This Week






Thurs 27th


Geroge Herbert, Priest, Poet, 1633



Said Eucharist at BMW



Funeral Service for Les Alton in St M’s

Fri 28th



Sat 29th



Sun 1st

 Lent 1

Services as usual + Alpha Course in E.Ho 3pm


Readings next week

8.00: 2 Cor. 6.1-10/Matt. 4.1-11

9.30/11.00: Gen. 2.15-17; 3.1-7/Matt. 4.1-11

Mon 2nd


Chad, Bishop of Lichfield, Missionary, 672



Friends team meeting in E.Ho (Upstairs)



Sheila Valentine Thanksgiving service in St. S’s

Tues 3rd


David, Bishop of Menevia, Patron of Wales, c.60



Lent Group in E.Ho



Lent Group in St. Saviour’s

Wed 4th


Ember Day



Eucharist with Coffee Morning in St. Saviour’s



BMW 900th team meeting in E.Ho



Lent Group in E.Ho/3 Balfour Road

Thurs 5th





Said Eucharist at BMW



Taize service at St Nicholas, Ringwould

Fri 6th


Ember Day

Sat 7th


Perpetua, Felicity & their Companions, Martyrs at Carthage, 203



Breakfast in The Royal



Snowdown MVC concert in St. Mary’s

Sun 8th

 Lent 2

Services as usual + Alpha Course in Vicarage 3pm


Readings next week

8.00: 1 Thess. 4.1-8/Matt. 15.1-28

9.30/11.00: Gen. 12.1-4a/John 3.1-17





Lent course

‘Radical Welcome’

 A 4 week course aimed at helping churches begin to look at what it might mean to go beyond being inclusive.

Sign-up sheets available at back of churches. 

Lent Lunches – Come and enjoy some homemade soup, bread & cheese.  Every Monday from 2nd March to 6th April, 12noon-2pm in

St Saviour’s.  Donations in aid of local charities.

Blessed Mary of Walmer 900th Anniversary Celebrations

Saturday 21st March, 2020, 4.30pm for refreshments followed by Evensong at 6.00pm.

If you will be attending the 900th celebrations, can you please write your name on the attendees list at back of church and also tick to indicate whether you will be attending both refreshments and service or just the service.  Thank you.

Where Spirit & Matter Meet

A series of 5 one-hour talks on the symbolism and theology of the  Eastertide icons.

Sundays, 4pm at

Studdal Village Hall

15th March:  Christ’s entry into Jerusalem

22nd March:  The mystical supper

29th March:  The passion and crucifixion

5th April:  The harrowing of hell

19th April:  Resurrection glory

Easter Day in St Mary’s -  Bishop Rose our new Bishop of Dover will preside & preach at our main Sunday morning service on Easter Day in St Mary’s. This service will also be broadcast live on BBC TV.  Further details will follow about this exciting event.

The Friends Present  Snowdown Male Voice Choir  & Abertillery Orpheus MVC

Sat 7th March 2020, 7.30pm in St. Mary’s.  Tickets £10 available from the Parish Office.

Clean-up St Mary’s  There will be 2 clean-up mornings in St Mary’s on Sat’s 14th & 28th March, from 9am-12noon.  Please come along & make our church sparkle & shine.

**Bric-a-Brac Donations Required**

Undercroft Sale (4th April)

Items required for the upcoming sale:  Paperback books, plants, garden tools, bath & beauty, jewellery & handbags, crockery, cutlery, glassware, china, pictures, ornaments, toys, puzzles etc. (No electrical items).

Please bring donations to Elizabeth House or leave at back of churches.  Thank you.

Polite request - Can you please avoid driving or parking on the grass at St. Mary's until the ground firms up.  Thank you.

The Collection

If you are a UK Tax Payer we would encourage you to use the Gift Aid envelope for your collection.  Please ensure you complete all sections.  The parish will be able to reclaim an extra 25p for every £1 placed in the envelope.  Envelopes are available on the pews or with the hymn books.  Thank you.