St Mary’s Celebrates its Medieval History

[wppa type=”photo” photo=”2″ size=”0.5″ align=”left”][/wppa]Today St Mary’s celebrated its remarkable Medieval history by opening the church for a Medieval Day. Visitors enjoyed tours of the building, learnt about jousting and bee keeping, and talked about archaeology at a stand provided by Jorvik.  There were a number of Medieval games, some hearty food and a specially brewed beer that was dispensed from a cask at the back of church! There was some left at the end of the day, so it may provide a welcome alternative to coffee after the morning service.

We were delighted to welcome a large number of people from the local area and beyond. We even made the local paper.




[wppa type=”photo” photo=”3″ size=”0.5″ align=”left”][/wppa]A heating oil delivery happened to arrive during the day. The driver was a little surprised to be welcomed by Maurice in full Medieval dress!

Baptism Celebration

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Many people have been baptised at St Mary’s over the years and today several of them returned as part of our “Celebration of Baptism” service. Baptism is a sign that God loves us unconditionally, even when we are too young to know how to respond to that love. We were really pleased that so many people felt able to return to St Mary’s to remember their baptism today.