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:

 

  • Jubilee Celebrations

    Programme of Events:

    Friday 22nd September 2017

    10:00am until 12:00noon
    The church will be open for viewing of the floral displays, church records and a time line presentation of activities and events over the past 50 years. Light refreshments will be available.

    1:30pm until 2:30pm
    Meet the Bishop. A chance for the children from local schools to come along and meet Bishop Tony and take part in other activities.

    7:00pm
    A choral concert featuring Eastwood Collieries Male Voice Choir with The Underwood Rock ‘n’ Soul Singers.

    Saturday 23rd September 2017

    10:00am until 2:30pm
    The church will be open for viewing of the floral displays, church records and a time line presentation of activities and events over the past 50 years. Refreshments will be available.

    3:00pm
    A special service of celebration and re-dedication with the Bishop of Sherwood.    The Rt. Revd Tony Porter.

    Sunday 24th September 2017

    10:30am
    A Special Service for Everyone.

    6:00pm
    A service of Holy Communion.

    Over the weekend several of our former Rectors and Curates will also be attending..

  • HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE

    This will take place on Sunday, October 1st at 10:30am and there will be a special Traditional Harvest Festival at 10.00am on Saturday morning, 30th September for the children to decorate and fill our HARVEST boxes. Harvest Gifts will be distributed locally.

  • !!! 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:- info@openworx.co.uk

    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.