One of the aims of St Mary’s in the latest Vision report is, ‘we want to become a church that, out of compassion for our neighbours, is ready to show and speak of God’s love’.
Hampton now has a large business community. Many of the people who work here commute on a daily basis and due to the hectic pace of life these days may not be able to devote as much time as
they wish to Jesus and his ministry.
We feel there is a need to offer them the opportunity to either share their faith with us or perhaps to seek out Jesus, by opening St Mary’s church for a lunchtime break.
The meetings will happen monthly, starting on Wednesday 13 October and, although our
focus is the business community, all will be welcomed.
A ‘ploughman’s type’ lunch will be provided between 12.45 and
1pm and then there will be time for prayer, reflection and discussion until 1.30pm.
Should you have any questions you can contact Ivan Powell on 8979 0231 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
‘VINTAGE’, a new group starting on Wednesday 15 September at St Mary’s
Open to everyone and anyone on alternate Wednesday mornings at 9.30 am in the Church.
Table of Contents From the Registers
Harvest Service Times
Come for COFFEE, CROISSANTS, CAKE, supervised CHILDREN’S CRECHE, and a chance to relax and reflect upon some vintage truths that make a difference today.
Brownies at St Mary’s
St Mary’s One Stop Shop 5 New Wine
Interview with our new curate, David Lloyd
Sailing on in Hampton
The Crypts of St Mary’s Part 2
The Church Weekend Away
8 10 12
St Mary’s Drama Group 13 Hampton Pool Kids’ Page
Ask The Vicar—Who is a Saint?
Date for your diary: Christmas Fayre
14 15 16
When you become a Rainbow, Brownie or Guide, you join a very large family.
Unfortunately, many packs are now closing so that family is becoming smaller and smaller. Imagine the horror when we had news of the St Mary’s pack closing down, especially in the centenary year of Girlguiding UK – a fantastic achievement, which is now being threatened.
When numerous appeals for someone to take over the pack had failed and with 2 weeks to go before it closed forever, I spoke with a friend who also has a daughter attending Brownies and we decided to give it a go. So we, Mandy and Cathy, are now going to be on-the-job trainee Brown Owls.
I believe that being a Brownie offers girls a chance to express themselves and learn many new, exciting and often challenging skills. Not all girls want to do singing, dancing or
drama, but many do like to do extracurricular activities outside the home or school.
Brownies is the ideal place to gain confidence whilst having fun and learning to work as part of a team. We will be encouraging the girls to work for their badges and helping them to see the bigger picture in their everyday routines.
Brownies at St Mary’s is held on Tuesdays, 6-7.30pm.
Please email Mandy: email@example.com
, or Cathy: firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information on Brownies, or visit www.girlguiding.org.uk
Anna Lloyd and Trudi Murray
We will watch a short DVD, followed by informal discussion, accompanied by plenty of delicious refreshments and opportunity to chat! Contact Trudi: 07518 914 695 or Anna: 07939 422 301, or email: email@example.com
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