Christmas floral decorations made by course attendees
Wishing you a very happy New Year from the whole team at St. Mary's!
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Sunday 3rd January 10.30am - No service in church. Sunday service video on our website, for everyone to watch, led by the youth. Sunday 10th January 10.30am - service in church with livestreaming
Thursday 7th January 11am - service in church
Setting a Watch
"Setting a Watch" continues, with the session leaders resuming their roles from tomorrow, 2nd January.
Building to Serve Prayer
Prayer for Building to Serve will begin again on Monday 4th January at noon.
YOUTH-LED SUNDAY VIDEO
This Sunday (3rd January) there is no service in church.
However, the youth have done an amazing job of putting together a Sunday service video for us. You'd be so welcome to worship along with us this Sunday morning.
The New Year is traditionally a time for making resolutions, stopping bad habits and adopting better ones.
In "12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You", Tony Reinke identifies twelve potent ways our smartphones have changed our lives—for good and ill. Reinke calls us to cultivate healthy habits for smartphone use, encouraging us to be grateful for technological advance, develop skills to maximise the blessing that we (and others) can receive through our phones, and grow in the wisdom we need to avoid the many pitfalls that exist with such a powerful tool.
Everyone has questions about what life is all about. We believe that everyone should have a chance to share those questions, explore the Christian faith and give their point of view.
Alpha is a place where you can ask those questions in an honest, friendly and open environment.
In recent months at St Mary's, God has been extending our vision to serve the town in an exciting, ambitious and creative way at a time of substantially increasing need for many within our community...
So many people in our community feel the weight of debt, and we are passionate about helping to release anyone we can from a life sentence of debt and poverty. At St Mary's we are working with Christians Against Poverty to bring good news, hope and freedom. If you need support, we'd love to hear from you.