Parish response to lifting of government restrictions on July 19th

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) has approved the following changes to church worship from August 1st

After July 25th no booking will be needed to attend services

The present social distancing arrangements will continue

To keep everyone safe you are asked to continue using face coverings and hand sanitiser

Communion will be administered in both kinds via intinction of host/ bread

The choir will sing at services in St. Mary’s and the congregation are invited

to join them whilst still maintaining face coverings

Live streaming/ recording of services at St. Mary’s will continue

These changes will be reviewed by the PCC in September

Church services for August

St.Mary’s       Sundays     8.00am Eucharist

                                       10.00am Parish Eucharist

HolyTrinity     1st Sunday  10.00am Family Service

                                       3rd Sunday 10.00pm Family Service

                                         Wednesdays    10.00am Holy Eucharist

                         St. Peter’s    No regular services until further notice

2nd Sunday Family Service on Zoom @ 10.00am, details

You will be aware of the tragedy that has befallen Myanmar this past year following the military takeover there. Mala, who is a member of the PCC, has family roots in Myanmar and is very involved with the Anglican church there. I'm hoping this can be a focus for us in the parish over the year ahead.

A prayer for the nation and people of Myanmar

Lord of the heavens and the earth,
we give you thanks and praise
for the rising from the dead of your Son Jesus Christ
and for the never-ending love he offers us all.
Grant, we pray, resurrection life to the nation and people of Myanmar,
that sadness may turn into joy,
aggression into amity,
despair into hope,
and anxiety into calm,
that the people may be reconciled.
This we ask in the Name of the Risen Christ,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit
One God, now and for ever. Amen. 

Prayer Resources for the time of Corona Virus Crisis

A prayer for those who mourn

Gracious God,
as we remember before you the thousands who have died,
surround us and all who mourn with your strong compassion.
Be gentle with us in our grief,
protect us from despair,
and give us grace to persevere
and face the future with hope
in Jesus Christ our risen Lord.



Holy Trinity Churchyard

Holy Trinity Churchyard is now being maintained by Calne Town Council

St Edmund of Abingdon

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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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