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March Magazine
This is our magazine for the month of March 2021
Adobe Acrobat document [2.6 MB]


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
Passcode: 6e9BKX

Please mute yourself while watching the service

Collect and Readings for February 28th - The  Second Sunday of Lent



Almighty God,

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

  Thought for the Week                                                                               




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



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 uk.  We will contact you to discuss which methord you woud prefer, from a one-off donation to regular giving.


If you are vulnerable or at risk and need help  with shopping, medication or other essential supplies please ring 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm)



Our Diocesan Board of Education (DBE) staff are continuing to produce some outstanding resources that can be used by parents at home.

  • ‘Off the Shelf’ RE resources which can be used by parents in the home.
  • Bible Podlets is a Bible Study and Discussion Podcast for adults to do with primary aged children. There are currently 8 episodes available to listen to, with the next episode released this Friday. The theme is ‘Bible Transformers,’ focussing people in the Bible who were transformed by Jesus.
  • The Weekly@ Lectionary resources which can help families to worship at home are on the DBE Facebook page along with lots of other great ideas. 
  • Finally, there is a Pinterest account with inspiration on activities for Easter, Pentecost and Ascension.


  • Bishop Jill will lead ‘9am Worship from the Diocese of Blackburn’ this weekend. It will be released at 9am on Sunday on the Diocesan YouTube channel. But you don’t have to watch it then – it is available from that time onwards.
  • There will also be an act of worship offered by the Cathedral on Sunday morning. Simply go to their website and follow the links.
  • The Worship at Home resource is again available via the website to download and email or send on to members of your congregation.
  • For further information about parish streamed services (and churches using digital in our Diocese in other ways) start by going to this page on the A Church Near You website.


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.

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