Coronavirus Update

Opening for private prayer

St Mary’s Church will be available for private prayer on Tuesday mornings between 10.00am and 1.00pm and on Thursday afternoons between 1.00pm and 4.00pm. The west end of the nave has been designated for private prayer. In line with guidance there are restrictions in place and this means that seating will not be available within the pews but on individual chairs. Please bring your own resources if you use such to help with your devotions as none will be available for multiple use. Remember to maintain social distancing should you find other persons at prayer.

Message from Revd. Nicola

Hello everyone,

Regarding worship this Sunday – please find resources on our services page.

As usual Gillian and I will celebrate Holy Communion on behalf of everyone at 9am on Sunday via Zoom.    If you have not used Zoom before it is very easy to use.  Simply go to the website (shown in red below) and you will be taken directly to the meeting site.  You will then need to enter the password (shown in blue below) and then you will be in the meeting.  You do need a camera and microphone on your computer/laptop/tablet etc.  It would be lovely so share this prayer time together if you can make it.

For however you spend your Sunday, be assured of our on-going prayers and love.

God bless


My soul glorifies the Lord
and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour,
for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
for the Mighty One has done great things for me –
holy is his name.
His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
to Abraham and his descendants for ever,
just as he promised our ancestors.

Activities within the Parish

Edward Bear Club at Sturton Village Hall: Cancelled until further notice

Thursday Coffee morning at Sturton Village Hall: Cancelled until further notice

Bellringing at Stow Minster: Cancelled until further notice

Post Office in Stow Minster: Please refer to our Post Office page for the current provision