Welcome to the living Church of St Mary's, Market Drayton, in beautiful north-east Shropshire
THE LORD IS RISEN!
We are a living church because of what God did for us at Easter.
Jesus Christ died on the cross on Good Friday as a perfect sacrifice acceptable to God to put us
right with God. He was buried in a sealed and guarded tomb but the grave could not hold him for,
on Easter Day, God raised Jesus from the dead and he lived again.
Because Jesus lives, we live also!
Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life,
all who believe in me will live" John's Gospel, chapter 11, verse 25
Anyone can receive this new life Jesus offers. Just turn to Christ, believe in him and follow him!
We are a Church of 390 participants who love the Lord and want to make him better known.
The Church is open and staffed every day. Come and pray or just look around between 11am and 1pm (10am to 2pm on Wednesdays, which is Market Day.)
There is also a bookshop with a range of Christian books which also sells Fair Trade goods.
There are three services every Sunday and a variety of worship is on offer.
The best attended Service is at 10.30am (when there are groups for children) and we hope you will come and join us.
We are very close to the Shropshire Union Canal and we welcome all boaters to our Services. You can't miss us, just look for the Tower!
Whether you want to find out more about God's work in Market Drayton, are looking for a thriving Christian community in the area, planning a visit to the town, or re-discovering the joys of time spent here just click on the links above to find out more…
Martin Tanner, Vicar
There is room for about 50 cars but access is not from Church Street but from Mount Lane (Post Code TF9 1AQ)
which is off Kilnbank Road which is the narrow turning off Shropshire Street opposite the Dentist. See Map on the Contact page.
DON'T FORGET THE FOODBANK! Thank You: In 17 months 1,300 people have been fed 12 tonnes of food valued at £20,000 -all of it donated.
Do visit the page on this site
We are short of UHT milk, Spong puddings, Fruit juices, Coffee, Sugar and Toilet rolls
And don't forget that there is a CREDIT UNION for anyone who lives and or works in Shropshire.
Its called the JUST Credit Union
FIND GOD 24/7
At anytime you can find spiritual support at www.ucbmedia.co.uk
You can WATCH Christian TV, LISTEN to Christian Radio or just READ "Word for Today" anytime 24/7.
All the links are on the United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) website. There is an iPhone App too!
A PRAYER TO START THE DAY "Thank you, Lord, for this new day.
Give me wisdom to see its possibilities and opportunities;
Give me strength to face its challenges;
Take from me any lethargy or laziness and give me a heart of love
to do a favour, speak a kindness, offer a hand, soothe a hurt, celebrate a joy,
share a sorrow or in some small way give myself in love to another in your Name.
This I pray through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."
Adapted from a prayer by Michael Revell
HIRE OF HALL
To enquire about renting the large hall or a room in our Community Centre, Church Street please telephone 01630 - 658122