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A Christmas Community Storytelling of Two Baby Boys

The Bible is full of long stories that jump the section headings, and that don’t parcel up neatly into the short lengths that you hear read in a typical service. A box set rather than a poem, a feature film rather than a

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Gift Day 2016

There are many activities supported by the church and it is part of St Marys’ mission to be welcoming and to provide opportunities for everyone to get involved.

The activities of the church include Light Factory, Messy Church, family choir, links with St Marys Community Centre, links with Porter Croft School

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Our Young People and Families Workers

Report on the work of St Mary’s Young People and Families Worker November 2013 – January 2015.
The 14 months since our previous report has been a period both of consolidation for many of the things that were initiated over the first year of the post and also one of significant

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Maureen’s Candlemas sermon – 3rd February 2014

Bible Readings:
Malachi 3:1-4
Luke 2: 22-40 Page

Candlemas falls mid-winter so there are many weather proverbs, one of which is:

If Candlemas be fair and bright
Winter will have another fight
If Candlesmas brings cloud and rain
Winter won’t come again.

We gather here this morning as other Sunday mornings to Pause and Ponder and to present ourselves before God.
I suppose this mornings readings and thoughts are full of ‘P’s, but not the green variety: of Praise, Purification, Prophecy, Patience, Perseverence, Prayer, Peace to mention a few.

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