• Services

    17th September 2017 - Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity


    9.30am  Sung Eucharist CW
    Celebrant & Preacher: The Vicar
    Readings: Galatians 4: 4-7
      Luke 1: 46-55
    Organ: Toccata sur l’Ave Maris Stella – Peeters   

    6.30pm  Festival Choral Evensong BCP
    Officiant & Preacher:  The Vicar
    Readings: Song of Solomon 2: 1-7
      Acts 1: 6-14
    Organ: Nun danket alle Gott – Karg Elert

    24th September 2017 - Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

    9.30am All Age Worship CW
    6.30pm Healing Communion BCP

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  • Notices

    Our Dickensian Harvest Supper

    Friday 13th October at 7.00pm
    Tickets £12.50
    Please wear a hint of Dickensian dress if possible
    E.g. top hat, cloak, waistcoat,
    cravat, cane, lantern, shawl,
    bonnet, parasol
    Please sign the list at the back of church to reserve your place.
    Please hurry as tickets are strictly limited.

    Annual 'Big Clean'

    We are having our annual
    ‘Big Clean’
    On Saturday 30th September at 10am.
    Lunch will be
    provided for all helpers.
    Please sign the list at the back of church if you are able to help.

    St Mary’s Floodlighting

    During the months of October to April the church is floodlit each day from dusk to 10.30pm.
    If you would like to sponsor a week during this time for a special event please sign the list on the notice board in church.
    The guide amount for the
    sponsorship is £25.00 per week.


    Harvest Apple Pressing & Soup & Sandwich Lunch

    Saturday 7th October
    See poster on Notice Boards for details & join us for lunch in The Mews, even if you have no apples!
    To help us with catering, sign up at the back of Church.

    Pew Removal

    The PCC have received the Faculty for the removal of the two short pews and the two book rests, and the work has now been carried out.
    Several requests have been made to the PCC for the purchase of these much sort after items.
    It has been agreed that the fairest way to do this is to ask for sealed bids.
    If you wish to purchase a pew or either of the book rests please put your bid in a sealed envelope and give to Peter Hayward or Chris Ball before the 29th October, when the winning bids will be
    announced. Please indicate if your bid is for a pew or a book rest.

    Harvest Gifts

    Please bring your gifts of fresh fruit and vegetables to church on
    Saturday 7th October at 10am for decorating the church.  Following the Harvest services these will be distributed locally as soup
    Your gifts of non-perishable goods can be brought to the 9.30am
    Harvest Festival Service on the 8th October when they will be received during the service. These goods will go to the Foodbank.
    If you would like to donate
    towards the Harvest Flowers please give your donations to Pam.



    When you are doing your weekly shop please give a thought to those less fortunate than
    ourselves and buy an extra tin or packet and bring it to church on the Sunday and place it in the basket at the back of church.

    Mews Bookings

    All enquiries for availability and charges should be made via Margaret Baldini 01606 883279

    Prayer List

    We welcome new names of those who are ill to be added to our weekly list for prayer. This is intended for a short to medium term prayer list.
    After two months names will be
    transferred to the vicars long term
    prayer list. You can of course request that the name goes back on the list for a further period.
    Regular updates would be appreciated about the condition of those who are sick.
    Please let the vicar or Linda Dutton know.

Join the Choir or St Mary's Singers

St Mary's Singers meets three times each year to perform special concerts and services. The nucleus of the group is the church choir, to which are added singers from around the area who are keen to take part but cannot make a regular, weekly commitment. All are welcome to participate. Please contact our Organist & Choirmaster Andrew Millinchip music@stmaryswhitegate.org

Whitegate School

Our involvement with Whitegate Primary School has enabled us to build relationships with the young people and provide a safe environment within which they can meet and continue the friendships forged at Primary School when they move onto High School.