NEWS and EVENTS
Zoom to Church!
As well as coming to church, you can participate in our church services via Zoom during the current lockdown. 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
you have broken the tyranny of sin
and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts whereby we call you Father: give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service, that we and all creation may be brought to the glorious liberty of the children of God;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you,in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
1 Samuel 17.57—18.5, 10–16
2 Corinthians 6.1–13
Give Thanks for your Vaccination Appeal
As more of our family, friends, and neighbours receive their COVID vaccinations, we rejoice and are glad that our loved ones are protected. We give thanks for all the NHS staff and key workers who continue to save lives across the UK.
For the poorest and most vulnerable communities across the world, there is little hope of a vaccine rollout. These people already face a lack of water, food, and healthcare, but the impact of Covid has added further struggles and challenges. Christian Aid is already on the ground, helping keep people safe from coronavirus with practical support – but with your gift of thanks we can do more.
Have you or your loved ones had your vaccine? Please give thanks with a donation to help protect our global neighbours across the world who are less fortunate than ourselves.
You can go on Preston Christian Aid’s Just Giving page .. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/christian-aid-preston or post a cheque payable to Christian Aid to Fulwood Methodist Church, Watling St Road, PR2 8EA
In line with Government guidelines, we can re-start our Christian Meditation group We meet every Wednesday evening at church from 6.30
pm. The meetings last for 30-45 minutes. All are welcome.
Please note that face masks must be worn, social distancing must be maintained and hand sanitizers must be used both on entering and leaving church.
We meet again on Wednesday 16th June
The Preston Society
Birdwatching & Natural History
Prior to the COVID lockdown we held weekly meetings at St. Mary's Church on Monday meetings but these had to be cancelled. We are continuing our programme on YouTube and Zoom. For more details please click here to visit our webpage
Church Electoral Roll
A GDPR compliant 'names only' version of the Electoral Roll is available here
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. uk. We will contact you to discuss which method you woud prefer, from a one-off donation to regular giving.
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.