Church groups and activities at St. Mary's

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Our Church is not simply a building, but a body of people who together constitute the Body of Christ in this place. See below for a selection of the groups and activities at St. Mary's which make this such a vibrant and active community.

"How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven."    (Genesis 28:17)
Services and activities this Christmas have been shaped by the restrictions imposed by Covid-19. We shall, however, be able to celebrate the birth of Jesus in many different ways.
'O all things that grow on the earth, bless the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.'  (Song of the Three Children)
Although our local community of Basingstoke and Deane is largely a prosperous and successful one there are still families who face hardship and periods of crisis.
Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs. (Matt 19)
"Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." (Psalm 119 v105)
'Jesus said to them, 'Come and have breakfast.' (John 21.12)
Messy Church is fun. It values creativity, celebration and hospitality. It is ‘church’ because it encourages everyone to meet with Jesus in worship and with each other.
The Millennium Tapestry was created by the Old Basing Stitchcraft Group to mark the millennium with a celebration of the spread of the Christian faith throughout the world over the previous 2000 y
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;fools despise wisdom and instruction.(Proverbs 1)    
'Remember your creator in the days of your youth’  (Ecclesiastes 12:1) 
'the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken.' (Gen 3)
All organisations need to have agreed policies and the Church is no exception! The attached files show the policies that have been agreed by the PCC.
Each year we support the Ride & Stride event, both by welcoming visitors and sending out walkers and cyclists to tour around local churches.
“Serve the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing”  (Psalm 100.2)
Faithful friends are a sturdy shelter: whoever finds one has found a treasure. (Eccles 6)  VISIT THE FRIENDS' WEBSITE
 With joy you will draw water from the wells of Salvation (Isaiah 12:3)
During periods when the church is closed for public worship due to the current pandemic, services will continue to be live streamed on Facebook.