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Events & Groups

Current Events

17 February - 4 April 2021

Journey Around the Churchyard

Starting on Wednesday 17th Febaruary is a period in the church called Lent. This lasts until Easter and it is a time when we think about the part of Jesus' life that led to his death and resurrection. To help us with this, and to help everyone think about how precious life is, we are creating some meditative spaces in our churchyard.


Each week a new reflective 'station' will be installed around a tree. These will form a journey around the churchyard and offer a place to pause in your day to reflect and offer your thoughts and cares to God. Come and pause in our beautiful churchyard on your daily walk. Please keep social distancing, thank you :)

Alistair Langton

17th February - 24 March 2021

Lent Prayer & Study Groups

Our Lent Prayer and Study Groups offer the opportunity to think more about the hope we have because of Jesus' life, death and resurrection.  Our groups meet by Zoom weekly throughout Lent - one group on a Tuesday evening and the other on a Wednesday evening - you are very welcome to join either group. Don't worry if you've missed the start or can only make the odd sssion - you can join at any time, for one session or as many as you like.

To join a group, please contact Barbara (see below) with your name, contact details and your choice of evening. The group host will then send you the Zoom link and passcode.

Babara Ridout

2 April 2021, Good Friday

Hot Cross Buns & Hot Chocolate!

Come to the church betwewen 10.00am and12.00noon on Good Friday, to collect a Hot Cross Bun and a cup of hot chocolate, to go! You might also find an Easter surprise in the bag too!

The church will be open and Easter music playing - visit the stations in the churchyard and then come in to collect a bun and a cup of hot chocolate. This will be a COVID safe event so you may have to wait a few minutes to enter the church - and there will be a one way system to guide you safely out again. Please keep social distancing at all times, thank you :)

Happy Easter!

Rev'd Dawn Glen

Church Groups


Our main Sunday services are led by our robed choir and we sing a variety of traditional hymns and more contemporary songs. We are also availalbe to sing at weddings. We enjoy singing and having fun together and welcome singers of all ages and stages! Contact Malcolm for more information. Please note we are not meeting presently due to COVID19

Malcolm Batchelor


We have a wonderful tower in our church which houses 8 bells. Our bellringers are a very friendly team who enjoy fellowship as well as ringing bells! Newcomers are always very welcome.  Contact Jim for more information. Please note we are not meeting at the moment due to COVID19 but we do get together for Zoom quizes!

Jim Crabtree

Prayer & Bible Study

Our prayer groups meet weekly and bi-weekly throughout the year on Zoom. Over Advent and Lent these groups also include bible study material which helps us to focus on these important seasons.  We intend to expand these bible study sessions in future to cover other times of the year.  You are always welcome to join us. Contact Barbara for further details.

Barbara Ridout

Young People's Group

We are very blessed to have a great group of young people in the church who meet together for fun and fellowship. They also regularly take part in leading our All-Age Worship services and onlnine reflections.

Contact Ali for more information.

Alistair Langton

Walking Group

In normal times, we have a regular monthly walk around Attenborough Nature Reserve, on the third Saturday of the month. All walks start at 8.30am in St Mary’s Church, and return there for a welcome bacon butty (gluten-free and vegetarian options are available) and tea or coffee.  Dogs are also welcome. Contact Eileen for more information.

Eileen Hartley

Tuesday Coffee Mornings

Normally we hold coffee mornings every Tuesday in the church. They are open to all and we often raise money for different charities. Everyone is welcome - come and join us for cake and a cuppa!

For the time being this has had to be suspended due to COVID19, however we will be back as soon as we can!

Ann Parkes