Welcome to the living Church of St Mary's, Market Drayton, in beautiful north-east Shropshire
OUR VISION IS "to welcome and nurture all and to engage and serve our local community"
"STIR UP, O Lord, the wills of your faithful people that they may pleanteously bring forth the fruit of good works......" (Thomas Cranmer)
"The antidote to terrorism and extremism is a cohesive society" (Canon Alan Billings)
One of the "good works" required of the church today is to help to build cohesive communities.
Please will YOU help the local community by becoming a "FOODBANK FRIEND" and will you find ONE OTHER PERSON to become a Foodbank Friend, too?
We are seeking over 200 people to give £2 a month
Standing Order form: I'm_a_Foodbank-Friend_Leaflet_A4.pdf LATEST NEWSLETTER FB_Newsletter_Spring_2015.pdf
We are a church of 340 participants and OUR VISION is to welcome all, to nurture people in the Christian faith and to engage and serve our community.
We are a LEARNING CHURCH -about 100 people are in weekly or fortnightly Homegroups.
We are a SENDING CHURCH -in the last 8 years two members of our church have been ordained and another has become a Reader and all three are now serving in other churches.
We are a SERVING CHURCH -with the other local churches we run a Foodbank, a Debt Centre and visit the Prison every week.
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.
The best attended Sunday Service is at 10.30am and we hope you will come and join us. There is always an 8.30am Book of Common Prayer Communion Service every Sunday.
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!
We also have a lovely ring of 8 bells dating back to 1700. Practice Night is Wednesday at 7.30pm.
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 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! DON'T FORGET The Christians Against Poverty DEBT CENTRE
Do visit the page on this site www.capdebthelp.org
Free help is just a call away: 0800 328 0006 / 01274 760839
LATEST FOODBANK NEWSLETTER
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
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