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.
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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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE Place of welcome CLOSED Monday 11th Dec
What’s on for week commencing Monday 4th December 2017 at St Mary’s (unless stated otherwise)
Monday 4th December 1-3 pm Place of welcome : Open to all
Tuesday 5th December 7.00 pm Parish Surgery at Christ Church
Wednesday 6th December 10.00 am Low Mass
Thursday 7th December 10.00am Weekday Eucharist at Christ Church
6.00pm Choir Practice at Christ Church
Friday 8th December 8.00pm until 9pm Sunday, Christmas Tree Festival at Christ Church
Saturday 9th December ……………
Sunday 10th December 10.00 am Parish Mass : NO 6.30 service this week
5.00pm Tree of light and Advent carol service at Christ Church
Readers for Sunday 10th December
10am 1st Beryl Edwards : 2nd Graham Roberts : Prayers David Hammonds
6.30 pm 1st TBC : 2nd TBC : Prayers : TBC
Pm 1st 2 Samual 23.1-7 : 2nd Mathew 28.16-end
Memorial Services at Christ Church with St Mary’s
Our annual Memorial Services for those who have passed away during the last twelve months will take place during December at our Advent Carol and Tree of Light Services. Both churches will have a tree of memorial outside, with people having the opportunity of making a £5 donation to sponsor a bulb in memory of a loved one.
St Mary’s Advent Carol Service with lighting of the tree will be held on 3rd December at 6.30pm.
Christ Church’s will be on the 10th December at 5.00pm.
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 Email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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