Welcome to our Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, where you will find information about our church, its community and the services that we can offer. For further information and general enquiries please get in touch. You may also like to visit our Sister church, Christ Church Coseley : website details are http://ccc.infopage.org.uk
Why not come along to any of our services at either parish, where a warm welcome awaits.
For enquiries about Weddings or Baptism’s at St Mary’s please see under BOOKINGS on main menu.
Home Communion. Please contact Priest-in- Charge, Reverend Emma Stanford or Reverend Tim Westwood If you would like to arrange a home visit. Please see under officials for telephone No’s.(Reverend Emma’s day off Mondays) Tel 01902 687283.
Pastoral Lay Minister Bob Hill 01902 677087
Photo credit: Clipartkid.com
We are desperately in need off at least £75,000 for repairs and restoration work to the church for the survival and long term future of St Mary’s. If you have ever been a member of this church, or indeed it holds special memories for you and your family, we urge you to make a donation. Any amount would be greatly appreciated, knowing that you have helped to secure the future of this lovely church.
Donations can be made via the PAYPAL link on the right. St Mary’s has always been there for us, it is now our turn to be there for St Mary’s during this financially difficult time. Thank you in anticipation.
Reverend Emma and Reverend Tim.
What’s on for week commencing Monday 19th March 2018 at St Mary’s (unless stated otherwise)
Monday 19th March 1-3 pm Place of welcome : Open to all for cup of tea/chat : CLOSED
Tuesday 20th March 9.30am Manor Primary Visit
Wednesday 21st March 7.00pm Lenten Mass St Mary’s (No 10.am low mass)
Thursday 22nd March 7.00pm St Mary’s PCC
10.00am Weekday Eucharist at Christ Church
6.00pm Choir Practice at Christ Church
Friday 23rd March ………..
Saturday 24th March ……….
Sunday 25th March 10.00am Palm Sunday & Blessing of Palm Crosses : (10am Parish Mass also at CC)
6.30 pm Evening Mass
Readers for Sunday 25th March
10am 1st Kevin Smith : 2nd Ann Clarke : Prayers Clergy
Eucharistic Assistants tba :
6.30pm 1st : Nick Fanthom : 2nd : Liz Mills : Prayers : Clergy
Eucharistic Assistants : tba
Readings 10.00am 1st : 2nd
6.30pm : 2nd
Eucharistic Assistants :
St Mary’s Confectionery Quiz. Quiz sheets £2 available from Sue Stephens (SM) and from David Hickman (CC) 1st prize £25. 2nd prize – Chocolate Hamper. Please sell copies to friends & family – profits to St Mary’s Restoration Fund. Closing date PALM SUNDAY 25th March
Lent has begun – pick up a ‘Lent Jar’ to drop your money into. Profits for the Restoration Fund – thanks, Sandra
Could all money for Easter flowers in memory of loved ones be put in an envelope with names clearly printed and placed on collection plate by the 10 am service on Palm Sunday 25th March. Many thanks. Margaret Marsh.
St Mary’s is now a place of welcome. Open every Monday 1-3pm, (except Bank Holidays).
For more information, please click on logo.
PLEASE SUPPORT THESE EVENTS
Christ Church & St Mary’s Flower Tributes
Would you like flowers placed in church to mark a special occasion, like a milestone birthday, anniversary or other celebratory time? Or would you like to pay tribute to a departed loved one? if so, please contact Liz Mills or Margaret Simpkin, who will gladly arrange this for you. A suggested minimum donation of £15 can be made towards church funds, and the occasion / tribute will be marked in the Parish News. Remember your loved ones now, just place an order!
Special thanks go to the Coseley Male Voice Choir and their superb concert that raised over £400 for the restoration fund. A big thank you from all at St Mary’s.
Please Support St Mary’s
St Mary’s Centre Choir (date unknown) If anyone knows the date please let me know. Sadly over half of the choir are no longer with us. Happy memories.
Some of our present choir members at St Mary’s
Do you have young children? Why not join the TODDLER GROUP. Ages 0 to 5 years. Every Wednesday 1-3pm during school term. See services for more information. All welcome.
Keyrings now available in church. Price £1.50. And also a selection of fridge magnets £2.00
APPEAL If anyone has any old photographs of St Marys Church or possibly school, can you please get in touch where we can copy them and put them in our archives! All photo’s will be returned. Please contact : Alan Hyde on 01902 679333 or at Church.
The most disadvantaged children rarely suffer on just one front. We work with these children to ensure that they are loved, valued and listened to. With them we fight childhood poverty, harm and neglect. Our network of programmes includes drop-in services for runaways, children’s centres and support for young carers. We support children who are refugees from violence, and we give those in care a voice. We transform children’s lives by pressurising central and local government to protect them, and we challenge attitudes that perpetuate harm and injustice. In hard times, children are among the hardest hit. We don’t just help them survive – we help them flourish. http://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/
The parish church of St Mary the Virgin is part of the Deanery of Kingswinford in the Diocese of Worcester
This website is owned and maintained by Alan Hyde c/o St Mary’s Church Hurst Hill
Acknowledgements. Some photos in this website were taken by Richard Law. Photo’s untouched. Licenced under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/