We want our local community in Potton to always turn to St Mary's for more than just our wonderful Sunday services. Let us introduce to you our full range and information about how we can help.
There are two Sunday services every week at St Mary’s Potton:
a quiet said service at 9am, and our main service at 10.30am.
At St Mary’s this is held on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9am and usually last an hour. We use Common Worship Daily Prayer as our structure. We read the scriptures for the day and then spend some time in reflection and prayer. The small group that attends these services are at various stages of faith. The discussions are always gentle and meaningful as we discern God’s speaking to us and try to take this forward in our daily lives. We all really value this time with God and each other. Do join us!
Friends and Family
Our Friends & Family service is another Fresh Expression. It is our main service on the 1st Sunday in every Month at 10.30am. There’s something for everyone. The church is divided into zones, with activities for everyone of any and every age. We have a service of Morning Prayer with an adult sermon in one zone, Lego in another zone, coffee and discussion in another zone, craft activities in another, sewing and knitting in another, a quiet area for prayer in another. In the summer we explore our beautiful Living Churchyard too. Very special! Come open-minded and find God in your own way.
St Mary's Shorter Communion
[with Treasure Boxes]
Once a month, on the third Sunday in the month we have our Shorter Communion with Children’s Treasure Boxes! This is a simpler, guided service of Holy Communion with an illustrated service sheet so that children can take part fully, using the visual aids in their “Treasure Boxes”! Children and adults together lead prayers and readings and help at the altar. We use the new Communion Prayers for use when children are present. Children respond and lead. As the name suggests, it is shorter than the full Communion services.
Congratulations! if you are just starting to think about a church wedding!
Churches are special places and there are some things about a church wedding that you just can’t get anywhere else.
For such a special day, we offer a special place. There are some great things about marrying in church that you might like to know. All you need to help you plan a personal, meaningful, spiritual and beautiful church wedding can be found on our website.
NightLight is a monthly Fresh Expression service held on the first Sunday in each month at 7:30pm. It is led by Heather and Sarah, two lay singer/musicians, and members of the congregation can join a rota to take part in readings, prayers, and leading contemplations. It begins with coffee/tea and is held in candlelight. The service ends with an act of prayer and candle lighting. Once per year we hold a very special, informal Communion service, which we call NightLight Eucharist, in the round, and again by candlelight. Beautiful!
Twice a month, on the second and fourth Sundays in the month we hold a service of Holy Communion with our very experienced and excellent organist and our robed church choir. We love this service with its reverence and holiness. This is not as easy for children to join in, so on these weeks we provide activities for them on our bistro coffee tables in the church so that they can stay with us and experience adults worshipping alongside them.
During the christening your child will be baptized. It’s the first step of an amazing journey with God, parents, godparents, friends, family and the church. You don't have to have been christened yourself, and you don't have to have been a regular churchgoer. Start exploring the possibilities here.
A funeral is used to mark the end of a person's life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God's keeping.
Everyone is entitled to either a funeral service in their local parish church or to have a cremation service or their ashes buried by their local parish priest.
Speak to your local vicar for more information.