From the Treasurer's Desk
Many of our Church family will remember Dorothy Checkley, who passed away in April 2018.  Dorothy remembered St Mary's Church in her will with a legacy of £11,383.  We are very grateful for this legacy and give thanks for Dorothy's generosity.

Parish Share
The amount we were requested to pay to the Diocese in 2019 was £74,446.  Our total giving was £56,442.  The difference of £18,004 needs to be found from activities, gift aid and reserves.

Holy Trinity Churchyard
Holy Trinity Churchyard is nearly full and because of this the PCC has asked for permission to close it to new burials, with some exception.  Click here for more information.

More Volunteers need to help with cleaning St Mary's Church.
Contact Penny Spencer or Jane Wells if you can spare an hour or two.

Minutes of APCM April 2019

Click here to read the minutes of the Annual Parochial Church Council

Welcoming our baptism families.
We need some extra people to welcome families as they come for baptism each month.  Baptisms are usually on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 3pm, usually lasting about 40 minutes.  Contact Bob Kenway or Enid Powell if you are interested.

St Mary's Under Fives Do you have or know anyone who has children under 5 who would like to meet up with other parents and carers.  SMUFs meets every Tuesday at Church House from 9.30-11.30am.  We would also like volunteers to join us as 'befrienders'.  For more information contact Teresa Michaux. ( )

Midweek Club for Young People
The Wednesday Club is for ages 7-11 and meets at Church House from 4pm-5.30pm.

Cuppa and Company - Everyone welcome at Church House from 2.30-4pm every Thursday.  Bring your knitting or crochet or just come to chat.

St Edmund of Abingdon

Wikipedia will give you a full account of St. Edmund and his place in history! Click here

Evening Services at Marden Court Residential Care Home
Please let Bob know, if you would like to come and share in the worship lead by Bob or Enid at these fortnightly Sunday evening services, starting at 5.30pm.  You will be welcome whether or not you have loved ones living there.

Below is a picture of 'Perry', the peregrine falcon which uses St Mary's tower as a perch to look out for lunch!  (photo Mark Briscoe)

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