• Services

    29th March 2015 - Palm Sunday

    9.30am  Sung Eucharist CW
    Celebrant : The Vicar
    Readings: Mark 11: 1-11
      Philippians 2: 5-11
    Dramatic reading of the Passion Gospel from St Matthew
    Everyone is welcome to join us for coffee, conversation & friendship in the Mews following the service.

    6.30pm  Stainer’s Crucifixion
    sung by St Mary’s choir and Singers. Directed by Andrew Millinchip.

    5th April 2015 - Easter Sunday

    8.00am Holy Communion BCP
    9.30am Sung Eucharist CW
    6.30pm Easter Songs of Praise

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  • Notices

    Lent Lunches

    Tuesday during Lent at 12.30pm
    in The Mews
    Donations to church funds with a
    suggested minimum donation of
    £5 per person.
    Please sign the list at the back of church indicating which or all of the
    Tuesdays you wish to attend


    This year’s APCM is to be on
    Sunday 19th April at 10.45am.
    All Welcome.
    Nominations are required for two wardens and three PCC members.

    Church Electoral Roll

    The Church Electoral Roll will close today until after the APCM on the
    19th April.
    As of next week the roll will be
    displayed at the back of church, please check to ensure your details are

    Children’s Society Boxes

    Could all boxes please be returned to church by the end of March.
    Thank you Teresa Finney.



    Easter Lilies

    If you would like to donate towards the Easter Liles please give your donations to:
    Pam Davies

    Bedding Plant Sales

    During March we are taking orders for summer bedding plants. They will be cheaper than in the shops or nurseries and will be delivered to your door. Tell your family & friends. Order forms available from Carole Sweet
    Please remember to return your order forms and money to Carole by 8th April.

    Woodland Walk & War Time Tea

    25th April 2pm from The Mews
    we will be walking through Church Wood and returning to the Mews down St Mary’s Drive to see all the bluebells and spring gardens
    We will then enjoy a war time tea.
    There are only 40 places for this event so please sign up for this event, which is going to be most enjoyable.
    Tickets £10 per person

    Cantores Roborienses—The Grange School Choir.

    The choir gave a wonderful concert to a very large and appreciative
    audience on the 20th March. We are sure that the upcoming tour in Paris will be a great success. The retiring collection for church funds was £375. Thank you to Andrew and the choir and everyone who helped in any way.



    New Carpet in St Mary’s

    You will have noticed this morning that we have a new carpet. The PCC acknowledge the very generous
    donation from Nancy Carter who has donated the carpet in memory of her sister Gwen Alcock

    ‘Stainer’s Crucifixion’ Palm Sunday 6.30pm

    Plans are underway for our performance of the perennial Passiontide favourite, Stainer’s Crucifixion, on Palm Sunday March 29th at 6.30pm.
    St Mary’s Singers will be performing the choral sections. Tom Cameron is to provide the accompaniment and Andrew Millinchip will conduct.
    St Mary’s Singer's will be holding a workshop the previous day, Saturday March 28th, from 10.30am to 2.30pm. If you would like to take part please contact
    Andrew Millinchip. All participants will need to bring their own copies of the work.

    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.