Praying for our Planet
Sep
29
6:30 PM18:30

Praying for our Planet

We are marking Climate Action Week with a special Celtic Evening Prayer service – ‘Praying for our Planet’. The service at 6.30pm on Sunday September 29 comes at the end of the international week of action around the United Nations Climate Summit.

It will feature prayers and readings on the theme of safeguarding the natural world, with sacred music and hymns set to folk tunes, played by St Mary’s Music Group, led by director of music Margaret Outen.

The Celtic tradition is deeply in touch with nature. Today, with so much of the natural world in peril there is even more need for a spirituality that sees the whole of creation, not just human beings, as precious and valuable to God

The service will be followed by the chance to socialise over refreshments, and there will be a collection in aid of environmental charities.

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Open Day 14th September - all welcome!
Sep
14
11:00 AM11:00

Open Day 14th September - all welcome!

Stafford’s town centre churches St Mary’s and St Chad’s are giving a special welcome to visitors on Saturday September 14 as part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme. Activities including climbing the bell tower and ringing the bells will be available at St Mary’s.

The programme at St Mary’s starts at 11am with the latest in the international ‘Illuminate’ series of concerts featuring works by female composers, performed by the London-based Ethel Smyth Trio. The church will be open to general visitors from noon to 3.30pm, with a variety of arts and craft activities for all ages, including brass rubbing.

The bell tower will be open from 12pm to 3pm, with demonstrations of bell ringing and a display of historic documents dating back to the 1750s.

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