WELCOME TO ST MARY’S
 
Please note: There will be no editions of the 3Heralds for February and March owing to delivery problems during the pandemic.
 
NEW: Please click on the appropriate link below Kathryn's 'Reflections for Lent 2021
Session 2  NEW
 
Message from Rev. Jacquie Peal.
 
In response to reaching the terrible milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, the Archbishops invite all to call on God in Prayer.
Starting on 1 February we are invited to set aside time every evening to pray, particularly at 6pm each day.
More than ever, this is a time when we need to love each other. 
Prayer is an expression of love
 
Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight,
and give your angels and saints charge over those who sleep.
Tend your sick ones, O Lord Christ.
Rest your weary ones.
Bless your dying ones.
Soothe your suffering ones.
Pity your afflicted ones.
Shield your joyous ones, and all for your love's sake.
Amen.                                                                                 Attributed to St. Augustine
 
Gracious God, as we remember before you the thousands who have died,
surround us and all who mourn with your strong compassion.
Be gentle with us in our grief, protect us from despair, 
and give us grace to persevere and face the future with hope in Jesus Christ our risen Lord.
Amen
 
Further information and prayers can be found at
 
Rev. Jacquie Peal.

 

Please note: that the answers to the Family Support Work Christmas Quiz 2020 can be found by clicking on the link on the left hand side of the page under the 3 Heralds logo.

Notice from Val Rice, Hon PCC Secretary:

Because we are now in Tier 4 and the new strain of Coronavirus, it has been decided to close the church completely from today (28/12/2020) until the end of the current lockdown when this decision will be reviewed. In the meantime we are continuing to hold our Zoom services at 10 am on Sunday mornings. I will send out the Notices and the Order of Service as usual, and Dennis Cowdrey will send out the link.

If you haven't yet joined our Zoom service group then please click on the 'Services' tab where further advice can be obtained.

In the meantime, stay safe and let's hope for a Happy and Healthy 2021!

Val

There are links on the left hand side of the page under the 3 Heralds logo to the Sunday 'Zoom' Service and 'Thought for the Day' etc.

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The parish church of St Mary, Storrington, exists to serve the whole community. There has been a church here for more than a thousand years. The building is, in parts, ancient and historic, but its purpose to provide a spiritual centre for Storrington and a place set apart for worship, is timeless. It is a place where people are enabled to draw nearer to God and experience the grace of Jesus Christ in their lives.

It is here that so many members of our community over the centuries have celebrated their marriages and the arrival of children; here they have shared their sense of loss while celebrating the lives of the departed; and here, week by week, the ministry of Word and Sacrament is offered.  We cherish the best of the Church's tradition whilst incorporating that which is fresh and new. Whilst the dignity of worship is important there is also a time for light-heartedness and informality.  We aim to be outward-looking, friendly and welcoming, and to proclaim a balanced Christian faith based firmly on the three Anglican foundations of Scripture, tradition and reason and are glad to collaborate with our sister churches in Storrington in the vital task of promoting the Christian gospel.

The church is open every day from about 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Clergy team lead our support network offering pastoral care, comfort and guidance and a listening ear.

St Mary's has a broad range of activities, courses and home groups, some serious in purpose, others entertaining; but all with enjoyment and fellowship along the way.

The Parish of St Mary, Storrington, is in the Deanery of Storrington, the Archdeaconry of Horsham and the Diocese of Chichester. The clergy appreciate the opportunity of meeting new residents in the parish. Please get in touch soon after your arrival to arrange a convenient time for a visit.

We aim to keep in contact with as many people as possible through the Three Heralds Parish Magazine: for more information please click as shown on the left hand side of this page.