St Mary’s is a parish church in the heart of the community. Our life together is centred around our worship which takes place every Sunday and at other times of the week too. We are an Anglican Church which has witnessed to and served this community for over 800 years. Rooted in the love of God revealed to us in Jesus Christ, we value the Anglican traditions of thoughtful, exploring faith and building an inclusive community. We are young, old and middling and we hope that everyone will be able to draw closer to God by sharing in our church life.
We are an outward looking church that uses our church and its facilities for the enrichment of our community through a wide variety of cultural events.
We serve the community by supporting local charities with time and talents and we engage with the wider world by our connections in South Sudan and Zimbabwe.
If you are visiting our website for the first time
we hope that you find what you are looking for.

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Our People

 

Rev'd James Hutchings

Rev'd James Hutchings

Rector

Bishop Richard Harries

Bishop Richard Harries

 

Geoffrey Barnett

Geoffrey Barnett

Reader

Christabel Gairdner

Christabel Gairdner

Reader, PCC (until 2022)

Peter Boyling

Peter Boyling

PCC Vice Chair, Chair Fabric Committee

 

Fouki Heller

Fouki Heller

Church Warden

Philip Bladen

Philip Bladen

Church Warden, Deanery Synod

 

Patrick Findlater

Patrick Findlater

Hon Treasurer & PCC

Judy Gowing

Judy Gowing

PCC Secretary, Deanery Synod

 

William Heller

William Heller

Chair, Kitson Hall Committee, PCC

 

Annie Sullivan

Annie Sullivan

PCC, Deanery Synod

 

Paul Teverson

Paul Teverson

PCC (until 2021)

Lis Munden

Lis Munden

PCC (until 2020) & Safeguarding Officer

Jo Fraser

Jo Fraser

PCC (until 2020)

 

Rachel Skilbeck

Rachel Skilbeck

PCC (until 2022)

Sue Mackworth-Praed

Sue Mackworth-Praed

PCC (until 2021)

Cathy Putz

Cathy Putz

PCC (until 2020)

Cate Summers

Cate Summers

PCC (until 2022), Sunday Club coordinator

Joan Wheeler-Bennett

Joan Wheeler-Bennett

PCC (until 2022)

Michael Murison

Michael Murison

PCC (until 2020); Gift Aid Sec

Steve Cox

Steve Cox

PCC (until 2022)

Andrew Summers

Andrew Summers

Chair, Friends of St Mary's

 

Henry Chandler

Henry Chandler

Director of Music

Trisha Hawkins

Trisha Hawkins

Tower Captain, Bellringers

 

Natasha Mold

Natasha Mold

Safeguarding Officer

Fiona Barnett

Fiona Barnett

Head of Sacristan Team

 

Cheryl Cole

Cheryl Cole

Church Office & Kitson Hall Manager

 

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Parochial Church Council

 

PCC Vision

For the congregation of St Mary’s to celebrate the love of God openly and inclusively, and to grow in faith and numbers and in mission.

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PCC Members

Clergy
Vacant (Rector)


Churchwardens
Philip Bladen (Standing Committee)
Fouki Heller (Standing Committee)


Deanery Synod
Phil Bladen
Annie Sullivan
Judy Gowing (PCC secretary and Standing Committee)
Tom Ridley

ORDINARY MEMBERS


Retiring in 2019
Geoffrey Barnett
Rachel Skilbeck
Anne White


Retiring in 2020

Jo Fraser
Elisabeth Munden
Michael Murison
Cathy Putz


Retiring in 2021

Peter Boyling (Vice Chairman and Standing Committee)
Paul Teverson
Sue Mackworth-Praed

Co-opted
Patrick Findlater (Hon Treasurer and Standing Committee)

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Reports & Meetings

 

The Annual Reports are published for Annual Parochial Church Meetings (APCM) and give detailed information on the day-to-day running of the church, its buildings, finances, and its involvement with other churches. They also provide a directory of our groups, explaining their role and giving contact details. Hard copies of the current booklet can be found at the back of the church.

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting is normally held in April each year.   Draft minutes of the most recent meeting, along with earlier minutes, and annual reports can be viewed below.

We are extremely grateful to our organisers and members for all their work over the year, which contributes so much to the sense of fellowship which we enjoy at St Mary’s. Many of the groups have individual web pages so please explore the site and find out more of our work locally and within the broader church and community both at home and abroad.

Annual Reports

2017-18        Review         Report
2016-17                             Report
2015-16         Review        Report
2014-15         Review        Report
2013-14         Review        Report 

PCC Calendar