Pearl's a singer, but Linda's a writer, And they say that she once won a competition And had a short story broadcast on Woman's Hour. She helps out at St MM's church on the PCC And with Holy Communion for the Sick and Housebound. She doesn't come from round here.

Author Archives: Linda Ainsworth

Free Houseplant Giveaway for Harvest

If you’ve seen the houseplants at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show and you’d like to try one for yourself, as part of our Harvest Thanksgiving we’re offering the opportunity to pick one up after the service. Conversely, if you have plants to give away, please bring those and leave them with the others outside the…

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Let’s Keep Connected!

Let’s Keep Connected – With or Without the Internet! Now it’s even more important to keep in touch, if you don’t subscribe to St Mary Magdalene’s Parish Magazine, you’ll be missing out. It has news, stories, pictures, puzzles and a few lines to make you smile in every issue – and for your £5 subscription…

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Why St Mary’s Wants to Expand its Digital Mission – from the Christmas Parish Magazine

More than 17,000 online services and events have been provided by Church of England churches since the introduction of the lockdown and restrictions on public worship earlier this year. Figures from the Church of England’s A Church Near You website, which allows people to search for church services and events, ( our page is maintained…

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The Vicar’s Letter

It’s strange. It’s weird. It’s like a bad dream. These are some of the things that people have said to me over the last few days. Or rather shouted at me from over 2 metres away.There is an air of unreality about how events have unfolded so rapidly from early reports of a strange new…

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