COVID-19 Update

Latest COVID-19 update from St Mary's  ( latest update 11-04-2020, 1155pm) 

Our Archbishops of Canterbury and York have SUSPENDED ALL PUBLIC WORSHIP UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  So inline with this guidance all  SUNDAY MORNING FAMILY COMMUNION WILL BE CLOSED DOWN, along with all our Sunday evening and midweek services until further notice

Baptisms and Weddings - are all cancelled until further notice

Funerals -  Funerals may now only happen at the Crematorium or at the graveside. Only immediate family members can attend (if the crematorium allows) – that is, spouse or partner, parents and children, keeping their distance in the prescribed way.

All planned events have also been cancelled until further notice.

Church Office

Click here to find out more information on how you can contact our church office during these Social Distancing times

Online Services

Our weekly online 10am Sunday service and 6pm Compline can be viewed through the following online channels

St Mary's website

St Mary's Youtube channel 

St Mary's Facebook page 

St Mary's Twitter page

So for the time being, we’ll have to get used to a different pattern of Sunday morning service.

We’ll still be joining together as St Mary’s Church, but in a new way.  To quote the Archbishops, we aren’t “shutting up shop” but facing the current challenge by being a different sort of church.

Online resources

There are lots of resources and prayers available online that you can access.

For example:

On the CofE web site:
Various worship and prayer resources at:

Set services for morning, day, evening and night prayer at:

On the Bible Society website:
Daily reflections at:

We pray for all of the those affected and to keep us all safe and and end to this virus outbreak

To protect the vulnerable amongst us, please do not leave your home except for essential trips.

Every blessing,

Revd. Michael


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