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Message from Rev Catherine McBride, Vicar
Thank you for visiting our website.
From the 2nd August you can join us for prayer and worship at the following times:
- Wednesdays 10.00am Zoom Morning Prayer
- Wednesdays 11.00am-1.00pm church open for private prayer
- Thursdays 7.00pm Zoom Compline
- Sundays 9.00am Holy Communion in church (alternating between Book of Common Prayer and Common Worship)
- Sundays 10.30am Zoom Worship (alternating between services of Breaking the Bread and Morning Worship)
Services in church will follow government and Church of England guidelines on social distancing and other measures to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 transmission. You can access our risk assessments and more information here. NOTE: From 8th August, wearing of facemasks is required for all 'in building' activities.
Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals
These services can now take place in church; however, the number of guests is currently restricted. Please contact us if you have an enquiry about one of these services and we can provide you with more details.
Details of how to join in all worship can be found in the newsletters. Alternatively, If you are interested in receiving them into your mailbox, email the office and Helen will add you to the mailing list.Our Worship at Home page has resources for all the services.We know that being church is so much more than simply what goes on in our building on a Sunday. I want to encourage us to be united in our prayer and practical support for one another and our community. Can I especially ask you to carry on supporting our local foodbank where you can and buy extra provisions for it if you are able, so that they can continue to give much needed help to those in real need.
Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
If you have access to the internet, there are a variety of ways you can join in to worship. If you have a smart device like Alexa ask for the prayer of the day or to play some praise music or hymns.
There are lots of resources on the Church of England website to support individual worship, or why not call a friend on your phone/mobile device and go hands free to share worship together!
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.
-------Using the menus above you can find out all about the living church of St Mary's which is located at the heart of the market town of Market Drayton in North Shropshire. Whether you want to find out more about God's work in Market Drayton, are looking for a thriving Christian community in the area, planning a visit to the town, or re-discovering the joys of time spent here we hope to see you.St Mary's is committed to Safeguarding and has adopted the National and Diocesan Safeguarding Policies. Our Safeguarding Coordinator is Barbara Bashford and can be contacted on 01630 653505.
You can read our parish policy here as well as a link to the Diocese of Lichfield safeguarding pages.