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


Our Advent Service of Light when the Tree of Light with the remembrance cards on it will be lit is on Sunday 29th November at 6pm. All are most welcome to join us.

St Marys Blog

A Senseless World

It is difficult to make sense of our world at the best of times however the events of last weekend in Paris bring things to a whole new level. The senseless murdering of people going about their everyday lives, in the name of religion can never be right.

History is littered with examples of religious wars however you would have hoped that as civilised societies evolved we would have moved on, clearly this is not the case.

This tragedy has affected everyone I have spoken to, the barbaric nature and scale of the loss of life along with the closeness to our own country. It is difficult to find positive points in such tragedies however in this case the resilience and determination of the people of Paris and France to carry on and live their lives and the coming together of nations and leaders to support France has been good to see.

You may be interested to read what Archbishop of Canterbury Most Rev Justin Welby said on Saturday regarding the events in Paris.

His statement included this sentence:

“Christians are called, like Jesus, to stand with the suffering and broken and to oppose evil and fear with all their strength”

Over the last couple of weeks we have been in the season of remembrance at St Mary’s and this week we have to continue to remember in our prayers all victims of violence and war in France and across the world.

On the 29th November Advent Sunday we have Our Service of Light when our Tree of Light with the Remembrance cards on it is lit. If you would like someone remembered on the tree the remembrance cards are available at the back of church for you to complete with your message. Why not pop in have a coffee and complete a card.

Jon Saunders
Leadership Team