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9th Sunday after Trinity, 1st August 2021


Worship with us this Sunday!

Use the links below to find out about our services, to sign up to join us in person (where required), or to access our live stream video. See below for a reminder of our latest Covid measures >

Join us in person! Go to our Services & Worship page to find out about all of our upcoming services. You can do that by clicking or tapping on this link:


Join us Online! Head to our YouTube Channel to join us Live for our 10am Sung Eucharist, and access other videos. You can do that by clicking or tapping on this link:


This Week's News

Wednesday Holy Communion

Our Wednesday Holy Communion will return this Wednesday 4th August at the later time of 10:30am.

Congratulations to Revd Clare Connors

"Bishops Christine and Mark have just written to me to let me know that I have passed my curacy. I’m not Clare the Curate any longer! I will be staying on at St Mary’s as an Associate Priest for the next two years as well as continuing to work for the NHS as a chaplain. Thank you for all your love and support during the last three years". --Clare

Thank You from Rachel

I am completely overwhelmed by the generosity shown to me at my last service on July 25th. Your kind words, gifts and prayers will go with me and although the phrase hardly covers it - thank you, from me and from Jon, Sam and Edie. You will always be in my prayers and I'm sure I will be paying some archidiaconal visits at some points in the future.

With thanks and all best, --Rachel

Funeral of Ann Dodgson

Ann’s funeral with Eucharist will take place on Thursday 5th August at 9.15am at St Mary’s. There is no need to sign up to come to the funeral, but we do ask that everyone who comes follows our current guidelines, i.e wears a mask, and sign in on entering the church.

The Funeral service will be live streamed on our YouTube Channel here.

Our Sunday Singers

Over the next month many of our team of singers are away at various times so you will not see our quartet at the front. It is good that we can now all sing together although behind our masks at present, so any singers will be spread throughout the congregation and be singing with you for the Mass setting and the Offertory hymn after the Peace. The singers will resume their usual position in September!

Save the date

We’re holding a fun & fundraising event for Christian Aid - “THE BIG BREKKIE” - on Saturday 4th September, between 9 and 11 am in Church. There’ll be breakfast rolls and baked goods to set you up for the day, along with a competition and quiz to test your wits. Or just come along for a coffee and a chat - feel free to invite your family, friends and neighbours too! Donations of cakes, scones, biscuits etc. for a cake stall would also be very much appreciated - please let Margaret Evans know, in person or at, if you’re able to make a contribution.

Food Bank

Just a reminder that now the church is a bit more open, our Food Bank collection point in the vestibule is up and running. If you have any items you can spare, bring them on a Sunday and leave them in the box. If you're not sure what items you can bring, The Bay Foodbank has all the information you need here:

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Sunday 1st August, 9th Sunday after Trinity

8am Holy Communion

10am Sung Eucharist

12pm Baptism of Harriet & Lillian Woods

Tuesday 3rd August

9am Morning Prayer

Wednesday 4th August

9am Morning Prayer

10:30am Holy Communion

Thursday 5th August Oswald, King of Northumbria, Martyr, 642

9:15am Funeral Requiem Eucharist for Ann Dodgson

N.B. there is no morning prayer today.

Sunday 8th August, 10th Sunday after Trinity

8am Holy Communion

10am Sung Eucharist

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Remember that News and notices from previous weeks are all available to read by clicking "notices" at the top of the page.

Roadmap out of Lockdown:

A reminder of our latest Covid Measures (valid from Sunday 25th July 2021)

All government restrictions have ended, but we have been following the latest Church of England advice to ensure that we can continue to worship together safely and with confidence.

Some measures are being relaxed, moving our worship slowly towards the way things were pre-Covid, but some measures are being retained for now. Please do get in touch if you have any queries or concerns.

Measures we are keeping:

  • The wearing of masks.

  • The sign-up for the 10am Eucharist (not essential but helps to speed up the arrival process).

  • Doors open for ventilation.

  • Hand sanitiser available.

  • Rows of seats will be well spaced.

  • Washing and sanitising for the President and Deacon at the Preparation of the Altar and Distribution of Communion.

  • We will not be sharing the wine at Communion yet.

  • We will not be having regular refreshments after the 10am Eucharist yet.

  • The 10am Eucharist will continue to be live streamed.

  • At the 8am Holy Communion, no changes will be made from current practice.

Elements we are relaxing/introducing at 10am:

  • Introduction of a traffic-light sticker system: you can choose a red, yellow or green sticker to wear, which will show others immediately how comfortable you are with social interaction.

  • We will be responsible for our own distancing and seating arrangements. Please be bold in sharing your preferences with others around you. This is particularly important at the Peace, which may be shared physically (with immediate neighbours), with their consent.

  • We will be able to sing (if masks are worn; just the Eucharist Setting and Offertory Hymn to start off with).

  • We will come up to the front for Communion.

  • The Noah's Ark children's corner will be available for little ones.

  • Increase maximum capacity (though still retaining spaced seating).

  • Removal of the one-way system (i.e. exit via the Main (West) Door).

Parish Office Closed

As usual, the Office in church will be closed throughout August, and will reopen on Wednesday 1st September. Any emails and phone-calls will be answered remotely during this period.


For your prayers this week:

Your Prayers are requested for

Martin Cooper

Lucinda & her children


Maggie Hollis

Alison Young

Ron House

Maureen Roberts

Rest in Peace

Ann Dodgson


Revd Richard Ferguson

Ian Johnstone

Derek Hayes (Anniversary)

Please also pray for

Harriet and Lillian Woods who are to be baptised at St Mary’s this Sunday at midday.

Don’t forget, you can add someone to the prayer list by emailing or phoning as usual, but you need to get their permission before adding them to the sick list.


This Week's Hymns & Readings


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