St. Mary's Parish Church,
When Jesus was asked, “which is the greatest commandment?” he replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and most important command. And the second command is like the first: ‘Love your neighbour the same as you love yourself.’All of the law and the writings of the prophets take their meaning from these two commands.”
Here at St Mary’s Church we aspire to be a place where all are made to feel welcome and encouraged, as we seek to live out that which Jesus considered to be the two most important commands. We are a small, vibrant and supportive church community.
Taking to heart Jesus' words, we are on a journey, which aims to take us to a deeper relationship with God and each other through worship, sacrament, prayer and an understanding of the Bible. We aim to be the heart of a caring community, where everyone can find peace in times of difficulty and all are encouraged to become the people they are meant to be.
We warmly invite you to join us on this journey.
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Please will you pray each day for the new Rector? We are using the following prayer:
Heavenly Father, You have welcomed each one of us in Jesus and called us to be His Body in this place. Send your Holy Spirit at this time of uncertainty and change, to fill us with vision, energy and faithfulness in prayer, that we may be true to our calling to bring new life to our community.
We pray that the right person, who is the person whom you know, will see our advertisement and be called to respond.
Guide with your heavenly wisdom those who are to choose a new Rector for this parish that the one we receive may be a wise and gently shepherd of your people; ready to serve us with joy, to build us up in faith, and to lead by example in loving obedience to your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.