Daniel Hanson’s Funeral

We were saddened to hear of the loss of Daniel Hanson earlier this month. Daniel was a much loved and deeply valued member of our church family. It goes without saying that he will be missed. We are privileged to host his funeral and to accompany his family in their bereavement.

Daniels funeral will be held at St Mary’s on Thursday 18 April (Maundy Thursday) at 2:30pm.

Holy Week at St Mary’s


(Please also see Parish Notices or Calendar)

Maundy Thursday, 18 April

7.30pm  Last Supper Communion Service with Stripping of the Altar followed by Prayer Vigil.


Good Friday, 19 April

12-3pm Reflections divided into half-hour sections to include Reading of Account of Jesus’ trial and death, the Stations of the Cross, silence, prayer, meditative readings.

7pm Meditation with Choir and Orchestra performing The Seven Last Words (James Macmillan).


Easter Day, 21 April

5am Dawn Vigil with informal Communion and rejoicing. Coffee and pastries served.

10.45am Easter Sunday Sung Eucharist.

6.30pm Evensong.

Light Night Report

St Mary’s was full to overflowing on Light Night, Friday February 8th.  4,700 people viewed the art exhibits, listened to the Choir and lit Candles of Hope.   £2,500 was raised to support the work of the Emmanuel House Day Centre for homeless people.

Vacancies at St Mary’s

St Mary’s in the Lace Market is looking to fill 2 part time roles

  • Events co-ordinator
  • Communications co-ordinator

Precise hours to be discussed – Communications likely to be approx 6 hours a week, Events approx 10 hours a week, each £12 an hour.  Both roles could be carried out by the same person.

Please contact [email protected] for an Application Form and Job Descriptions. Applications to be submitted by 22 February, interviews from 7 March. To discuss please call Tom Gillum 07825 041432

Patronal Festival – Sunday February 3rd

On Sunday February 3rd we’ll be celebrating our Patronal Festival with two fine choral services. Matins [10.45am] will feature the Te Deum and Jubilate settings by Stanford along with the anthem Senex Puerum Portabat (The old man carried the child….) by Byrd.  The mass setting for Solemn Eucharist [6.30pm] will be by Alessandro Taddei da Gandria and this will be accompanied in style by The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble.  Everyone is welcome.