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Upcoming events

World Focus - Sun 21st January

21st January is our World Focus Sunday when Mark Meynell will be preaching. We will be thinking of our mission partners around the world and of our own role in reaching out to others with the Gospel. Please take a look at the Mission Partners display in the church hall.

6:30pm Congregation Stick Around Sunday - Sun 21st January

Please plan to stick around after the 6:30pm service if you can. As previously, one of our growth groups is kindly providing a food-related incentive to do so!

Christianity Explored - starts Mon 22nd January

If you want to learn more about the Christian faith, why not come along to Christianity Explored? Our next course starts Monday 22nd January at 7:30pm with a meal. The course lasts for nine consecutive sessions.

Find out more here.

Discipleship Course - Mon 22nd January

The next course starts Monday 22nd January at 7:30pm in the church hall; dinner provided. To sign up contact   or speak to David & Trish Whitecross (9:15am), Greg & Heidi Cooper (4pm) or Matt & Fleur Clough (6:30pm). More details on the Discipleship Course page.

9:15am Congregation Winter Walk & Lunch - Sun 28th January

Please sign up at the Welcome Desk for the walk which will be from 11am-12pm, followed by lunch in the church hall. Cost will be £4 each; primary school children free. Note - if it is raining hard on 28th the walk we be cancelled but the lunch will go ahead.

11am Congregation Bring & Share Lunch - Sun 25th February

All are welcome to join us for a congregational bring and share lunch in the church hall after the 11am service. There is no need to sign up in advance and please bring anything savoury or sweet. If you have any questions, e-mail .

Women's Breakfast - Sat 3rd March

Ladies, please do join us in the church from 8:30am-10:15am for breakfast and a seminar on 'God and our emotions-Biblical wisdom for our feelings'. The speaker is Susannah Padiachi, a Biblical Counsellor from Bath. Info on tickets to follow. Any questions, please e-mail . The talk will be geared to the church family, but accessible to others.

Confirmation & Baptism service - Sun 15th April

There will be a Confirmation Service at St Mary's on 15th April at 6:30pm taken by the Rt Revd Rod Thomas, Bishop of Maidstone. If you would like more details about getting confirmed or if you have never been baptised or were baptised as a child and would like to make a public declaration of your faith as an adult, please speak to Will Stileman or any of the clergy, or, if you are under 18, to Simon Eves.

Annual Quiz - Save The Date - Sat 21st April

Annual Quiz will be on Saturday 21st April. Start recruiting your teams, tables of eight. Tickets on sale from end of March.

Notices

Why Get Ordained In The Church Of England?

There is a free event at Oak Hill College on Saturday 13th January for anyone who might be thinking about or is interested in getting ordained in the Church of England. The day runs from 10am-2pm including a buffet lunch. A few people from St Mary's are going already and may be able to share lifts; contact the office for more info. More information is available here.

Sunday Children And Youth Work Locations

At 9:15am & 11am:

  • 0-18 months - Crèche - Lower Lounge next to the Chapel
  • 18 months to 3 years - Scramblers - Parkin Room in Hall
  • 3 to 5 years old - Treasure Seekers - Lunt Room in Hall
  • Reception to school Year 2 - Climbers - Upstairs in the Old Vic
  • School years 3 to 4 - Explorers A - Nash Room in Hall
  • School years 5 to 6 - Explorers B - McGowan Room upstairs in Hall
  • School years 7 to 9 - Pathfinders - In the Old Vic

At 4pm:

  • 0-18 months - Crèche - Lower Lounge next to the Chapel
  • 18 months to 4 years - Scramblers - Parkin Room in Hall
  • Reception to school Year 2 - Climbers - Upstairs in the Old Vic
  • School years 3 to 4 - Explorers A - Nash Room in Hall
  • School years 5 to 6 - Explorers B - McGowan Room upstairs in Hall
  • School years 7 to 9 - Pathfinders - In the Old Vic

Weekly Activities Restart Dates 2018

External notices

White Waltham Quiz Night - Sat 20th January

Tickets are £8.50 per head including Ploughmans and soft drinks, BYO wine/beer, teams of up to eight. Please contact for more info.