Sunday, 14th February 2016

The First Sunday of Lent

Happy Valentines Day

8am Holy Communion

10am Parish Eucharist

Hymns: 379, 195, 503, during communion choir will sing ‘My Lord, what love is this’, last hymn 727

This morning we welcome the Revd Canon Tim Short who will be leading our 8am service and the Revd Canon Roger Knight who will be taking our 10am Service



The crèche is available during the 10am service for children aged four and under and also parents with babies.  There are also some bags (containing books and materials for colouring) at the back of church to occupy children who wish to stay in church.  Due to the risk of trip hazards, it would be appreciated if parents/guardians would please supervise their children whilst in the crèche and tidy up upon leaving.

Parish Visits: When visiting anyone on behalf of St. Mary’s, can we please ask that you be kind enough to let Carol Sharman know (01536725759), in order to avoid anyone being missed out.  Would you also let Carol know if you notice anyone who is not in church for a few weeks, so that we can make enquiries and, if felt appropriate, arrange a visit.  Thank you for your co-operation.

Volunteers wanted: Could you give up a little of your time on the occasional Sunday to help with making the coffee after the morning service or counting the collection?  Also, we need more sidesmen who are the welcoming face at the door.  If you feel able to contribute to any of these roles please have a word with Sue Hartley

Lent Daylight Centre Appeal: Please place any donations of men’s toiletries, clothes, towels and blankets in the crate at the back of church. Thank you in anticipation of your support – the Outreach Team

Electoral Roll: This will be revised between 14th February and 3rd April.  If your name is currently shown on the roll (please see list at back of church) you do not need to do anything.  If, however, you wish to be added to the roll, forms are available at the back of church in respect of this.  Please complete and return to Shirley Banks before 3rd April.

Lent Course, four week study group commencing on Tuesday, 23rd February, at 7.30pm.  Please separate sheet for further details.  There is a sign-up sheet available at the back of church.

John R Currall, Mayor of Burton Latimer, invites you to a Charity Dinner (raising money for the Mayor’s charities) at Kushboo Restaurant on Sunday, 13th March.  Tickets £25 each.  Please see the noticeboard in the porch for further details.

London Marathon 2016: David Knight is entered for this event by the Motor Neurone Disease Association and has been training hard since the autumn.  If anyone is able to support him he has a Just Giving web site or, if you don’t trust the Internet, donations will be gratefully received by any member of the family.

Day trip to Canterbury – Tuesday, 12th April.  Leaving from the end of Meeting Lane at 9am.  Price £12.00 per person.  A sign-up sheet is at the back of church.  Further details available from Bob Miller (725974) or see notice in the porch.


Morning Prayer is said in church on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 9am and 8am on Friday.  All are very welcome to join us.

 No choir practice, SMUFS or mid week Holy Communion this week due to school holidays

Tuesday – 5.30pm Derek Sibson Peal Ringers

Thursday – 7.30pm Bell-ringers practice

Saturday – 12noon Wedding Paul Lane and Leah Scully

Sunday, 21st February  – The Second Sunday of Lent

8am         Holy Communion,

10am       Parish Eucharist