St Mary's Church
A warm welcome to St Mary's, West Bergholt.
St Mary's is a small but lively Church of England community in the Essex village of West Bergholt. We seek to share the heart of God with the heart of the community, through joining with people in their spiritual journey. We do this through accessible worship, opportunities to learn together and to serve in God's strength and with His guidance.
The church is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for Private Prayer from 9am to 3pm - please follow the Social distancing and Covid guidelines - thank you.
January Services at St Mary's
Sunday 23 January @ 10.00am - Praise on 4 Service at St Mary's, coffee and snacks served from 9.45am
Sunday 30 January @ 10.00am - Leaving Service for Jo Jeffery at St Mary's Church in Langham CO4 5PS
We would be grateful if you could please wear a face covering if possible. For zoom details, please contact the church office on firstname.lastname@example.org
Home Groups restart on Tuesday 18 January, with a mixture of gathered and zoom options. For more details please visit the Home Groups page.
Our new Priest in Charge
First & Third Sundays - Holy Communion or Morning Worship Services
Our Holy Communion or Morning Praise Services are now on the first and third Sundays and are Gathered Services as well as online via Zoom.
For December the services will be:
10am on 5 December (Holy Communion) - Gathered and Zoom
11.15am on 19 December (Holy Communion) - Gathered and Zoom
Please contact the church office - email@example.com for the zoom joining details.
Second Sunday - Messy Church - 10am
Messy Church is our all age service with fun, family-friendly activities and informal worship and songs.
Please note that there will be no Messy Church in November - we look forward to welcoming everyone back for a Messy Church Christmas on 12 December
Fourth Sunday - Cafe Church - 10am*
On the 4th Sunday of the month @ 10am we meet for informal worship & a short talk with separate activities for children.
This is now a Gathered Service and all are welcome
Coffee and biscuits will be served before the service from 9.45am.
Thursday Open House Coffee Mornings
Starting again from 9 September - meeting 9am-11am (term time) - all are welcome.
Thursday 5T's Club
(5Ts stands for Together on Thursdays for Tea at Two-Thirty!)
This will be restarting on 9 September - all are welcome!
We are committed to safeguarding children, young people, vulnerable adults and victims/perpetrators of domestic abuse. The PCC has adopted the Church of England's policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England's website: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding. Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Gill Partridge who can be contacted via the church office on 01206 243683.
Events and News
Pattern of Sunday Morning Services
1st Sunday @ 10am - Communion Service
2nd Sunday @ 10am - Messy Church
3rd Sunday @ 11.15am - Communion Service
4th Sunday @ 10am - Praise on 4 Cafe Church
5th Sunday - Joint 3 Parishes Service at either West Bergholt, Great Horkesley, Langham or Boxted Churches
This pattern varies at Easter & Christmas time & on Remembrance Sunday - please check on the separate Christmas and Easter Services page for more details.