St Mary's Parish Church is the oldest and most historic building in the village. Parts of it are over 800 years old.
A special feature is the magnificent roof made of English oak with tiebeams and moulded braces with traceried spandrels, dating from about 1400 together with four pairs of half figures you can see looking down on you. These figures represent the Apostles and they are holding articles which relate to the Guilds to which the church was connected.
Other interesting features include the "squint holes" in the chancel arch. These were made before the days of church pews, so that the elderly sitting on benches around the walls could see what was going on at the high altar. this reminds us that a church is first and foremost about people and about meeting their spiritual needs.
Monthly Night Prayer (Compline)
Every First Wednesday of the Month at 8.30 p.m.
Night Prayer is our short, quiet, reflective service on the first Wednesday of the month. An ideal way to finish your day, especially if you don’t feel you can come to church at the moment.
If you have difficulty using the new link, then here it is:
In case you need them , the Meeting ID is 875 2690 8458 & the Passcode: 645253.
The Compline Night Prayer can be found on our Services page here:
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR SERVICES AND EVENTS
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th December – St Mary's Christmas Tree Festival
Saturday 11.00 am – 6.00 pm
Sunday 12.00 noon – 5.00 pm
Our popular Festival is back, with over 40 trees, plus seasonal stalls
Donation on entry, with programme provided Refreshments will be available.
Services for Sunday 5th December:
8.00 am St Mary's Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
11.00 am St Mary's Family Service for Advent, with special craft bags for the children
5.00 pm St Mary's Closing Service for the Christmas Tree Festival
Saturday 11th December
2.30 pm St Mary's Christmas Concert with St Mary’s Choir
Popular Christmas music, both secular and sacred – you can join in too! Free – retiring collection for the Church Refreshments served afterwards
Sunday 12th December
4.00 p.m. All Saints' Christingle Service
Sunday 19th December
Carol Service with St Mary’s Choir
NB time to be decided: if indoors at 6.00 pm; if outdoors at 3.00 pm
Christmas Eve – Friday 24th December
TIME TO BE CONFIRMED: All Saints' Carol Service
NB time to be decided: if indoors at
6.00 pm; if outdoors at 3.00 pm
4.00 pm St Mary's Children’s Crib Service – Outdoors in the Churchyard
Our popular Crib Service, held outside for greater safety – lasts about 30 minutes
Please bring unwrapped gifts for Home Start and the Children’s Society – thank you
NB Our apologies but there will be no St Mary's Midnight Mass this year.
10.00 am St Mary's Christmas Family Communion Service
NB numbers are limited so please book your place for this service
More details to follow.
Sunday 2nd January The Epiphany
Celebrating the arrival of the Three Wise Men at the Crib
11.00 am St Mary's Parish Communion Service
NB not a family service
ST MARY'S TEDDY BEAR CLUB
Term Time Only - Every Wednesday at 9.30 a.m.
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