St. Mary's with St. Peter's

Bury St. Edmunds

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Public worship is permitted under the current lockdown. Everyone considering attending church should make their own decision about whether it is right for them to do so. And the current restrictions must be observed at all times. This page will be updated as things change, so please keep checking regularly.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, we are able to do less than we normally do. For example, we are unable to sing as a congregation. And you should wear a face covering throughout the service. For most services, it isn’t necessary to book a place in advance but you should come early to avoid disappointment. Children are always welcome.

Despite the restrictions, this is our worship. God is with us.


Sunday Services

9am St Peter’s Church

Our music is led by members of St Peter’s music group. Space is restricted so to save disappointment please contact David Ayrton (01359 231586 or wardenspeters@gmail.com) to book a place. 

9.15am St Mary’s Church – Contemporary Worship

Our sung worship is offered by our worship band. The service is more informal than the 11am service, using fewer written prayers. Booking is not required.

11am St Mary’s Church – Traditional Worship

Accompanied by the church organ and, when permitted, with sung worship led by the robed choir, this service is more formal than the 9.15am service. Booking is not required.

Online Worship led by St Peter’s Church

We are holding our worship online, via Zoom. Our music will be led by members of St Peter’s music group. To join the online service, please CLICK HERE. Meeting ID: 830 8993 3568; Passcode: 791188.

Online Worship led by St Mary’s Church

Our interactive worship on Zoom includes sung worship, Bible reading, prayer, a talk and after-service chat. To Join us live on Zoom at 5pm, please use this link CLICK HERE. Alternatively, dial in by phone to 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240, Meeting ID: 845 2177 1167.

 

Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer at 09:30 each day live-streamed from our parish, seven days a week. Click HERE to watch.

Christians pray to God. That’s because Christianity isn’t a theory or a philosophy. It’s a relationship with God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Prayer can take many forms. All prayer is being aware of God. Silent prayer is powerful. Words help too. You can use your own words in a kind of honest conversation with God. In this Daily Prayer, we use structured prayers to help us.

To begin with, Daily Prayer can feel a bit ‘wordy’. But relax. Let the words wash over you like the lyrics of a song. If your mind wanders, don’t tell yourself off. Just come back to the awareness of God who is with you wherever you are.

We use the Morning Prayer of the Church of England. You can simply watch and pray with us. But if you want to participate more deeply, you can

You may wish to use this companion, Reflections for Daily Prayer.