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‘Serving God, Serving Sutton’
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 magdalene-centre.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.
Mary’s Food Bank
Could you please help the food bank by donating tinned food or dried goods, or by donating money in the Pink Bucket in Church or the Magdalene Centre? We are always grateful for any donation, large or small and thank you for your support. Food Bank Volunteers
Setting God’s People Free
To be held at the Minster School Southwell on Saturday 17 November. It is free to attend but Catriona will need to know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking as lunch will be provided. It takes place from 9.30am – 4.00pm and there are 9 workshops to choose from (2 to be attended in the afternoon). A leaflet giving full details is available at the back of church with details of how to book.
Operation Christmas Child
The leaflets are at the back of church for this year’s Shoebox Appeal. A donation of £5 is requested for each box filled to help with shipping costs. This can be paid on line or placed in the envelope attached to the leaflet and then put in the shoebox. The last Sunday for bringing shoeboxes to church will be 11 November, which is Remembrance Sunday. I have boxes if you wish to purchase them to fill at a cost of 50p each. Many many thanks for your support for this very worthwhile cause. Margaret
Christmas Coffee Morning
This will be taking place on Saturday 24 November. There will be a variety of stalls including Christmas Stall, Chocolate Tombola, Cake Stall. Bacon butties to order and Light lunches will be available from 12 noon Entrance fee is £1.50 which includes a mug of tea or coffee and a warm mince pie or similar.