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COVID Restrictions Update

Due to COVID restrictions still in force and the emergence of the omicron variant, the Church of England have again stressed the need to be cautious.  We are now legally required to wear face masks (unless medically exempt). The use of hand sanitizers both on entering and leaving the building is strongly recommended as is the circulation of fresh air during any service so the advice is to dress accordingly. The underfloor heating will be on so should keep your feet warm!! There are sufficient number of chairs out so if families wish to socially distance themselves, this will be possible.


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
Passcode: 6e9BKX

Please mute yourself while watching the service

A selection of our services have been recorded and stored on YouTube.  Please click on the logo to see them.


January Magazine
This is our magazine for the month of January 2022
Adobe Acrobat document [3.7 MB]

Collect and Readings for January 2nd -  the 2nd  Sunday of Christmas


Almighty God,

in the birth of your Son

you have poured on us the new light of your incarnate Word,

and shown us the fullness of your love: help us to walk in his light and dwell in his love that we may know the fullness of his joy; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.




Jeremiah 31.7–14 or Ecclesiasticus 24.1–12

Psalm 147.13–end

Canticle: Wisdom 10.15–end

Ephesians 1.3–14

John 1.[1–9] 10–18

  Thought for the Week                                                                               





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 5th January

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



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 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.

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