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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…
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…
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.
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.
A Date for your Diaries
Time Travelling will be taking place once again next year when we will be welcoming children from our local schools into church. The date for your diary is Monday 12 – Friday 16 June 2017. Please make a note of this and try to keep either all or some of these days free. We will be writing to you in the New Year to ask for your help! Many thanks.
Anne Hensby and Margaret Williamson
A Tour of the Holy Land
A ten day pilgrimage following in the footsteps of Jesus. 27th March – 5th April 2017, led by Revd Canon Richard Kellett. Inclusive cost £1795. More details are on the brochure and booking form at the back of church.
St Mary’s Foodbank @ Sutton for a hand up, not a hand out.
The Foodbank AGM will be held on Wednesday 12th April 2017 at 3:45pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.
This will be taking place on Wednesday evenings at 7.00pm. The first meeting will be on 15th March and the course is open to everyone that is interested in discovering more about Jesus and deepening their faith. Please have a word with either: Andrew Halfpenny, Maureen Peat or Liz Marshall.
Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)
This takes place on Sunday 23rd April after the church service. We are now in the process of preparing the booklet. Could we please have your reports/accounts for your particular group in as soon as possible please.