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Everybody is asked to share the Peace in ways which do not involve contact (that is, not shaking hands etc) Following updated advice, Holy Communion will now be distributed in one kind only (that is, the consecrated bread/wafer/host), with the priest alone taking the wine. We are asking everyone to receive the bread/wafer/host on the hand ONLY (not on the tongue).…

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Love is in the air! There’s something new for Valentine’s at St Marys’ Church this year, with a special celebration of Love and Commitment at our 10am service on Sunday 16th February. Our theme is love in all its wonderful shapes and sizes – from marriage, friendships and parenting, to our commitment to caring for…

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Mary and Joseph. A donkey, the angels, shepherds and the three kings. Bethlehem. A stable, a baby in the manger. King Herod. We all know the Christmas story, from school nativity plays and the television, and from the pictures on Christmas cards. We tell the story again each year, and we become so familiar with…

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As we celebrate harvest this month, let’s cultivate thankful hearts! What do you think of this story? One Christmas a mother decided not to remind her children to write thank-you notes for the gifts they received. As a result, they never sent their grandmother acknowledgements of the generous cheques she had given. The next year,…

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I hope the summer brings promises of fun and relaxing with friends and family. For starters, make a date to come and join in the fun of St Marys’ Church Summer Fete on Saturday 6th July, 2.00-4.30pm. It’s the best of an English summer … held on the Vicarage lawn with games, stalls, dog show…

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I wonder, what’s your favourite hymn? It’s wedding season now, so that’s a vital question for all the lovely couples to be married in St Marys’ this summer. I love discussing chatting through the choices with our couples as they prepare for their big day. It’s always a good idea to choose hymns which everyone…

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April 2019 was a memorable month for St Marys’ Church. We have had so much to celebrate. It began with the completion of our fantastic new West Door entrance. With its wide sweeping steps and ramp, it looks like arms open to welcome people in. It is beautiful! If you haven’t seen it already, do…

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“When God created the world … … where did he find all the bits?” That’s one of the best questions I’ve ever been asked! It was from a child of course. They often have the best questions, don’t they? It’s questions like this that encouraged our churches in Tetbury to start “iSingPop Celebrate”. New for…

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