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Saints in November

1 ALL SAINTS' DAY
2 Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls' Day)
3 Richard Hooker, Priest, Anglican Apologist, Teacher of the Faith, 1600
3 Martin of Porres, Friar, 1639
6 Leonard, Hermit, 6th century
6 William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, Teacher of the Faith, 1944
7 Willibrord of York, Bishop, Apostle of Frisia, 739
8 The Saints and Martyrs of England
9 Margery Kempe, Mystic, c.1440
10 Leo the Great, Bishop of Rome, Teacher of the Faith, 461
11 Martin, Bishop of Tours, c.397
13 Charles Simeon, Priest, Evangelical Divine, 1836
14 Samuel Seabury, first Anglican Bishop in North America, 1796
16 Margaret, Queen of Scotland, Philanthropist, Reformer of the Church, 1093
16 Edmund Rich of Abingdon, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1240
17 Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln, 1200
18 Elizabeth of Hungary, Princess of Thuringia, Philanthropist, 1231
19 Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680
19 Mechthild, Béguine of Magdeburg, Mystic, 1280
20 Edmund, King of the East Angles, Martyr, 870
20 Priscilla Lydia Sellon, a Restorer of the Religious Life in the Church of England, 1876
22 Cecilia, Martyr at Rome, c.230
23 Clement, Bishop of Rome, Martyr, c.100
25 Catherine of Alexandria, Martyr, 4th century
25 Isaac Watts, Hymn Writer, 1748
29 DAY OF INTERCESSION AND THANKSGIVING FOR THE MISSIONARY WORK OF THE CHURCH
30 Andrew the Apostle

On the 20th of November we should remember Priscilla Lydia Sellon  1821 – 1876. 
Why? Because of her crucial role in the revival of Religious Life in the Church of England, in establishing the Society of the Holy Trinity adn the way she led her community in starting schools and orphanages.

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Caring for Creation

During Creationtide 2018 at St Mary's the emphasis was on how fragile the earth has been in the last decades. Due to several polluters such as Fossil Fuels (CO2), Fashion, Transport, Agriculture, Deforestation, Chemical Fertilizers, Pesticides etc.

But Fashion as a high polluter, how is this possible?

Caring for Creation

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AGM 2018: reports/review of 2017

Chaplain’s Report

Such a lot has happened at St. Mary’s over the past year, adjusting to a new Chaplain, a somewhat different role for the Chaplain, and considering how to best serve the congregation of St. Mary’s as well as the surrounding community. With the advent of programming for teens and the launch of the student group The Anchor (run in conjunction with the SICR and IFES), we are seeing renewed possibilities. Attendance is up slightly, and special programs such as the Lenten Study have been well received.

At the same time, St. Mary’s is facing the same hard truths being faced by congregations all over Europe: general church attendance is down, donations are down, and our buildings and congregations are aging. Society is rapidly changing, giving the Church an almost constant turn over in challenges to reaching out. And yet, this is exactly what the Church is called to do: reach out, serve, share, minister, bless. How do we do this effectively?

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Annual General Meeting will be held on 29 April after the service

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday April 29th following the service. Please make a note of this! Childcare will be provided. This is a very important meeting for everyone who attends St. Mary's. We will be discussing not only reports from the past year, but our beginning Mission Action Planning, and our financial situation. Please make plans to attend and participate if at all possible.