Latest news from St Mary's 

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Our Community Day is coming on 20th July! 

We are opening up the church to show the community around us what we are like.  It would be great to have all aspects of our communal life represented, so if you can help with: activities for all ages; displays; refreshments; praying; or welcoming and hosting visitors! please sign up in church with what you are happy to help with and the time you'll be available. Please share the facebook event with your friends!

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Delivering invites for our Community day ASAP

We now have invites for our Community day that we'd like to deliver to our immediate local area as soon as possible! If you can help, there is a sign-up list in Church, please do indicate which roads you are happy to deliver to so there is no confusion. If there are any questions please contact the office.

Associate Vicar update 

Unfortunately we were not able to shortlist for an Associate Vicar. We will readvertise in September and are pursuing informal contacts as well.

The late Hazel Brownrigg

Helen Brooks' aunt, Hazel Brownrigg, died on 13th June and the service of Thanksgiving is on Friday 12th July, 1.45pm at Emmanuel church, Stoughton.
Hazel was a Woking Girl Crusader leader for 35 years and taught RE at Northmead girls school, and Bishop Reindorp School in Guildford. She was on the electoral roll of this church in the 60's and 70's. 

A message from Pauline Newton

"I am writing to ask if you could kindly express my thanks to members of your congregation who have written to me and the family expressing their sympathy, support and prayers at this time and expressing their love and memories of Graham.  Graham loved his once a month visit to St Mary's at 8.00 before heading out on a day of enjoyment on his motorbike.  He enjoyed the intimacy and tradition at this service particularly being able to participate in the administering of the wine on occasion. I apologise for not being able to write to folk individually but as you may guess we have received many letters and cards at this time. God bless you all. Pauline (Newton)"

Worship jam session 

The next worship jam session will be held on Monday the 1st of July at 8pm in the main worship area. The jam sessions are an opportunity to get together and worship outside of regular services, as well as giving new musicians a safe place to gain band experience in a low pressure environment. The first jam was a lot of fun so please join us if you can. Existing band and new musicians and singers are welcome - come along and worship with us. Please let either Paul Edwards or Mark know if you'd like to join us and we'll give you access to the song list & music. 

Shoeboxes – help needed!  

For many years SMOB has been part of the Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal. We are looking for a coordinator who can organise the appeal at our end and liaise with OCC about shoeboxes in the autumn. This is a great way to connect with the church family, the wider community and our schools. If you are interested, please speak to Mark. 

Central Prayer Meeting 10 July 

The next Central Prayer Meeting is Wednesday 10 July at 8.00 pm in the Church.  Do join us!

York Road Project's quiz night! 

Join us on Saturday 29 June 2019, 18:30-21:30 at Woking United Reformed Church for a fun night of quizzing - all in support of York Road Project! There will be a fantastic raffle and tombola prizes to be won, food kindly provided by the New Haweli restaurant and soft drinks included (feel free to BYOB.)
You can sign up via: All proceeds will be supporting their vital work with people experiencing homelessness in Woking and the surrounding areas. You can find out more about York Road Project here

Want to know what Mark is thinking?

Read his blog on the church website, normally updated at the beginning of the month. 

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Easyfundraising - thank you!

Thank you for the support we've received so far. You can collect FREE donations for us every time you shop online at many retailers, with Easy Fundraising! It’s a really easy way to help us raise funds and we’d really appreciate your help so please register to support us at: – It’s fundraising for FREE! You can also download the app here.

Rutter Shearing Britten 

The Octavian singers present 'Rutter Shearing Britten' here at 7.30pm on Saturday 13th July. Tickets are £12 on the door and includes refreshments. Under 16's are free.  Please visit for more information.