St Mary's Church Shirehampton

Services at St Mary's
Tuesday - Friday mornings 9.00 - 9.30am
Morning Prayer in the Lady Chapel

Thursday morning 11.00 Said Service of Holy Communion

Sunday morning
8.30am - 9.30am  ‘Kid’s Klub’ (For children and families - Breakfast and a short service)
10.00am - Holy Communion (with a crèche for under 4’s)(Last Sunday of the month Family Service, Baptism Service)

Sunday evening services: Last Sunday of each month - 6.00pm Healing Holy Communion

 

Worcester Male Voice Choir will be giving a concert at St Mary's on Saturday 30th May 7.30pm. Tickets £10 from the church office

St Marys Blog

This Sunday, 24th May, is Pentecost …

Pentecost is the festival when Christians celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is celebrated on the Sunday 50 days after Easter, the name comes from the Greek pentekoste, ‘fiftieth’

It is also called Whitsun, and this year coincides with the Whitsun Bank Holiday.  Pentecost is regarded as the birthday of the Christian church, and the start of the church's mission to the world.  Pentecost comes from a Jewish harvest festival called Shavuot.  The apostles were celebrating this festival when the Holy Spirit descended on them.  It sounded like a very strong wind, and it looked like tongues of fire.
The apostles then found themselves speaking in foreign languages, inspired by the Holy Spirit.  People passing by at first thought that they must be drunk, but the apostle Peter told the crowd that the apostles were full of the Holy Spirit, God's Spirit with them.

What is the church’s mission to the world?

It is said that ‘The Church in Mission is the Church for Others’.  It is the outreach of the church to others - those who are marginalised, those who seek justice, the poor. The mission of the church is, in reality, a continuation of Christ's earthly ministry.  Jesus' life was one of service and we are called to serve others as well as to tell others about Jesus and draw others to him.

It’s not an easy task but one which we are called to do – to make a difference by talking of our faith and demonstrating it in the ways we live our lives.  We are but pilgrims on the journey with a long way to go but we want to make a difference.  St Mary’s is here for you.

Best wishes
St Mary’s Leadership Team