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Autumn in Bracknell
Picture of the day (click on image for full size view): Bracknell has lots of trees, many of them very old, survivors from the old country around the New Town. This photo (taken today 4 November 2020) is of a small sports ground a hundred yards from the town centre.(past POTDs)

The February 2021 Parish Mag is now on line

Services at St Mary’s on 24 January are Crafty Church at 9:30am with the theme 'New Beginnings', and this will be followed by Morning Prayer at 11am. The music list can be found HERE.
It would be very helpful if you could let the Church Warden (01344 427561, email know
that you are attending, as this will ease the flow of entry into church and hopefully prevent bottlenecks.

There will be no 8am Communion services at St Mary's until further notice.

To access this Sunday's zoomed service please use the [This week's livestream service] button above.
The Parish website carries details of services around the parish.
Please also join us for a live stream Evening Prayer/Compline service, which takes place at 8:15pm every Thursday evening.
There is now a live stream Morning Prayer service at 9.15 on Tuesdays. (Click the link for details).
If you are unable to attend live services, the 11am livestream Sunday service will place each week. (You can join it any time after 10:45am.)

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Family Matins Matins 10 January 2021

The children, once again, took part in The Family Matins service at St Mary’s yesterday, the First Sunday after Epiphany. Epiphany is sometimes called 'The Three Kings Day' and so we began the service with once verse of “We Three Kings of Orient are! played on the organ by Anthony. Nine young members of the congregation told the story of 'The flight into Egypt' beautifully and another youngster gave two excellent piano performances. Anthony ended the service with one more verse of 'We Three Kings'



'Messy Church' - now 'Crafty Church'

In this popular service, the children are encouraged to participate in craft activities that help them remember a particular bible truth or story. Usually there are between 6 – 8 activities. Obviously at this time we cannot continue that arrangement so we are trying a new format 'Activity in the Pew'. All youngsters will collect a bag as they enter the church containing all they need for the activity. The service will begin and when it is time for the activity the instructions will be shown on the screen. The themes are:-

Regular parish events (after Lockdown is finished) can be found by following this link. More detail about future events can be found in the current Parish Mag (which can be accessed online on this link).


Founder's Choir

Unfortunately it is with great regret that this has been cancelled. Luke Saint who has been one of the organists at St Mary’s for several years was conductor of the Founders Choir of Royal Holloway College and had agreed to a concert at St Mary’s. I was very fortunate and had attended a performance of the choir at Holloway and thought the sound quite magical and Luke an exceedingly polished performer. We hope there may be an opportunity for the choir to perform at St Mary’s later in the year.

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