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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.

September Services 2016
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Film Night

Bring your family and friends. Friday 23 September, doors open 6.30pm. Tuck shop and soft drinks and the bar will also be open. As this is a fundraising event, we politely request that you do not bring your own snacks and drinks.

Magdalene Centre Committee

Explore Together

27th September - Scripture Union Tour at Big Barn Methodist Church, Big Barn Lane, Mansfield, NG18 3LJ from 10.00am  to 12.30pm.  Or 7.30 – 9.30pm at St Paul’s Church, (Wilford Hill), Boundary Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7DP. An innovative new approach to All Age Worship. To book a free place go to www.exploretogether.org/2016-tour

Big E Day

Saturday 8th October. Worship, workshops, lunch. Cost £10. An earlier finish at 2.45pm. Booking form and workshop choices available on the diocesan website www.southwell.anglican.org.  If you wish to attend this, please have a word with Sheila Oscroft who has brief details.  

Those who have been given this information, will you please let Sheila Oscroft know if you will definitely be attending by 4 September or before, this training day gets booked up fairly quickly.  This is excellent training and gives plenty of thoughts and ideas for putting family worship together – it is also very interesting!

Pastoral Care Visitors

Training for new Pastoral Care Visitors has been arranged, this lasts for 6 weeks and will be from 7.00-8.30pm in the Magdalene Centre- dates have been confirmed as 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th September & 6th & 13th October. These will be led by Revd Paul Bentley– if you feel this is something you could do please have a word with Sheila Oscroft - Leader of Task Group on Pastoral Care

Harvest Festival 9th October

We will once again be collecting tinned produce, packet goods and toiletries for the Foodbank for our Harvest Giving. Your donations will be gratefully received. If you wish to bring them before 9 October please mark them clearly as being your Harvest gift.