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    Beating the Bounds 2020

    Sadly we are unable to do the ancient tradition of Beating the Bounds this year, but if you would like to do the walk then you can find the map and a fun quiz below. Beating the Bounds Map Beating the Bounds Family Fun Quiz

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    Ascension Day (Luke 24.44-53)

    Ascension Day falls on Thursday 21st May, and marks the ending of the 40 days following Easter, when the Church joyfully celebrates Christ’s resurrection from the dead.   The biblical accounts tell of the way the risen Lord revealed himself to his disciples, an experience which changed them from being terrified and demoralised by the horror of Calvary, to being filled with joy and hope.   After the Ascension they will no longer see Jesus, but will await the promised Holy Spirit, who will equip them to share the love, joy, forgiveness and peace of Christ with all people. On Good Friday we read that the final words of Jesus…

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    Epsom and Ewell’s New Mayor

     We are delighted that our Mayor for this coming year is Humphrey Reynolds, joined by Gill, his wife as Lady Mayoress. Our Vicar, Revd Russell Dewhurst, will continue to serve as Mayor’s Chaplain. Humphrey and Gill have been members of St Mary’s Church for a number of years. and Humphrey has served this Borough both as a Local Councillor and School Governor, reflecting his passion for the wellbeing of everyone. It is unfortunate that due to the current restrictions, which are so necessary at this time, Humphrey’s official inauguration as Mayor on Thursday 14th May will take place online rather than in the usual way, but nevertheless Humphrey and Gill know that they have the support of…

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    Lilies of Remembrance

    Thank you to all those who sponsored Easter lilies in memory of departed loved ones. Sadly, we have not been able to arrange any flowers in church this year, but instead we offer this slideshow of lilies from previous years as a means of remembering. All the names have also been remembered by the Vicar at the Eucharist celebrated privately at home. Please click on the image below.

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    Thought for The Day – We Shall Not be Overcome

    It has been suggested that it might be helpful to have the occasional Thought for the Day on the website which can be used for personal reflection during this time of crisis.  The following is the first of these. ‘We shall not be overcome’ is one of the revelations of Julian of Norwich.  The poem ‘Spirit of Affirmation’ is offered as an encouragement to all of us as we continue our journey through Lent, a journey which is increasingly difficult this year.  As each line begins ‘I am …’, it’s worth remembering that in John’s Gospel, which contains all the ‘I am’ sayings of Jesus, (I am the way, the…

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    Christmas Services 2019

    Tuesday 24 Dec – Christmas Eve 2:00pm A Christmas Nativity Service and carols with a play by St Mary’s children 4:00pm The Arrival at Bethlehem Traditional Christmas story is told and carols are sung 11:15pm Midnight Mass Atmospheric choral service sung by the parish choir (with Christmas music sung by the parish choir from 10:45pm). Wednesday 25 Dec – Christmas Day 8:30am Holy Communion A simple said service 10:00am All-age Sung Eucharist Our usual festive service with Christmas carols and craft activities for children

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    Parish Directory

    St Mary’s parish directory is revised every few years. It is a printed directory of church members’ contact details, and of course inclusion is entirely voluntary. The idea is to help us easily to contact one another at St Mary’s, and I know many people find it useful. If you would like your details to be included, please fill in the form available here or in church, and return it by 11 November to parishoffice@stmarysewell.com or to the Parish Office. You need to fill in a new form even if you have been in the parish directory before.   The new, printed parish directory will be on sale in church or from the parish office, available to church members only, from December.…