Services in August

Every WednesdaySt Mary’s Morning Prayer, followed by coffee and chat from 09.45.

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Sunday 9th August 2020 on Zoom

St Mary’s Morning Worship, followed by coffee and chat Time: Sunday, 9th August 2020 from 10.00 until 12.00

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Sunday 16th August,  St Mary’s Tadley

No morning service today – please join another benefice church or go further afield. Contact the church for details of joining.

Extra service to commemorate the end of WW2 – Service and Tea – on Zoom at 4pm

Charles Lewis will be holding a short service Zoom starting at 4pm. This will be an opportunity to commemorate and to share memories of the end of the war and to remember the 14th Army, known as the “Forgotten Army” together with all those who served in the Far East during the war.  We will give thanks for the relative peace we have enjoyed since the end of WW2.  Please join us and have a cup, or glass, to raise in tribute to those who served.

Time: Aug 16, 2020 04:00 PM London

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Sunday August 23rd – St Mary’s Morning Worship a service on Zoom at 10.30am followed by coffee and chat. Details to follow.


Sunday August 30th – an all-age outdoor picnic service at 4pm on the lawn outside the church.  Details to follow.

Weekly Email – 26 July 2020

Dear Church Family,
It was so very good to see many of your faces after a long while on Wednesday evening at ‘Twenty-Three’ as we walked the labyrinth for the very first time. We’ll have some photos to show as we begin worship together. If you didn’t feel able to come or just couldn’t, there are other opportunities and you can always walk it alone any time at all. If you’d like some guidance about doing so please contact me as I have some I can send.
Next Saturday morning, August 1st, we have Casa Artis at Twenty-Three from 9am till noon. There will be some organised creative activities alongside lots of free time to work on personal projects and paint and draw in response to the garden. All welcome from secondary age up.
Save your tin cans please for a community wind chime project on Wednesday 19th August in the afternoon, where we will do other activities for all ages and walk the labyrinth. If not then, come and walk by candlelight, gathering from 8.30, beginning to walk after 9pm.
If you know of a group in our community, friends, neighbours, social organisation, etc. please encourage them to walk the labyrinth and some of us can lead in a safe way for all.
Here is the link for worship and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.
With every blessing for the coming week. Steve and I are away and the Church Wardens, Charles Burge and Marilyn Lewis are on hand, so please do not hesitate to contact them.
Rev’d Gill

Topic: St Mary’s Sunday Worship 26th July

Time: Jul 26, 2020 10:30 AM London
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26 July Zoom Details

Hello everyone,

Here are the Zoom details for this Sunday’s service! Everyone is welcome to join.

Topic: St Mary’s Sunday Worship 26th July

Time: Jul 26, 2020 10:30 AM London
Join Zoom Meeting by clicking on the URL link below

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Meeting ID: 898 2800 6636

Passcode: 399286

If you would like to join by telephone, please use one of these dial in numbers and follow the instructions:
0203 051 2874;
or 0203 481 5237;
or 0203 481 5240

If you have any problems on the morning please contact Rev Gill on 01183 279321 or Peter Wood and we will try and help you with any problems you have.

This Week – 12 July and Beyond

TODAY
Sunday Morning Worship on Zoom followed by Coffee. Here are the Zoom invitation details:
Topic: St Mary’s Church at Home
Time: Jul 12, 2020 10:30 AM London

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Meeting ID: 852 2529 9016
Password: 611039

WEDNESDAY
Wednesday Morning Prayer on Zoom at 10am – please contact Charles
Lewis for an invitation. This will continue throughout the summer weeks.
Wednesday Evening Compline Live on Facebook at 9.30pm


NEXT SUNDAY
The Service at St Mary’s next week, 19th July, is on Zoom at 10:30am
followed by Zoom Coffee at 11am.
If you have any questions please contact Charles Lewis for details.
Topic: At Mary’s Morning Worship
Time: Jul 19, 2020 10:00 AM London
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If you have any questions or concerns or would like to contact Rev Gill,
please phone the Vicarage on 01189 279 321.
You can find us on Facebook and connect with us on our website at https://
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BEYOND – Diary Dates for the rest of July & for August
Summer Services and Activities at St Mary’s and Twenty-Three
Wednesday Morning Prayer continues on Zoom ….
Sunday 19th July Zoom service led by Charles L
Wednesday 22nd July – Candle-lit Guided Labyrinth Walk at 9pm
Sunday 26th July Zoom service led by Steve*
*(Gill and Steve on holiday after the service till 31 July)
Sunday 2nd August – ‘Socially Distanced Church Outside’ (with the giant Stag Beetle, our contribution to the Scarecrow Trail)! Bring your own tea/picnic and drink, followed by a short service. (Chairs, tables, and marquee all set up).
*(Gill and Steve on holiday 7 – 17 August)
Sunday 9th August Zoom service led by Charles Lewis
Sunday 16th August – No service at St Mary’s. An opportunity to worship in the Benefice or beyond.

