Weekly Notices |20 October 2019

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Weekly Notices |20 October 2019

20 October 2019

9.30am   Parade Service
10.30am    Coffee in the Hall
11.15am       Morning Prayer
6.00pm       Holy Communion

27 October 2019
9.30am    4th Sunday Service
11.15am     Morning Prayer
6.00pm     Evening Prayer


Mon 21      10—11.30am  Bumps & Babes at Church

Wed 23       7.30pm         Choir Practice 

2.00pm          Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of John Dixon

Thu  24   10-12noon     T & C at St Mary’s in the Hall

Thu 24    10.30am        Holy Communion

Fri  25      8.00pm         Bellringing Practice



CHURCH OFFICE     The Church Office will be open Tuesday and Thursday this week, 10am to 12. Notices for next week’s notice sheet, should be sent to the Church Office by 10am on Thursday, by placing in the letter box outside the office, phoning: 412235 or emailing:

THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY AUTUMN QUIZ     ‘The Countryside’ Quiz is now available at £1 from Committee Members, and Joy Holloway 01933 318415

MISSION QUIZ     is available from Peter Chamberlain selling at £1 each.


Put this date in your diary for attending an evening Quiz put on by the Mission Committee for TearFund. Entry £3. For one night only, groups up and down the country will be taking part in the biggest multi-venue, nationwide quiz ever.   We’d love you to join in! Every £ raised will help transform he lives of people living in poverty.

Christmas Craft Day Saturday 30 November 9.30am—3.0pm

Christmas crafts and activities. Open to all primary school children. First child £10, siblings £5. Lunch included! Come and have fun and learn about Christmas! Application leaflets are available at the back of church.  For more details, contact Lynne on 01933 353655 or

Please pray:

For those who are Ill:

Baby Ben Thompson, Derek Tansley, Bruce Striblehill, Don Merrifield, Lilli Prior, Nancy Monaghan, Ruby Willmer, Margaret Ord, Michelle Smith, Chris Hurst, Dan Whiteman, Liz Hodgson, Michael Marron, Hugo Lamberty, Avril Bird, Bob Trusler, and Claire Pettit.

For the recently bereaved family and friends of: John Dixon for whom a Memorial Service of Thanksgiving will be held at our church on Wednesday, 23 October at 2pm. The family have requested no dark colours be worn, please.

For Mission in our Local Community:   Chaplains in local prisons

At the end of this week of prayer for Prisons: We pray for Bedford Prison: for all who live and work there; for safety in the daily tasks; and for families affected by crime – whether victims of crime or those with a loved one serving a sentence. We also pray for the new prison being built at Wellingborough, praying for the staff who will work there and the Chaplaincy team, that through their care and concern many lives will be changed and that men, on release, will begin to live crime free.

For our Partners in Mission: Church Pastoral Aid Society (CPAS)

CPAS is an Anglican Evangelical Mission Agency working in the UK and Republic of Ireland whose mission is to help every person hear and discover the good news of Jesus Christ through the ministry of local churches. We pray for their work, especially for the half term Holiday Camps which they are soon to lead: praying for the preparations, the Leaders and for all who will attend, that the Holiday will be a time of fun and learning about Jesus that will have a lasting spiritual effect on their lives.







The Big Quiz Night

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The Big Quiz Night

St Mary’s will be hosting The Big Quiz Night raising money for the work of TearFund.

Saturday 16 November





St Mary’s Church Hall

 For one night only—groups up and down the country will be taking part in the biggest multi-venue, nationwide quiz ever.  We’d love you to join in!


Our Christmas Services

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Our Christmas Services

Special Services for the Christmas Season
at Rushden St Mary’s

Here is a link to follow the Star!!! 

1st December – 2.30pm – CHRSTINGLE Service

2nd December – 6.00pm – ADVENT PRAISE
a service of readings and carols for Advent

16th December – 9.30am – NATIVITY Service

23rd December – 6.00pm – NINE LESSONS & CAROLS
by candlelight

Christmas Eve
4.00pm – ALL AGE CHRISTMAS EVE Service

Christmas Day
10.30am – Joint HOLY COMMUNION

Sermon | 16 September 2018

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Don Merrifield speaks on Jesus – our new High Priest – Hebrews 4.14- 5.10

To listen, click below.

5 November 2017 – Saul: Men who made mistakes

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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 …


Click here to listen



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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.

Valentine’s Event | Saturday 13th February

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Valentine’s Event | Saturday 13th February

logoWe are really pleased to announce a special event for married couples or for those thinking of marriage. It’s going to be a really fun, informing and encouraging day for those who want to invest some time their partnership.

The day will be full of helpful insights, observations and plenty to laugh about …

  • The event runs on Saturday 13th February from 10.00-3.30
  • Morning session begins with coffee/tea and pastries
  • Then we spend some time thinking and laughing about our lives together and how we can improve communication and other skills.
  • Lunch is a short walk to Pizza Venezia where we would like to treat you to a free lunch (drinks will need to be paid for)
  • In afternoon there is a further short session including a special encouraging exercise personal to you both.

Tickets are now available!

Please email us if you would like to secure your place on this valuable day

Life, death, heaven, resurrection & more | Sermon Series

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Life, death, heaven, resurrection & more | Sermon Series

For 4 weeks we thought about the question of heaven and what happens after we die. On this page we will put all four talks and will include any helpful links or videos.

Quick links for the talks …

1. Matt Taylor – For Heavens sake

2. Natasha Brady – Life, Death & Resurrection

3. Steve Prior – What happens when I die

4. Steve Prior – New Heaven and New Earth for New you

Questions & Answers Sessions


22 November — For Heaven’s sake


Here is talk 1: 

Matt Taylor – For Heavens sake

Duration 20:46

Helpful links:

Paula Gooder’s book ‘Heaven’

Tom Wright’s Book ‘Surprised by Hope’


Ancient Israel’s Cosmology

‘Proper interpretation of the Bible requires an understanding of the original context in which it was written. This is particularly true for the ot. God chose a specific time, place, and culture in which to inspire faithful persons to produce what we read in the ot: the ancient Mediterranean and the ancient Near East of the second and first centuries bc. Understanding their worldview leads to more faithful understandings on our part, as misreadings result from assuming the biblical writers thought, believed, and acted as we do.’

Barry, J. D., Heiser, M. S., Custis, M., Mangum, D., & Whitehead, M. M. (2012). Faithlife Study Bible. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

Ancient Hebrew Conception of the Universe


29 November – Life, death & Resurrection


Here is talk 2: 

Natasha Brady – Life, Death & Resurrection new

Duration: 25:40

Helpful links:

Tom Wright on Life after, life after death

6 December – ‘What happens when I die?

Here is talk 3: 

Steve Prior – What happens when I die

Duration: 27:33

13 December – A New Heaven and a New Earth … for a new you!

4. Steve Prior – New Heaven and New Earth for New you

After the service there was an opportunity for Q&A’s with Steve, Matt & Natasha

Duration: 17:13

Questions & Answers Sessions

Duration: 22.31


St Mary’s Day Away — Taste|Saturday, 9th May

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St Mary’s Day Away — Taste|Saturday, 9th May

This Sunday more will be revealed about our coming Day Away! Come back here soon, for more info!

Don’t forget our only service next Sunday (28th Dec) is at 10.30

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Don’t forget our only service next Sunday (28th Dec) is at 10.30

Don’t forget our only service next Sunday (28th Dec) is a ‘joint service’ at 10.30.