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Updates from around St Mary's, Handbridge, The City of Chester and the diocese of Chester

Events At St. Mary’s Church

At St. Mary’s Church events, you can expect a warm welcome, engaging company, and a sense of community that will make you feel right at home. Whether you’re attending a family-friendly event like our toddler groups or joining us at a informative group meeting, there’s something for everyone at St. Mary Without-the-Walls.

Join us and experience the social side of our church in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Visiting Us

Please bring the whole family, including children, to St Mary Without The Walls.

We understand the importance of creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone. At the back of the church, we have a dedicated play area where children can have fun and play safely while parents participate in the service.

Whats on in June?

Monday 3 – 7:30pm Julian Meeting

Wednesday 5 – 12:00pm Luncheon Club in St Mary’s Handbridge Centre

Friday 7 – 10:00am St Mary’s Baby & Toddler Group in St Mary’s Handbridge Centre

Wednesday 12 – 12:00pm Luncheon Club in St Mary’s Handbridge Centre

Friday 14 – 10:00am St Mary’s Baby & Toddler Group in St Mary’s Handbridge Centre
7:00pm Music by the Bridge with St Mary’s Parish Choir

Monday 17 – 2:00pm ‘Unlicensed Lay Weeders’ – working party in church grounds

Tuesday 18 – 2:00pm ‘Unlicensed Lay Weeders’ – working party in church grounds

Wednesday 19 – 12:00pm Luncheon Club in St Mary’s Handbridge Centre

Friday 21 – 10:00am St Mary’s Baby & Toddler Group in St Mary’s Handbridge Centre

Monday 24 – 7:30pm PCC Standing Committee

Wednesday 26 – 12:00pm Luncheon Club in St Mary’s Handbridge Centre

Friday 28 – 10:00am St Mary’s Baby & Toddler Group in St Mary’s Handbridge Centre

Whats on in July?

Monday 1 – 7:30pm, Julian Meeting

Wednesday 1 – 12:00pm, Luncheon Club in St Mary’s Handbridge Centre

Friday 5 – 10:00am, St Mary’s Baby & Toddler Group in St Mary’s Handbridge Centre
7:00pm Music by the Bridge with Local Vocals and St Mary’s Youth Choir

Monday 8 – 2:00pm, ‘Unlicensed Lay Weeders’ – working party in church grounds
7:30pm PCC Meeting

Wednesday 10 – 12:00pm Luncheon Club in St Mary’s Handbridge Centre

Friday 12 – 10:00am St Mary’s Baby & Toddler Group in St Mary’s Handbridge Centre

Friday 19 – 10:00am St Mary’s Baby & Toddler Group in St Mary’s Handbridge Centre

Regular Services

Sunday

8:00am – Said Holy Communion (apart from August)

10:30am – Sung Eucharist Service

12:30pm – Holy Baptism (1st Sunday of month)3:00pm – Messy Church (3rd Sunday of month apart from July, August & December)

6:30pm – Choral Evensong (2nd Sunday of month apart from August)

Thursday

10:00am – Holy Communion (BCP)

What Messy Church is:

Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality.
It's primarily for people who don't already belong to another form of church.
It meets at a time that suits people who don't already belong to church
It typically includes a welcome, a long creative time to explore the biblical theme through getting messy; a short celebration time involving story, prayer, song, games and similar; and a sit-down meal together at tables. All elements are for, and should include, people of all ages, adults and children.
What Messy Church isn’t:
Just for children
A club - The whole of Messy Church is about worshipping God, having fellowship, exploring faith matters. It welcomes everyone, involves everyone, values everyone, is always there for the outsider. It's a church
just for families - All are welcome: single, widowed, childless, divorced. Church is inclusive, not exclusive
Dates and Themes for Messy Church 2022
Resources and links for more information