On 30th April, Captain (now Colonel) Tom Moore of Marston celebrated his 100th birthday. Not many centenarians get a Battle of Britain flypast, but then not many raise over £30million for the NHS charities which support the health and well-being of NHS workers! Congratulations, Captain Tom, and thirty million thank yous for being such a … Read more

Calendar and events

We have a new calendar! It’s mainly exciting for our web admin who now has all the various bits talking to each other in one place, but hopefully it will allow visitors to see what’s coming up, when and where. It can be found under the Calendar tab at the top of the page and we hope you’ll have a look and come along to some of them. If it doesn’t work, do let the web admin know by sending a message through the Contact page.

As a taster, here are just a few of the social events coming up over the next couple of months…

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The priesting

This weekend we celebrated with enormous joy the ordination as priest of our curate, Rev. Kate. On Saturday she was priested and she presided over her first Eucharist on Sunday afternoon. We look forward to her continuing sacramental role in the parish. Congratulations, Kate!   Many of the congregation of St Mary’s were able to … Read more

Kate’s ordination to the priesthood

It is with great joy that we shall be joining Kate and her fellow deacons from across the diocese as they are ordained into the priesthood at the abbey church on Saturday 29th June.   Kate will be continuing her curacy at St. Mary’s after her ordination as priest, playing an increasingly sacramental role in … Read more

Windrush Day 2019

Today we marked #WindrushDay in our main service, with Angela reading “Psalm to Windrush: For the Brave and Ingenius” by Shirley J. Thompson as printed in the The Big Issue, an extract from which is at the bottom of this post. It was based on Psalm 84, and was today followed by the beautiful lines from our second reading (Galatians 3:23-29) about the universality of Christ’s love, and that any human-imposed separations between people are meaningless in God:

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Silver Anniversary

Congratulations and celebrations! Twenty five years of women’s ordination, and twenty five years of priesthood for Rev. Gill Webb who continues to serve Marston and Lidlington with kindness and generosity. [columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns]