We have a new safeguarding officer, Louise Whitehead.
You can contact Louise on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07972860646.
Further details on safeguarding can be found on the safeguarding page.
Once again Wilderness is supporting St Mary’s Church, and have kindly donated two lots of 2 adult general camping tickets, worth £550 per pair, which we will be auctioning during the first two weeks of July to raise funds for St Mary’s church and its community initiatives.
You can place your bids by emailing email@example.com. Bidding ends at 12noon on Friday 14th July. Thank you for your support.
St Mary’s Church gratefully acknowledges the support of The 2023 Wilderness Festival.
This was a huge success raising over £2,500. The weather was kind and attenadce up. A big thank you to all the stall-holders and supporters who contributed to make a realy enjoyable day.
The Cake and Tea tent at the Beer Festival was a big success again this year with 7 hours (!) of steady traffic and demand for our delicious offerings. We managed to raise blood sugar levels and over £1,600 in sales with a fantastic rota of volunteers. Thanks to all who provided the abundance of cakes, brownies and cookies.
The Revd Fergus Butler-Gallie has been appointed as the next vicar of St Mary’s Charlbury and All Saints Shorthampton.
Fergus was ordained and served his curacy in the diocese of Liverpool and has since held posts in London and Kent, his current position being in chaplaincy at Tonbridge School. He is an author of books, articles and reviews. His interests are in travel, communication, humour, food and drink.
“I am hugely excited to take up the position of Vicar of Charlbury: to get to know more of the wonderful people in this beautiful town and to work together to speak of the joy, beauty and hope of Jesus Christ in this place. I have already been so touched by the welcome from the lovely people of St Mary’s and All Saints, Shorthampton, and I am looking forward to being with you soon to begin a journey of enormous opportunity and, I hope, fun together. In the meantime, please be assured of my prayers and do pray for me.”
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