WELCOME to our parish website. Whether you are looking for specific information about our church and parish or are simply browsing, we hope you will find something of interest about our historic parish church, about our worship and activities, and about the parish of Eaton Bray with Edlesborough in the Diocese of St Albans of the Church of England.
Morning Prayer, 20 September
Morning Prayer for Sunday 20 September from St Mary's Eaton Bray. The service can be followed using the Service Booklet for Sunday 20 September.
Services at St Mary's
As from Sunday 6th September, we will recommence our 10am Holy Communion service. This date is our Patronal Festival when we celebrate the birth of St Mary to whom our church is dedicated. If you have not yet been able to join us in August, please be reassured that our seating and procedures have been arranged to be as safe as possible. Face masks are a statutory requirement at this time. To assist with cleaning, there will be just one service at 10.00am. The doors will be open from 9.45am.
Our Wednesday morning Holy Communion service will also recommence as from Wednesday 9th September.
We carry on doing our best to meet the Archbishops' challenge to bring 'church' to people in different ways, so if you cannot come to church in person, please revisit this website and our Facebook page each week to access our latest Morning Prayer video.
If you are in need of help, please ring the Vicar on 01525 220261 or send a message via the contact page.
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
St Mary's, Eaton Bray is also open for private prayer on Wednesdays 10-4. Please read the notices inside the church.
All Saints, Dagnall will remain closed until further notice.
Donate to St Mary's
St Mary's now has an online giving platform. It has been suggested to the PCC that some church members will have made a big saving on petrol during these weeks of lockdown and so might like to donate one week's worth of petrol (or more!) to help us make up for the fund raising events we haven't been able to hold and which are so important in maintaining our historic church.
If you can help, be one of the first to use our new platform. Many thanks!
Bishop's Harvest Appeal 2020
Thank you to everyone who supported this year's Open Gardens event. We hope you had a wonderful day exploring the gardens of Eaton Bray, Edlesborough and Northall.
A selection of the photos from the 2020 event are available to view
St Mary's Eaton Bray has a Facebook group which anyone is welcome to join and get involved with the discussions there.
Please click on St Mary's on Facebook and then click the Join Group link in the top-right corner of the page.
St Mary's Eaton Bray has a YouTube channel which anyone is welcome to subscribe to. Morning Prayer services will be published here until the church building reopens.
Please click on St Mary's on YouTube and then click the Subscribe link in the top-right corner of the page.
St Mary's PCC Fundraising Committee raises valuable funds every year for the running of St Mary's Church, Eaton Bray. Money raised by the 100 Club will be used to maintain the fabric and structure of our historic church. This year, in particular, we are also raising money to help fund toilet facilities in the church.
See Also: Winners List
We are continuing to enjoy sharing in Holy Communion at St Mary's on Sunday and Wednesday mornings. Services are held at 10am on both days. The feedba... Read more >>
You will all have heard about the latest change in Covid-19 regulations and the 'Rule of 6' which now applies. However, Church Services are exempt fro... Read more >>
We are looking forward to welcoming parisioners on Sunday to the first Holy Communion service since lockdown. We will be using the service books in ch... Read more >>
Enormous thanks to Gordon and his team for the wonderful Open Gardens event last Sunday. Many thanks to all those who opened their gardens for us to e... Read more >>
For other news articles, please see the St Mary's News section.
Raising Funds for St Mary's Church
Do you, your family or friends buy goods or services on the internet?
Click through to the St Mary's Eaton Bray EasyFundraising page to find out how you can buy from your usual supplier at no cost to yourself and raise money for St Mary's.
eBay, John Lewis, Argos and Amazon are just a few of the many suppliers who support the scheme to raise money for charity.
In addition to this, try using easysearch.org.uk instead of your usual search engine, each successful search will raise further funds from the advertisers who support this site.