This Week's News from St Mary's Church


Last Sunday morning, about 25 members of St Mary’s gathered in church for a “Service of the Word”. This is a shortened service which would normally incorporate Holy Communion but as the service was conducted by a Lay Preacher, Rdr David Kilpatrick, the communion element was not observed. St Mary’s will have such a service twice a month, for the next few weeks,. Other services will be Holy Communion, the next one on August 23rd. However, it is hoped that we may get a new incumbent appointed perhaps by the end of the year so a normal service pattern will resume maybe in the new year. Two candidates have been selected for interview in early September.


Our church organist, Nick Wilson gave his “Thought for the Day” on BigglesFM with all the latest news from St Mary’s, including the announcement of the two candidates for the Rector post. Nick will next be on air on August 28th.


St Mary’s is open for private prayer on Monday, Thursday and Sunday of each week. Please follow the advice given in church for visitors regarding Covid-19 restrictions. Possible bookings for weddings, baptisms and funerals, may be made by calling the church office on 01767 261202.


The Church Hall will soon be available for bookings once more but if you have a future date in mind, please ring 01767 260430 to enquire future availability.


The Grand Draw organised by Hearts for St John’s Hospice, Moggerhanger, to raise much needed funds lost during the Corona Virus Pandemic, is selling tickets very fast for a grand raffle which will take place on September 19th at Potton’s next Quarterly Market Day. Tickets, costing £1 or £5 a book, are usually on sale on the Market Square on a Saturday. The first prize is £400, sponsored by a generous donor. The organisers are supported by St Mary’s Church.


Benefice services for August 23rd, 9am All Saints Church, Sutton. Holy Communion. 10.30am St Mary’s Church, Potton . Holy Communion

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