Summer update: a message from the Rector

Dear Sisters and Brothers, I do hope that you are well. I would like to take this opportunity to write to you to update you with our plans for the autumn. Ministry support in August Canon Ann, Father Tom, Father … Continue Reading

Securing the future of our churches

Delighted to announce that, following the recent restoration of St Mary’s thanks to a grant from National Lottery Heritage Fund, they have now granted us a further £72,500. This will help us secure and plan the longer-term future for both … Continue Reading

Animated apologetics #8: God and mathematics

In the next instalment of our Animated Apologetics blogs, Mark Herring poses the question: Why does mathematics work? … Continue Reading

Church is open …. but it was never closed

Our churches opened today for public worship for the first since since our doors closed in March. ‘Churches reopen’ may be the newspaper headlines, but the truth is, we never closed. What exactly has our church been doing during this crisis? … Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Public Worship from 5th July

Following the new advice about church openings, we will be opening our doors for public worship once more, starting on 5th July. This letter from our Rector has more detail. … Continue Reading

St Mary’s – a National Lottery Heritage Fund film

  To celebrate the anniversary of the dedication of St Mary’s (the Feast Day of the birth of John the Baptist) we have released this film produced for the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Filmed by members of Eastside Community Heritage … Continue Reading

A letter from the Rector: re-opening our churches

Please see this letter from our Rector about the re-opening of our churches for private prayer. I am writing to let you know the good news that our churches will be opening for ‘supervised private prayer’ from Saturday 20th June … Continue Reading

Volunteers wanted to open our churches

Further to the government announcement giving permission for churches to be open for private prayer from 15th June, we are considering opening our two churches again for ‘supervised private prayer’ from Sunday 21st June. Likely days to be open are … Continue Reading

Plan to Give with Parish Giving

Today, Saturday 2nd May, the £160 fixed cost of running our parish has been sponsored by a most generous donor from our congregation. Thank you 🙏 If not already doing so, we would urge everyone to sign up to the … Continue Reading

The Existence of God: A famous clash of world views

  On 4th April 2009, two men met at Biola University to debate the question of God’s existence in front of an overflow crowd and a global internet audience. … Continue Reading