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 February 2018 at St Mary’s (unless stated otherwise)
Monday 19th February 1-3 pm Place of welcome : Open to all for cup of tea/chat
Tuesday 20th February 7.00pm Parish Surgery at Christ Church
Wednesday 21st February 2.00pm Screening of Captain Underpants at Christ Church
7.00pm Lenten Mass St Mary’s
Thursday 22nd February 10.00am Morning Prayer at Christ Church
6.00pm Choir Practice at Christ Church
Friday 23rd February ……….
Saturday 24th February ……….
Sunday 25th February 10.00am Morning Prayer : (10am Parish Mass also at CC)
6.30 pm Evening Mass
Readers for Sunday 25th February Lent 2
10am 1st Elaine Jones : 2nd David Hammonds : Prayers Amanda Thomas
Eucharistic Assistants ………..
6.30pm 1st : Helen Jones : 2nd : Graham Roberts : Prayers : Liz Mills
Eucharistic Assistants : Clergy
Readings 10.00am 1st Reading I: Genesis 17.1-7,15-16 : 2nd Romans 4.13-end
6.30pm 1st Genesis 12.1-9 : 2nd John 8.51-end
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
Lent has begun – pick up a ‘Lent Jar’ to drop your money into. Profits for the Restoration Fund – thanks, Sandra
St Mary’s Calendars £1.50 Available at Church
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