There is a Women’s World Day of Prayer Service this Friday, 2nd March, at St Mary’s, Motcombe at 7.00pm, in conjunction with the Methodist Church. The theme is All God’s Creation is Very Good! - a very topical theme: caring for God’s creation is hugely important and highly relevant to people of all ages and beliefs.
Kevin Martin was ordained at St Peter's Church last week, by Bishop Nicholas and joins us as curate. Team Rector the Revd Helen Dawes has these words of thanks following the service: "An enormous THANK YOU to everyone who made Kevin's ordination such a joyous celebration! Thank you to the bishop's chaplain and office team for arranging the service and producing the service books, thank you to our musicians and choir, to the flower arrangers, bell ringers, church cleaners and to everyone who brought or served food at the party and to those who washed up afterwards. Thank you to Bishop Nick for leading us in glorious worship and to the Ven Vanessa Herrick for inspiring us with her words. Finally, thank you to everyone I'll realise I should have mentioned...Now we continue with the work of the Church, and for that, thanks be to God!"
Messy Church returns to St Mary's Church in Motcombe, on Sunday 20th August at 3pm, with lots of family fun including BBQ, games, crafts and an obstacle course! Contact Sarah Berry via email at email@example.com or phone 01747 850161 for more information. All welcome!
Here are some pictures from yesterday's service in the barn in Margaret Marsh. Many thanks to all those who made it possible!
Messy church for May 21st is all about Trusting God. At Motcombe Primary School Hall 3:00pm - 5:00pm. Fun Family Time, Craft, Worship Celebration, Shared Meal.
To book a place, or just to find out more contact Sarah Berry Sarah@hakey.org.uk Tel: 01747 850161
St Mary’s Church Motcombe
GOOD FRIDAY 7.45pm
14th April 2017
Performed by Motcombe Chamber Choir
Directed by Greg Underwood
FREE Admission – retiring collection
in aid of Church funds
Make an Easter table decoration, knit an Easter chick, help make banners to display in St Mary’s Church, Motcombe on Easter Day
Weds 12th April
Tickets £6 adult £3 child
All profits from the Workshop will be given to St Mary’s Church Motcombe.
To book your E-tickets tel: 01747 855070
Payment on booking. Book early as places are limited!
Following on from the much talked about presentation on the 19th February, given by Revd Simon Chambers, the second of our talks about 'What makes a Vicar' is on Sunday 19th March at Motcombe. Pam will talk about her work in the Pilsdon community among other things.
This relaxed afternoon slot aims to help those of us in the pews understand that 'calling' can come at any time, not always conveniently, and lead us to work we hadn't necessarily had on our 'life-plan' agenda.
Again there will be refreshments and a chance
for you to ask questions to all of our clergy.
So if you you ever wondered what makes a vicar,
what they are and what they do?
Here is your chance to find out.
Sunday 19th March - 3:00pm - St Mary’s Motcombe
Messy Church takes place next Sunday afternoon (March 12th) at 3.00pm in Motcombe School Hall when we will look at “Hidden Treasure”, so come and enjoy craft, worship and a meal. Helpers are always welcome. Please let Sarah Berry know if you are coming: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 850161.