Private Prayers: Please note that private prayers on a Wednesday will not be operating until further notice. We are so thankful for the group of volunteers that have opened the church and manned it for us so that we could share some private time with God.
Please Note: New log in details will be needed to join the Zoom Catch Up and will be advertised during the service.
We will be opening up Zoom, for about 30 minutes, after the online service to provide an opportunity for prayer and for a chat - similar to the time that would normally happen at the end of a service if we were in the church building.
The details of how to log in will be shown near the end of the service so don't switch off straight away! So make sure you have pen and paper handy, or pause or rewind the video.
If you have updated to the latest version of Zoom (5.4.3) then, when you log in, you should be able to choose if you wish to join a chat group or a group for prayer. If not, a member of the St Mary's Team will be able to allocate you to a room after you have logged in.
Follow the leader, Jesus Christ the King
Wednesday 10am Zoom Communion Services
We are now holding Communion services over Zoom on Wednesdays at 10am.
Anyone who wishes to join can use these log in details up to, and including, Wednesday 3rd February so please keep a note of them: ID 816 7767 0947
Word and Spirit:
Let's Talk About Mental Health
A Zoom panel discussion chatting about Mental Health and how it impacts our faiths and lives.
The panel will be made up of Diane Young (qualified counsellor), Chris Hermes (retired GP), Steve Snook (part of the pastoral team) and Robin Gandy (someone who has wrestled with their mental health).
This session will be a deep and honest conversation around Mental Health, so please be aware that some of the material may act as a trigger. There will be a space for questions and dialogue, so please do join in.
Go to www.sli.do, use event code SMB and type your question there (you do not need to set up an account).
We will not publicise who asked the question so you will be anonymous.
St Joseph's, Newton Leys
St Joseph's, Newton Leys, is the pioneer church linked to St Mary's in our parish. It is headed by Rev Ben Thorpe and is currently continuing online. You can follow what they are doing on Facebook here.
A service provide by Oxford Diocese
Giving To St Mary's
In these times when we are unable to meet in the Church building together, your donations are just as important to us as they have always been. Your offerings mean we can continue to serve our community both practically and spiritually, worship, and connect with each other and maintain our buildings ready for when we can open again.
Virtual Church is a real blessing, but it does mean physically making your offering interesting if you make your offering via the collection plate. The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) has responded to this need and it is now possible to sign up to the scheme over the phone. Please call them on 0333 002 1271, remembering to have to hand St Mary’s Bletchley Parish Code which is 270627709 and know that we are in the Diocese of Oxford. If you would like further information you can have a look on their website https://www.parishgivingscheme.org.uk/for-donors/