St Mary's Church Slough

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 Parish of Upton cum Chalvey

 

Update 24 February 2024

Death of Bishop Alan  RIP

Book of Condolences for Bishop Alan

See Church Events and Events for details of future happenings, e.g. Lent course, ‘Come and See’, Windrush Reflections Concert

5 March   Please note change of time for Mulling it Over to 2.00pm at St Laurence’s

8 March  10.00am  Wedding of Faith and Niall

Team Vicar  – Announcement of Appointment

We’re delighted to announce that the Bishop of Buckingham has invited the Revd Andrew Wickens to serve as Team Vicar for St Peter’s, Chalvey, as well as Chaplain to Slough & Eton Business and Enterprise College.
Fr Andrew will be licensed on 22nd May in St Peter’s Chalvey.
Fr Andrew is married to Caroline, a Methodist minister, and they have two grown up children living overseas. He is currently serving in Stoke-on-Trent and has previous experience in ministry both in the West Midlands and in Africa. He enjoys walking and cycling as well as travel and the arts.
Fr Andrew says, “I’m excited to be joining you in Upton-cum-Chalvey as I serve in the parish and in the school. I look forward very much to meeting with you.”

Volunteers
If you can help with refreshments or would like to be more involved in worship, please let Fr Scott or a Churchwarden, (Jean Smith or Derek White-Taylor), know.

WhatsApp: If you are interested in joining a Whatsapp group for St Mary’s then please email [email protected] with your name and mobile number or pop your number on the list at the back. This is a great way for us all to keep in touch and know what’s going on in our church.  If you wish to share your link with St Mary’s then please do so.

If you are buying Easter eggs this year please consider using  The Meaningful Chocolate Company.  They also provide a way of donating eggs to a food bank.

School Governor: Could you be a Governor at St Mary’s Church of England primary School? We can nominate two Foundation Governors to our church school and we have a vacancy.  As well as being able to uphold the Christian ethos of the school you should also bring some skills to the governing body from your work or life experience and have a strong interest in education. If you are interested, please speak to Fr Scott.

Safeguarding 

Visit our Publications page for the magazine, weekly news sheet, Slough Children First information, parish calendar and more

Sunday Offering
You can give your Sunday offering by card using the SumUp machine which is available over coffee.

Keeping in Touch – please see our page for securely sharing your contact information with us

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Covid   The infection is still out there, see the latest government statistics.  
Please be careful about hygiene and make space for those who wish to observe social distancing. Please click for the latest covid update.

CCTV

Please be aware that outside and in the entrance to St Mary’s you are on CCTV.
The images are taken for your protection and are only viewed if the police ask for information.
The images are automatically erased after a few weeks.

Photo by Rich Smith on Unsplash

      Services

 Sundays:         9.30am          Family Eucharist with children’s group

There are activity bags for children and the colouring table is available.  Parents are expected to supervise their children at all times however most weeks there is a leader for the children.  We are in the process of interviewing for a professional Sunday School Leader.

 Sundays:         6.30pm          Evensong/Evening Prayer (BCP)

 Tuesdays:       10.00am        Eucharist

 Please click to Church Events page for other Services in the Parish

Finance
Giving envelopes are now available and if anyone wishes to support the church on a regular basis please contact Deputy Church Warden, Jean Smith.
   

Your responsibility
Although we take every precaution in our worship to prevent the spread of covid-19 the fundamental responsibility is that of everybody present.  Do not attend if you have any symptoms which may be covid, or if you have been in contact with any person so diagnosed.
 

History of St Mary’s Church

The building stating today was designed by John Oldrid Scott; building started in 1874, and was completed in 1913 with the addition of the tower and spire.

The church houses some unique stained glass. The completely abstract west window – one of the first of its kind – was created by Alfred Wolmark in 1915.

  HIRE the Church

This is the largest concert venue in Slough, one of the most flexible and is reasonably priced by the hour or day.

Suitable for concerts, conferences, meetings, presentations, social events.

seats 375
flexible seating/display area
meeting room/green room
snack and tea/coffee
fully accessible
toilets with disabled access
baby changing facilities
hearing loop
flexible stage arrangement
grand piano
stage lighting
amplification
free wifi
disabled parking
ample nearby parking
good public transport links

For a quote or for more information, call Jean Smith on 0771 752 3744 or email: [email protected]

Our Schools

Saint Mary’s Church of England Primary School

Slough and Eton Church of England Business and Enterprise College

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Today’s Prayers

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Night Prayer