We take safeguarding very seriously at St Mary’s and have just appointed a new Safeguarding Officer, She is Louise Whitead and her contact details can be found elsewhere on this website. She recently spoke about her role during the Family Commuion service and you can listento it by following this link.
On Saturday (Sept 30th) some members of the choir joined others for a choral evensong at St Helens church Abingdon. The event was the annual RCSM festival where choirs from all over the Diocese came together to celebrate evensong. We had been practicing for weeks to join a choir of over 100 which was coached and conducted by Mark WIlliams. Highlights included a Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis by Herbert Murrill, (a bit of a challenge) and finishing with a spirited rendition of The Heavens are telling by Joseph Haydn.
There is a lot of discussion at the moment about returning to the “Common Cup” – meaning sharing the communion wine from the same cup, rather than having the wafer dipped. There was a sermon on this by Judy French which can be found on this site as a recording in Services / Sermons and a script here.
The Passion Sunday Choral Evensong recording is now available in Past Recordings – here
This Sunday (Jan 22nd) saw a United Service at St Mary’s to mark the week of prayer for Christian Unity. It was an inspiring service which can be listened to in Past Recordings here rather than Latest Service. The reason for the stones will be revealed if you listen to the service.
Sally has conducted her last service at St Mary’s – a recording can be found in Services (Here)
We are all sorry to see her go, but there is work to be done in Christ Church which calls her away. We have been very lucky to have had her leadership for the last 7 years and wish her well in her new role.