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Friends of St Mary's Winkfield

Registered Charity 1162342

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As we think of our Vicar, Revd Huw Mordecai on sick-leave, we can interact with him in our minds by reading his perceptive wise and often moving Musings from a Mordecai. These have been posted almost week by week since 1 April, and 'back-numbers- can be downloaded.

The Women’s Guild At Home scheduled for 4 August was postponed because of Covid-19 regulations concerns. The raffle for two hampers will take place after the 11am Holy Communion Service at St Mary’s on Sunday 16 August.

Cadillac Mountain
Picture of the day (click on image for full size view): Cadillac Mountain is not really a mountain - it is the main 1000ft feature of a big promontory just south of Bar Harbour, a major fishing port on the Maine coastline, which also features whale-watching and cosiderable consumption of lobsters. Cadillac is in the Acadia Park, a major recreation area, and climbing the mountain is a popular, pleasurable but not too challenging place to test a head for heights.

There will be live services at St Mary's Church at 16/8/20. If you are unable to attend live services, the 11am livestream Sunday service will take place each week. (You can join it any time after 10:45am.)

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 Morning Prayer service at 9.15 on Tuesdays. (Click the link for details).

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It takes a new form because for the first time ever the Parish Mag is published on the
Web complete with ads. You can also look at the ads on their own by visiting the Advertisers' page.

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About us

The Friends of St Mary's Winkfield is a registered charity (number 1162342) set up to raise money for the conservation, embellishment and maintenance of St Mary's Church, Winkfield, a Grade II* listed building that has been here since the 13th century. Our aim is to ensure that this magnificent building remains in the best condition possible for us and for future generations, both locally and world-wide, to enjoy.

It enables people, whether they are local, national or international supporters, be they church-goers or not, to contribute to the future of this magnificent piece of English history.

All Friends of St Mary's Church will be kept informed of the Charity's activities by our website, through the Winkfield 'Parish Mag'(current and past editorial sections can be found by clicking on the link), and by occasional newsletters and other communications.

Becoming a friend

The membership of the Friends of St Mary's Winkfield is a group of mainly local people who have joined up by paying a subscription, and, in many cases, making additional donations and participating in and generally supporting fund-raising events. These funds are saved up to go towards projects on behalf of St Mary's church that further the published aims of the Friends of St Mary's Winkfield. You can find more by following the links above to other pages, particularly 'News & events' and 'Become a Friend'.

Where St Mary's fits in

St Mary's is the Parish Church of the parish of Winkfield and is one of three churches (much the oldest one) within the Parish of Winkfield, Cranbourne and Chavey Down. The other churches are St Martin’s, Chavey Down and St Peter's, Cranbourne. The Parish has its own website, which can be accessed by pressing the ‘Parish Website’ button at the top of the page.

We, the Friends of St Mary's Winkfield, collaborate with the PCC to maintain the Church as a working and living amenity for the local community.

We strive to increase the funds available to the PCC in general, by raising money for the maintenance of St Mary's to support their registered objectives. Thus the finances of both the PCC and the Parish are enhanced by our activities.

In addition to services, weddings, funerals and civic occasions, St Mary's hosts concerts (e.g. the annual Christmas Concert) as does St Peter's. Popel's Hall nearby is also available for appropriate functions - and the White Hart Pub opposite the church provides hospitality of its own kind!

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