Category Archives: Church

Village Produce Show

The Friends of St Mary’s have organised an exciting family event for the Autumn.  On Saturday 11th September there will be a Village Produce Show in St Mary’s Church from 2pm to 4:30pm. There are prizes for adults and children … Continue reading

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Bells Rehung at St Mary’s

The restored bells at St Mary’s Church have been rehung and are ready to be rung, but unfortunately, this will not happen in the immediate future.  Covid-19 protocols and social distancing mean it will be some time before they will … Continue reading

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Bells Returned to St Mary’s

The project to restore and retune the bells at St Mary’s Church is nearing completion, with the bells returned to the church from the restorers yesterday (22nd March) – see the photograph below. There will be a short service for … Continue reading

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Bells Restoration Update

The project to restore the bells at St Mary’s Church is well underway, reports Julia Sargent, the head of the project. The six bells have been lowered from the tower and are now at Whites Bell Hangers in Appleton where … Continue reading

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From The Vicarage

Revd Canon Paul Wignall, Associate Team Vicar for the Bridge Group of Parishes, writes … You may find it helpful to know the arrangements being made for our churches during this latest period of lockdown.  Please read a letter from … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Bells Restoration

Work on the bells restoration project at St Mary’s Church will begin later this month.  Scaffolders will start work on 15th January and the bells should come down five days later.  Restoring the bells and bell frame is expected to … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Use Amazon Smile

With only twenty-four online shopping days until Christmas, this is a reminder that if you intend to purchase any gifts through Amazon, please use this Amazon Smile Friends of St Mary’s link.  By doing so, a donation of 0.5% of … Continue reading

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The Village Remembers

More than thirty people gathered at the war memorial yesterday (11th November) to remember those villagers who gave their lives in the First World War.  Concerns about Coronavirus failed to lessen the public’s commitment to the event. The commemoration was … Continue reading

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Support St Mary’s Through Amazon

The Friends of St Mary’s support the church by helping with maintenance and providing little extras when Parochial Church Council resources are stretched. They usually raise money for this by running events throughout the year.  However, with the Covid-19 crisis … Continue reading

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New Vicar Licensed

On Wednesday 6th October, a select congregation gathered at Dorchester Abbey for the Licensing Service of Reverend Canon Paul Wignall. Owing to Covid-19, everyone who attended was required to wear appropriate face coverings, which gave the service a more than … Continue reading

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