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All are Welcome to Join us for any Service or Event

Fr. Richard Welcomes you

On behalf of the whole parish of Finedon may I invite you most warmly to step over our virtual threshold. You will find within our contact details and details also of  forthcoming services and events here at St Mary’s. We are, of course, the parish church not only for the those who worship here but for everyone in Finedon, and the social calendar is almost as busy as the ecclesiastical calendar. Whatever you seek – friendship, community, something to challenge and stretch you, something to give you comfort and peace, the love of Jesus Christ, or simply the satisfaction of curiosity – you are most welcome to step over our real threshold too and see what we have to offer.

Yours in Christ, Fr Richard.

Fr. Richards Page

St. Mary's Church

The church of  ST. MARY-THE VIRGIN consists of chancel, north and south transeptal chapels, clearstoried nave of four bays, north and south aisles, south porch, and west tower. The tower is surmounted by a lofty spire and the porch has an upper story. There is a modern vestry on the north side of the chancel.

Of the original 12th-century building nothing remains except the font, the church having been entirely rebuilt at the beginning of the 14th century. With the exception of the tower and spire it is all of one date, and is one of the finest examples in the county of a church of this period. The tower and spire were erected about fifty years later. The whole building is therefore substantially of one style and it preserves a unity in design which gives it particular distinction.

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Services & Events@ St Mary's

Dec
15
Sun
2019
Holy Eucharist
Dec 15 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

8am Holy Eucharist

Parish Eucharist
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 9:30 am
Parish Eucharist
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 9:30 am
Dec
21
Sat
2019
Come And Sing Messiah (part one)
Dec 21 @ 2:30 pm – 11:59 pm

Come And Sing Messiah (part one) for free at St Mary’s, Finedon

Come and join us at St Mary’s, Finedon on Saturday 21st December, 2.30pm rehearsal followed by a 4.30pm performance of Handel’s Messiah (part one) along with three traditional Christmas carols. We have excellent professional soloists coming: soprano – Lauren Hollis, alto – Joanna Arnold, tenor – James Hutchings, and bass – Benjamin Ellis, accompanied again this year by a string ensemble led by Michael Needle, with Ivan Linford on continuo. Jonathan Harris will be conducting. 
There is no cost involved; donations at the door welcome. We expect to finish at 5.40pm.
If you would like to sing just let me know that you’ll be coming and remind me which voice part you sing! We are using the Prout edition of Messiah; if you have your own copy, please bring it along but, if not, we will have plenty of copies at church that you can borrow.
Dress code this year is a relaxed ‘fairly smart’. The heating will be on!
I hope you can join us. 
Contact jonathan.harris1717@gmail.com

Dec
22
Sun
2019
Holy Eucharist
Dec 22 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

8am Holy Eucharist

Parish Eucharist
Dec 22 @ 9:30 am – 9:30 am
Parish Eucharist
Dec 22 @ 9:30 am – 9:30 am
Dec
29
Sun
2019
Holy Eucharist
Dec 29 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

8am Holy Eucharist

Parish Eucharist
Dec 29 @ 9:30 am – 9:30 am
Parish Eucharist
Dec 29 @ 9:30 am – 9:30 am

St. Mary's Parish Magazine

From The Vicarage December 2019

Christmas presents may be a little lacking in inspiration this year, not that I am renowned for the thoughtfulness and originality of my gift-giving. One year, that will live long in infamy, David got a leaf bag which I bought an offer at Bosworth’s and forgot to take off the sticker advertising the heavily discounted price. This year it will be hampers, made up not of delicious delicacies from Fortnum and Mason’s, but tins of soup, jars of Marmite, and packets of prunes. The reason for this largesse is that we went into a frenzy of stockpiling when Brexit was scheduled for 31st October. These non-perishables are sitting unused on a shelf in the garage, and we are entering December and we haven’t gone anywhere.

See Parish Magazine for more

Magazine Copy

Thank you to everyone who has provided copy for the Parish Magazine during the year, your contributions are very much appreciated.

Thank you also to our readers for your continuing support.

As we need to get the January magazine to the printers and printed before the Christmas holiday, could you please hand any copy for the January magazine in by the

10th December.

Thank you.

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