A Salty Sea-dog and the Three Peaks Challenge

It’s a special day at the all-age service at St Mary’s today at 10.30 am. First we have the infamous salty sea-dog Sailor Sargent, sailing in from the high seas to visit the children and deliver an interactive talk from the Bible. After the service, we have our first meeting for the three peaks challenge this September. If you want to get involved, come along … Continue reading A Salty Sea-dog and the Three Peaks Challenge

Come to Church this Sunday!

Sailor Sargent (the vicar, employing one his limited number of questionable accents – west country/farmer/sailor) returns to St Mary’s All Age Service at 10.30am and gets himself into a tricky situation! There’ll be great music, time to reflect and pray, lovely warm welcome, all within about 40 minutes and then refreshments after. Just after the service, there’ll also be a briefing about our Three Peaks … Continue reading Come to Church this Sunday!

One in three Christians face persecution in Asia, report finds

One in three Christians face persecution in Asia, report finds Harriet Sherwood The Guardian Wed 16 Jan 2019 13.01 GMT Threat levels rise in China amid crackdown and India enters top 10 for first time The persecution of Christians in China is the worst it has been for more than a decade, with at least 50 million people expected to experience some form of repression this year as … Continue reading One in three Christians face persecution in Asia, report finds

3 Peaks in 48 Hours: Have you got what it takes?

If you think you have got what it takes, or would like to find out exactly what it takes, come along to the briefing session at 11.30am on Sunday 3rd Feb at St Mary’s Church (just after the service). The epic adventure will be taking place on the 20th-22nd September this year (the weekend before the beer festival, don’t worry). It’s definitely going to involve … Continue reading 3 Peaks in 48 Hours: Have you got what it takes?

Jeremy Hunt orders review into persecuted Christians’ plight

From the BBC, 25.12.18: Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered a review into the plight of persecuted Christians around the world and how much help they get from the UK. The review, led by the Bishop of Truro, will look at government efforts to help some of the 215 million Christians who faced discrimination and violence last year, according to the Foreign Office. Officials say … Continue reading Jeremy Hunt orders review into persecuted Christians’ plight