NEWS and EVENTS
COVID 19 - Latest information
The church is open for worship once again
Following the end of the national restrictions on December 2nd the church will be open for worship at the normal service times (Sunday 8.15 and 10.15 and Thursdays at 9.30) although there is a limit of 30 people in church.
Our first service will be Sunday 6th of December at 8.15 am
Social distancing continues to be necessary as well as the use of face masks and hand sanitizers
Worshippers are asked to provide Track and Trace information as well (name and telephone number).
Services over the Christmas period.
Regrettably we cannot hold our normal Christmas services such as Christingle, Carol services and Christmas Eve Midnight Communion.
This year we will have a service at 6pm on Christmas Eve which will also be broadcast via Zoom. On Christmas Day there will be a service at 8. 15 am and one at 10.15 am. The 10.15 service will also be broadcast via Zoom
We hope as many of you as possible will attend these service to welcome the birth of Christ.
Zoom to Church!
If you cannot attend church, why not use Zoom to watch our Sunday 10.15 am service. The link is:
Meeting ID: 915 880 5689
Please mute yourself while watching the service
O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power
and come among us, and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness we are grievously hindered
in running the race that is set before us,
your bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, to whom with you and the Holy Spirit, be honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen
First Reading : Isaiah 40.1-11
Psalm : Psalm 85.1-2,8-13 (85,8-end)
Second Reading : 2 Peter 3.8-15a
Gospel : Mark 1. 1-8
Church Electoral Roll
A GDPR compliant 'names only' version of the Electoral Roll is available here
Christian Meditation meetings can resume and out next meeting will be on Wednesday 9th December at 6.30 pm
GIVING AND DONATIONS
Since the lockdown started it has been difficult for parishioners to maintain their giving through the collection plate although many parishioners make their giving using Direct Debit or Standing Order. If you feel you would like to help St. Mary's financially please would you send an e-mail to email@example.com. uk. We will contact you to discuss which methord you woud prefer, from a one-off donation to regular giving.
RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN
Our Diocesan Board of Education (DBE) staff are continuing to produce some outstanding resources that can be used by parents at home.
ON LINE OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORSHIP
Will Adams and his brother have created a website called #HelpPenwortham with the aim of:
1. Allowing vulnerable residents to view what food and other delivery and collection services are available locally, to reduce stress and anxieties.
2. Ensuring our local businesses and economy can continue through this very difficult period, ensuring they can come out of this period still as vibrant as before.
Browse our list of local businesses in Penwortham, South Ribble and Preston. Order food or other vital items for delivery or collection. Shop local and help to ensure the Penwortham and South Ribble economy emerges as diverse and vibrant as before.
For the first time in over 150 years we will not be printing a hard copy of our church magazine for distribution to our parishioners. We will however continue to compile it and publish it online. You can view our latest edition from the top of this page.