Weekly Notices |25 August 2019

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Weekly Notices |25 August 2019

25 August 2019

9.30am   Informal Service
10.30am    Coffee in the Hall
11.15am       Morning Prayer
6.00pm       Evening Prayer


1 September 2019

9.30am   All Age Holy Communion
10.30am    Coffee in the Hall
11.15am       Morning Prayer
6.00pm       Reflective Worship



Wednesday 28  7 .30pm       Choir Practice

Thursday 29    10-12noon    T & C at St Mary’s

Thursday 29    10.30am      Holy Communion

Friday 30      8.00pm           Bellringing Practice

Saturday 31     2—6 pm       Parish Picnic (see left)



St Mary’s All Parish Picnic —Saturday 31 August—2—6pm    At the end of the summer we will be holding a picnic and barbeque for our congregation with games, activities and a short act of worship as a get-together for our congregations. Please make an effort to attend! (and we are all hoping for good weather)

CHURCH OFFICE     The Church Office will be open Tuesday to Thursday this week from 10am to 12noon.

SANCTUARY NIGHTSHELTER and THE FOODBANK – Volunteers are still needed in the Night Shelter. If you or anyone you know can give one regular evening or night a month, that would allow us to continue to help the most vulnerable in the community. Please contact Jo Burns on or 01933 733001

The Foodbank is in need of tinned fish & meat and jam. As it is now the “low season” any donations are very much appreciated. There is a Tub at the back of church for your contributions.

Heritage Day – Saturday 14 September –    The Church will be open this Saturday for people to come to tour the church, look in the church registers and share refreshments in the church.

ALSO THAT DAY: Ride & Stride: 10am-6pm  Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust   Plan your own route from church to church; over 350 churches in Northamptonshire will be open to visit. All money donated divided between the NHCT and the church of the participant’s choice.

Saturday Night Takeaway 28 September– 5.30-7.15pm  This evening of games, food, challenges, teaching is for all the family aged six and above. £3 per adult; £5 per family (2 adults + children). Theme: HARVEST HELPERS

Parish Day Away—Saturday 12 October—9.30am-4pm at Christ the King, Kettering

Please pray:

For those who are Ill: Ann Whitworth, Michelle Smith, Doreen Dilley, Ruby Willmer, Margaret Ord, Dan Whiteman, Liz Hodgson, John Dixon, Chris Hurst, Michael Marron, Hugo Lamberty, Bob Trusler, Avril Bird, and Claire Pettit.







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.

This weekend … lots on …

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This weekend … lots on …


A monthly event for dads, stepdads, grandads, or male carers and their younger children!

SATURDAY 9.30a.m – 12.00 noon St Mary’s Church Hall, Rushden Give mum a morning off!

After this month on the 3rd Saturday of the month:
Aug 16th; Sep 20th; Oct 18th; Nov 15th; Dec 20th

Who let the dads out is a fun, relaxing Saturday morning for dads, stepdads, granddads or male carers and their (grand)children, to play, with the added bonus of a good coffee and a bacon bap!

Designed for children (from 0-6 years old) to enjoy a range of toys, including a bouncy castle, sit-on cars, ball pool and a large train set. Just turn up on the day!

Adults £3 (Children free)


Every 3rd sunday in the month we have our energetic and vibrant Parade Sunday service. It is a lively service, designed to be child friendly and suitable for all ages to come together in praise and worship. Always lots going on, and often our local uniformed organisations join us for these special Sunday celebrations.

Come and join us, 9.30 a.m – 10.30 a.m in church and all welcome for coffee/refreshments in the hall after the service.