Pentecost Sunday Service – 31/05/2020

Dear Friends  Pentecost Sunday – 31st May 2020 Welcome to our act of worship for Pentecost.   All the elements of the service will be found by clicking on this link  https://youtu.be/OygiDwgxscw Click here  to join The Communion mentioned at the end of the Service.  https://youtu.be/fb3BWfxVFBQ Remember:   We are safe, we are forgiven, we have been given God’s Spirit.   We have eternal hope. …

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Wednesday Worship – 27/05/2020

Dear Friends Here is the link to the Wednesday Morning Service  https://youtu.be/pQHerMeT1O8   – this will be available from 6am tomorrow morning.  Best wishes Steve Remember: We are safe, we are forgiven, we have been given God’s Spirit.   We have eternal hope.  We have been given life. May God bless you all. Steve

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Sunday Service – 24/05/2020

Dear Friends  The Next Chapter… – 24th May 2020 Welcome to our act of worship for the Seventh Sunday of Easter.  Our talk this week is given by Sylvia who is currently training for Readership. All the elements of the service will be found by clicking on this link  https://youtu.be/3YiK85qOPu0   Click here  https://www.thykingdomcome.global/prayer-resources to access The Thy Kingdom Come resources mentioned in the Service.   Remember:  …

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Ascension Day Service

Dear Friends For today, Ascension Day, we have put together an on-line service for the Deanery of Sudbury, featuring a sermon by Archdeacon David. The service can be accessed on YouTube using the following link: https://youtu.be/zn5LBklk900 I hope you enjoy the service and find it helpful as we embark on the days leading up to…

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Parish Magazine – June 2020

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Thy Kingdom Come

Dear Friends For the past few years, the worldwide church initiative ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ has encouraged Christians to engage in a special period of prayer for others in the eleven days between Ascension Day and Pentecost. This year that period is 21st-31st May. I would like to invite you to become involved in this initiative by…

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Wednesday Worship – 19/05/2020

Dear Friends Here are the links to this week’s Wednesday Service materials kindly prepared by Sue and Murray who have both done a Stirling job in getting all of the material together in one click.  This is available on the following link  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi_8mKMA3zE&t=1s Best wishes Steve Remember: We are safe, we are forgiven, we have been given…

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Sunday Service – 17/05/2020

Dear Friends  The Pit Stop – 17th May 2020 Welcome to our act of worship for the Sixth Sunday of Easter. As with last week, all the elements of the service will be found on one YouTube link     https://youtu.be/YORZRMQV8YA And if some of you are missing your coffee and chat after the service – good news!  Assington have blazed a trail by…

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Wednesday Worship – 13/05/2020

Dear Friends Here are the links to this week’s Wednesday Service materials kindly prepared by Sue and Murray. As with last week, the first and third links will take you to YouTube for an opening and closing hymn or song. The middle link is to the church YouTube channel where you will be able to access the…

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Sunday Service – 10/05/2020

Dear Friends  Following the Way – 10th May 2020 Welcome to our act of worship for the Fifth Sunday of Easter. As with last week, all the elements of the service will be found on one YouTube link https://youtu.be/hcNOaYaEt9k     The more eagle-eyed of you will spot that there was a power cut in Bures today… The Lord’s Prayer  Our Father…

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Wednesday Worship – 06/05/20

Dear Friends Here are the links to this week’s Wednesday Service materials kindly prepared by Sue and Murray As with last week, the first and third links will take you to YouTube for an opening and closing hymn or song. The middle link is to the church YouTube channel where from 6am tomorrow morning you will be…

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Sunday Service – 03/05/20

Dear Friends  The Gate and the Sheep – 3rd May 2020 Welcome to our act of worship for the Fourth Sunday of Easter. This week, we have managed to incorporate all the elements of the service into one YouTube clip https://youtu.be/dXwnYyEY9dk  The Lord’s Prayer  Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be…

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Wednesday Worship – 29/04/20

Dear Friends I know that many folks are missing being together for worship, coffee and cakes in church on a Wednesday morning. I’m afraid that virtual cakes are beyond my capabilities at present, but I am very pleased that Sue and Murray Emerson have kindly agreed to get us going again for Wednesday Morning worship…

