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This summer, we would like you, the St Mary’s Church and School community, to ‘Ride and Stride’.

On the second Saturday in September each year (9am–5pm on Saturday 14th September this year), 30 counties across the UK ‘Ride and Stride’ to raise money to help preserve and improve our historic church buildings. You get to exercise outdoors with family and/or friends and meet new people, while exploring your local parish churches and villages by bike, scooter, walking or jogging…basically using any method that is powered by you!

We would like you to join in on Saturday 14th September, creating your plan over the summer.
And don’t worry if you’re busy on this day because you can plan and complete your Ride and Stride over the summer instead and then just pop in to visit us on the day to share what you achieved. And if you’re unable to pop  in, you could send us information about your achievement (however big or small…it all counts!) so that we can display it in church on the day. Refer to the attached flyer for more information and the Ride and Stride 2024 sponsorship form.  If you need ideas/inspiration for routes and/or churches to visit please see the attached sheet

St. Mary’s Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/campaign/stmarysrideandstride2024

Good luck and have fun!

Blessing of the school bags – Sunday 8th September 9.30am service. Refer to the attached advert for more information.

Smash the Stigma afternoon – Sunday 8th September at the Butterfly Meadow. 13:00 – 16:30. See attached flyer with  QR code that will give you some more information of the day.

ORGAN REPAIRS: We need your help! We are trying to raise £20k to cover necessary organ repairs, which will be carried out between the end of May and the middle of July. If you feel able to make a contribution, we would be extremely grateful! The best way to donate is via our Just Giving page – https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/stmarysorganFor more information, please click here. Suzanna Brooks.


THE TREKKERS TABLE HAS MOVED! Since Mothering Sunday the Trekkers Table has moved into the clergy vestry by the organ. This means that our young people and the leaders can talk about the activities they are doing and relate them to the service that is taking place in church. So, Trekkers, please go into the vestry at the same time as creche go out to give the leaders a few moments to get set up and ready for you! Thank you! Debbie.


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