Service). The Children are returned to Church for Communion & Blessing. For further information contact The Vicarage on 01753 580467.
Three Sundays Per Month
Every Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Parish Communion
Sunday morning worship is at 9.30am on the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays of each month and includes communion, a sermon, congregational singing and choral music. On the 3rd Sunday of most months at 09.30am there is normally a special Family Service without communion. 'Family Communion with Baptisms' is held on the 1st Sunday of every Month at the 0930 Service.
Every first second fourth and fifth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee
Sunday School
We meet every Sunday (except when there is a Family Service) in the Church Room in Term Time and half term holidays. Children from ages 3 to 12 years are welcome. For more details contact Sally Nicholls on 01753 542983.
Every first second fourth and fifth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 40 minutes
Family Service
Once a month the normal morning service is replaced with a more informal Themed Family Service, supported by The Choir and The Datchet St Mary's Music Group. This takes place on the 3rd Sunday of each month.
Every third Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee
Joint Sung Eucharist
"Joint Sung Eucharist" will be celebrated at 9.30am on the 4th Sunday of each month with our sister Church of St Thomas' Colnbrook. Normally January, May, July & October will be at Colnbrook. All other months will be at Datchet. (Transport is available to get to either Parish for these Services.)
Every fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Coffee
Choral Evensong
The choir of St. Mary's regularly sing Choral Evensong. This (BCP) service is normally held on the 4th Sunday of the month (except August) but can also vary depending on choir holidays and the liturgical seasons.
Every fourth Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer

Tuesday

Daily Prayer
Daily Prayer in Church is said every day from Tuesday to Saturday at 8.30 am.
Tuesday to Saturday
Every Tuesday at 8:30 AM for ½ hour

Wednesday

Daily Prayer
Daily Prayer in Church is said every day from Tuesday to Saturday at 8.30 am.
Tuesday to Saturday
Every Wednesday at 8:30 AM for ½ hour
Holy Communion
This is a 'said' Service and all are very welcome. Often followed by Coffee in 'The Bridge' Ecumenical Centre & Coffee Shop next door.
Every Wednesday at 11:00 AM for ½ hour
Pram Service
A Fortnightly Service. (2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month during school term time.) Young Children (0-4years), Parents, Grandparents and Carers have a great time.Each Service is themed with singing accompanied by instruments for the Children. Afterwards there are drinks and biscuits in the Church Room, where Children can play and Adults can chat. For further information contact Helen Jensen on 01753 581874.
Fortnightly
Every second and fourth Wednesday at 2:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee

Thursday

Daily Prayer
Daily Prayer in Church is said every day from Tuesday to Saturday at 8.30 am.
Tuesday to Saturday
Every Thursday at 8:30 AM for ½ hour
The Choir of St. Mary's
The Choir of St. Mary's sings a wide range of music at all the main Services and consists of around 20 adults and children. New members are always 'very' welcome. Those interested in joining the choir (or just more information) should contact Andrew Piggott the Director of Music by phone on 01784 453854 email:andrewandleanne@btinternet.com or after a Sunday service. The choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 6.45pm to 7.45pm.
Every Thursday at 6:45 PM for 1 hour
Mothers Union
Meets on the third Thursday of the month - further details in the notices or from 01753 580467.
Monthly
Every Thursday at 7:45 PM for 1 hour

Friday

Daily Prayer
Daily Prayer in Church is said every day from Tuesday to Saturday at 8.30 am.
Tuesday to Saturday
Every Friday at 8:30 AM for ½ hour
The Music Group
The Music Group meets usually on the Friday before Family Services from 5.30pm to 6.15pm. The Group then plays for the Sunday Family Services (3rd Sunday of the month) and other Special Occasions. For more exact details and timings - Contact: Andrew Piggott. Choir Master & Director of Music. T: 01784 453854 E: andrewandleanne@btinternet.com
Every Friday at 5:30 PM for ¾ hour

Saturday

Daily Prayer
Daily Prayer in Church is said every day from Tuesday to Saturday at 8.30 am.
Tuesday to Saturday
Every Saturday at 8:30 AM for ½ hour
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The World's Biggest Coffee Morning
Join us at The Bridge Coffee Shop between 10am and 12 noon on Friday 30th September and have a cup of Coffee with friendly people and help MacMillan Cancer Support. "So Everyone Facing Cancer Can Have A MacMillan Team In THeir Corner".
Friday 30th September 2016 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Harvest Festival
Come along to St Mary's and join us for Harvest Festival at St. Mary's at 9.30 am on Sunday 9th October to give thanks for all those who provide their 'harvest', that we have enough to eat.
Sunday 9th October 2016 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
St Mary's "Family Fun Away Day"
St Mary's Church will be having its 'Family Fun Away Day' at the beautiful Chiltern setting of the Sue Ryder Hospice in Nettlebed, Oxfordshire. It will be on Saturday 15th October and the event will run from 11am to 4pm. This Away Day will be a fun and informal event focused on Children & Families. There will be a sign up sheet at the back of Church later or you can phone or email the Parish Office for more information and to reserve your places. (01753-580467 office@stmarysdatchet.plus.com) Every Parishioner is welcome ! Car sharing will be available on request for those needing a lift there an back on the day. (The Post Code for your Sat Nav is RG9 5DF)
Saturday 15th October 2016 at 11:00 AM for 5 hours
Family Friendly Coffee
Choral Evensong for October 2016 (CANCELLED!!)
DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS SERVICE HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED THIS MONTH.
Sunday 23rd October 2016 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Annual Bereavement Service
Our Annual Bereavement Service this year will be held on Sunday 30th October at 6.30pm in Church. During the Service we will be remembering departed loved ones by name. The Church Choir will be supporting this Service with music from Gabriel Faure's "Requiem". If you would like to have someone remembered in this way, please contact Revd. Peter Wyard via the Parish Office on 01753 580467.
Sunday 30th October 2016 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Remembrance Sunday Service
Remembrance Sunday this year falls on Sunday 13th November. The Service in Church will begin at 10.00am in order to be at the War Memorial on the Village Green in time for the 'two minutes silence' at 11.00am. There will follow the laying of the Wreaths by members of the Royal British Legion and representatives of the Village Organisations to honour the memory of the fallen in the two World Wars and other more recent conflicts. "Age shall not weary them, or the years condemn. At the rising of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them."
Sunday 13th November 2016 at 10:00 AM for 1½ hours
Stewardship " Christ The King" Sunday
Our annual Stewardship Service or 'Christ The King' Sunday, this year falls on 20th November. At this Service we will be bringing along our Stewardship Pledge Forms regarding our Time, Talents and Money as our offering to the Altar. If you would like to know more about our Stewardship at St Mary's and all that it means to us, please do have a word with our Stewardship Convenor via the Church Office, the Vicar or Churchwardens.
Sunday 20th November 2016 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
"Posada"
What is it all about? Starting at our 9.30am Joint Service at St Thomas' Colnbrook, from Sunday 27th November and every evening leading up to Christmas Day, 'Nativity Sets' of Joseph and Mary travel on a roster basis visiting a different family or place every night. The night Mary and Joseph 'stay' provides a great opportunity to invite guests around to share together the true meaning of Christmas and maybe even have a drink or snack together. If you can't get to church and would like a slot, you can e-mail Patricia Wyard patricia.wyard@btinternet.com with your contact details . You receive the crib on the day you sign up and hand it over to the next family the following day. If you would like to act as a host please sign up on the sheet at the back of the church.
Sunday 27th November 2016 at 9:30 AM
All Day Event
Family Friendly
St Nicholas Day Fayre
Get into the spirit of Christmas and come along to our annual 'St. Nicholas Day Fayre' at St Mary's Church on Saturday 3rd December. This year it will be from 12.30pm until 3pm followed by Tea with Father Christmas. This will be an ideal opportunity to pick up some of those last minute Christmas Gifts. Please see Helen Jensen or call her on 01753 581874 (Email:helenjensen@btinternet.com) for any enquiries of offers of help on the day !!.
