CELEBRATING 50 YEARS

1967-2017

Our News

Take a few moments to read all about what's happening or planned at St. Mary's through our news items posted below:

 

  • !!! Great News !!!

    We are pleased to announce that we now have a pair of Peregrine Falcons nesting on top of our church roof.

    Peregrine Falcons are the largest falcon over most of the continent, with long, pointed wings and a long tail. Long primary feathers give the Peregrine a long-winged shape. And, as with most raptors, males are smaller than females. Adults are blue-gray above with barred underparts and a dark head with thick sideburns. Juveniles are heavily marked, with vertical streaks instead of horizontal bars on the breast.

    Photographed by Alison Loydall on 9th July 2017 Photographed by Alison Loydall on 9th July 2017 Photographed by Alison Loydall on 9th July 2017 Photographed by Glen Winter on 16th June 2017 Photographed by Glen Winter on 16th June 2017 Photographed by Glen Winter on 16th June 2017 Photographed by Glen Winter on 16th June 2017 Photographed by Glen Winter on 16th June 2017 Photographed by Glen Winter on 16th June 2017 Photographed by Jeff Drury on 10th June 2017 Photographed by Jeff Drury on 10th June 2017 Photographed by Jeff Drury on 10th June 2017 Photographed by Jeff Drury on 10th June 2017 Photographed by Glen Winter on 26th April 2017

    There has been a good deal of interest locally with people keeping watch through binoculars from the street below.

    If anyone has any good photographs of the nesting pair we would love to hear from you and would be happy to display the images in this news section in the forthcoming weeks.

    Please send all images as email attachments to:- [email protected]

    All contributions will be considered and if acceptable will be displayed in this section over the next few months. Unfortunately, our space and bandwidth is quite limited so we will not be able to display more than 20-30 images.

    All unused contributions will be destroyed.

  • Jubilee Celebrations

    Plans for our forthcoming fifty years Jubilee celebrations are coming together. The celebrations will take place over the weekend of 22nd 23rd and 24th September 2017. Bishop Paul will be with us for the weekend. Plans include: a choir concert with Eastwood Collieries Male Voice Choir, a Flower Festival, a Service of Celebration and re-dedication, a Celebration Lunch and Seed Scattering. Over the weekend several of our former Rectors and Curates will also be attending..

    PLEASE NOTE: Because of the Jubilee our HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE will take place a week later on Sunday, October 1st and there will be a special Harvest event on Saturday morning, 30th September, for the children to decorate and fill our HARVEST boxes. Other arrangements have yet to be made.