St Mary Church
One small LEP for the Churches of North Marston
The Methodist Society has served the village since 1964 and is proud of its tradition.
Since April 2006, North Marston’s Methodist and Anglican Churches have been in Local Ecumenical Partnership. St Mary’s Parish Church is the Place of Worship for the combined congregation. In November 2011 Rev Jim Gorringe moved into the Vicarage in North Marston and since July 2012 has been working part-time in what is known as a ‘House for Duty’ post within the Schorne Team of Parishes. This is an exciting ecumenical development and a formal Sharing Agreement is about to be completed which will enable Methodist Weddings to take place in St Mary’s and also allows for the development of the old Methodist Chapel for mission within the community.
The usual monthly pattern of worship at St Mary’s is:
- 1st Sunday, 10am: Methodist All-age Worship with Mr David Heffer (01296 670273)
- 2nd and 4th Sundays, 9.30am: Holy Communion with Rev Jim Gorringe (01525 240251)
In school terms there is a Sunday School from 9.20am at the chapel, then the children come to the church for the last part of Communion
- 3rd Sunday, 9.30am: Family Service
- 5th Sunday, 9.30am: Family Communion
The actual services (with any variations from this pattern) are shown in the village diary.
Choir practice is held at 9.30am on the first Saturday of the month – phone Jennifer Heffer on 01296 670273.