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Welcome to St.Mary's, Arnold.

St. Mary's is a busy church, which is situated just outside the centre of Arnold, off the Calverton Road. It has stood at the heart of our community for nearly 1000 years. The folk of Arnold people have worshipped here, cherished the building and maintained a tradition of ministry and care for our community.
If you would like to know more about what's happening, please click on the 'Course'
We have now created a specific area on our website, which gives details on how we are doing church and also providing other information on what is going on. You will also need to review the new procedures for our services.

Of course it is now all change again with the move to Tier 4. Although churches are allowed to be open again, it was felt that in the light of the implications of the more virulent virus, we would be safer worshipping in our homes on Zoom.

We are pleased to confirm that our Church is now open for Prayer :

Every Wednesday :  Church open for Prayer - 2 pm to 3 pm  

Every Sunday : Morning Gathering on Zoom - 10.30 am for about 1 hour

There may be other occasional  Zoom services and so do check first.
Vicar Margaret writes.
We are living in extraordinary times. Firstly, the Covid 19 Pandemic which is terrible, is beginning to make us think about who we are, what we do and what kind of a world we want to live in. So too, the dreadful killing of a black American man George Floyd, has become a catalyst that calls us to look again at what needs to change in ourselves and in our worldwide community.
Of course, change is challenging, inconvenient and even uncomfortable, so our nature is to compare ourselves to others and ultimately fall short. The only comparison we should make of ourselves is the Lord Jesus who calls us to a life love.
Gods prophet Micah in Chapter 6 v 8 tells us that ‘God has shown us what is good, and what the Lord God requires of each one of us. It is to, act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God.’
If we can do this then our human family and the Earth our home, will thrive and flourish just as our loving God intended for each of us. After all each one of us is His child made in His image and His love.  

The following comments and statements demonstrate the feelings of many and provide a lot of material for reflection and prayer. At the bottom of the page there are some prayers:          

Click here to read Bishop's Paul letter on confronting racism.

Click here to see and listen to Bishop Paul and Sarah's reflection on Proverbs 6.

Click here to read a statement from Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop John Sentamu in response to events in the United States of America.

Click here if you would like to listen to Pastor Agu Irukwu, Pentecostal President of Churches Together in England, who shares 6 ways Christians should respond to the death of George Floyd

Click here if you would like to see and listen to Ben Lindsay, who spoke at the  Ekklesia Conference earlier in the year on bringing down the ethnic and racial barriers in our church congregations

George Floyd – Resources for Reflection and Prayer

Click here to read the Statement on behalf of faith leaders and faith representatives in Nottingham in regards to George Floyd’s death.

Click here to read Joint statement from the Nottingham Majority Black Led Church Leaders in response to the death of George Floyd

Click here to read the  'Faith of George Floyd'

Please click here to download resources for reflection and prayer courtesy of Trent Vineyard

Some prayers

God of all nations, your love is without limit or end.
Enlarge our vision of your redeeming purpose for all people.
By the example of your Son, make us ready to serve the needs of the whole world.
May neither pride of race nor hardness of heart make us despise any for whom Christ died
or injure any in whom he lives;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
God and Father of all, in your love you made the nations of the world
to be a family, and your Son taught us to love one another.
Yet the world is riven apart with prejudice, arrogance and pride.
Help the different races to love and understand one another better.
Increase among us sympathy, tolerance and goodwill, that we may learn to appreciate the gifts
that other races bring to us, and to see in all people our brothers and sisters for whom Christ died.
Save us from jealousy, hatred and fear, and help us to live together
aa members of one family at home in the world, sons and daughters of one Father
who live in the liberty of the children of God;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A very big Thank You to everybody at St.Mary's for their generosity this year. In spite of the lockdown, which meant there was no possibility of street collections and other local fundraising activities, St.Mary's raised £2,202.02 for Christian Aid. This was an amazing effort and we are sure will be much appreciated by the charity as their needs at this time are huge.

In everything we do, we are focussed on community, Bible reading, worship and prayer.

“Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:
In the Parish: (St Marys,  Arnold.  Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator Mrs Larrie Thompson, Tel contact – 0795041463
In the Diocese to raise a concern contact: or contact the safeguarding team on 07917 693285

If this is your first visit, why not find out more about us by exploring our website? We hope this will encourage you to come along to one of our services. You will be very welcome!
On the pages of this website, you will find different articles and information about ministries and groups within our community. They are all important to us and each is a different facet of the commission God has given us. It is our desire and hope that wherever you get involved, you will find the same values and vision at the heart of all we do, from outreach to the young people in Arnold to reaching out to everybody in our community.
Vicars  Vestry Time or Surgery
The Vicar is  normally in the church vestry on the 3rd Wednesday of every month,  to take  enquiries and bookings for weddings and baptisms from 6.00 to  7.30pm and also anyone, who needs a word with th vicar.

However in these strange times, when the church isn't even open, please contact the vicar to discuss.
Page was last altered on 1 January 2021
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