Posts by Stephen Partridge

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Ride and Stride 2018

by Stephen Partridge

Thank you to everyone who sponsored people from St Mary’s for the Ride and Stride this year – as you may already know this event is organised by the Historic Churches Trust who provide grants for helping with the repairs of historic churches – we have recently been awarded £4000 from them towards our chancel […]

April 1st Easter Sunday Celebration

by Stephen Partridge

Thank You to all those who contributed to a wonderful Easter Sunday Celebration, from the Bell ringers to the flower arrangers, from the choir to the Easter Garden. Below are some photos to give you a flavour of how great the church looked.  

Jayne’s Confirmation

by Stephen Partridge

On Sunday afternoon at Christ Church Creekmoor Jayne Catley was confirmed by Bishop Karen along with 5 other candidates from St George’s Oakdale and Christ Church Creekmoor. Bishop Karen challenged us all to be Light Receivers, Light Bearers and Light Givers and it was therefore fitting that the candidates ended the service by processing out […]

Harvest Festival Flowers

by Stephen Partridge

Thank you to everyone who attended our Harvest Festival and were so generous with their tins, packets and produce. Also a big thank you to Ann Robinson and the team who decorated the church so beautifully. It really looked a treat. Below are a few examples of what was all around the church.  

Ride and Stride 2017

by Stephen Partridge

Thank you to everyone who took part in the annual Ride and Stride event for Historic Churches Trust on 9th September. The current total of money raised this year is well over £500, of which half goes to the Dorset Historic Churches Trust and half comes back to St Mary’s, so thank you to all […]

New LPAs commissioned for St Mary’s

by Stephen Partridge

The commissioning of newly trained Lay Pastoral Assistants (LPAs) happened on Thursday 22nd June at Christ Church Creekmoor. The service was led by Archdeacon Antony Macrow-Wood and Rev Janice Audibert vicar of Christ Church who had overseen the training. Our very own Claire Coakes, Jayne Catley and Charles Hodson we’re among the group who were […]

Easter Sunday

by Stephen Partridge

We had a joy filled time on Easter Sunday. It was great to have the Methodists with us for our 10am service followed by a fun Easter trail based on the latest book by the Bible Society: ‘The Super Cool Story of Jesus’, you can watch the video here: https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/get-involved/easter/ Thank You to all those involved […]