A little Christmas gift to everyone in Fishponds and beyond this Christmas Eve 2020!
This year, instead of the usual Christmas fair at St Mary’s, we are holding a Christmas Raffle. The prize is a giant Christmas hamper, packed full of Christmas goodies. Tickets are £1 each and are available in person from Mary Ewing or by using PayPal via the button below.
The draw takes place on the 21st December. Please note this raffle is only availablke to those living withing 5 miles of St Mary’s.
This morning, we are having a Eucharist for the first time since lockdown began.
As the opening last Sunday went well, we are please to be able to confirm that we are opening for private prayer on Thurday from 10am -12pm and then again on Sunday from 5pm to 7pm. We are planning on this becoming the regular pattern of opening from now one. Please follow the signs and ask the steward if unsure. The entrance we are using has a step, if you require step free access please ask.
This Sunday (5th July) we are (at last) opening St Mary’s again for private prayer from 5 – 7 pm. This is obviously a major step forward, but it will be quite a different experience to pre-lockdown times. Because of the organ work going on at the West end, we will be using the door on the Southeast of the church, which leads into the St. Nicholas chapel. There will be signs to direct you, and a steward to assist. This is very much a first step towards resuming public worship, and there will be further news soon.
St Mary’s has a long tradition of having a summer fair on the 1st Saturday of July. Due to the restrictions in place at the moment, it will not be possible to have it in its usual form this year, but we thought we could put on some virtual events instead. Payments for all the events will be via Paypal.
Auction of Talents and Tasks
Are you looking for a job to be done or someone to teach you a new skill. Perhaps a way to treat yourself while supporting St Mary’s. Have a read through this list of things people have offered to do, and if you would like to bid on any, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the amount you would be prepared to pay. Bids must be in by 6pm on July 5th.
If you have something you would be prepared to offer for the auction, email the same address by June 28th.
Bake a cake
Bake a cake for a friend or neighbour and ask them to donate online as a thank you. Or bake a cake for yourself and donate.
Great Fishponds Treasure Hunt
Saturday 4th July. For families and Individuals alike, seek out 22 letters from 20 clues given to find a Fishponds landmark. First correct entry wins a £25 gift voucher. Entry fee £5. Email email@example.com to register.
Saturday 18th July, at 7:30pm. Via Zoom.
£5 adults. Children free. All questions will be related to Fishponds in some way. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Saturday 16th May 7.30 – St Mary’s Big QUIZ
In Aid of
Christian Aid Week 10-16 May
This event will be held on Zoom
Suggested donation to Christian Aid – £5 per adult participant
Teams of up to 6
To register and receive joining instructions and further information, please e mail
Join us for a great night in!
Coronavirus affects us all – we need to support our neighbours across the world.
Christian Aid Week 10-16 May