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St. Mary's Church Marshfield

Welcome!

Marshfield Benefice is a group of four Cotswold churches all of which are open daily for prayer and reflection.  The four parishes are Marshfield, Cold Ashton, Tormarton and West Littleton and you are welcome at services in any of our churches. The services for this month can be seen here.

St Mary’s Marshfield is our biggest church and hosts a variety of services for all ages and stages of faith.  We would love to see you at a service, whether the informal 8.30am Breakfast Church, the 10.30am main service, a traditional choral 6pm evening service, or all age Church@5pm in Marshfield Church Hall.

We love our families and young people and offer groups for them, as well as Edward Bear for toddlers and parents on a Friday 10.30-11.30am in Marshfield Chapel with our friends there.

We are a Safe and Welcome Church (silver award) and take safeguarding seriously. We are also an Eco Church (bronze award) and want to be inclusive to all.

May God grant us boldness, patience and joy as we journey with Jesus together.

Rev. Sally Wheeler & the Ministry Team

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Safeguarding Policies

The PCC takes the safety of everyone within the church very seriously and expects that everyone will work within the church safeguarding policies.

Our safeguarding policy and principles can be found below, alongside useful contact numbers and a code of conduct for church members.

Marshfield Benefice Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Useful Contacts

Safeguarding Principles

Code of Conduct for Church Members

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2022 Worship and Zoom

All our Benefice Services are now held in church but we will continue to live stream the 10.30am service in Marshfield church via Zoom using the link below.  Join Zoom Meeting : on Sundays at 10.30am

Meeting ID: 659 348 7054    Password: 145703

Help on using Zoom

FAMILIES

FAMILY SERVICES

8.30am Breakfast Church (3rd Sunday each Month) with great food for all ages worshipping together

Church@5pm (4th Sunday) in Marshfield Church Hall for families worshipping together

Resources to help families to engage with the Bible can be found here.

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Contactless Giving at St Mary’s Church

We now have a ‘tap and go’ option to giving in Marshfield Church using a ‘Goodbox Mini’. The screen is set at a £5 donation, but this can be easily altered up or down by arrows. You just need to select your donation amount, present your card and the screen will acknowledge your gift.

The fabric costs and the mission of our Church continue and need support. We hope that this, and the giving link on our Church web site will make it easier for those who wish to help us. Thank you!

Revd Sally Wheeler becomes Honorary Canon

A personal “Thank You” from Sally to everyone who came to the Cathedral for her Installation as an Honorary Canon at a special Evensong on 10th October. It was wonderful to have over 30 familiar faces from our Benefice at this service as well as some of Sally’s family and we were all welcomed to our Cathedral.

An Honorary Canon is invited to join the College of Canons at the Cathedral and be a voice from our part of the Diocese into its life and mission. Sally was installed in the ‘Chippenham seat’ in the Cathedral Quire which is hers to sit in for the duration of her ministry.

You can see in the photo Sally’s new Canon’s scarf with red trimming which has on it the Bristol Cathedral badge of three crowns and a ship. The crowns are symbols the Holy Trinity and the ship is in reference to Bristol’s origins as a port city. The three crowns are also the Diocesan symbol and you can find them in St Mary’s Marshfield in the stained glass windows of the South Aisle.

Giving to your local Church

You are now able to give to Marshfield and Tormarton churches via online donations, as well as through the Parish Giving Scheme.

Visit our Giving Page for more information, or click to donate.

Thank you.

Marshfield Church Porch Mini Larder

For anyone in need, we are providing a mini larder in the church porch, containing tinned and dried food.

Take what you need, no need to ask.

Those who can, please contribute when you are able and leave in-date food items in the box.

Reflections Now Available Online

For those of you that may have missed our Sunday Zoom Services, the reflections are now available on our Resources page, alongside prayer leaflets, our monthly prayer diary, and other online resources.

Sally

Foodbanks

There will be an increased need for foodbanks with the negative impact on people’s livelihoods caused by the Covid 19 outbreak. The homeless are still homeless, but those who were vulnerable before will be added to by those newly facing hardship. You can offer support by giving direct to the Bath Foodbank via their website.

Genesis are no longer accepting donations of food from any source other than supermarkets. They are then delivering the food parcels out to those in need, rather than have them come in to collect them.  So please do continue to make food donations at your local supermarkets.  Thank you.

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