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OUR DIAMOND JUBILEE -  2018 was 75 YEARS AS ST MARY'S CHURCH
This year we celebrate 75 years since our  first church building, a converted chicken hut, was consecrated as St Mary's as a centre of worship in 1943, during the dark days of the Second World War.

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Advent Afternoon Poster

ADVENT ACTIVITIES AFTERNOON 
This began with a short Advent service after which a variety of art and craft activities were available - something for all ages and, of course, refreshments!  Click here to see a few photos



CHRISTMAS FAIR - St Mary's would like to thank everyone who supported our  recent Christmas Fair in any way. The Fair was very successful both as a social occasion as well as a fund-raising event.  It raised over £3,000 for St Mary's and the charities we support.  To see some of the photos of the Christmas Fair click Christmas Fair

HARVEST LUNCH  October 2018   This was a very successful social event which also raised just over £400 for the Church.  It was organised by the Make St Mary's Count Team.  For a few photos of the event click Harvest Lunch

PATRONAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATION - Our Patronal Festival was actually on 8 September, traditional birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary but this year we marked it on  Sunday 9 September.)
We were delighted that on Sunday 9 September, the Rt Revd Dr Alan Smith, the Bishop of St Albans, was celebrant and preacher at our Parish Communion.  We also shared the joy of one child being baptised, two adults being confirmed and three youngsters being admitted to Holy Communion during the Service.   For a few photos of the day - click  Patronal Festival