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Sunday Service – 26/04/20

Dear Friends  The Road to Emmaus   26th April 2020 Welcome to our act of worship for the Third Sunday of Easter which is led for us this week by Mary Cantacuzene. Once again, we have attached the text set out below in a PDF document.   If you are using the links in the PDF document just click the…

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Second Sunday of Easter Service

Dear Friends  Welcome to our resources for the Second Sunday of Easter which Andrew Clifft is leading for us. Song:     All my hope on God is founded      https://youtu.be/W3LCGh02Vew   The reading   John 20:19-31 NRSVA , Andrew’s talk and the prayers can be found here:   The Lord’s Prayer  Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be…

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Parish Magazine – May 2020

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Easter Celebration!

Dear Friends Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed. Alleluia! Some of you may be planning to rise early on Easter morning to say the words of the Sunrise Service (sent out earlier today) in your own gardens. If you are an early riser and would like to do so, please send a photo…

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Easter Dawn Service

Dear Friends On Easter Day in Bures, a small band of people meet early in the morning to walk up the hill to watch the sunrise over the cross and join together for a short Service.   Even though this option is not available to us this year, we thought maybe you’d like to get up…

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Good Friday Contemplation

Dear Friends This afternoon, we invite you to immerse yourselves in the difficult part of Holly Week by taking a look at these two powerful YouTube Clips prepared for us by Peter Duffus: Jesus before Pilate     https://youtu.be/S6i5S21IK_o The Crucifixion        https://youtu.be/Np0tnsGhILo Why not create for yourself some quiet space in your home; make yourself a drink,…

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Maundy Thursday Service

Welcome to our Service resources for Maundy Thursday evening.   Once again, we have attached the text set out below in a PDF document.  If you are using the links in the PDF document just click the back button in the top left hand corner of your internet browser each time you reach the end of a link…

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Good Friday Worship & Messy Church

Dear Everyone We thought we couldn’t let Good Friday go by without sharing some ‘all age’ worship resources and activities.  So, we’ve put together a ‘Virtual’ Messy Church session to do at 10.30am tomorrow.    It’s all in the attached PDF document and includes a couple of YouTube talks from Revd Tricia. CLICK HERE Whatever…

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Holy Week Reflection – Wednesday

Dear Friends Welcome to the third of our daily Holy Week reflections. In the link below, Mary brings us some thoughts on John 13:21-32 NRSV   Reflection: https://youtu.be/oqM-xTwdlcE   – Holy Week, Wednesday  8th April 2020 Steve

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Holy Week Reflection – Tuesday

Dear Friends Welcome to the second of our daily Holy Week reflections.  In the link below, Simon brings us some thoughts on John12: 20-36. Reflection:   https://youtu.be/_tnM0OkWkEs  – Holy Week, Tuesday 7th April 2020. Steve

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Holy Week Reflection – Monday

Dear Friends Welcome to the first of our daily Holy Week reflections. In the link below, Mary brings us some thoughts on John12: 1-11 and the wonderful act of gratitude that is expressed when Jesus’ feet are anointed with pure nard. Reflection:   https://youtu.be/_tnM0OkWkEs  Gratitude – Holy Week, Monday 6th April 2020 Steve

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Palm Sunday Service 05/04/20

Dear Friends  Welcome to this week’s Palm Sunday worship resources.     As you know, we cannot livestream our worship, but if you would like to access the links on Sunday morning at 10.30am, you can at least be assured that some others will be doing the same and I hope feel a sense of community.    This week we…

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Plans for Holy Week

Dear Friends As we are about to embark on Holy Week, I thought I would just send you a little note outlining what we are planning for the coming days. Plans for the week… Later today I will be sending out some on-line worship resources for use tomorrow, Palm Sunday. Then these are the plans for the…

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Palm Crosses

Hi Everyone Unfortunately we can’t of course hand out palm crosses this year, but we thought you might like to have a go at making one yourself. Here’s a video to show you how, with a few thoughts along the way Palm Sunday Cross Making – YouTube You might like to have your palm cross to…

