Saturday 21 July 2018 – WLTDO?

Posted by on Jul 17, 2018 in Events, Featured, Youth & Children | 0 comments

Saturday 21 July 2018 – WLTDO?

You may not be off on holiday yet, but you can have some summer fun with us at WLTDO? this Saturday at St Mary’s Church Hall.

This monthly event is open to all Dads, Grandads and Male Carers and their children up to six years old.  Big toys will keep the children busy while dad enjoys a bacon bap and a cup of coffee.  All for £3 for Dad (children free!)


Weekly Notices | 22 July 2018

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in Events, Featured, Weekly Notices | 0 comments

Weekly Notices | 22 July 2018

22nd July 2018
Eighth Sunday after Trinity

9.30am             4th Sunday Informal
10.30-11am          Coffee In the Hall
11.15 am        Morning Prayer
6.00 pm          Evening Prayer


29th July 2018
Ninth Sunday after Trinity

9.30am             All Age Service
10.30-11am          Coffee In the Hall
11.15 am        Morning Prayer
6.00 pm          Evening Prayer

23-28 July 2018

Monday 23          9.30 – 12      Circus Holiday Club

Tuesday 24          9.30 – 12      Circus Holiday Club

Wednesday 25   9.30 – 12      Circus Holiday Club

Wednesday 25   7.30 pm        Choir Practice

Thursday 26      10-12 noon    T & C at St Marys

 Thursday 26     10.30 am      Holy Communion


ALPHA COURSE—STARTING MONDAY 10 SEPTEMBER     We will be holding an Alpha course for ten weeks on Monday evenings throughout the autumn. Is this for you? Is there someone you should invite? Please speak with Steve or Sue Prior (01933 312554

ALL PARISH CELEBRATION— 2-6pm SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER     On 1 September 2018, we are holding a celebration event for all the groups and congregations of St Mary’s. Instead of an ‘away day’, we are gathering everyone on a Saturday afternoon for a party with hog roast in our church, hall and grounds. We hope for a fine day, but rain or shine we are going to celebrate what God has done and is doing among us!  Do book the date in your diaries!

DAY TRIP TO ST ALBANS   –   ONLY £12!!     Friends of St Mary’s are opening up to non-members their coach trip from RUSHDEN TO ST. ALBANS on SAT 15th SEPTEMBER. Departing from Rectory Rd at 10am and arriving back around 6.30pm, with FREE packed lunch on board ! Your time is spent as you wish: visit the 1,700 year old cathedral (FREE tour at 2.30pm), Verulamium Park, Roman Museum, Saturday street market, etc or climb the 600 year old Clock Tower for fabulous views. Many places will be open FREE as it is Heritage Weekend! To book, contact Rob Bates (358005) or email : by FRIDAY 3rd AUGUST.

Induction Service for Rev Natasha Brady – THURS 6 SEPTEMBER   Natasha’s Service of Induction will be 8pm Thursday 6 September at St Giles Church, Church Lane, Stoke Poges SL2 4NZ.   A marquee with food and drink will be open from 6:30pm for those coming straight from work or long distance. Light refreshments will also be available after the service. We want to encourage everyone to ‘car share’. Please contact Kate (412836 or email: with your travelling plans in order to give numbers who are going (for catering) and to coordinate transport. Let’s see a really good representation from St Mary’s!

BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS    Many Happy Returns to Susan Collins on her 80th birthday.

… and more CONGRATULATIONS!    Congratulation to Gerald Bass and Jean Robertson on their engagement!

CHURCH OFFICE   The Church Office will be open Tuesday to Thursday from 10 to 12 noon. Please have all notices for next week at the Church Office by 10am Thursday: phone: 412235, email: or place in office post box.

CHILDRENS’ SOCIETY AUTUMN QUIZ    The Autumn Quiz, “Who Said That?” is now on sale, price £1, from Committee member or from john on 318415


TABLE TOP SALE—10-12noon SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER   Tables £6 – Proceeds to the Church Mission Fund and Recovery House. To book a Table please see Edna Wadsworth . Entrance Fee 50p.

HERITAGE OPEN DAY— SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER –   Bell Tower tours, Church records on display and refreshments.

RIDE & STRIDE—SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER   We have once again been invited to take part in the Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust annual sponsorship Ride and Stride event. We would welcome as many as possible to take part. Our Church at St Mary’s has benefited by grants in recent times. Details and sponsorship forms from Mike Wadsworth.

SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY 29 SEPTEMBER 5.30-7.15pm    Join us for an evening of games, food, challenges, exploring and so much more. Open to families with children 6 and over. Pick up a leaflet at the back of church.

Please pray:

For those who are Ill:      Pam Bailey, Jenny Elverson, Rex Charles, Claire Pettit, Ruby Willmer.

For our local mission: Children’s Circus Holiday Club:  Please pray for the children and leaders of the holiday club running this week, that they may have a fun, safe time learning more about Jesus.

For our Mission Partners: Langham Preachers and Scholars (LPUKI)      Last week, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea officially ended an 18-year long ‘state of war’ between the two countries. Please pray for Langham Preaching’s work equipping future leaders in these countries. Also pray for Langham Scholar Meron, soon to complete her PhD at Durham University, who could have a lasting impact when she returns to Ethiopia.






Short and Sweet

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

Short and Sweet

We are having a re-launch of this worship service, specifically aimed at people with additional needs at St Mary’s on 15th July from 2.00pm to 3.00pm.  A 20 minute service in church is followed by 30 minutes of activities and refreshments in the church hall.



Who Let the Dads Out? 19 May 2018

Posted by on May 13, 2018 in Events, Featured, Weekly Notices | 0 comments

Who Let the Dads Out? 19 May 2018


Don’t miss the next Saturday morning at St Mary’s Church Hall for Dads (or other male carers) with your under 6’s.  A great time together!


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5 November 2017 – Saul: Men who made mistakes

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Events, Media, Sermons | 0 comments

5 November 2017  – Saul: Men who made mistakes

This weeks’ sermon by Revd Natasha Brady.  The next in our sermon series on Men who make mistakes and God’s grace.  This week we look at Saul in Acts 6 and the mistake he made, but also how God turned his life around using him for God’s glory …


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Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Events, Friends of St Mary's Events | 0 comments

SUMMER CREAM TEAS WITH PIANO RECITALS – Enjoy Carol’s delicious Cream Teas for £4pp and free Piano Recitals by our own Rosemary Nayyar at 2.30 and 4.30pm.  Come along, no need to book, between 3-5pm on Sunday 21 May, 25 June, 23 July and 20 August.

This week’s sermon … Paraclesis| Connected by Rev Canon Steve Prior

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Sermons, Weekly Notices | 0 comments

This week’s sermon … Paraclesis| Connected by Rev Canon Steve Prior

Here is this week’s sermon, the final one in our sermon series : Paraclesis | Connected


Please join in with a home-group or the ‘Open Group‘ for more practical ideas of how to implement Paraclesis into your day to day lives.


Sunday’s Sermon … Paraclesis: Caring

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Sermons, Weekly Notices | 0 comments

Sunday’s Sermon … Paraclesis: Caring

Here is the first in our new sermon series : Paraclesis; coming alongside others.

This week’s teaching was on the theme of Caring….


Please join in with a home-group or the ‘Open Group’ for more practical ideas of how to implement Paraclesis into your day to day lives.




Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Events, Weekly Notices | 0 comments


Paraclesis : journeying together

As a Church family, we will be seeking to deepen our ministry of caring for all by journeying together through a six week sermon series called Paraclesis.  By exploring the Gospels and digging deep within them our intention is to learn even more about how Jesus says we are to care and be there for others. It covers six themes: caring, loving, journeying, living, healing and connecting.

Paraclesis [journeying together] will further add to the existing culture and attitude of caring within the church, uniting people in their situations and creating compassion that spills out beyond ourselves into the places where we live & work each day.

But that’s not all, our Home-groups and one ‘Open Group’  will meet during the weeks that follow and, using supplementary material, will seek to develop and/or increase our capacity to draw alongside each other; share practical ideas  – all so we can encourage everyone to journey together.

Open Group Sessions (Vestry Hall: 7.30 – 9.00 pm)

Thursday 23rd February – Caring

Thursday 2nd March – Loving

Thursday 9th March – Journey

Thursday 16th March – Living

Thursday 23rd March – Healing

Thursday 6th April – Connecting

All are welcome to the Open Group …. just turn up, grab a coffee and join in the conversation.

Any Questions? Then please contact Revd Natasha Brady: 07539 424821