Season of Welcome 2018

Come and experience Christmas at St Mary's with our 'walk through' displays

With increasingly busy lives, getting to church on a Sunday can sometimes feel a challenge. For many it can also make you feel way out of your comfort zone.

Recognising this, the 'Season of Welcome' offers a wide variety of services which we hope will make finding your way into, or back into, church a bit easier.

We see new faces most Sundays so don't worry, we're quite used to saying hello to new people and we enjoy getting to know them. You can always give us a call and let us know you're coming so we can keep a special eye out for you.

Here are some of the key services that will be going on. Click on the title of the activity below for more information.

Back to Church Sunday: Sunday 30 September [more...]

Harvest celebrations: Sunday 7 October [more...]

Bereavement Service: Saturday 3 November [more...]

Remembrance-tide : 9-11 November [more...]

Advent Carol Service: Sunday 2 December [more...]

Christingle Service: Sunday 9 December [more...]

Christmas Experience: 10 December - 6 January [more...]

Christmas Carol Service: Sunday 23 December [more...]

Christmas Crib Service: Tuesday 24 December [more...]

Christmas Midnight Service: Tuesday 24 December [more...]

Christmas Day Services: Tuesday 25 December [more...]

Blue Christmas Service: Sunday 30 December [more...]




If you would like to explore the Christian faith, coming along to some of the services through the Autumn will set the scene for the six START sessions we are offering in the New Year. If you have been a member of a church community before, these sessions may be of interest to you too as a way to explore and refresh your thoughts about the Christian faith.

One of the great things of being part of a community of faith is that you will have people alongside you as you explore the journey of faith, and this can help and encourage you.

Having others walk beside you as companions on the road means that you are not alone when the going is hard or rough.

If you are uncertain of the way forward, knowing that there are others walking a similar path can provide great comfort and great encouragement.

We really hope, that you’ll find your way to us – either for the first time, or as a returning face to church. Whoever you are, and wherever you are on your journey of faith, you are very welcome here.

START course begins in January - exploring the Christian faith




Last updated: 28 December, 2018


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