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 AND EASTER SERVICES
(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.
St Mary’s is hosting the High Sheriff’s Legal Service on Sunday March 10th at 11.00 am
The High Sheriff, Nick Ebbs, welcomes all to this celebration ‘in thanksgiving for our Freedom under the Law, the Queen’s Peace and our National Heritage.
After the service refreshments and lunch are available for everyone attending.
‘Worth the Wait’ are holding a Vintage clothing sale in the Nave Space at St Mary’s, Saturday March 2nd, 11 to 5.
Thousands of items available to browse and buy. Small admission fee.
This Saturday we have a wonderful programme of music by Beethoven and Haydn, please click the link belowfor full details.
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.
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
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.
This service will bring together the three great Epiphany stories – the Coming of the Magi, the Wedding at Cana and the Baptism of Christ at the Jordan, of course all within the context of wonderful music. There will be opportunity to renew Baptismal Vows. Everyone is most welcome.
St Mary’s is hosting this special New Year occasion organised by the City Prayer Network. Doors open at 7 pm for a 7.30pm start. Bishop Paul will be present and all are most welcome.