On Sunday 1st July 2018 residents of Stevington will open their gardens for the afternoon to fundraise for St Mary’s Church. Visitors are welcome from 1pm – 5pm. Parking, entrance and programmes will be at the Church Room, Church Road, Stevington, MK43 7QB. The afternoon is hosted by the Friends of St Mary’s charity and supported with plant sales, teas & cakes and a raffle. We hope you can join us.
A message from our new curate…
I am Lynne Sandle and I am writing to introduce myself as the new curate joining the Chellington Team Ministry after my ordination on 1st July. I am married to Nick and we have two children, Lucy, who is 11, and Henry who is 9 and we shall be living in Turvey.
I am excited to be joining the Chellington Team and look forward to meeting you all. Although with so many parishes, it may take some time for me to get to know everyone; please be patient with me. I also look forward to spending time in a very beautiful part of the UK. I will be praying for the parishes, and I would request your prayers for my family and me as we start our new life in North Bedfordshire. God Bless, Lynne
St Mary’s wishes everyone a very Happy Easter
The Choir will lead our service
on Easter Sunday 9.30am
Good Friday at 2pm
A service of prayer and contemplation,
with music from Bach’s
‘St Matthew Passion’.
You are invited to our
Mothering Sunday and Service of Thanks at St Mary’s
Sunday 11th March at 4pm
Songs, poems and prayers
A chance to get together to reflect and celebrate different aspects of mothering and caring in our community and to thank all those who support and help St Mary’s
Refreshments to follow
Retiring Collection – The Children’s Society
St Mary’s Church Room
5th, 12th, 19th and 26th March
12.30 to 1.30pm
Come and join us for delicious home-made soup, bread ‘n cheese
Donations to Christian Aid
If you would like TRANSPORT,contact Jane 825578 or Tricia 825169
Give your brain a spring clean, and join us for a convivial evening of quiz and supper. Start getting your team (maximum 8 people) together, and watch for more details.
You are most welcome to join the Stevington Lent Talks. Meetings are informal and usually run for an hour and a half. It is a chance for informal discussion about faith, issues and questions that arise within the focus for the week. All views are welcome – encouraged! Honest doubt and confidentiality respected and guaranteed. This year’s theme, ‘Finding a Voice’, is based around the film The King’s Speech and the talks look as if they are going to be really thought-provoking and enriching. Talks will be on Monday from 7.15 to 8.45pm starting from 19th February and will be held at 20 Church Road. If you would like to come along or have any questions about the talks, please contact Jane by email or telephone: 8225578
On behalf of all at St Mary’s a very happy and peaceful Christmas.
Despite the cold winter’s evening, St Mary’s gave a warm welcome to villagers and friends who came to the wonderful candlelit celebration of Nine Lessons and Carols on Sunday 17th. The choir, organist and readers surpassed themselves in their telling of the Advent and Christmas story and the carved angels in the roof must have smiled with joy as the congregation sang out.
Many thanks to all those who helped to make this a memorable service which brought our community together in song and story. We are particularly grateful to Fearn for starting our service with the solo 1st verse of ‘Once in Royal’.