Mothering Sunday 14 March - All welcome to family Services at:
9am - St John the Baptist; 10.30am - St Mary's & St George's
+ 9am Zoom Eucharist + 5.30pm Informal Worship at St Mary's
Worship on Sunday 07/03/2021
9am Zoom Eucharist - for the ID link please click here. - David Maurice will be preaching (you can also hear the audio recordings of sermons here.)
9am Holy Communion at St John the Baptist with Chris Smith preaching
10.30am Holy Communion at St Mary's with Chris Smith preaching
10.30am Holy Communion at St George's with Pete Sainsbury preaching (Order of Service can be found here)
Weekly notices and readings can be found here.
Zoom MCT Lent talks 'Finding God in the Arts' can be found here.
The Church of England's Lent 2021 is: #LiveLent:God's Story, Our Story. This is available via a booklet or app. The book and accompanying daily reflection encourage all Christians to think about their calling, how to share their faith and reflect on the difference Christ makes in our lives. #LiveLent Booklets are available to take away from our churches or you can access online here
Marlborough Churches Together AGM - took place on 3 March by zoom click here for the Annual Report 2020
Devizes Foodbank request for donations in February click here for list
Lockdown 3 - update Rev Chris Smith - March Services 2021
As I write the PM has just published his roadmap out of lockdown. The numbers of vaccinations and case numbers all continue to go in the right direction. Let us pray none of the variants cause too much trouble.
Considering this the Extended Team of Clergy, LLM and
wardens met to review our worship pattern. We decided to let the
temporary suspensions of morning worship expire at the end of February 2021. This
will mean that worship can be restored at St Mary’s and St George’s at 10:30am
each week, starting 7th March. Social distancing, extra cleaning and
our zoom service all remain in place for the foreseeable future; this means we
will keep our interim pattern of worship until the end of Step 2 on May 16th.
Here is a reminder of what our Sunday service pattern will look like:
Weekly Zoom Service
9am Fortnightly Service at Minal (1st and 3rd)
10:30am Weekly Services at St Mary’s and St George’s
5:30pm Fortnightly Informal Service at St Mary’s (2nd and 4th)
If you have any questions or queries about this programme, please speak to the Rector or wardens. Service times can be found on our main page here or individual church pages.
Live Prayer Meeting at 8am in St Mary's Church (half-hour)
Zoom Evening Prayer at 5pm via Zoom.
During 2021 our Churches are all open for individual prayer:
St Mary’s, Marlborough 9am-4pm, daily
St George’s, Preshute 9am to 4pm, daily
St John the Baptist, Minal 9.30am to 4pm, daily
the COVID requirements for each church: wear a mask, use hand sanitisers, leave doors as you
find them, loos are closed, please sit where there is a green tick and after
use, please flip the sign to show a red no-entry sign.
St Mary's Organ Restoration Appeal - update and Livestream link
Watch the launch for St Mary's Organ Restoration Fundraising Appeal here. Please visit our Appeal page for more information. We are delighted to report that over a third of the organ's 1098 pipes have now been pledged.
Love Marlborough Kid's Meals update here
We are currently supporting over 35 families with hot meals twice week thanks to our willing team of volunteers and kind donors. If you would like to volunteer or donate to enable this wonderful team effort to continue, please visit our website
+++Love Marlborough has been set up to help the vulnerable through this ongoing crisis. If you need help with prescription collection, shopping, telephone support, prayer or anything else, you are not alone, please just ask - click here. Also, if you want to volunteer, we still need you.
+++Marlborough Town Council are also coordinating help for those in need. Please contact Clare Harris on 01672 512487 or email her.
+++Please read the following useful guidance if you are self-isolating click here