Herbert Merton: We are sad to announce that Herbert died on Monday 10th June. Herbert was a member of our parishes for many years and served as Church Warden at St Mary’s. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. He is remembered with great affection by all those who met him. Herbert’s funeral service will take place at 1.00 pm on Tuesday 25th June at St Mary’s.

Weekday Evening Prayer: With effect from 1st July we will be holding an evening prayer service at 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday. There will be no evening service on Mondays at St Mary’s.

Confirmation classes and Spring study group.  These are for those preparing for confirmation as well as those who wish to have a refresher in the basics of the Christian faith. We will explore this together using the book This is our Faith, a popular presentation of Anglican belief.  Classes are on Mondays from 3rd June to 8th July at St Mary’s Parish Room from 7.30pm – 8.30 pm and Fridays from 7th June to 12th July in the Lady Chapel at St James’ from 9.30 am to 10.30 am.

Our new curate, Caroline Rink will be ordained at St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday 29th June at 3 pm, everybody is welcome to attend. Her first service will be on Sunday 30th at St Mary’s.  This will be a joint Mass followed by a celebration in the hall or vicarage garden. A said Mass will be held at St James’ at 11.30 am.