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April 2019

17
April
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Passiontide

Mass and Reflection – ‘The Pilgrimage to the Cross’ at St Faith’s

Led by Revd Richard Wyld, Bishop’s Chaplain #LentPilgrim

Eucharist of the Last Supper and Vigil of Prayer

Join us on Maundy Thursday as we remember the last supper Jesus shared with his friends; how at that meal he washed his disciples’ feet and then led them to the Garden of Gethsemane where he invited them to “watch and pray”. You are welcome to join us as we “watch and pray” any time between 9pm and Midnight. At St Mary’s: Guest Preacher – Canon Peter Leonard.  Music: A New Commandment – Moles, Go Ye to Dark Gethsemane –…

19
April
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
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Young Person's Good Friday Service

Service for Good Friday led by the Young People of St Mary’s

A service for Good Friday led by the young people and children of St Mary’s.  Join us as we reflect on the journey that Jesus made on this day for us. #LentPilgrim

19
April
1:00 pm — 2:00 pm
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The Cross

Reflections on the Cross at St Mary’s

A chance to be still and to reflect on the significance of the cross.

The Liturgy of the Cross

You are invited to join Christians throughout the world as we gather at the foot of the Cross to pray for our world and ourselves. At St Mary’s: Preacher – Canon Peter Leonard.  Music: O Vos Omnes by Gesualdo, God So Loved the World by Stainer. #LentPilgrim St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5PA. Tel: 023 9281 4444. St Wilfrid’s Church, George St, Portsmouth PO1 5RT. Tel: 023 9282 2687. St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Portsmouth, PO1 1HT. Tel:…

Vigil & First Mass of Easter at St Mary’s & St Faith’s

A service which begins in the darkness of the night and celebrates the coming of the Light of the world.  The new life of Christ is marked with joy! At St Mary’s: Preacher is Canon Peter Leonard.  Music: Hail Easter Bright – Moles. St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5PA. Tel: 023 9281 4444. St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Portsmouth, PO1 1HT. Tel: 023 9282 7322.

21
April
8:00 am — 8:30 am
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Paschal Candle

Book of Common Prayer Communion at St Mary’s

A traditional said service for Easter morning.

Special Services for Easter Sunday

Join us for the most important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 10:00am St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5PA. Tel: 023 9281 4444. 09:30am St Wilfrid’s Church, George St, Portsmouth PO1 5RT. Tel: 023 9282 2687. 09:30am St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Portsmouth, PO1 1HT. Tel: 023 9282 7322. At St Mary’s with the choir and instrumentalists.  Anthem – Worthy is the Lamb and the Amen from Handel’s Messiah.

21
April
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
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Choral Evensong & Benediction for Easter Sunday at St Mary’s

The choir of St Mary’s sing a traditional service of Choral Evensong which is followed by Benediction. Introit – Moles, Hail Easter Bright; Smith Responses; Psalm 105; Canticles – Stanford in C; Anthem – O Sons & Daughters, Walford Davies; Howells, O Salutaris Hostia. Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament, is a time of adoration in front of the Sacrament which concludes with the congregation being blessed by it.

24
April
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

May 2019

01
May
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

06
May
10:00 am — 4:00 pm
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St Mary's May Fayre

The St Mary’s May Fayre

The Annual Community Fayre & celebration of life in Fratton is held in the church & grounds each May Bank Holiday Monday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Each year around 10,000 visitors enjoy this event with its variety of attractions – Real Ale Tent; Arena displays; Morris dancers; Bouncy Castle; Bands; Funfair rides & much more.  Enquiries for pitches may be made to mayfayre@portseaparish.co.uk The Church is open with displays, refreshments and music throughout the day. The Organ Project…

08
May
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

11
May
10:00 am — 12:00 pm
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Christian Aid Big Breakfast at St Faith’s

Support Christian Aid at a breakfast with bacon rolls, cereals, fruit, toast and much more.  Minimum cost £1 for each item.  Tea/coffee/fruit juice 50p.  You can donate more if you wish!

15
May
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

17
May
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
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Easter Bunny Drive

Easter Bunny Drive at St Faith’s

A fun seasonal variation on a Beetle Drive. Pay on the door. £2.50 each. All takings will go to Christian Aid.

19
May
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
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Nadina String Quartet

Lunch Time Concert – Nadina String Quartet

The Nadina String Quartet perform A Musical Miscellany – a variety of music from across the years. Come and join us for a lunchtime concert, with music by the wonderful Nadina String Quartet. Made up of professional and semi-professional musicians, the group is much in demand for their ability & dedication to the music they play. Come and join us for what promises to be a very special concert. Free entry, with retiring collection in aid of the St Mary’s…

22
May
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

29
May
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

30
May
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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The Ascension of Jesus

Ascension Day Service at St Mary’s

A service celebrating the ascension of Jesus into Heaven. The service will include commissioning of the Parochial Church Council.

