Views from the Vicarage - June 2019
- Published on Saturday, 01 June 2019 00:00
S. Mary's is almost unique in having a great variety of services. On a Sunday there is an 8am Holy Communion service. A simple said prayerful service which lasts for half an hour, good for those who want to get up and go for the day. The first Sunday of the month it is also a Prayer Book service, for those who like the Book of Common Prayer. Then at 10.15am is our Parish Eucharist which is meant for everyone. A straight forward modern service sung to a variety of settings and hymns which lasts about an hour. On the third Sunday of the month it is a Family Eucharist in which children and young people play a significant part.
Views from the Vicarage - May 2019
- Published on Wednesday, 01 May 2019 00:00
We have enjoyed a good Holy Week & Easter here at S. Mary's. On Easter Monday nine of us from S. Mary's went to Walsingham in Norfolk to the Shrine of Our Lady. We had great time and moving experiences. Hear more next month!
Views from the Vicarage - April 2019
- Published on Monday, 01 April 2019 00:00
Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, when the Church remembers how Jesus arrived at the gates of Jerusalem just a few days before the Passover was due to be it held.
Views from the Vicarage - March 2019
- Published on Friday, 01 March 2019 00:00
The spring is upon us. The snowdrops are out, so are the crocuses and the daffodils are nearly here. I think the dafs are out for S. David's day 1st March. The Diocesan slogan is 'following Christ in the footsteps of S. Chad'. We are each called to follow Christ and in this diocese of Lichfield we have the example of the first bishop of this diocese to follow. S. Chad became bishop of the kingdom of Mercia, a vast diocese taking in most of central England and Welsh borders. His day is the 2nd of March.
Views from the Vicarage - February 2019
- Published on Friday, 01 February 2019 00:00
We have just started a new youth group in Ellesmere at S. Mary's. Though this is open to any young people in the Deanery and is co-lead by Jenny Wright from Colemere and myself with the help of Helen Gilman from S. Mary's. It started from those who have been Confirmed at Ellesmere but can include anyone who is interested. We are going to meet on the first Sunday of each month at 5pm at S. Mary's, the next meeting being 3rd February 5-6pm. Our first meeting was on January and 11 young people and three leaders went to Shrewsbury bowling. We all had a great time and it was a very good start to our youth group!