LUMEN: looking in, looking up, looking out

LUMEN: looking in, looking up, looking out


Hello all, we want to tell you about some exciting changes happening at St Mary’s, Tadley!

You will notice some building work on the windows of the Church; the existing concrete uprights to the windows are breaking up and have to be replaced. This work is being carried out over the next 10-12 weeks. We are renewing all the main windows with new double glazed units which should reduce heat loss and running costs.

The good news is – regular worship continues as normal at 10:30 am, only in the Church Hall. But please note the time change for the mid-week Wednesday Eucharist service which will be at 10:30, not 10 am, allowing the weekly coffee time to run as normal.

Changes to the built environment give us an opportunity to think about the shape of life together as church with fresh eyes, so we’re calling this project “LUMEN” because windows let light flow in and out; a ‘luminous flux’ in all directions – in, up and out.

Looking in – we’re looking in at ourselves, turning our gaze inward to our spiritual life together and alone.

Looking up – we’re lifting our heads, asking God to reveal more of himself to us so we grow ever more like Jesus.

Looking out – we’re casting our eyes out, around, and beyond to see what God is doing in our community and how we may join him.

Please come and join us in this time as we move forward in Tadley and watch this space to see how the work is progressing.