St Mary’s Update – 20th April

St Mary’s Update – 20th April 2017

St Mary’s Church update for 4th April provides listings of services, bible readings and other events and news such as IGNITE! Youth Ceelebration Service, St George’s Day Parade, Alpha Course and Senior Citizen’s Lunch.

Don’t forget, the church is now open on weekdays if you would like a quiet space to reflect or say a prayer for someone.

Ignite imageIGNITE! Youth Celebration Service – Friday 21 April 7.45pm, St Mary’s, West Bergholt

The first IGNITE service in January was such a success that the young people have asked for another one! This will be held on Friday 21 April at 7.45pm at St Mary’s, West Bergholt. There will be music from the band, a sketch, reflections, interactive prayer stations, a short talk and hot chocolate! For more details, please contact [antibot mailto=”[email protected]”].

All welcome, not just young people!

Scouts - Be PreparedSt George’s Day Scout Parade Service

Join us for this special parade service with the beavers, cubs and scouts this Sunday 23rd April at 9:30am..

Alpha - Join the AdventureAlpha Course

We are running the Alpha Course for 10 weeks starting on 25 April at 7.45pm in the church hall. Alpha is a series of informal sessions exploring the Christian faith, including a hot meal. All are welcome to come along. For catering purposes, please let Liz Dixon know if you are interested in taking part.

Senior Citizens’ Lunch – Sat 29 April

If you would like to come, please contact Murray Harlow or Kate Penrose to book your place.

Messy ChurchNext Messy Church

Our next Messy Church is at 9:30am Sunday 14th May – just as Christian Aid Week starts.

Services & Other Dates

Friday 21 April 7.45pm IGNITE! Youth Service
Sunday 23 April 8.00am BCP Communion at All Saints, Great Horkesley
9.30am St George’s Day Parade (No Kids’ Church)
9.30am Communion at Boxted
11.15am Service 4 All at All Saints, Great Horkesley
Tuesday 25 April 7.45pm Alpha Course in the church hall
Thursday 27 April 9.00am Open House
10.00am Rachel’s Home Group
2.30pm 5Ts
Saturday 29 April 12.45pm Seniors Lunch in th church hall
Sunday 30 April 11.00am Joint 3-Parishes Service at West Bergholt Methodist Church
Tuesday 2 May 7.45pm Alpha Course
8.00pm Home Group at Pat & Roy’s
Thursday 4 May 9.00am Open House
2.30pm 5Ts
7.30pm PCC Meeting
Sunday 7 May 9.30am Communion led by Rev Mandy Elmes
Thursday 11 May Dying Matters Awareness Week during Open House
Saturday 13 May 6.00pm 6pm Concert at St Mary’s Old Church, refreshments @ 5pm
Sunday 14 May Christian Aid Week
Thursday 25 May –
Sunday 6 June
‘Thy Kingdom Come’ week of prayer

Sunday Gospel Readings




Sunday 23 April John 20:19-31 Jesus appears to his disciples
Sunday 30 April Luke 24:13-35 Jesus appears on the road to Emmaus
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