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Parish Newsletter - Click here to see the Newsletter for July

Churches Reopening for Private Prayer

Plans are being made to open our churches SAFELY for private prayer.  The first of our churches to open is Holy Trinity on Saturdays from 12 noon to 4pm.

St Mary's will be open for the first time since March on 9th August for morning prayer at 9.30am.  You will need to book to attend this service.

Prayer Resources for the time of Corona Virus Crisis


Prayer for use during Corona virus crisis                                                                           

 Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.



From the Treasurer's Desk

Many of our Church family will remember Dorothy Checkley, who passed away in April 2018.  Dorothy remembered St Mary's Church in her will with a legacy of £11,383.  We are very grateful for this legacy and give thanks for Dorothy's generosity.

Parish Share
The amount we were requested to pay to the Diocese in 2019 was £74,446.  Our total giving was £56,442.  The difference of £18,004 needs to be found from activities, gift aid and reserves.

Holy Trinity Churchyard
Holy Trinity Churchyard is nearly full and because of this the PCC has asked for permission to close it to new burials, with some exception.  Click here for more information.

Minutes of APCM April 2019

Click here to read the minutes of the Annual Parochial Church Council.  The APCM for April 2020 will be arranged for a future date, due to the Corona virus.

St Edmund of Abingdon

Wikipedia will give you a full account of St. Edmund and his place in history! Click here


Below is a picture of 'Perry', the peregrine falcon which uses St Mary's tower as a perch to look out for lunch!  (photo Mark Briscoe)

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