June 2019

05
June
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

05
June
7:30 pm — 8:00 pm
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St Mary's Church

Thy Kingdom Come at St Mary’s

As part of 10 days of Prayer for Portsmouth at different churches in the city and culminating with a Thy Kingdom Come picnic at Portchester Castle on Sunday, prayers will be held at St Mary’s on the 5th June. With the Choir of St Mary’s. Remaining Schedule: Wednesday 5th June, 7:30pm at St Mary’s Church. Thursday 6th June, 7:30pm at St Jude’s Church. Friday 7th June, 7:30pm at King’s Church. Saturday 8th June, 9:30am at Portsdown Hill(by Mick’s Monster Burgers…

06
June
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Organ Recital – Postponed to 13th June

Due to technical issues with the Walker Organ, the organ recital by Richard Moore  has had to be moved from 6th June to the 13th June.

08
June
10:00 am — 12:00 pm
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Coffee Morning & Mini-Market at St Faith’s

Coffee, Chat, Cakes and a chance to raise funds for the Kurdish Women’s Group who meet at the Church.

08
June
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
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D-Day Remembrance

D-Day 75 Caen Twinning Concert

Concert to mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day with a visiting choir from Caen called Veni, Vidi Canto, and also featuring: The St Mary’s Church Choir, The Fine Voice Academy, Miss Becki Short – 40s performer (and her entourage including the Oasis Community Choir),  and The Haven Community Choir. Free tickets available at EventBrite .  Refreshments will be on sale, and retiring donations to St Mary’s Music Foundation will be welcome. The event is organised by Portsmouth European Cities Twinning…

09
June
4:00 pm — 6:00 pm
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Dickens

Dickens Fellowship Service at St Mary’s

Join members of the local branch of the Dickens Fellowship in celebrating the anniversary of his death with a service and tea at the Church where he was baptised.  Choral Evensong followed by Tea and readings from Dickens. Members of the public may join the Fellowship after the service for tea and also stay for the readings if they so wish.

12
June
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

13
June
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Organ Project Big Screen

The Organ Project recital – Richard Moore

This is the organ recital moved from 6th June due to technical issues with the Walker Organ. Our 2019 monthly Organ Recital series continues with an Organ Recital given by Richard Moore, Sub-organist of Guildford Cathedral. Please do join us for a glass of wine and listen to the fantastic Walker organ in St Mary’s Church, Portsea. The recitalist in the organ loft is relayed instantaneously to a large screen which makes for gripping viewing! Donations in aid of The…

15
June
10:30 am — 12:30 pm
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Coffee Morning at St Wilfrid'sCoffee Morning at St Wilfrid's

A Coffee Morning for Father’s Day at St Wilfrid’s

A morning of refreshments and competitions to celebrate Father’s Day and to raise some funds.

16
June
12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
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Light Lunch at St Mary's

Light Lunch for Charity at St Mary’s

You are invited to a light lunch in aid of charity to say farewell and thank you to Helen and Graham Evans as they move to Cornwall. The lunch costs £2.50.

16
June
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
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Faye Clinton, Cellist

Free Concert by Faye Clinton (Cello) at St Mary’s for the Music Foundation

Faye Clinton is a leading cellist in the Portsmouth area and we are very happy to welcome her for our next Music Foundation Concert.  Faye studied at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and also at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest.  She is a free-lance musician as well as cello instructor at West Hill Park and The Rikkyo School in Rudgwick, West Sussex. Recital Items – Ist Movement – Kodaly Solo Cello Sonata; ‘Didn’t my Lord…

19
June
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

20
June
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
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Charity Lunch at St Wilfrid’s Church

A chance to enjoy a light lunch. The money raised will be used to support a charity. Lunch costs £2.50 and usually consists of soup (with a vegetarian option), a bread and cheese main followed by a pudding.

21
June
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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Fashion Show

Edinburgh Woollen Mill Fashion Show at St Faith’s

With ladies and menswear, a light hearted and fun summer fashion show to appeal to everyone.  The show is presented by the manageress of Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Southsea with “familiar” local models.  There will be a 20% discount on any garments purchased at the show. Tickets are £5 and profits will go to Portsea Parish church funds.   Book your ticket from St Mary’s Church Office on 023 9281 4444 or buy on the door.  Wine/squash and light refreshments.

