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 Patronal Festival Weekend is 11th & 12th July - Fayre 11th 10am - 12 noon, Flower Festival and Concert in the afternoon from 2pm and special services on 12th when Bishop Lee will be coming at 10am. Hope to see you

St Marys Blog

This Friday, 3rd July .....

is the special day when we remember the disciple, Thomas.  He is the disciple who wouldn’t believe Jesus had risen unless he saw him for himself.  So he is often referred to as Thomas the Doubter.  But who of us doesn’t have any doubts?  Sometimes when we look back we doubt decisions that we have made, we doubt that we have said the right thing, and we certainly doubt things we hear and read – whether in the media or from friends, family and neighbours.  Sometimes it’s hard to believe our own eyes – did you really believe 9/11 was happening when you first saw it?  I saw it on television and thought it was part of a film until I listened to what was being said.

The creed, the words which affirm our faith, and which we say at most services are all about what we believe. The Apostles’ Creed begins:
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
And goes on to affirm our belief in Jesus Christ, his Son, the Holy Spirit and much more.
Perhaps we have doubts sometimes, when things go wrong or bad things happen in the world.  Perhaps we even wonder whether it can all be true.  You are welcome at any time to come to St Mary’s – to a service, an event or just for coffee and explore more of what you believe and your own doubts and fears.  There will always be someone to listen and to talk with you.
Hope to see you
Tony Sawyer