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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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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.

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


Alpha Course

Please note there will be no Alpha Course on 21st February.

Resumes 28th February, 7.00pm in the Magdalene Centre Lounge.

Andrew and Maureen

Confirmation Preparation

This will be starting on Sunday 18 March at 3.00pm in the Magdalene Centre. The next one will be on 8 April again at 3.00pm. Further dates to be confirmed but it is hoped that the meetings will be bi-weekly. Please see either Fr Andy or Liz Marshall if you are interested and want to find out more. The confirmation will take place here at St Mary’s Church on Sunday 24 June at 6.00pm.

Pizza and Quiz Night

Tickets are now on sale for our Pizza and Quiz night.

£2 per adult, £1 per child including your pizza! Get your friends together and create your team for our music themed quiz. Great prizes for our winning team and a fun night for all of your family with questions for children and adults. Friday 2nd March 6:30pm, quiz begins at 7pm in the Magdalene Centre. See or contact Sam Baker, Laura Marshall or Jason Briggs for tickets.

Induction and Installation of Fr. Andy Nicolls by the Archdeacon of Newark

This will be taking place on Tuesday 13th March at 7.00pm in Church and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Magdalene Centre. If you are able to contribute towards these please see either Kathleen Roper or Margaret Williamson.

Children and Communion

Preparing to share one bread.

Weare holding a short course for Children who already receive or would like to prepared to receive Holy Communion. The courses are planned around children’s ages and will be held on Sunday 4th March

5-6 Years - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

7-8 Years - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

9 Years+  - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

We encourage Parents/Carers to stay with you child/children.

For any more information please contact Father Andy or Liz Marshall.