Saint Mary's Theydon Bois

 CHURCH SERVICES 

Sunday Worship in Theydon Parishes has resumed in our buildings every week.  Each service is following the most up to date guidance from the Church of England and government guidance, which at present includes the wearing of face coverings for all those not exempt. 

 

Groups for children and young people take place on the 3rd and 4th Sundays of the month during the 9.15 service at All Saints Theydon Garnon and on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month in the Church Hall at St Mary's Theydon Bois during the 10.30 service.
We will be applying physical distancing measures and making sure service books are used by only one person per Sunday.  When we share in Holy Communion, we will share the Peace differently, only the consecrated bread will be offered with minimal contact and we will remain standing to receive.
A cash collection will not be taken during the service, instead there will be a retiring collection on the way out, including opportunity to give using contactless card payments at St Mary's Theydon Bois.
In all these things, let us be kind and bear with one another in love, persevering in prayer and rejoicing in hope, as Paul wrote to the Romans (Romans 12.9-13).  There is no compulsion to come forward to Communion, please participate as much as you feel able at this time.
We continue to meet online on Sunday evenings at 6pm and on Wednesday mornings at 10am using Zoom, the code for each is published in the notice sheet - if you would like to receive this by email, please email the Benefice Office; office@theydonparishes.org .  (Except on the first Sunday or Wednesday of the month when there will be a service in the building at St Mary's Theydon Bois)

 

Opening our buildings for private prayer
Some of the buildings remain open for private prayer in addition to our regular services

 

All Saints Theydon Garnon - the North Porch is accessible as a place to pray at any time 
St Mary's Stapleford Tawney Wednesday 10a.m.- sunset
If you would like aids to prayer, a downloadable set of prayers can be found below.  It is possible to light a candle in prayer in buildings where that is usually available.  To make a prayer request, please bring a pre-written card from home and place it on the prayer boards.

 

Online worship archive
An archive of Sunday Worship service from the period when public worship was suspended can be found via the 'Online Services' 

 

If you have access to Facebook then we are posting a reflection for Morning and Evening prayer on Tuesday and  Thursday .  Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thetheydonparishes/
Revd John Fry – Vicar of the Theydon Parishes
Download
Private prayer
Prayer for private prayer.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 292.6 KB
Download
Compline service booklet
For use via Zoom on Sunday evening.
Sung Compline.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.6 MB
Download
Evensong service booklet
For use via Zoom on Sunday evening.
Sung Evensong.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 63.0 KB

Download
Wednesday Morning Prayer via Zoom
20200425 Morning Prayer on Zoom.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 86.6 KB


A church of welcome

At St Mary's Theydon Bois you will find an atmosphere that is loving, caring and welcoming to all. We aim to nurture each other to grow in faith together, through quality worship, bible teaching and prayer, sharing the love of God in Christ with others by example and our activities in the community and wider world.

 

Whatever your reason for visiting, you are welcome at any of our services. The main Sunday gathering takes place at 10.30 a.m. weekly (except on a month where there is a 5th Sunday, when we join with other churches for a joint service at 10.00a.m.).  Every Sunday there is also a traditional service of Holy Communion at 8.00a.m. and a sung Evening Service at 6.00p.m.


Services

 Find full details of all our services for the coming weeks and months.

News & events

Our church is a building, our people are our faith. Come and see what everyone is doing.

Special occasions

 Special occasions with spiritual meaning from weddings, baptisms and funerals can be arranged.



For information on groups for Children and Young People at St Mary's Theydon Bois, please click here.


How to find us

St. Mary's Church

Piercing Hill

Theydon Bois

CM16 7JN