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Upcoming events

Ash Wednesday Holy Communion - Wed 26th February

This year the service will be at 10am in the church.

Real Lives - 25th February-1st March

  • Saturday 29th Feb Men & Women's Breakfast Angela McDonald will be speaking to Glen Scrivener about her powerful story at a breakfast for both women and men - do book to come.
  • Praying During Real Lives week Please join us for prayers for Real Lives every morning 25th-28th February 8:30am-9:15am in the Chapel and please also set aside time to pray throughout the week.
  • Crèche We still need volunteers for crèche on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30am-11am. Please contact .
  • Guest Services Sunday 1st March Glen Scrivener will be speaking at the 9:15am, 11am, 4pm and 6:30pm services - please invite and come!
  • Car Parking/Disabled Parking If you are disabled and would like to park on site for events, please email  otherwise do use Hines Meadow where we will have stewards on duty.

Book Sunday - Sun 1st March

There will be a bookstall at most Real Lives events and after all services on Sunday 1st March. Books on speaker themes, Christian enquiry and recommended Lent reading will be available.

Foodshare - Sun 1st March

Please place your contributions to Foodshare in the green tubs in the welcome area on 1st March.

Christianity Explored - starts Mon 2nd March

If you would like to learn more about the Christian faith, why not come along to Christianity Explored? Our next course starts on Monday 2nd March at 7:30pm and includes a meal. The course lasts for five consecutive sessions.

Find out more here.

6:30pm Congregation Men's Weekend Away - 13th-15th March

Calling all men in the 6:30pm congregation! Join us for a weekend away from the evening of the 13th March till the afternoon of the 15th. We will be staying at The Pines in West Sussex. Each year we have a great time together - with plenty of time to get to know each other better and to get to know the Lord better. (If that's too vague then do ask Tim Adams for more info!) The cost will be approximately £40. Please contact  if you would like to book on.

9:15am Congregation Walk and Lunch - Sun 15th March

All from the 9:15am congregation are invited to a walk from 11am till 12pm followed by hot dogs with salad and pudding in the church hall. £4 each, free for primary school children and under. To book, please click on the button and follow the instructions: Book now

Adoption & Fostering - Sun 29th March

In response to the tragically huge need in the UK, the Christian charity Home For Good was set up to encourage Christians to witness in their care for these vulnerable children. If anyone is even remotely interested in adoption or fostering whether in the near or far future, please come along to this informal information meeting with the local Home For Good representative, Bethany. Sunday 29th March, 1pm, in the Lower Lounge. There will be toys out for those with children. Sandwiches and cakes provided - RSVP .

4pm Congregation Ladies' Time Away - 24th-25th April

All ladies from the 4pm are warmly invited to join us for a night/day away 24-25th April. We will be going to St Katherine's Parmoor, near Marlow, from 5pm on the Friday until 5pm on the Saturday. Cost for the stay is about £80-£90 for the full 24 hours, or £15-£20 if you can only come for the Saturday (cost dependent on how many of us go). We will spend time studying God's word, having fun and enjoying the countryside together. More details and online booking available from next month.

Colin Buchanan Concert - Wed 29th April

Colin will be here at St Mary's on Wednesday 29th April at 6pm. Save the date, plan to bring the family and be with us for a fabulous evening singing along with Colin ('On that very first Christmas', '10, 9, 8 God is great', 'Who's the King of the jungle', 'Super Saviour' and many more). Tickets will be on sale shortly.

Morning Congregations Ladies Day Away - Sat 2nd May

Ladies from the morning congregations, save the date! On Saturday 2nd May we will be having a day away at Moor Hall, Cookham, to enjoy teaching and fun times together. Cost £35 including a 3 course lunch. More details to follow.

9:15am Men's Time Away - 14th-15th May

All men from the 9:15am congregation are warmly invited to join us for 24 hours away from the evening of Thursday 14th to the evening of Friday 15th May at St Katharine's Parmoor. This will be a relaxed time with good food, fun and Bible studies to build friendships with other men at church and encourage each other in our walk with the Lord. We are staying in a country house near Frieth, with individual rooms and catering provided. The cost should be around £75 per head. For more info, contact , or to book click the button: Book now

Notices

Real Lives On The Blog

The blog will be regularly updated during Real Lives week with new items about the events. Do keep checking the blog, or sign up to receive an email notifying you when new items are posted. Log in to the website to see a button to do so here.

Sabbatical

Will Stileman our Vicar is on sabbatical between Christmas and Easter of this year. For pastoral help while he is away, please contact Jon Drake, Rachel Meynell or any member of the team.

Easter Cracked - Wed 18th to Fri 20th March

9:30am-10:30am or 12:30pm-1:30pm. Kate would be really grateful for help to serve drinks and to welcome pupils and staff during the Easter Cracked sessions, when children from year 6 in our local schools come to learn more about Easter. If you could help at either a morning or afternoon session on any of the days above then please do let [hidden] know.