Route 66 update
As you know over the last 18 months we haven’t been able to meet due to the restrictions of the pandemic. We have kept in touch with our families through delivering monthly activity bags which have been well received but now it is time to think about how we will move forward as the country ‘reopens’. I, along with the church leadership team, have thought long and hard about how children’s work will look at St Mary’s in the future and it has been decided that a new approach is needed. We have chosen to run a ‘Messy Church’ style service on a monthly basis as this will allow families to attend church together and we will also provide a sandwich tea after the activities. Messy Church has proven to be very successful in other churches around Derby and we are hoping it will flourish at St Mary’s as well. It is similar to the holiday club we run over the Summer where we explore Bible stories through craft and ‘hands on’ activities. So, if you would like to be involved in the Messy Church team or if you know of any families who might like to attend then please speak with myself or any member of the leadership team.
The times will be 4-6pm and the service dates will be:
Rachael Dunn 07752451057 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Church remains open for services throughout the week. Please see our calendar for the dates and times of our services.
It is important to follow the advice concerning face coverings and social distancing.
During this time please consider giving your normal collection to the church. If you cannot attend the easiest option is a direct bank transfer and if you require the details to do this please contact our treasurer Cheryl Baxter on 07715271687 or email CheryltheChaplain@hotmail.com.
Our worship of God always continues and there are daily weekday reflections on our Facebook page
You can also find prayer resources at www.churchofengland.org
Address: Boulton Lane, Alvaston, Derby, DE24 0GE
Email the church on email@example.com
Wedding or Baptism enquiries please attend one of our monthly Saturday coffee mornings to speak to one of the vestry team. Dates for this can be found in the calendar.
For Community centre: Grant Wright on 01332 679600
For Funeral or Graveyard enquiries: Valerie Potts on 01332 754502
FOODBANK is now based at Alvaston Church Hall on Elvaston Lane. We are accepting donations between 10-12 noon on a Tuesday morning. We are still accepting drop off items which are to be left in church when we are open. If you have any foodbank issues please contact Valerie Potts on 01332 754202 . Thank you for your continued support of this vital ministry.
If you have any concerns, comments or need to report a safeguarding issue then either call one of the following below or click on the web link:
Safeguarding at St Mary's : 07376 929370
Diocesan Safeguarding : 01332 388678
For procedure and policy click on the safeguarding link below:
For any pastoral needs please contact Kathryn, our Pastoral Co-ordinator on: 07581 289140 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.