Home at last, our return for a Morning Service at St Mary's Church!

Last Sunday was the day when we finally were allowed back into our church for a Morning Service. Thirty eight of our parishioners and some visitors attended for the service of Holy Communion conducted by the Rev Lyndsay Dew, now a retired Priest but formerly from Dunton Parish. It was a very welcoming service for all present but also it was strange not to be able to sing as we always do at any service in church! The Banns of Marriage were read for two couples which of course means we will soon be seeing weddings back at St Mary’s. Afterwards, most people stayed to talk but this was outside in the churchyard, suitably socially spaced of course! Next Sunday at 10.30am, the service will be a Lay-led “Service of the Word” with our team of Lay Readers. The next Holy Communion service is on Sunday August 23rd, again with the Rev Lyndsay. All are welcome to any of our services.

On Friday, August 14th, our organist, Nick, will be giving his “Thought for the Day” on BigglesFM at the usual time of 8.15am. 104.8 on your dial. He would love to have your company! Nick will next be on air on Friday August 28th.

The church office, 01767 261202, can now receive requests for weddings, baptisms and funerals. Please call the office with any enquiries you may have. Enquiries for Church Hall bookings which may be available soon can be made to 01767 260430.

A Grand Draw has been organised by Hearts for St John’s Hospice, Moggerhanger, a town group supported by St Mary’s, with the first prize of £400 already sponsored by a generous donor towards this. Tickets, which are selling very fast, are on sale around town and probably frequently on a Saturday on the Market Square, look out for them and the book stall they are also running. The Draw will take place at 12.30pm at Potton’s next Quarterly Market on September 19th.

With restrictions on us getting less by the day it seems, but with problems recurring in some parts of England, care must still be taken, don't take chances, the pandemic is not over yet. Stay safe!

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