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5th Sunday of Lent, 29th March 2020

Hello dear friends of St Mary's, we hope everyone is managing in these very unusual circumstances.  Just to confirm to you that our church is now closed for all worship and we cannot hold Baptisms, weddings or funerals for the foreseeable future.  We will continue with our weekly communication and you can also look at the website:


Visit for our weekly Church at Home service text and video for you to follow along. A new video is uploaded each week.


Next week is Palm Sunday (5th April). We aren’t able to give out palm crosses this year, but you can make one at home. Here is a link which will show you how to make one at home out of paper: If you can, try to make one in time for next week’s Church at Home.  


During Holy Week there will hopefully be daily prayers and reflections so do look out for these so that we can all stay connected.


The Parish Office work continues to be done at home and we are dealing with all emails and picking up answerphone messages on the church phone remotely too. We've had lovely feedback so far from the information sent out last week so do keep in touch and let us know how you are.  


For the small number of you who will receive this by post, please could you let us know if you would not like to continue receiving a weekly communication from us this way, preferably by phoning the Parish Office number: 0191 2514216 and leaving a message. If you do have access to an email address then do please let us know and we can send info via email.

Dot and Carol


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