Events and Activities
Lent Course for Our Community 2020
You are invited to join us at the following sessions. Please note that each session takes place on a Monday evening and is then repeated on the Thursday morning. Previous Lent Courses have focused upon Worship, Prayer, the Bible, Reflection, and Images of God. Every course ends with a final session called ‘Challenge/Grill’, in which participants are invited to bring their own questions for the ministry team to engage with. Why not come and join us this year?
2nd March, 7pm 5th March 10am
9th March 7pm, 12th March 10am
16th March 7pm, 19th March 10am
23rd March 7pm, 26th March 10am
30th March 7pm, 2nd April 10am
GROUPS AND EVENTS NOT AT SPB CHURCHES
Maddington Church Room
We are blessed to have a Church Hall within our parish. Maddington Church Room, also known as ‘The MCR’ or ‘The Scout Hut’ was part of the parish of Maddington, St Mary, and passed into our care when that church was closed. It has been home to the St Mary’s Shrewton Scout Group for around 30 years, and also hosts many other local events as well as church meetings, and private parties. In the summer months the mobile library parks in the MCR car park and locals can come and browse books as well as enjoying a ‘Library Tea’; light refreshment, the exchange of local produce and the chance to sit in the sun for a while and catch up with friends.
We enjoy working together with members of other church communities, especially our friends from Shrewton Methodist Church, and the Plain Church Community (and GUL) who are also based in Shrewton. Between us we work together to share projects and activities together, worshipping together when we can, and enjoying social events too. We have become a small ‘hub’ for the Trussell Trust which means we are able to refer people for food parcels in case of need in our villages.
Shrewton has had a branch of the Mothers’ Union for many years now. Over the past decades many of its members have gone from being young mums to grannies and great-grannies. Now we meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month for fellowship and prayer. Just because we don’t rush about making tea and being practical, it doesn’t mean we can’t offer our love and prayerful support. We use a prayer list to focus our prayers around those most in need. If you want us to pray for you, just use the contact us page and the Rector will pass the message on.
Family Activity Hour
Once a month, on the 2nd Tuesday, and usually on every Tuesday during August, we welcome anyone through the doors of St Mary’s Church Shrewton for craft, play, and refreshments. Although most people who attend are younger families, we actually love it when people of all generations drop by, and we can just enjoy spending time together. And it’s very much a ‘drop in’ so you can come for 5 minutes and a coffee, or stay for the full hour.
Involvement in our Schools
We have two church schools in the parish, and an independent school, Appleford. Members of the church community spend time with the pupils and staff in each establishment, whether offering support in learning, reading with pupils, accompanying trips etc., or in governance, delivery of RE, and leading Collective worship. We also enjoy hosting each school in our churches when they are doing a project, or simply want to come and worship with us. Highlights in 2019 have been spending time with Year 6 leavers from our Church schools, and hosting numerous Harvest Festivals!