St Mary's Charity of the Month: May 2019

Family Help (Darlington Women's Refuge)

  • 28 April 2019
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St Mary's Charity of the Month: May 2019

If you would like to donate to this excellent cause you can do so at any of our services on the first and second Sundays of May.  There will be different charities for other months. 
Family Help, the Darlington's Women's Refuge, is a charitable organisation set up in 1976. It is one of 300 places of safety in the country and in its eight family units provides safe, temporary accommodation and support for survivors of domestic abuse. Women and children from all areas are accepted. Nationally 1:4 women and 1:6 men experience some form of domestic abuse. 

The Fun-Key Church Passion Play

Sunday 28th April at 4pm

  • 21 April 2019
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The Fun-Key Church Passion Play

Come along and help us retell the Easter story from Shrove Tuesday all the way through to the resurrection of Jesus.  We have crafts and activities, hymns and songs - suitable for all ages and very relaxed.   Why not bring a friend?

All the usual Fun-Key Church fun and excitement and more...

Martin's Easter Day sermon 2019

at St Mary's Church Richmond

  • 21 April 2019
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Martin's Easter Day sermon 2019

If you would like to read Martin's Easter Day sermon then you can read it here.

Holy Week and Easter Day

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  • 14 April 2019
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Holy Week and Easter Day

Holy Week (14th-20th April 2019) – the most important week of the year

With Easter Day being the most important day of the Christian calendar, Holy Week is the most important week. Easter this year falls on 21st April so Holy Week began with Palm Sunday, 14th April. To mark the week there are a number of services and events on offer at St Mary’s. You are welcome to join as many or as few as you can or as you wish.

On Palm Sunday (14th) we commemorated Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The 10am service featured in place of the sermon a dramatic reading of Luke’s account of Jesus’ Passion – words which speak for themselves. There was also be a service of Choral Evensong at 6:30pm.

On the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week (15th-17th) there will be a short meditation at 7pm, led in turn by different people on different themes, and followed by Compline.  Monday will be George Alderson, Tuesday will be Isobel Short and Wednesday will be Mark Beresford-Peirse.

On Maundy Thursday (18th) we commemorate the Last Supper, at which Jesus instituted Holy Communion (‘Do this in remembrance of me’). This moving service will feature the Washing of Feet, the stripping of the altar as the church is made ready for Good Friday, and a Watch of Prayer (‘Could you not watch with me for one hour?’).

On Good Friday (19th) there will be an ecumenical Walk of Witness, beginning at the Catholic Church at 10am, and conc

Palm Sunday at St Mary's Church

Sunday 14th April

  • 7 April 2019
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Palm Sunday at St Mary's Church

Do join us as we begin our journey to the foot of the cross beginning on Sunday as we retell the story in dramatic form of Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey...

We have our service of Holy Communion at 8am.

We will receive palm cross and have them blessed.  This will be at our 10am Parish Communion.

Then at 6.30pm we will hold a very special Palm Sunday Choral Evensong.

We look forward to welcoming you.

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