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Staying Safe – Social Media

Dear Everyone Just a little note to remind us all to exercise care in the information we post on Facebook and other Social Media which might be spotted and misused by the unscrupulous.   So if you need assistance in these unusual times, be careful not to share personal information online.  In particular we should avoid giving information about home addresses, email addresses,…

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Revised April Parish Magazine

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Stay Connected – Week 2 29/03

Update 26/03/20

Dear FriendsI am sending with this email some material from the Church of England whichyou may wish to use for worship at home during the week. This and other material can be accessed via the following link:https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churchesWith blessings and best wishesSteveOur churches may be locked but you can still stay in contact through ourChurch website and…

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Update 25/03/20

Dear Friends I’m sorry to have to let you know that, in accordance with recent government requirements, we have now been informed by the Archbishops that all church buildings must now close, not only for public worship, but for private prayer as well. This means that clergy will not be able to offer prayers for…

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Sunday 22/03

Dear St Mary’s Welcome to our first Sunday bulletin for this week – Mothering Sunday.   Here are some resources which I hope will help you feel connected with worship at St Mary’s, even though we can’t meet together in person.    You will see that I have recorded this week’s talk inside the church just to remind…

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Stepping Stones

Our monthly gatherings in St Mary’s Church for babies, little ones and their parents/carers will have to stop until further notice, in view of the latest advice.  We’ll find new ways for us to meet together on-line and we’ll keep you all in our prayers.  Please contact me or any of the clergy if we…

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A Call to Prayer

Dear Friends A national call to prayer, Sunday 22 March 7pm “At such a time as this, when so many are fearful and there is great uncertainty, we are reminded of our dependence on our loving Heavenly Father and the future that he holds.” A National Day of Prayer and Action has been announced by…

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A Message from Steve

Dear Friends As many of you will by now know, the Archbishops have now taken the decision that worship in our churches is to be suspended until further notice. So there will be no Sunday or midweek services for the time being.  The current advice from the Church of England is that funerals and weddings…

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Weekly Bulletin 15/03/20

Mothering Sunday Service

Coronavirus and Church Worship/Activities

Messy Church – Cancellation

Sadly, given the latest information regarding the spread of the virus, our Messy Church meeting at St Mary’s on Saturday 21st March has been cancelled.   We are still planning to hold our usual Mother’s Day Family Service at 10.30am on the following day (Sunday 22nd), with lovely gifts for all of the ladies.   Please come along and join us for this special…

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Weekly Bulletin 01/03/20

Weekly Bulletin 23/02/2020

Weekly Bulletin 16/02/2020

Weekly Bulletin 09/02/2020

Weekly Bulletin 02/02/2020

Weekly Bulletin 26/01/20

Weekly Bulletin 19/01/2020

Christingle Service

Weekly Bulletin 12/01/2020

Weekly Bulletin 22/12/2019

Weekly Bulletin 01/12/2019

November Messy Church

Weekly Bulletin 17/11/2019

Weekly Bulletin 10/11/2019

Weekly Bulletin 03/11/2019

Remembrance Service – Bures School

Remembrance Service – St Mary’s

Weekly Bulletin 27/10/2019

Weekly Bulletin 20/10/2019

Weekly Bulletin 13/10/2019

Parish Magazine Distributor

Wanted: Volunteer to help distribute Parish Magazines in High Street/Bridge Street The parish magazine distribution team is looking for a new willing volunteer to take on distributing the magazines in the High Street/Bridge Street area of the village. This is a once a month easy opportunity to get out, get some exercise and fresh air…

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Weekly Bulletin 06/10/2019

Messy Church 2019/20

Weekly Bulletin 29/09/2019

Weekly Bulletin 15/09/2019

Weekly Bulletin 08/09/2019

Weekly Bulletin 07/07/2019

Weekly Bulletin 23/06/2019

Weekly Bulletin 09/06/2019

Messy Church Picnic

Weekly Bulletin 02/06/2019

Weekly Bulletin 26/05/19

Weekly Bulletin 19/05/2019

Weekly Bulletin 05/05/2019

Weekly Bulletin 28/04/2019

School Easter Celebration

On Thursday 4th April, the Bures School Children participated in a Holy Communion Service in St Mary’s as part of their Easter Assembly Celebration. This service was thoroughly enjoyed by all including around 40 parents!

