Our Children’s Nativity Service is coming up this Sunday – all welcome, it its sure to be a morning to remember!
Our Christmas Services are now on our calendar, and below. We look forward to seeing you at St Mary’s over the festive period.
We are hosting the Tingley Brass Band next Saturday 18th June at 7.00pm. See flyer below for more details and tickets:
At our All-Age worship this morning the theme was about us being adopted as God’s children. As regular worshippers will know, Charlie and Alice make frequent appearances in this service, but as they have moved house with Amanda and Derek, we have adopted two new puppets ourselves. Following a competition in the service this morning, their new names are George and Jemima.
We look forward to many exciting adventures with them in All-Age services in the future.
We were delighted to be joined by the Bishop of Leeds, Nick Baines, this morning for a service of Thanksgiving and Rededication following the completion of the redevelopment to the west end of St Mary’s. We were also joined by our patron, Robert Brudenell, representatives of the contractors (Roy C Smith Ltd) and other local dignitaries.
As part of the rededication, Gemma Hornby was confirmed by Bishop Nick.
The vision of the redevelopment started in 2009 when feedback from organisations and the community all pointed towards a more flexible space in church including a kitchenette and toilet to move the church forwards. This became the core of our Transformational Plan and 6 years on this vision has become a reality. We now have a disabled ramp, toilets (disabled as well), and kitchenette all disguised by curved seating which harks back to the monastic beginnings of St Mary’s near 1000 years ago.
This service was not held to mark the end of the project, but the beginning of a new chapter in the life of St Mary’s. One which is more outward-looking to minister further into the community.
St Mary’s embarks on a new chapter of its ministry. We give thanks for God’s provision, and rededicate our building and ourselves to serve God afresh in this generation.
Thanks be to God!
Hopefully the conclusion of the building works is this week.
One of the final jobs was to complete the kitchenette – looking good!!