Saturday 3rd December 2016 at 12:30 PM for 150 minutes
Advent Carol Service
A perfect way to prepare for Advent before the rush that leads up to Christmas. A Service with music to match to help remind us about what the Christmas season really means to us as Christians. Even if you are not a regular worshipper at St Mary's, this could be a Service in a style that might suit you ? Do come and join us at 5pm on Saturday 3rd December if you can !
Saturday 3rd December 2016 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
Christmas On The Green 2016
The 'Switching On' of the Datchet Christmas Tree Lights will take place on the Village Green on Saturday 3rd December at 6pm. We hope that as many as possible of you will gather round for this happy occasion.
Saturday 3rd December 2016 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
"Christingle"
This year's "Christingle" for the Young or Young At Heart, will take place at 5.00pm on Sunday 11th December in Church.
Sunday 11th December 2016 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
Churchmead School Christmas Service In Church
Churchmead School will hold its annual Christmas Service in Church on Wednesday 14th December at 9.30am.
Wednesday 14th December 2016 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Pram Service Christmas Party
Come along to St Mary's Church with your 'Babies & Toddlers' at 2.00pm on Wednesday 14th December for our 'Pram Service Christmas Party', You will be very warmly welcomed !
Wednesday 14th December 2016 at 2:00 PM for 1 hour
Datchet Ecumenical "Carol Service" (Churches Together)
Our Annual Carol Service this year will be on Sunday 18th December in St. Mary's Church at 6.30pm. This is always a lovely event and a good way to get into the Christmas Spirit. So reserve the date in your Diary now.
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Crib Service & Nativity Play
Now in its twelfth year, this event has always been a sell out. (Standing Room Only !). A really nice family friendly event to suit all ages. Join us if you can on Christmas Eve at 4.00pm.
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Midnight Mass at St Mary's (Christmas Eve)
Come and welcome in Christmas Day with us at Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve at 11.30pm. There will be a traditional Service of Holy Communion and of course Christmas Carols led by our Church Choir. All are very welcome !
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Morning Family Communion Service
Come along and join Family & Friends to celebrate Christmas Day with us at 9.30 am in Church at our 'Christmas Morning Family Communion Service'
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Friends Of St Mary's
Friends of St. Mary's FOSM is an association of people who support our Parish Church - the Church on The Green - and want it to remain at the heart of village life, now and for future generations. Though members may not necessarily want to attend its services, at some time in their lives they may look to St. Mary’s to host a Wedding, a Baptism or even a Funeral, and they help support the church through an annual subscription. The financial amount is decided by each member (minimum £10) and as well as providing FOSM members with a valuable connection to church, it helps, vitally, to keep St. Mary’s ‘open for business’. There is another side to the Friends - an annual social calendar more focussed on socialising than fund raising. The FOSM Committee seeks to offer a programme of activities for FOSM members to enjoy. Actually, non-members are welcome to join in all those activities too but the cost to them is always more than to members. Some activities are actually free to FOSM members but not to non-members, even though they may be regular church attenders. How to join: If you would like to become a member of FOSM, support the Church on The Green and join its social activities, please contact Ron Piggott. The Membership Secretary, Friends of St. Mary’s, Datchet, 73 Slough Road, Datchet, SL3 9AL Phone 01753 544309
Saturday 31st December 2016 at 12:00 AM

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Incumbent: The Revd Peter Joseph WYARD
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 416
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: BUCKINGHAM (273)
Deanery: BURNHAM & SLOUGH (27304)
Benefice: Colnbrook and Datchet (27/129BJ)
Parish Legal Name: DATCHET (270654 27/654)
CofE Church Info: (627654 27/654)
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