St Mary’s is here to serve God in worship and prayer, and to serve all of the people of Newton. We live to learn more of God and to speak His name through our actions and example.
St Mary’s is a church made up of people of all ages from all over Newton and beyond. We are at the service of the local community and take our responsibility for the parish very seriously. We are people who know something of God already and are relishing the chance to learn more of what God calls us to be together. We enjoy worshipping together and spending time together socially.
The best way to find out more is either to contact Annie Woodcock, our vicar, or just to turn up on a Sunday morning at 10am and to join in with our communion service and our groups for children and young people. You will be most welcome, and you’ll probably meet someone you’ve not seen for ages. It’ll be great to see you soon!
COMMUNION BEFORE CONFIRMATION
A Saturday morning was set aside for all the children of St Mary's church to take part in a session for them to learn about the church service.
We opened with a prayer and the Rev Annie gave an introduction to explain how 'Communion before Confirmation' is going to work.
A very interesting talk about symbols that are used by God in his word and also symbols used in church. The children enjoyed the hands on experience of seeing and touching things and also looking for God under the Altar. They also enjoyed the incense, in which Ian gave an excellent display. After this, the children got a chance to sit back and listen to a play about Jesus and Peter at the 'Last Supper' acted out by John and Ian.
Head dresses were worn by almost everyone while they ate the bread and drank the 'wine' (blackcurrant).
Just before the end, the children had a little activity to do to remind them of the morning, and to remember Jesus. They were each given a child-friendly service book and Rev Annie 'walked' through the story of the Last Supper once again.
We are glad to note that the morning was a great success, and we look forward to seeing the children take their first communion.
Well done children and God Bless you - See more photos HERE