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Events at St Mary's
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Babes and Tots, our hugely popular weekly gathering of little ones and carers runs every Friday morning with singing, outdoor play and crafting. 9.30-11.30. Coffee makers particularly welcome!


 Our choir (and  junior choir) are happy to welcome new members. Please contact our Director of Music Julia Bowyer via choir@stmaryslongditton.org.uk

Wednesday 20th March, BookBox, 8pm in the Community Hall. Highly respected historian Alison Weir comes to talk to us about our famous ‘local’ monarch – Henry VIII. She explains the basis of her book ‘Henry VIII’ (published by Headline) as ‘You have heard their stories, now hear his’.

 

Sunday 17th March, 6pm in church. Choral Evensong, and refreshments. A sublime end to your day.

Wednesday 17th April, BookBox, 8pm in the Community Hall. Yeoman Usher in the House of Lords, Brigadier Neil Baverstock CBE offers insight into the parliamentary activities following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Sunday 21st April, 6pm in church. Choral Evensong, and refreshments. A sublime end to your day.

Sunday 5th May, 6pm in church. Choral Evensong sung by choir of Guildford Cathedral and organ played by Katherine Dienes-William, Organist and Master of the Choristers followed refreshments. A sublime end to your day with the Guildford Cathedral choir leading our worship.

Wednesday 15th May, BookBox, 8pm in the Community Hall. Internationally bestselling author Victoria Hislop joins us to discuss her new Greek set novel, The Figurine. Victoria shines a light on the questionable acquisition of cultural treasures and the price people - and countries - will pay to cling on to them. This is a gripping and really thought-provoking historical drama. Copies of the hardback will be available from Regency Bookshop in Surbiton, along with her most recent paperbacks, Those Who Are Loved and One August Night.

 

Sunday 19th May, 6pm in church. Choral Evensong, and refreshments. A sublime end to your day.

Sunday 16th June, 6pm in church. Choral Evensong, and refreshments. A sublime end to your day.

Wednesday 19th June, BookBox, 8pm in the Community Hall. After graduating from art school Timothy Rennie worked for Sir Terence Conran and then on to hold senior creative positions on Vogue, Tatler and Vanity Fair magazines. He has managed projects for the Royal Family. This illustrated talk will offer fascinating insight into a world few of us know.

Wednesday 17th July, BookBox, 8pm in the Community Hall. Esteemed author Piers Torday, winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, has written a beautiful book which reflects his experience of being with his father during his final illness. It’s such an uplifting and comforting book – and although There may be a castle was written for young people, it can be read with great profit by those of any age. Alison just loved it.

Sunday 21st July, 6pm in church. Choral Evensong and refreshments.  A sublime end to your day.

On the first Saturday morning of each month at 9.30am we have our monthly online 'Take Time Together', a guided meditation based on the stories of Jesus.  If you haven’t tried it before do give it a go.  The meditation lasts about 20 minutes and then there is optional open time for discussion.  The Zoom details are - meeting ID: 829 2303 2281 Passcode: 2024.  Please note, there will be no session in August.

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If there are particular subjects you would like to see discussed please contact the Assistant Curate, Revd Prof Alison Baverstock a.baverstock@kingston.ac.uk to make a suggestion. And do remember our BookBox programme when buying presents. A book and a ticket for one of our events would be much appreciated by many!

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