Dear Friend of St Mary’s
I am delighted to tell you that as the country moves out of lockdown services of communal worship at St Mary’s will start to build up once more.
Our core weekly service will be the 10.00 am Parish Eucharist where general congregational hymn singing will resume from 5th September 2021; this will be a Choral Eucharist on the 1st Sunday of each month. Following those services St Mary’s will remain open on Sundays until 2 pm for private prayer.
In addition there will be two Sunday Evensongs at 6.00 pm each month held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays commencing on 12th September 2021; we plan the occasional Choral Evensong and the first of these is planned for 24th October 2021.
There will be no service of Matins or 8.00 am Said Communion on Sundays for the present.
Please consult the Weekly leaflet regularly to keep up to date on the rules that might apply to our services as we go forward.
St Mary’s WhatsApp Group, which we established at the early part on the pandemic, will continue for the present time. However as not everyone accesses WhatsApp any video messages that might appear from time to time are shown below on this Home Page and my Sunday messages now appear under Sermons on the Quick Links on this page. We are also regularly posting updates, including video clips from me on Twitter and Instagram, so do follow us @StMarysstokedab
Please continue to care for each other and to keep in regular contact and let us thank God for the progress that is being made in countering this virus and that this progress will continue.
Please keep me informed of any concerns and be assured that I am always available to you.
With thoughts and prayers
The Reverend R Godfrey Hilliard MA
or Tel No 01932 866005
Music for Sung Eucharist and Choral Evensong
For details of the music planned for Sung Eucharist on 3rd October and Choral Evensong on 24th Octrober please click here