Dear Friend of St. Mary’s,
As you will know the country is progressively moving out of lockdown. Accordingly we plan to open St Mary’s Church from Sunday 2nd August at 10.00 am for the first of a weekly service of Said Communion; but if you would like to join us at this weekly service please let us know in advance; details can be found in the Weekly Leaflet below.
With the commencement of this weekly service, the Church will no longer be open during the weekdays but will remain open for private prayer from 11.00 am to 2 .00 pm on Sundays..
As part of our preparations we have prepared and completed a Risk Assessment to ensure everyone's safety and compliance with Government and Diocesan guidelines. Please click here to access and read the Risk Assessment
However my daily video messages will continue for the time being, and every Friday, instead of a daily video message, I intend posting a video of a short piece of music with a view from the church in the background. These videos can be seen below this message.
However not everyone accesses WhatsApp so my video messages 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
Notwithstanding these initiatives, please be reminded that I am always available if you would welcome a personal communication.
My best wishes to all
The Reverend R Godfrey Hilliard MA
Weekly Leaflet for
Eighth Sunday after Trinity
To view our leaflet for the week
commencing 8th Sunday after
Video music for 7 August
Rev'd Godfrey Hilliard keeps in touch with his parish at St Mary's Stoke D'Abernon
St. Mary’s WhatsApp Group
We are also regularly posting updates, including video clips from me on Twitter and Instagram, do follow us @StMarysstokedab
Thoughts and prayers
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St. Mary’s Stoke D’Abernon’s response to the current Covid 19 restrictions
As most people are aware Churches were closed for Public Worship during the lockdown although the Government have said that churches can now be opened. The details of current and proposed church opening times can be seen by referring to Godfrey's Welcome Message and St Mary's Weekly Leaflet elsewhere on this Home page of our web site.
For the full, latest, statement from the Church of England go to https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches .
It is planned that the Annual Parish Church Meeting will now take place on Sunday 18th October 2020 after the 10.00 am Parish Communion
Inevitably other events that might have taken place at St. Mary’s Church or in the Hall will not take place until further notice These include: Parishes lunches; Mothers and Others; Chair yoga; Lunchtime concerts; and the Quiz night.
As and when further advice is made available it will appear on this Home page of our web site.
Visiting the Church
The church is regularly open to visitors at set times. Please read the Visiting St Mary's page for more details.