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Friends of St. Mary’s: Although Church is there for the joyful times in our lives, we’re also there for support during times of hardship, unemployment, bereavement, depression or loneliness. “Friend’s of St Mary’s” is a team of highly trained and dedicated individuals who seek to support the community with their physical and spiritual needs. In November last year, our Friend’s team worked with the organisation ‘Framework’ to set up the first food bank in the area. The food bank, which opens every Friday, now supports over 50 families with food parcels every week and we’re looking to extend this valuable community service to provide hot food throughout the school holidays. If you think you might need us, or if you’d like to help us either financially or by giving of your time, then take a look at the ‘Community’ tab for more information.

I hope you enjoy reading our website. If you’re interested in joining us for any events then please feel free to come along.  If you want more information then just contact us and we’ll be happy to help you out…

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If you’re interested in supporting the work we do in your local community then why not sponsor us, see our ‘Contact’ page for more details

We’d like to thank these local organisations for helping us to help our community…

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Worship: From liberal Catholic worship to more relaxed and contemporary all age worship, St. Mary’s offers worship for all ages and all tastes. If you have a young family then why not try our ‘Worship4All’ services which is run on the first Sunday of every month or our Family Eucharist which is held on the third Sunday of every month. If you’re after more traditional worship then we offer a full-range of modern and Catholic liturgy all rooted in the heritage of the Anglican tradition.

If you’re new to the area, or new to church, then feel free to drop by. The service schedule is shown in the ‘Worship’ tab above where all the various services are described in more detail.

Friendship: Our church firmly believes in practising Christianity throughout the community in thought, word and deed. We offer a number of friendship and youth groups for all. Whether you’re interested in participating in crafts, debate or just fancy a drink among friends in our bar and social club, we try to cater for everyone here at St. Mary’s. Take a look at the ‘Friendship’ tab above for more information.

Education: Children are the life-blood of our community and we take considerable pride in our work with children here at St Mary’s. From our family-friendly ‘Worship4All’ services to our junior Church, children are firmly at the heart of our community.

If you have a child of school age then our church school, St. Mary Magdalene Primary School, has a well deserved educational reputation and a vibrant spirituality. Of course, education isn’t just for children.

Take a look at the ‘Education’ tab for more information

Community: Our Church is very active in the community. From arranging concerts, pantomimes and parties, we like to take every opportunity to bring joy and fun to the community. We work very closely with “The Magdalene Community Centre”, our Church Hall, who are also able to cater for private functions such as wedding receptions, Anniversary parties, childrens’ parties, Christenings or Conferences and Seminars. To find out more contact their web site at www.magdalenecentre.com  

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Welcome to the ancient parish church of Sutton in Ashfield. St. Mary’s is alive with worship and fellowship. We are an inclusive, welcoming community with both ordained and lay ministers, rooted in prayer, worship and scripture.

June Services 2017
St. Mary Magdalene
Church of England
Primary School


Church Cleaning

WE ARE STILL APPEALING FOR CHURCH CLEANERS Who would be willing to join a church cleaning group. We are now short on two groups because of illness. It is one hour of your time every six weeks, which equates to 8 hours per year. We have groups cleaning during the day and after school. If you can help with this very worthwhile aspect of our church life please see either Liz Guy or Margaret Williamson.

Children's Society

Afternoon Tea

Saturday 24th June in the Magdalene Centre. 3:30pm. Tes will be served from 4pm. Raffle and Tombola.

Tickets £6 available from Kathleen Roper, Norma Hardy and Sue Simpson.

Friendship Group

At the next meeting on Tuesday 27th June, there will be a speaker from Mansfield Museum, which will be informative and fun. This will be an open meeting and you are invited to come along and join us. Everyone is Welcome.

Churches Together

Will be meeting for a PICNIC IN THE PARK on Sutton Lawn at 1.30pm on Sunday 25 June. If it is wet this will be held in the Magdalene Centre (same time). Everyone is invited to attend and meet with Christians from other churches in the town.

St Modwen’s Ladies Guild

Will be holding a Strawberry Fair on Wednesday 28th June at 7.30pm in the Magdalene Centre. Strawberries, cream and scones. Tombola – win a prize every time. Tickets £5.00 per person.

Cindy Carter

Ploughman’s Lunch

Saturday 8th July in the Magdalene Centre, in aid of Framework for the homeless. 12.00 – 2.00pm Tickets £6.00 children under 12 £3.00. Speaker, Raffle, Tombola. Please come and support. Tickets from Madge and Ken Marshall and Sue Simpson.