Please note that on the first Sunday of the month, a part of the service is the opportunity to share in a piece of bread.
This is NOT a communion service, but a symbol of our unity in Christ and an outward act to help us to remember all that God has done for us through Jesus’ death and resurrection.
To all members of St Mary's Church, Northiam
As you will all be aware, on Thursday 5th November, our country entered into another lockdown in order to try to bring the rapid increase in Covid 19 infections under control.
As with the previous lockdown, places of worship will be closed except for funerals and personal and private prayer, but all Sunday services will cease until future notice.
It has been a joy to be able to meet together in church in person during the past couple of months and hopefully, those who felt unable to attend services have continued to enjoy a connection through our video services, (which have continued despite the fact that we have been able to meet in church) and it is hoped that Sarah and I will continue with these throughout the coming lockdown.
We are blessed to be part of a church in which we see faith and love in action and as we face the prospect of another lockdown, its more important than ever that we try to care for each other and those around us and to ensure that no one is left out. Please feel free to phone or email me or Sarah if you need a chat.
I will continue to inform you of any further developments or communications made by the Government or the Diocese and I conclude with a paragraph from a letter received yesterday from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, calling for this coming month of lockdown to be a month of prayer for our nation.
Bearing in mind our primary vocation as the Church of Jesus Christ to pray and to serve we call upon the Church of England to make this month of lockdown a month of prayer. More than anything else, whatever the nation thinks, we know that we are in the faithful hands of the risen Christ who knows our weaknesses, tiredness and struggles and whose steadfast love endures for ever. Above all we recall people to some of the fundamental spiritual disciplines that shape our Christian life. During the first lockdown we cheered for the NHS every Thursday. During this second lockdown we invite you to fast in a way appropriate to you as well as pray for our nation every Thursday, for its leaders, its health and essential services and all those who suffer.
With love in Christ and continued prayer.
Please feel free to contact me by phone if you feel the need to talk or require practical help. Tel: 01797 253118
Please be assured of our love and continual prayer at this difficult time for us all.
With love in Christ
This beautiful, uplifting song is:
"He Is Our God" Music and Words by Jon Althoff and Bob Kauflin © 2017 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP) Sovereign Grace Music, a division of Sovereign Grace Churches. All rights reserved. Administrated worldwide at CapitolCMGPublishing.com, excluding the UK which is adm. by Integrity Music, part of the David C Cook family. SovereignGraceMusic.org
Our vision is to be a worshipping, growing, loving and outreaching church and we extend a very warm welcome to everyone.
We hope you find the information in this website about the life of St. Mary's to be useful.
St. Mary's Church in Northiam is an Anglican church in the Diocese of Chichester and is set in the heart of Northiam village in East Sussex. Although we meet in a beautiful, historic building which dates back to the 12th century, we worship and serve a living Lord and seek to share the good news of his love within our community and beyond.
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Messy Church is for all ages, providing a fun environment in which children and adults can worship together, hear stories, make creative crafts and share a meal together. Come as a family. Come with friends (but please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult).
For more information contact Sarah White on 01797 235118
Each term we provide an interactive Bible Story to primary school children in Northiam. Scenery, props and costumes help to make each visit memorable for the children and audience participation is encouraged! We feel privileged to share the Word of God to the children in our community.
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"Thank you for your hospitality and warm welcome since moving to Northiam recently. Getting involved with church events has helped us meet new people and feel settled."
"There is so much going on in Northiam and thanks to the parish magazine we can keep up with all the events."
Our church mission statement is "to the glory of God, serving the community in love" and we seek to care for any who have needs within our community.
With advice for the elderly and vulnerable to stay at home and for all of us to exercise “social distancing” in order to delay the spread of the virus, I’ve been trying to encourage church members by sending out regular emails and its been so encouraging to hear back from many in response. If you know of someone who would benefit please let us know.
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We are a short walk from Northiam village green. You can park at the doctor's surgery car park. Please note that all church buildings are closed at the moment.
Church Lane, Northiam, Rye, TN31 6NN, United Kingdom