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St.Mary's Church

Vicar Rev’d Margaret Dixon: 01993 880095

Turner Hall Enquiries - Diana Craig: 01993 881084


From St Mary’s Church please see our website for more details:

I expect that many of you watched the Royal Wedding, last month and enjoyed the spectacle of the day, the obvious love, between Harry and Meghan, that was revealed in the smiles and the cheering crowds who attended. One of the wonderful aspects of being a vicar is the opportunity to conduct weddings in our beautiful church. Seeing families come together to share the love, witness the exchange of vows and rings and see the couple begin their life-long journey of married life together. Weddings bring families together but it is through expressing love to each other that couples stay together.

Love is one of the commonest words in the Bible – whether it is used to express God’s love for us or our relationships with one another. One of the passages that expresses love perfectly is from one of John’s letters; 1 John 4 that reads:

Dear friends, we should love each other, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has become God’s child and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

God is love. Those who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.

Part of this passage was used during Harry and Meghan’s service and was certainly expressed in the powerful sermon about love by Bishop Michael Curry. Sharing love is an important aspect of our lives and I do hope that, as a community, we are able to show love for our neighbours – whoever they are.

In last month’s Nor’Lye News I asked if there were any organisations that were interested in having their group details added to the North Leigh welcome leaflet that the Church and School were putting together. We would love to hear from any North Leigh groups and societies to include in the leaflet – so that people moving to the area have contact details for the many activities that are going on in the villages.

If you would like your organisation or group included in the `leaflet’ then can you please email details to our church administrator at  

Let us show our love for our neighbours by our welcome and care for strangers.

God Bless,



Coming services/events

If you require more information about any of our services or events please contact Margaret.

Sunday 10th June
10.00am Holy Communion
3.00pm Baptism Preparation Session
6.00pm Evening Prayer (BCP) 

Saturday 16th June
10.30 - 12.30pm KIDZONE in the Youth Centre

Sunday 17th June
10.00am Family Communion
6.00pm Reflective Evening Service

Wednesday 20th June
12.00 - 4.00pm Seniors’ Lunch and Tea Club in Turner Hall

Sunday 24th June
10.00am Holy Communion with Baptism
6.00pm Evening Prayer (CW)

Sunday 1st July
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am Café Church in the Turner Hall
6.00pm Holy Communion

Updated : June 2018

Windmill Gospel Hall

Many of us stopped a few weeks ago to see the spectacle that was the Royal Wedding at Windsor between Prince Harry & Megan Markle. You could pick out many things that were a feast for the eyes with all the colour, splendor, pageantry, and many other amusing things too.

But what seemed to be one of the talking points was the address that was given that day where the theme was and it was repeated “The Redemptive power of love”

We were reminded that “God is love” and all love ultimately emanates out from God. God is the source of love and is a God that loves each one of us and has shown this in the most amazing way.

We were told that “There is power in Love to heal” that is so true when we consider ourselves and all our shortcomings and what He can do for us.

We were also told that “Jesus showed God’s unconditional love for the world”. God’s love was to us like none other. God’s love was so great towards you that the address included this song which said “just tell the love of Jesus that died to save us all”. That was God’s love demonstrated to us all at the cross for He let His Son die for you and for me, but we need to accept this ourselves in our own lives and ask for this Redemptive love to be out poured on us, and then, and only then can we be saved for Heaven.  

Why not come and join with us for our family Service every Sunday at 4.00pm where you would be made most welcome. If you would like to come but need transport, please let us know by calling our free phone number 0800 026 3000. 


Weekly Services for June

Every Sunday 11.30am Sunday School (School term only)
Sunday 10th 4.00pm Family Service
Sunday 17th 4.00pm Friends and Family Tea
Sunday 24th 4.00pm Family Service

Updated : June 2018