St Mary’s

Around Britain and back to Richmond

We welcome our ringing master Martin Crick back to the bell tower after his successful circumnavigation of Britain. We congratulate him on his journey that began on April 20 and was completed on September 12 when he moored his yacht … Continue reading

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Martin the mariner sets sail around Britain

Our ringing master Martin Crick has set sail on an adventurous journey around the coast of Britain. He left his home port of Hamble in his yacht Eowyn on April 20 and hopes to be back before winter. Progress will … Continue reading

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Remembering Captain Tom

  Although our bells remain silent for group ringing, we took part in the national tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore who died earlier this month at the age of 100. To mark his funeral on Saturday February 27, churches … Continue reading

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Public call to private prayer

Each evening during the November Covid lockdown a single bell has sounded at St Mary’s. This has been our response to the call from the Archbishop of Canterbury and the House of Bishops for a national period of prayer for … Continue reading

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Tenor tolls for Remembrance

Ringing for Remembrance Sunday is normally a very special and high priority event for the ringers, with the bells half muffled to produce a mournful faint echo every other blow. This year the ceremony on November 8 was different with … Continue reading

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Recital at St Mary Magdalene, 7 November 2020

Emily Christian was due to give a recital at St Mary Magdalene on Saturday, 7 November 2020. Due to lockdown the church was only permitted to be open for Private Prayer. However, here is a recording from last week’s rehearsal … Continue reading

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Sermon: Last Sunday after Trinity, 25 October 2020, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Preacher Revd Alan SykesReading Matthew 22: 34-46 Imagine you’re living in Amsterdam in, say, 1942 – so under Nazi occupation. A few moments ago, an out-of-breath young man – let’s say, in a red shirt – knocked on your door … Continue reading

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Sermon: Trinity 18, 11 October 2020, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Readings: Matthew 22.1-14; Philippians 4.1-9Preacher: Ruth Martin There was a great deal in the news yesterday, and on social media, about the unsung heroes who received honours in the Queen’s delayed birthday honours.  Supermarket assistants, drivers for ASDA organising help … Continue reading

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Revd Wilma Roest’s Institution and Installation as Honorary Canon of Southwark Cathedral

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Sermon: Trinity 15, 20 September 2020, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Readings: Matthew 20.1-16, Philippians 1.21-endPreacher: Ruth Martin What does the kingdom of heaven on earth look like to us, in our times? I was coming down the steps on the south side of Blackfriars Bridge this week, having crossed the … Continue reading

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