NEWS and EVENTS
Zoom to Church!
Our services are now restricted to 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 show to those who are in error the light of your truth,
that they may return to the way of righteousness:
grant to all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s religion, that they may reject those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
First Reading: Genesis 17.1–7, 15–16
Psalm: Psalm 22.23–end
Second Reading :Romans 4.13–end
Gospel: Mark 8.31–end
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
Christian Meditation meetings have been cancelled during this new national lockdown. As soon as we are allowed back into church we will resume.
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 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.