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March 2014

St Mary's 100 Club - March 2014 Draw

March 8, 2014

St Mary's has stood in the village for almost 800 years and, throughout its history, it has not been equipped with that most basic of facilities, a toilet. This has meant that some elderly folk have been unable to risk coming to church, visitors for... Read more & comment

Open Gardens Festival - Sunday 8 June

March 7, 2014

Since 2006, one of the social highlights of the year in our villages has been our Open Gardens event. We had seven wonderful years enjoying the gardens that were opened by willing gardeners and both the gardeners and visitors enjoyed some wonderful d... Read more & comment

Peculi8 Concert May 17th

March 6, 2014

The next event under the series Music at St Mary's is a performance by Peculi8 on 17th May 2014. This is a joint Fundraising Event for Macmillan Cancer Support and St Mary's. Peculi8 are a group of classically trained singers who come toge... Read more & comment

Supporting Foodbank

March 5, 2014

St Mary's has been part of Dunstable Foodbank since it started 18 months ago and we have been told we are one of the most supportive churches in terms of consistently giving contributions. John Palmer, PCC member and regular at our 8 o'clock service... Read more & comment

Men's Breakfast Club

March 5, 2014

Our Club goes from strength to strength. In January we welcomed John McCombe and Ross Bagni of the SERV Blood runners - a group of dedicated bikers who ferry health products between Hospitals and storage facilities. It was a fascinating insight into ... Read more & comment


March 4, 2014

Our thanks go once again to Pete & Ronnie Farrar for staging their seventh annual village panto. Over the years, they have worked tirelessly for our community and deserve our utmost thanks for delivering a community project that almost every oth... Read more & comment

Easter Monday Pilgrimage - 21 April

March 4, 2014

Join thousands of Christians on a pilgrimage to St Albans for a powerful act of worship and witness. It's a joyful service with lots of banner waving etc, and not just for people who want to walk, or the young; if you wish you can just turn up at the... Read more & comment

Christian Aid Week (11 - 17th May)

March 4, 2014

Yes, Christian Aid Week is on the horizon again! Can you be one of our hard-working team of door to door collectors? It need not be an arduous commitment; collecting from just a few houses really helps. You need not go out alone – perhaps colle... Read more & comment

APCM and lunch Sunday 27th April 2014

March 3, 2014

This year we will hold the APCM on Sunday 27 April starting at about 11.30am after the 10 o'clock service; we hope this will encourage as many as possible to attend. As an added inducement, and to bring our church family together for an enjoyable so... Read more & comment

A plea from the Choir

March 3, 2014

With the recent departure of many of our top line to pastures new or to the alto or tenor section, we need to fill the gaps in the soprano/treble line-up. If you know any ladies, girls or boys who can read music and who are willing to commit to a Fr... Read more & comment

Lent Course

March 2, 2014

The North Chilterns Group Lent Course will be running on Tuesday evenings for five weeks from Tuesday 11 March (see notice board in church for details). If you plan to attend, please give your names either to Coralie or to Chris Banks to help us pla... Read more & comment

Coffers Corner

March 2, 2014

We ended 2013 with a small surplus of £500. However, this was only achieved with the kind donation of £5,000 given anonymously towards the year end. However good it is to receive such gifts, it is worrying that we cannot cover our annual ... Read more & comment

Extension News and Kitchen in a cupboard

March 1, 2014

Good news! We have received Planning Consent from Central Bedfordshire for the extension, and our architect is now working on more detailed plans. Our plans for the kitchen in a cupboard are with the Diocesan Advisory Committee who have been very sup... Read more & comment