A Growing Community of Faith: Open for All
Come and join us online as we explore who God is,
and how we can encounter and grow in Him
28th February 2021
Leading: Revd Pippa Ford
There will also be a 'prayer breakout room’ after the service for anyone who would like prayer
(a bit like we have at the back of church when we’re there)
- serve God in our church and wider community
- run our children's and youth work
- develop our wider ministry to the town
- support our mission partners.
- repair and protect our beautiful church building
Light the Spire
Why not Light the Spire to celebrate a Birth, Anniversary, a Special occasion and in Memory of a loved one.
Send a few words which we will put in the weekly newsletter email and also add to our website on the "Light the Spire" page.
For further details; contact Carol via the office
Womens World Day of Prayer
10.30am on Friday 5th March 2021
You are all warmly invited to join us on Zoom this year.
St Mary’s is the host church in Camberley for the World Day of Prayer service
at 10.30am on Friday 5th March 2021.
World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement and each year a different country prepares the annual service. This year the service has been prepared by the Christian women of Vanuatu in the South Pacific, and the theme is ‘Build on a Strong Foundation’.
The pandemic means that for everyone’s safety our church buildings are closed at the moment and instead worship services have moved online. This year’s World Day of Prayer service will be held on Zoom, you will find the link below and we ask that you share this with your congregations.
How to join the World Day of Prayer in Camberley?
World Day of Prayer Zoom Meeting, St Mary's, Camberley
Friday 5th March 2021 at 10:30 am
To join the Zoom Meeting contact St Marys - details below.
We encourage those attending the service to wear a red, yellow or green top or scarf to match the Vanuatu flag and to have with them a small stone or pebble.
Please still consider giving to the World Day of Prayer even though we are not able to physically take up an offering this year. This service is their only source of income and any donations would be gratefully received. If you are a tax payer, please don’t forget to Gift Aid. Thank you.
There are 3 suggested ways to give:
- Post: cheques made payable to WDP, sent to WDP, Commercial Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 2RR
- Online: donation via the WDP website – www.wwdp.org.uk – minimum £10.
- Text: from your mobile phone. TEXT 2021WDP 5 to 70085 to donate £5. Any amount can be donated up to £40 just add the sum after 2021WDP and your text will cost the amount plus one standard rate message.
Looking forward to gathering together in prayer and worship.
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Office days: Monday to Wednesday: 9.00 am to 1.00 pm, Thursday: 9.00 am to 12 noon.
St Mary’s Church and Centre | Park Road | Camberley | Surrey | GU15 2SR
web: www.stmaryscamberley.org.uk | Registered Charity No. 1127459
We invite you to join us for prayer
The Right Reverend Paul Barber. 1935-2021
The Right Reverend Paul Barber, the first Suffragan Bishop of Brixworth,
Assistant Bishop to the Dioceses of Bath & Wells, Archdeacon of Surrey and
the former Vicar of St Michael's, Camberley and of St Thomas-on-the-Bourne in
Farnham, has died at the age of 85.
Born on 16 September 1935, he was educated at Sherborne School and St
John's College Cambridge. After undertaking National Service in the Royal Army
Service Corps, he studied at Wells Theological College and, in 1961, was the
first-ever priest to be ordained at the newly built Guildford Cathedral.
He was Curate at St Clare’s, in the parish of St Francis, Westborough,
Guildford until 1966 when he and his young family moved to Camberley, where he
became Vicar of St Michael's in Yorktown.
During his time in Camberley, he established a temporary shelter for
homeless travellers and displaced, rough sleepers in the Church Room, fronting
the A30 London Road. This became a welcome refuge to many vagrant men
considered by others to be beyond help.
In 1973, he was appointed as Vicar of St Thomas-on-the-Bourne in Farnham
and served as Rural Dean of Farnham from 1974 to 1979. He was a member of the
Church of England’s General Synod from 1979-85 and, in 1980, he was appointed
Archdeacon of Surrey.
For many years he captained the Diocese of Guildford’s clergy cricket
team and also played for The Bourne CC and was later a president of Rowledge
He was consecrated as the first Bishop of Brixworth at Westminster Abbey
in 1989 and served as the Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of Peterborough for
twelve years, living in Northampton.
When he, and his wife Pat, retired to Street in Somerset in 2001, he was
appointed as an honorary Assistant Bishop to the Dioceses of Bath & Wells.
As a knowledgeable and ardent sports fan, with a particular love of
cricket, football and horse racing, he was a member of both Northamptonshire
and Somerset County Cricket Clubs and a fan of Aldershot FC and Northampton
In 2018, Paul and Pat returned to Surrey, moving to Chertsey to be closer to their family.
Paul died peacefully at home, with Pat at his side, on 22 February.
A memorial service to commemorate his life will be arranged at a later date.
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Parish Office Virtual Opening Times (online)
Tuesday & Wednesday (Church Wardens) Phone: 01276 23602
Thursdays only (Kevin) 9.00am - 1.00pm ( 07310 355 094 )
or Email anytime firstname.lastname@example.org
Funerals, Weddings, Baptisms & all Pastoral needs
Revd Anne Mitchell: 07770848276
Charity Number: 1132852
The PCC of St Michael's is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our community. Particular regard is given to the care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We are fully committed to the protocols set by the Diocese. Diocesan Safeguarding Advice is available from:-Jackie Broadfoot on 07918 559387. For further information please see the Diocesan Safeguarding website.
Safeguarding our children and vulnerable adults is very important to us. You can read about our safeguarding policy (including contact details for our Safeguarding Officer) here
Lone working policy Click the link
Our Safeguarding Officer is Hilary Turner, and she can be contacted on 07747301716 and at email@example.com
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