Thank you to everyone who came to the St Mary’s Fete! It was a wonderful day and lots of fun was had by all! Despite being in competition with England's World Cup game, we raised an astonishing £4,000 for our three charitable causes! We couldn’t have done this without the help of so many people and all of those who came. To find out more about some of the charities we support, take a look at our Missions & Charities page. We look forward to seeing you again next year!
In marketing campaigns it is most likely a good thing to get a celebrity endorsement. Many top sportspeople or actors can earn millions from a good deal for a particular product. It is odd that in the gospels when it comes to trying to convince people about the most important part of the Christian faith, namely the good news of Easter, the writers identify the key people as those who in terms of their society would be the most marginalised. The main witnesses to the resurrect
One of the consequences of the bright sunshine is the readjustment you have to make when you come out of a dark space into the sunshine. It takes a while to readjust your vision and get used to the light. Whilst the England team came across a very strong team from Croatia the good news football story this week was the dramatic rescue of the boy’s football team from a cave in Thailand. On limited food supplies they had to survive twelve days in total darkness with fear of risi
Are you attending the Music at St Mary’s Choral Workshop on Saturday 21st July? St Mary's has developed a reputation for hosting inspiring and memorable singing events and this year, the chosen focus for the workshop is the incomparable Messiah by Handel. Please click here to read the full event details and click here to take a look at the workshop running order. We are delighted to welcome Richard King, an experienced and charismatic musician who will guide the massed chorus
You expect to hear the bells ringing on Sunday before the usual services – but ringing at noon is out of the ordinary. So it was on the first Sunday in June when a band of Northchurch ringers gathered to remember Robert Allen with affection and respect. As a young lad, Robert had learnt to ring at St Mary’s in the ‘50s but his working life took him away from the area, and from ringing. Retirement brought him back less than 10 years ago and Robert discovered that ringing is in
One issue that has been in the news recently is period poverty. The British Medical Foundation has urged that hospitals give in- patient’s access to products to ensure a dignified recovery for those menstruating. A representative said that it “was difficult to provide care and for woman to retain their dignity with heavy bleeding without any form of protection.” Danielle Rowley, Labour MP for Midlothian, has also this week become the first ever woman to talk about her period