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  • Visitor Comments - St Mary's Church Watton
    few of the most recent comments left in our Visitors Book by people who have worshiped with us while away from home Our church offers a warm welcome to all however long you wish to stay with us Wonderfully kind friendly people Lovely church Lovely bells Thoroughly good visit Great Hospitality An absolute delight Warm and welcoming Thankyou for the warm welcome Delightful church Very friendly people Peaceful Church A

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  • The Church, Jesus and Faith - St Mary's Church Watton
    with him we can take great comfort from that We can be glad our loved one is now freed from suffering and in His care Grief is a natural part of the healing process However it is important to consider the other side of loss We should rejoice in the lost ones life who they were and what they mean to us Too much sadness can become self pity It should be remembered that grieving is a process that we all move through in different ways and at different paces We can feel sadness at our loss and we can be thankful for all we have shared We will always feel a sadness for our personal loss but this sadness is tempered by the fact that we can know that our loved ones are with God and that we will be reunited with them one day I Haven t Been to Church in a Long Time and Feel Guilty What Help Can I Get St Mary s is a welcoming church that is not centred solely around its clergy but around a church family We can offer a wide range of life experience and aren t afraid to grapple with the difficult questions We are proud of the different activities and worship opportunities we offer during the week and are looking forward to the exciting possibilities that the physical changes in church are going to bring There is no need to feel guilty because there is no judgement on people about whether they go to church or not Church is a place of acceptance and welcome and if you can find a nearby church where you feel comfortable you will have a new start in your life If you would like to talk to one of our ministry team first we can arrange that Or just come Jesus said he came for the guilty not the righteous We welcome all who come without question if you prefer we could first send you a helpful booklet to guide you Do not feel guilty every journey and opportunity starts with a single step Attendance at Church is not the deciding factor neither is there any reason to feel guilty There are many people like you who once they have decided to return to church find peace of mind We welcome your presence and God is a welcoming and loving God Will You Accept Me for Who I Am We are a church where there is a variety of worship styles activities for different age ranges and everyone is welcome to find and play their part within the church community People of all backgrounds and abilities find a warm welcome here Jesus welcomed everybody who came to him We try to do the same at St Mary s We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds we are an inclusive community and are often told that people have been surprised by the warm welcome they receive here Scripture tells us that we should

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  • Podcasting Sermons - St Mary's Church Watton
    December 2012 10 00 Philippians 2 19 30 Rev d Geoff Garrett Examples of faithful servants Advent 4 17 69MB 16th December 2012 10 00 Philippians 2 12 18 Rev d Geoff Garrett Encouragement to live as God s children Advent 3 19 81MB 9th December 2012 10 00 Philippians 2 1 11 Rev d Geoff Garrett Humility Advent 2 17 69MB 2nd December 2012 10 00 Overview of Philippians Rev d Geoff Garrett Overview of Philippians Advent 1 17 74MB 19th January 2012 10 00 2Kings 2 1 12 2Corinthians 4 3 6 Mark 9 2 9 Rev d Geoff Garrett Transfiguration 14 59MB 19th January 2012 8 00 2Kings 2 1 12 2Corinthians 4 3 6 Mark 9 2 9 Rev d Geoff Garrett Transfiguration shorter version 4 96MB 11th December 2011 10 00 John 1 6 8 19 28 Rev d Geoff Garrett John the Baptist points the way to Jesus 12MB 28th August 2011 10 00 Matthew 16 21 end Romans 12 9 end Rev d Geoff Garrett Take up your Cross 11 52MB 28th August 2011 08 00 Matthew 16 21 end Romans 12 9 end Rev d Geoff Garrett Take up your Cross shorter version 4 24MB 21st August 2011 18 30 Matthew 5 1 12 Rev d Geoff Garrett Civic Service Community 9 20MB 21st August 2011 10 00 Matthew 16 13 20 Rev d Geoff Garrett Peter the Rock 14 30MB 14th August 2011 Matthew 15 21 28 Rev d Geoff Garrett Inclusive Faith 9 49MB 7th August 2011 08 00 1Kings 19 9 18 Matthew 14 22 33 Rev d Geoff Garrett Faith or Trust 6 29MB 3rd July 2011 08 00 Rev d Geoff Garrett St Thomas 3 37MB 26th June 2011 18 30 Praise and Worship Rev d Geoff

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  • Junior Church - St Mary's Church Watton
    activities We finish by joining the church congregation for the last part of the service and refreshments We also provide a crèche area for parents to sit with babies and toddlers in church Past Events During the year we do different activities we are very much a part of the life of St Mary s Christmas and Easter are great We take part in special events like the Christingle Service

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  • Baptism - St Mary's Church Watton
    to say they believe and trust in God Father Son and Holy Spirit the Christian understanding of God During our visits to your home we will talk together about the promises and statements of faith We will also guide you through the practicalities of the service and answer any questions When did Baptism start The Bible records some of the events in Jesus life and his teaching In the Gospel Jesus own baptism is described and he tells others to be baptized The Bible also tells of individuals and their families who chose to be followers of Jesus and be baptized Why do we use water Baptism has always involved water When Jesus was baptized he was immersed in the River Jordan When your child is baptized the Minister will pour water over his or her head Baptism involves a decision to turn away from evil and to turn to Jesus Christ This is symbolised in the water of baptism as we symbolically drown and die to our old life before being raised with Christ to new life Just as we use water to wash away the dirt on our bodies so in baptism the water is a sign of being washed free from sin and beginning a new life with God Water is also life giving without it we would physically die In baptism water reminds us that just as we need water to live so we need God s Spirit living in us God himself is the water of life Beyond Baptism to Confirmation As a Church we want to continue the partnership we have begun at Baptism and so support you in bringing up your child in the Christian faith we do hope that we will see you and your family in church and that we grow

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  • Weddings at St Mary's Church - St Mary's Church Watton
    are still unsure please consult the vicar or one of you is on the Electoral Roll of the parish a list of regular worshippers in the churches of the parish or one of you has a qualifying connection with the parish which means you can get married here if one of the following applies one of you was baptised or prepared for confirmation in St Mary s Church one of you has ever lived in the parish for six months or more one of you has at any time regularly attended public worship in St Mary s Church for six months or more one of your parents has lived in the parish for six months or more in their child s lifetime one of your parents has regularly attended public worship here for six months or more in their child s lifetime your parents or grandparents were married in St Mary s Church If none of the above apply it may be possible to add you to the Electoral Roll This would be a sign of your making an ongoing commitment to the church in this parish If you d like to discuss this please get in touch The only other way to be married in a church where none of the above applies is to apply for an Archbishop s Special Licence These licences are not granted automatically and will usually mean you need to have had a connection with St Mary s to qualify if you think this route applies to you please speak to the vicar What if one or both of you has been married before If the previous marriage was ended by divorce then there are procedures we have to follow before we can go ahead with arranging your wedding It is a requirement of

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  • Progress Pictures menu
    May 2012 Starting to re furbish 19 10 2011 Work on new floor 29 10 2011 The State of the roof 18 11 2011 Taking shape 21 11 2011 Next Stage 18 02 2012 The Tent over the church 23 02 2012 The Final Strait 16 03 2012 Getting ready for the Re Opening on 22nd April 07 04 12 Welcome to our lovely newly re furbished church 16 04

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  • Saturdays visitors
    1 2 3 Visitors enjoying viewing our newly refurbished church To return to the Home page close this page St Mary s Church Watton 2011 Website Developed Hosted by Church

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