The Great Get Together Procession – Fratton Community Centre to St Mary’s Church

An event organised by Fratton Big Local as part of the national Get Together celebrations to build up community life.  The procession will end with the placing of a “time box” in the vault at St Mary’s Church (to be opened in 10 years’ time).  Come and celebrate our community and its life.

26
June
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

July 2019

03
July
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
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Charity Lunch at St Mary's

Mass and Charity Lunch at St Mary’s

A chance to enjoy a light lunch. The money raised will be used to support a charity. The lunch usually consists of soup (with a vegetarian option), a bread and cheese main with a pudding to follow. The cost is £2.50 and includes free entry into a raffle.

03
July
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

03
July
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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St Wilfrid's Church

Musical Allsorts Concert at St Wilfrid’s

A concert that includes music for a range of recorders, guitar, piano and singers in aid of the Mothers’ Union AFIA Holiday scheme and St Mary’s Parish branch.  Tickets £2.50 which includes refreshments and available on the door.

04
July
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Organ Recital July 2019

Organ Recital – Cancelled due to technical issues

We are very sorry that St Mary’s Walker organ is playing up again, and needs repair.  We have been forced to cancel the organ recital on Thursday.  But you can still book a tour of the organ at https://www.theorganproject.org/organ-tours .

06
July
10:00 am — 12:00 pm
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Coffee Morning & Mini-Market at St Faith’s

Coffee, Chat, Cakes and a chance to raise funds for St Faith’s church.

13
July
10:00 am — 12:00 pm
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Love Our Oceans / Messy Blue

Love Our Oceans / Messy Blue at St Mary’s

Free climate change event, 10am – 12pm, with lots of activities for children and lots for adults too! Displays by Greenpeace, Christian Aid, Fairtrade and many others. Speakers from A Rocha and Wildlife Trust including Meric Srokosz of the National Oceanography Centre and author of “Blue Planet, Blue God”. Please bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the church grounds at 12 o’clock.

14
July
1:30 pm — 4:00 pm
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Music in the Church Yard

Music for a Summer Afternoon, Strawberry Tea & Tower Open at St Mary’s

From 1:30 pm until 4 pm Music in the Church Yard The Music Foundation present Music for a Summer Afternoon.  A selection of musicians perform works in the Church yard including brass music, choral music and other instrumentalists.  The concert is free with a chance to give a donation towards the work of the St Mary’s Music Foundation charity which seeks to inspire local young people and support them in developing their musical skills. From 2:30 pm until 4 pm…

18
July
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
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Light Lunch at St Wilfrid’s Church

A chance to enjoy a light lunch. The money raised will be used to support the Air Ambulance. Lunch costs £2.50 and usually consists of soup (with a vegetarian option), a bread and cheese main followed by a pudding.

19
July
8:30 pm — 11:00 pm
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Limited S

Dance Night at St Mary’s Featuring “Limited S”

An evening of live music and dancing. Tickets are £5 and can be purchased in advance – telephone 023 9281 4444 to order – or on the door.  Please bring your own food and drink.

27
July
10:30 am — 12:00 pm
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Coffee Morning at St Wilfrid'sCoffee Morning at St Wilfrid's

Coffee Morning at St Wilfrid’s Church

A chance to raise some funds with Coffee, Chat and Cakes.

August 2019

14
August
10:00 am — 3:00 pm
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Do Something Different Days

Day with a Difference at St Mary’s

An opportunity to enjoy a day with a difference for those unable to get away for the summer, especially those of an ‘older age’. Company, conversation, activities, fish and chip lunch and a film! The lunch costs £5 – to book your lunch please phone 023 92 814444

15
August
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Patronal Festival Mass

Patronal Festival Mass at St Mary’s

A celebration and thanksgiving for the life of St Mary’s Church and the community it serves followed by refreshments. Preacher : Ven Martyn Gough, Chaplain of the Fleet.

17
August
10:30 am — 12:00 pm
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Coffee Morning at St Wilfrid'sCoffee Morning at St Wilfrid's

Coffee Morning at St Wilfrid’s Church

A morning of coffee, cake and chat to raise money.

18
August
10:00 am — 4:00 pm
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Portsea Parish Anniversary Celebrations at St Mary’s

10 am Open Air Parish Mass in St Mary’s Church Yard A day celebrating the life of the Parish and the beauty of creation, as we prepare to celebrate our Patronal Festival (like a birthday). 12 pm onwards Picinic with Entertainment Bring your own picnic and enjoy the churchyard and the music and entertainment 2 pm to 4 pm Tower Open Climb the Tower of St Mary’s and enjoy the spectacular views of the city and the church interior.  Terms…

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