WELCOME TO

ST MARY’S CHURCH

St Mary’s is the Parish Church near the centre of Liss, Hampshire.  In normal times we offer a range of different worship opportunities from All-Age services and ‘Messy Church’ to BCP Holy Communion and Evensong.  Of course, we are not in ‘normal times’ and we, along with the rest of the world, have had to adjust to the challenges of the pandemic. Details of our online services are below but whether we are online or ‘in the flesh’, we endeavour to provide a warm and inclusive welcome to everyone. If you are interested in knowing more about us and what we do in more normal times, details of services and activities can be found on this site.  Please do contact us if you want further information.

Rev Chris

  

St Mary’s is Open

Services in St Mary’s

Every Sunday
8.30am – Traditional Holy Communion

1st Sunday
10.15am – All-Age Worship
6.30pm – Iona Holy Communion

2nd Sunday
10.15am – Parish Communion
6.30pm – Evening prayer

3rd Sunday
10.15am – Third Sunday followed by lunch 

4th Sunday
10.15am – Parish Communion
6.30pm – Exalt contemporary worship

5th Sunday
10.15am – Parish Communion

The church is also open daily for private prayer 9.30am to 6pm.

Face coverings are now optional in church services

 

Livestreamed Services

Our weekly Sunday 10.15am service will continue to be livestreamed on our Facebook page HERE. These ‘go live’ a couple of minutes before 10.15am and remain available online for viewing later.

In addition, Morning Prayer will be said mornings at 9am (except Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays), again on Facebook.

St Mary’s Facebook page can be seen HERE

The video for each Sunday is below

10 October 2021

We know that these are financially tough times for many. For those who can give, we are very grateful. Your donations are a crucial part of enabling the work of St Mary’s Church: to make the light, life, and love of God known in our world.

Please remember to gift aid your donation if you are a UK taxpayer, as that will allow us to claim an extra 25p on every £1 that you give.

Liss Foodbank

Please ring 01730 300659 or 01730 300921 if you would like help this week

Stepping Stones is back!

Exactly two years ago Stepping Stones, our popular baby and toddler group, transferred to the Pavilion while St Mary’s was being renovated. Covid struck just as we were preparing to return, and we have had an enforced absence of 18 months. Now, at last, we can return to our brighter, warmer and more inviting building – but you’ll have to be the judge of that. More importantly, we have a team of people, waiting to offer good St Mary’s hospitality to you and your children, and we are all looking forward to being together again – or, for the first time! Just turn up.

Obviously we all still need to be mindful of covid – people’s choice to wear masks respected, hand sanitiser readily available, use own travel mug – we’ll still provide refreshments. See you soon!

Stepping Stones Team

Gallery

Please select a photo or the  ‘see ‘more’ option below for all pictures in our galleries

church diary

 

Oct
24
Sun
8.30am Holy Communion @ St Mary's Church
Oct 24 @ 8:30 am – 9:15 am

A traditional service of Holy Communion using the Book of Common Prayer

Parish Communion @ St Mary's Church
Oct 24 @ 10:15 am

10.15am  Parish Communion service using the Common Worship book
People can receive bread and wine or a blessing at the altar.  There  are Sunday groups for children 0-10.   Children are in church for the beginning of the service, then, after the first hymn, they go to their groups: There is a staffed creche room for 0-3s  in church; children age 4-10 meet in the parish Office.  After the service, there are refreshments and all are welcome to stay.

Exalt @ St Mary's Church
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm

Exalt is our contemporary worship service here at St Mary’s

The monthly informal worship Exalt re-starts in September. We shall aim to be people

  • Seeking to come together to glorify God, through creative informal worship
  • Open to the Holy Spirit and his gifts, encouraging one another through mutual sharing

As previously Exalt will be held on the fourth Sunday of each month. However it will be at 6.30pm (previously it was 7.00pm). We are taking the opportunity of a re-launch to drop the colon out of its name.

Contact us

If you have a question, or prayer request, please write to us using the form at the bottom of this page.
If you wish to speak to someone today, please ring one of the numbers below:

Parish Administrator:
Michaela Surtees
Parish Office, St Mary’s Church, Station Road, Liss GU33 7AQ
01730 892552 lissparish@gmail.com
Parish Office open Tuesdays-Fridays 10.00am-1.00pm

The Rector: Rev Chris Williams
The Rectory, 111 Station Road, Liss GU33 7AQ  01730 890085 revchris007@gmail.com

Enquiries about Weddings, Funerals or Christenings, should be made to the Parish Office. Please note, the office is closed on Mondays.

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