Wednesday 19th August – Kids and Families walk the Labyrinth at 3.30pm followed by Candle-lit Guided Labyrinth Walk at 9pm.
Sunday 23rd August Zoom service led by Charles L and Steve
*(Gill away 23-29 August)
Sunday 30 August – ‘Socially Distanced Church Outside’ Bring your own tea/picnic and drink, followed by a short service. (Chairs, tables, all set up).

*Please contact the Church Wardens Charles Burge or Marilyn Lewis in Gill’s absence.

Weekly Email 20 June 2020

A message from Rev Gill:

Dear church family,
Tomorrow, Sunday 21st June is our first try at worship on Zoom, and I hope as many as possible will be able to make it. If not this week please ask for help, and we’ll keep trying! You can join by pc, tablet, mobile phone or landline and all the details are below. You don’t have to let us see you, so you can join in your pj’s or whilst you eat breakfast! Here are the ways to join and we’ll be there from 10am helping you all get in and we aim to start at 10.30 for about 25 minutes and then will have coffee! 

Topic: St Mary’s Church Zoom Service and Coffee Time: June 21, 2020 10:30 AM London – Meeting ID 856 6882 0982
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85668820982?pwd=aUpoeURFalZVR2FIRFpPNGl2TC95dz09

PHONE any of the following numbers then you’ll be asked to key in the Meeting ID followed by # on your phone.

  • 0203 481 5240
  • 0131 460 1196
  • 0203 051 2874
  • 0203 481 5273

Other news: Our Psalm inspired Garden Labyrinth, ‘Twenty Three’ is growing wonderfully after all the rain and we have at least 3 wildflowers budding with colour. I wonder if you know what they are from my sketches? In early July we plan to offer a series of activities based on Twenty Three which will lead up to the actual walking of the labyrinth later in the month in a prayerful way. We have some tree stump ‘seats’ which are perfect for socially distanced seating and a Tadley mosaic artist is working with us so as many as wish can lay a mosaic design on the surface. We’ll have “one household-at-a-time” as we did for the planting and bird scarers so please let me know if you are interested in being part of this. https://www.facebook.com/PsalmTwentyThreeGarden/

Tadley and Baughurst Scarecrow Trail: We’re going on a bug hunt:

St Mary’s is participating in this community adventure as we did last year. Since finding stag beetle larvae in the soil at Twenty Three we decided to create a giant male stag beetle as part of the trail. Andrew and Charles have been creating it and now are ready for socially distanced papier-mache help! It is rather large so, so many gluey hands are needed! We will announce some slots for sign-up from next week.

St Mary’s opening for private prayer:

As you’ll be aware, from this week the government has permitted churches to open for this purpose and we hope to do so too in early July. Since safety is top priority we are taking our time to ensure we can fulfil all the requirements. Initially it will be for just two days a week and we’ll let you know once things have taken shape. This week we have had an electrician on the premises doing some electrical work in anticipation of the remodelling work beginning at a later date.

Casa Artis on Zoom This is on Saturday 4th July, details to follow. https://www.facebook.com/Casa-Artis-2396124470634282/

With every blessing,
Rev Gill

Weekly Email 13 June 2020

A message from Rev Gill:

Dear Church Family,
I hope you are all well and thank you for all you’re doing to keep people connected and spirits up.

Here is the link to tomorrow’s service (14 June 2020):
https://st-marys-church-tadley.org.uk/st-marys-services/sunday-14-june-2020/

At the end of the 14 June service I mention how we plan to continue with worship at St Mary’s in the transition period towards returning to the church building in due course. On Sunday mornings, we will be shifting our service onto Zoom at 10.30am for 30 minutes in order to re-create community meeting together at the same time (as far as we can). This will be a blended or hybrid form of worship with some recorded parts and some ‘live’. For the next few weeks we’ll have a theme and different people will take the lead. If you’d like to know more please ask me.

We’d like to get as many people as possible on Zoom even if just via dial in – which works well too  – and we will be ready to help people get in from 10am each week. It will be really good to see each other again in this way and we look forward to gathering after at 11am for coffee zoom too!
With love and prayers,


Rev Gill