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Weekly Bulletin 14/04/2019

Easter Services

Weekly Bulletin 07/04/2019

Weekly Bulletin 31/03/2019

Weekly Bulletin 24/03/2019

Mothering Sunday

Weekly Bulletin 17/03/2019

Weekly Bulletin 10/03/2019

Weekly Bulletin 03/03/2019

Weekly Bulletin 24/02/2019

Weekly Bulletin 17/02/2019

Weekly Bulletin 10/02/2019

Weekly Bulletin. 03/02/2019

Messy Church Dates

Weekly Bulletin. 27/01/2019

Weekly Bulletin 13/01/2019

Weekly Bulletin. 06/01/2019

Weekly Bulletin 16/12/2018

Christmas Services

Weekly Bulletin 09/12/2018

Weekly Bulletin 02/12/2018

A Christmas Carol 22/12/2018

Crib Service 24/12/2018

Christingle Service 16/12/2108

Christmas Gifts

Weekly Bulletin 25/11/2018

Christmas Services at St Mary’s

Weekly Bulletin 18/11/2018

Weekly Bulletin 04/11/2018

Weekly Bulletin 28/10/2018

Weekly Bulletin 21/10/2018

Weekly Bulletin 14/10/2018

Weekly Bulletin 07/10/2019

Weekly Bulletin 30/09/2018

Weekly Bulletin 23/09/2018

Book Now for the Church Weekend Away

Launde Abbey  10–12 May 2019     Our next church weekend away will take place at Launde Abbey on the 10-12 May.  Our speaker will be David Cooke. This is a wonderful opportunity to step away from the routine of daily life and take some time for refreshment: To think, explore faith, share friendship with others;…

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Messy Church Diary 2018/19

All Souls Service

Remembrance in Bures

Weekly Bulletin 17/09/2018

Weekly Bulletin 09/09/2018

 

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Children at St Mary’s

Weekly Bulletin 02/09/2018

Kidzone

Weekly Bulletin 26/08/2018

Weekly Bulletin 19/08/2018

Weekly Bulletin 12/08/2018

Weekly Bulletin 05/08/2018

Weekly Bulletin 22/07/2018

 

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Church in the Big Top

Weekly Bulletin 01/07/2018

Weekly Bulletin 24/06/2018

Weekly Bulletin 17/06/2018

Weekly Bulletin 10/06/2018

Weekly Bulletin 03/06/2018

Rogation Walk May 2018

Weekly Bulletin 27/05/2018

Weekly Bulletin 20/05/2018

Weekly Bulletin 13/05/2018

Weekly Bulletin 06/05/18

Weekly Bulletin 29/04/2018

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Weekly Bulletin 15/04/2018

Weekly Bulletin 08/04/2018

Weekly Bulletin 01/04/2018

Weekly Bulletin 25/03/2018

Weekly Bulletin 18/03/2018

Weekly Bulletin 11/03/2018

Bishop’s Pilgrimage

Easter Services

Messy Easter

Weekly Bulletin 04/03/2018

Weekly Bulletin 25/02/2018

Weekly Bulletin 18/02/2018

Weekly Bulletin 11/02/2018

Weekly Bulletin 04/02/2018

Weekly Bulletin 28/01/2018

Weekly Bulletin 21/01/2018

Weekly Bulletin 14/01/2018

Weekly Bulletin 07/01/2018

Weekly Bulletin 17/12/2017

Weekly Bulletin 10/12/2017

Crib Service

Christmas Services 2017

Weekly Bulletin 03/12/17

Weekly Bulletin 26/11/2017

Weekly Bulletin 12/11/2017

Weekly Bulletin 29/10/2017

Weekly Bulletin 22/10/2017

PCC Minutes 27/09/2017

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New Front Door

Weekly Bulletin 15/10/2017

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Over 75’s Harvest Lunch

Youth Confirmation Service

Weekly Bulletin 08/10/2017

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Breakfast Service 08/10/2017

