From the Church Wardens
Well Christmas is over, and we are into the New Year already.
David and I just want to update you, keep you in the picture about how things have been going. We are having trouble with the Family Centre door which is now beyond repair which we are looking to replace. The church clock will be serviced soon.
Just to let you know the church has been flood-lit over Christmas during the evenings to shine into the darkness and give a little cheer and reassurance that the church is still here for the community.
Although the lights inside St. Mary’s rarely shine during this time of Lockdown no.3, there is a very strong beating heart within.
Our 10.30am Sunday morning Zoom, service is very well attended with numbers easily matching and beyond those seen before the Pandemic. From babes in arms to our most senior members who have taken the plunge into this new world of communication. Those who do not have a computer join us by telephone to listen in, and this is proving to be a huge blessing to our fellowship in worshipping Jesus. We are also keeping in touch by telephone and email.
During Advent Vicar Margaret led many of us in a series of 5 quiet Weekly Advent reflections in preparation for the Christmas season.
On the run up to Christmas we also had a successful Christmas Messy Church, a Christingle and Crib Service, Rock Solid and R2 Christmas Parties and we had a wonderful Carol Service all via Zoom.
Messy Church, R2 and Rock Solid all resume meetings this month via Zoom It’s such a joy to see the children engaging in these events.
Just before Christmas, Afternoon Teas were delivered to the homes of our senior afternoon tea group. And beautifully presented goodwill packages of homemade biscuits were delivered to 9.15am service goers.
Just to remind folks that Church continues to be open for private prayer on Wednesday Afternoons 2-3pm.
And that we gather on Zoom every Sunday at 10.30am
Also via Zoom, a Lent course is beginning on Ash Wednesday 17th February at 7.30pm for five weeks. Vicar Margaret will lead us in taking A Fresh Look at Lent, which will take us up to Holy Week.
If you have any concerns do get in touch with us
David Rodgers and Liz Turley.