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Friends of St. Mary’s: Although Church is there for the joyful times in our lives, we’re also there for support during times of hardship, unemployment, bereavement, depression or loneliness. “Friend’s of St Mary’s” is a team of highly trained and dedicated individuals who seek to support the community with their physical and spiritual needs. In November last year, our Friend’s team worked with the organisation ‘Framework’ to set up the first food bank in the area. The food bank, which opens every Friday, now supports over 50 families with food parcels every week and we’re looking to extend this valuable community service to provide hot food throughout the school holidays. If you think you might need us, or if you’d like to help us either financially or by giving of your time, then take a look at the ‘Community’ tab for more information.

I hope you enjoy reading our website. If you’re interested in joining us for any events then please feel free to come along.  If you want more information then just contact us and we’ll be happy to help you out…

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“Work of St. Mary’s”

If you’re interested in supporting the work we do in your local community then why not sponsor us, see our ‘Contact’ page for more details

We’d like to thank these local organisations for helping us to help our community…

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Worship: From liberal Catholic worship to more relaxed and contemporary all age worship, St. Mary’s offers worship for all ages and all tastes. If you have a young family then why not try our ‘Worship4All’ services which is run on the first Sunday of every month or our Family Eucharist which is held on the third Sunday of every month. If you’re after more traditional worship then we offer a full-range of modern and Catholic liturgy all rooted in the heritage of the Anglican tradition.

If you’re new to the area, or new to church, then feel free to drop by. The service schedule is shown in the ‘Worship’ tab above where all the various services are described in more detail.

Friendship: Our church firmly believes in practising Christianity throughout the community in thought, word and deed. We offer a number of friendship and youth groups for all. Whether you’re interested in participating in crafts, debate or just fancy a drink among friends in our bar and social club, we try to cater for everyone here at St. Mary’s. Take a look at the ‘Friendship’ tab above for more information.

Education: Children are the life-blood of our community and we take considerable pride in our work with children here at St Mary’s. From our family-friendly ‘Worship4All’ services to our junior Church, children are firmly at the heart of our community.

If you have a child of school age then our church school, St. Mary Magdalene Primary School, has a well deserved educational reputation and a vibrant spirituality. Of course, education isn’t just for children.

Take a look at the ‘Education’ tab for more information

Community: Our Church is very active in the community. From arranging concerts, pantomimes and parties, we like to take every opportunity to bring joy and fun to the community. We work very closely with “The Magdalene Community Centre”, our Church Hall, who are also able to cater for private functions such as wedding receptions, Anniversary parties, childrens’ parties, Christenings or Conferences and Seminars. To find out more contact their web site at www.magdalenecentre.com  

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Welcome to the ancient parish church of Sutton in Ashfield. St. Mary’s is alive with worship and fellowship. We are an inclusive, welcoming community with both ordained and lay ministers, rooted in prayer, worship and scripture.

October Services 2016
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Friendship Group

An outing has been organised for Tuesday 25th October to Pennels Garden Centre near Newark. We will be leaving from St Joseph’s Social Club on High Pavement at 10.00am. If you would like to join us please see Doreen Rowley or Sheila Oscroft.

Childrens Society

Christmas Fair Saturday 19 November

This will be held from 10.30am onwards: Christmas Hamper Raffle, Craft Stall, Cake Stall, Bookstall, Tombola. Christmas Novelties, Chocolate Tombola and other attractions. Light lunches and Bacon Butties. Come along and enjoy the company and support a worthwhile charity.

Kathleen Roper

Noontide Folk

The Musical Mystery Tour is to the South West of England, we now reveal. But where, exactly? Do join us to find out – 30 October, 11.40am after coffee, in Church. There’ll be a collection for the Food Bank. Tony

Church Cleaning

WE ARE STILL APPEALING FOR CHURCH CLEANERS Who would be willing to join a church cleaning group. We are now short on two groups because of illness. It is one hour of your time every six weeks, which equates to 8 hours per year. We have groups cleaning during the day and after school. If you can help with this very worthwhile aspect of our church life please see either Liz Guy or Margaret Williamson. We have had offers of help from two people so far, we could do with a few more!

Clean up of Church Grounds

On Saturday 5th and 12th of November from 10am till approx 1pm we will be clearing up leaves and doing a general tidy-up around the Church and Magdalene Centre. As much help as possible required, please bring tools (brushes, rakes etc) with you.

Thanks John (Churchwarden).


Our Christingle Service this year will be Sunday 18th December 4pm