All Souls Service 29/10/2017

Messy Church 21/10/2017

Weekly Bulletin 17/09/2017

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All over the country, Messy Church is taking off as a new way of engaging with church, for all the family and here in Bures we have a very own Messy Church, meeting seven times a year on the fourth Saturday at 4pm. We share the running of Messy Church with the Baptist Church and…

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Weekly Bulletin 17/09/2017

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Weekly Bulletin 03/09/2017

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Weekly Bulletin 13/08/2017

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Weekly Bulletin 30/07/2017

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Weekly Bulletin 23/07/2017

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Weekly Bulletin 16/07/2017

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Weekly Bulletin 02/07/2017

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Messy Church BBQ 15/07/2017

Church in the Big Top

Church in the Big Top St Mary’s and Bures Baptist churches invite you to join in a service of worship and celebration with guest speaker Bishop Mike Harrison on Sunday 9th July in the Music Festival Big Top (please note there will not be an 8am service at St Mary’s on that day).  The service commences at 9:45am and breakfast…

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Weekly Bulletin 18/06/2017

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Weekly Bulletin 11/06/2017

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Weekly Bulletin 04/06/2017

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Weekly Bulletin 28/05/2017

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Weekly Bulletin 14/05/2017

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Weekly Bulletin 07/05/2017

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Weekly Bulletin 30/04/2017

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Weekly Bulletin 23/04/2017

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Weekly Bulletin 09/04/2017

Messy Easter

Easter at St Mary’s

Weekly Bulletin 02/04/2017

Weekly Bulletin 26/03/2017

Mother’s Day Service

Weekly Bulletin 19/03/2017

Weekly Bulletin 12/03/2017

Weekly Bulletin 05/03/2017

Benefice Weekend Away

Book NOW for our 2017 Benefice Weekend Away: This will take place on the weekend of 19th to 21st May at Letton Hall. To make new friends, to learn from God, to enjoy a relaxing weekend with good food in great surroundings. A youth team will be leading an action-packed weekend of teaching and fun for our…

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Weekly Bulletin 12/02/2017

Choir Party

Party Time for St Marys Choir

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Weekly Bulletin 05/02/2017

Christmas Lunch Article

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Weekly Bulletin 29/01/2017

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Weekly Bulletin 15/01/2017

Alpha Course

 

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Weekly Bulletin 08/01/2017

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Christingle 11/12/2016

Weekly Bulletin 04/12/2016

Weekly Bulletin 27/11/2016

Christmas at St Mary’s

Carols by Candlelight 10/12/2016

Weekly Bulletin 20/11/2016

Autumn Fair 19/11/2016

Messy Christmas 26/11/2016

Weekly Bulletin 13/11/2016

Weekly Bulletin 06/11/2016

Family Remembrance Service 13/11/2016

Weekly Bulletin 30/10/2016

All Souls Service 30/10/2016

Weekly Bulletin 16/10/2016

Messy Church Diary of Events

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Weekly Bulletin 09/10/2016

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All Souls Service

Mothers Union News

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Music Festival Grant Award

Weekly Bulletin 02/10/2016

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Weekly Bulletin 25/09/16

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Notes from the PCC Meeting 15/09/2016

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Weekly Bulletin 18/09/2016

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Weekly Bulletin 11/09/2016

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GATHER Youth Celebration

GATHER Youth Celebration – Saturday 29 October 2016 from 5.30pm – 9.15pm – at The Cathedral in Bury – including  workshops, from drumming to cage football, artwork, Prayer spaces, Sporting 87  – fantastic live music from THE SENSE.  If you would like to come along get in touch with Angela on 01787 227407 or Liz Moulton 07956 068608, misslizmoulton@gmail.com.  …

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Sunday Afternoon Youth Group

Weekly Bulletin 04/09/2016

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Messy Harvest Saturday 24th September

Russe July Newsletter

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Messy Church – St Mary’s Church in Action!

Every Saturday, after a busy week atwork, I look forward to spending the day with my 3 year old son Ed; because Saturdays are boys’ only days (as Jacqui unfortunately has to work).  This leaves Ed, Earl (our big Labrador) and me the task of entertaining and fending for ourselves.  By about Thursday of each…

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Weekly Bulletin 31/07/2016

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