It is with great sadness that we have received the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
St Mary’s Festival has been cancelled. Please find a revised programme for the weekend below.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has written:
As a faithful Christian disciple, and also Supreme Governor of the Church of England, she lived out her faith every day of her life. Her trust in God and profound love for God was foundational in how she led her life – hour by hour, day by day.
In The Late Queen’s life, we saw what it means to receive the gift of life we have been given by God and – through patient, humble, selfless service – share it as a gift to others.
St Mary’s Church will be open
Friday 9th September from 10am to 8pm
Saturday 10th September from 10am to 8pm.
Sunday 11th September from 9am to 6pm.
Programme for SUNDAY 11 September:
St Mary’s Festival has been cancelled.
10.30am A Special Service to Give Thanks for Her Majesty the Queen at St Mary’s and on Youtube…
2.00-5.00pm The Last of our seven Royal Vestry Teas to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
5.00-5.30pm Evening Prayer to Give Thanks for Her Majesty the Queen
There is a book of condolence. You can also light a candle. Our ministers will be leading short prayers throughout the day.
A prayer of thanksgiving for the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Creator of Heaven and Earth,
Through all our days you fashion us and by your grace we grow.
We thank you for all that was accomplished in your servant Elizabeth.
Throughout her life she glorified your name.
May that also be true for each of us and for our nation;
And may our dearly departed Queen rest in peace and rise in glory.