Dear Friend of St. Mary’s,
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As a direct consequence of the new Covid-19 national lockdown measures starting on Thursday 5th November, it is with regret that again we are obliged to close St. Mary’s Church for public worship. There will be no communal services or concerts until further notice. The church will be opened for Private prayer only from 10:00 -12:00 am on Sundays and Thursdays.
Similarly, all exercise classes and other group activities which normally take place in the church hall are suspended until further notice and the hall will be closed.
Post, emails and telephone calls to the Parish office will be monitored and responded to.
or Tel. 01932 866005
The weekly Parish leaflet will continue and be sent out on regular email distribution to those on the electoral role and others who have specifically requested it. Similarly, the St Mary’s website will be updated to advise of any changes from the current situation.
The St Mary’s Chat WhatsApp Group, which was established during the first lockdown, will continue to allow people to share their prayers and thoughts. I will continue to post my personal messages, including my Sunday message.
For those unable to access WhatsApp, my video messages are also available on this Website Home page and my Sunday messages also appear under Sermons on the Quick Links on this page.
We will continue with our regular postings of my video clips on Twitter and Instagram, so do follow us on @StMarysstokedab
Notwithstanding these initiatives, please be reminded that I am always available if you would welcome a personal communication.
Stay safe and with my best wishes to all
The Reverend R Godfrey Hilliard MA
or Tel No 01932 866005