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  • Faith Reflections - St Mary's Church Watton
    on the right hand side I remember the experience clearly I was surrounded by young people who were being confirmed at the same time and I felt it was the right place to be I felt honoured to be making the journey with them When the time came we all made our way to the high altar and the sanctuary All the robed clergy were in a large circle surrounding all the candidates As I looked around me I had a strong sense of feeling safe and being at home This was a place I wanted to stay in and be a part of It was one of the occasions where I was sure I wanted to make the church part of my life and who I was St Luke s Church 1959 When September 1959 Where St Luke s Daughter Church St Albans Time Sunday evening Event Confirmation service I was coming up to my 18th birthday and had wanted to be confirmed for some time My family moved and I attended the new parish church on the first Sunday there Coming out of the church the vicar said Have you been confirmed From them I started preparation The

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  • Rev'd Gerry Foster - Meet the Team at St Mary's Church Watton
    look forward to getting alongside those who worship live work and visit in the community Forwards I hope that the story of the church family and people in this community which has brought us to this point in time will provide a wonderful springboard for going forwards Together we can pray for God s vision for this next chapter opening up Faith I came into my own faith when I was 17 yrs old and have found a relationship with God the Father Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit to be the most important and constant part of my life David and I have been married for 36 years and he also came into faith when he was 17 yrs old so this is something we have shared for a long time He has been ordained since 1981 but I was a nurse for the first half of my working life specialising since the early 90 s in the field of cancer Family We are truly blessed to have a son and a daughter in law who live in Gloucester and a daughter and son in law who live in Buckinghamshire with their beautiful twin 1 yr old girls

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  • Margaret Cator - Meet the Team at St Mary's Church Watton
    in the Watton Group I work along side Gerry and other priests in the Group The parish office is open on Tues Wed and Thurs 9 00am 1 00pm where we also deal with enquiries from church members and general public Questions and Answe rs Q Why do you go to church A To worship God to be spiritually nourished and to ask for His guidance for each day of my life Q What do you find most important about being a church A The love of a church family Q What would you say to someone considering attending church A Ask for God s guidance be patient become part of God s family What is your favourite bible passage and why John 15 11 17 You did not choose me I chose you It gives a very strong message that God loves us individually and we are all given special tasks to do for Him My Faith and More As a child my God mother took me to Sunday School so I have always felt surrounded by God s love As an adult I became actively involved in a church when I brought my children to Sunday School I

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  • Margaret Enger - Meet the Team at St Mary's Church Watton
    had to learn by heart were Chapter 1 v1 14 and Chapter 10 v1 16 My Faith and More I grew up in a Christian family I am an only child My great grandfather and grandfather were both church wardens and one great uncle was a Methodist local preacher I was confirmed at All Hallows Church Gedling Nottinghamshire in June 1945 a week after my 11th birthday In 1953 I went to King s College London to read theology After graduating I took a year out working in my father s retail pharmacy and then returned to the University of London to study for a post graduate certificate in education specialising in Religious Education and geography I taught RE and geography at Watford Technical High School but was not really cut out for school teaching I took a crash secretarial course and then worked as Personal Assistant to the Secretary of the Central Board of Finance at Church House Westminster After a year there I worked as a temporary secretary with the Alfred Marks Bureau and enjoyed spells with such varied organizations as the Rank Organization the National Coal Board and the RNLI as well as a firm that imported plastic moulding materials I left England in 1961 to work as a bilingual secretary for the NATO Maintenance Supply Services Agency at Châteauroux in central France There I met my husband who was serving in the US Air Force We married legally in France and had a church wedding in England later the same year Ann was born just three months before we left France for Texas While in Laredo I served a term as President of Protestant Women of the Chapel a non denominational fellowship of Christian service dependants From Laredo Dean was posted to Peshawar Pakistan Ann and I spent 15 months in England at my mother s home waiting for orders to join Dean During that time I became involved with the Mothers Union Our orders for Pakistan never came Dean converted to a remote tour and we were posted to San Antonio Texas where I was active in St Andrew s Episcopal Church and taught a post confirmation class of teenagers Our next posting was to Ickenham Middlesex where John was born and where I again became involved with the MU This link ended soon after we came to Watton in November 1972 as there was no branch at St Mary s I was licensed as a Reader in 1975 and have been active in that ministry ever since My husband died in January 1984 when John was only just 12 years old and Ann was studying at Surrey University I began to realize that although I was the one who had a degree my children were making me feel scientifically illiterate so I took an Open University degree chiefly in earth science I followed that with a full time honours degree in environmental sciences at the University of East Anglia and stayed on for a

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  • Cafe Church
    Cafe Church Worship Fun Food at the Blenheim Centre on Sunday 21st February To return to the Home page close this page St Mary s Church Watton 2011 Website Developed

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  • Pantomime
    and Verger appeared in this year pantomime Oh yes they did These pictures come from the Friday night performance on 5th February and include some Church Members enjoying the entertainment To return to the Home page close this page St

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  • Hilarys Leaving Party
    was held on Thursday 21st January 2016 and enjoyed by all though we are sad to see her go We all wish her every happiness in her new home To return to the Home page close this page St Mary

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  • Christingle 2016
    December 2016 This was very well attended and enjoyed by all The Rt Hon Bishop of Lynn came and sang his most recent song to everyone To return to the Home page close this page St Mary s Church Watton

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