Welcome

St Mary’s is open for private prayer Monday-Friday 9.45am-5pm 
Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-5pm

 

Please ensure that when you visit you adhere to the lockdown restrictions, keeping 2 metres away from anyone not in your support bubble and wearing a face-covering whilst inside the church.
 

Services in church during Holy Week and Easter

Large poster on Easter reopeni

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Recordings of hymns and songs by the Team Virtual Choir for our services on Easter Day

Monday – Saturday of Holy Week at 8 pm in St Mary’s Church there will be a 15 minute reflective service which will also be streamed on Facebook. People are very welcome to join Maggie and Michael in the church.
 
On Easter Day, there will be an 8am BCP Holy Communion and a 10am Parish Eucharist subject to Government Covid safe guidelines.
Readings: Acts 10:34-43; Mark 16: 1-8 

On Thursday 8 April at 10am, weekly Thursday morning Holy Communion services resume in church.

 

Holy Week and Easter Day Zoom Services

Register for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday using this link. These specially themed services enter into the mystery of the Church's special celebration of Easter (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Eve).

Passiontide Promise Zoom morning prayer, following the Way of the Cross using special reflections and Malcolm Guite's poetry, continues at 8am Monday to Friday. The Parish Prayer meeting takes place on Holy Saturday at 8.30am.
 
Easter zoom invite (002)
 

8am BCP Holy Communion service on FaceBook@stmaryslinton.org.uk Live (21.03.21) and available for 30 days. 
This is the BCP order of service.
 

10am Service via Zoom. This will be a family-friendly service with well-known hymns and songs.
(Thank you to Nicola Collard for the lovely invitation pictured above.)
Use this link to register. This is the normal 10am Zoom Sunday service link. You will receive a confirmatory email with the link to the service. If you have already registered and have the link, you do not need to register again. This link can be used for the Sunday services up to and including 18 April 2021. 
 

All who worship with us through Virtual Worship and Zoom are invited to have a candle ready to light at the beginning of our services, as a sign of unity with other worshippers. Those following Virtual Worship sheets may also like to make sure they have access to a piece of reflective music they can play towards the end of each of our services. 

 

Why Holy Week?

Did you know? The week before Easter is called Holy Week. The week following Easter is Easter Week. Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday and the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem riding on a colt, the foal of a donkey. The people laid palm branches along his way to welcome him as their king. Hosanna to the son of David! Glory in the highest places! Lots of celebration.
If we go from Palm Sunday straight to Easter Day - the greatest celebration in the Church's year - we miss out on the journey of the weekdays leading up to Easter.
Join us for the journey this year.


If you’re experiencing problems accessing the Zoom services (or a church meeting), please email access@stmaryslinton.org.uk and we will try to help you if we can.
 

Parish Prayer Meeting normally via Zoom during the pandemic at 9am on the first Saturday of the month.

The date for the next meeting is Saturday, 3 April and this meeting will be at 8.30-9am.
Use this link to register. You will receive a confirmatory email with the link to the service.
If you have already registered and have the link, you do not need to register again. This link can be used for the Sunday services up to and including 5 June 2021. 

 

To view St Mary's recent services on YouTube - this is the link for Ash Wednesday and for Sunday, 28 February (Second Sunday of Lent). This is the link for Linton Team Churches. If you use the subscribe button on the screen, you will receive updates.
 

Children and families resources for Holy Saturday - 3 April

 

Tuesday, 13 April 7.30pm - Space for the Spirit. Theme - tbc. Contact sfts@stmaryslinton.org.uk to join via Zoom.
 

You can view the video of the talk given by Kelly Harries, Headteacher, Linton Infants' School.
This was shown at the service on "Change" on Sunday, 24 January 2021.

 

The parish of Linton: St Mary is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Ely’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

Please see this link for Maggie's letter re Suspension of services in person in church.
 

Use this link for previous orders of service
including YouTube videos and for children's resources

 

Each weekday morning from 8 June 2020, Maggie Guite is making an episode of a podcast with this name - 'Daily Prayer from St Mary’s Linton'

The order of service for each Sunday will also be on the website or a paper copy will be delivered to you. You can also request paper copies of our services to follow at home by contacting our Church Administrator, Anne Parry-Smith admin@stmaryslinton.org.uk

If there is someone or something you would like members of St Mary’s to pray for, please send a prayer request to the Church Administrator. If you would like to talk confidentially to a member of the clergy, contact the Rector, Maggie Guite on 01223 890273 or the Curate, Michael Wilcockson on 01223 891005.
    

St Mary's ready for private prayer                                      

Christmas Eve Advent window at St Mary's

St Mary's ready for private prayer.
Photo kindly supplied by Sarah King


 
























Christmas Eve Advent window at St Mary's.
Photo kindly supplied by Sarah KingScreenshot 2020-06-28 at 11.03
A screenshot of a recent Zoom service
Photo kindly supplied by David Parry-Smith

St Mary’s, the Parish Church of Linton, Cambridgeshire is a diverse and inclusive worshiping community. We believe in life lived in the company of others and of God.

See the Worship menu for a Parish Prayer Board. where we can post prayer requests and items for thanksgiving. Items will generally stay on for a fortnight. Fill in this contact form or email the Parish Administrator. Where prayer is asked for individuals, those posting the request MUST have the individual’s permission or goodwill if either details of the prayer request are given, or a surname is mentioned.

See this video tailored for St Mary's, Linton from The Church of England on the importance of giving during the Pandemic.

Check the Resources section - ‘Things to lift your spirit’.