WELCOME TO

ST MARY’S CHURCH

St Mary’s is the Parish Church near the centre of Liss, Hampshire.  We offer a range of different worship opportunities from All-Age services and contemporary worship to BCP Holy Communion and Evensong.  Details of our services are below.

We endeavour to provide a warm and inclusive welcome to everyone. If you are interested in knowing more about us and what we do, details of services and activities can be found on this site.  Please do contact us if you want further information.

  

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 (not Nov-Feb)

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

 

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.

St Mary’s Facebook page can be seen HERE

The video for each Sunday is below

15 May 2022

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 07598 949379 or 01730 300921  if you would like help this week

Bereavement Cafe opening 21 February

Every 3rd Monday of the Month 2.30pm-4.00pm

Our Bereavement Café is hosted by volunteers and offer an informal place in order to make connections and find an understanding ear.

Bereavement is not a medical condition or a health issue, but left unsupported can become one. Bereavement can bring massive life changes and it helps us to talk over issues with those who have experienced something of that first-hand.

Meeting with others gives perspective and helps us take steps as we adapt to our new situation, face challenges and find greater peace. It also serves to combat loneliness and isolation: being on our own day after day is not helpful.

Our café is for adults of any age. As well as listening we aim to provide helpful materials and signpost to professional counselling and support services. We also point to local social and activity groups that may help well-being in a more general way.

Our volunteers are not trained counsellors or medical practitioners but people with a listening ear and time for others. Supported by the local church the café is for those of any faith or none; it’s our chance to serve those in need in Liss and nearby villages.

Stepping Stones 

Weekly on Thursdays in Term-Time   

9.30am in the church 

This friendly Baby & Toddler group meets in Church every Thursday in term-time.  There are three areas set aside for the children: one for large play equipment, another for quieter activities and the last area for the babies.  It is a place to play, to make new friends, to chat and eat cake!  £1 suggested donation per family.

WHO LET THE DADS OUT?

Who Let the Dads Out? meets at St Mary’s Church on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9-11am during term time.

Who Let The Dads Out? is a free group for young children age 0-5 (School year R) and their Dads (or other male carer)

We offer bacon rolls, coffee/tea, snacks and drinks for the children, newspapers, craft and play – a safe and comfortable space for dads and little ones to spend fun time togeter.

All for free although we do accept small donations.

Gallery

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church diary

 

May
26
Thu
Stepping Stones @ St Mary's Church
May 26 @ 9:30 am

Our baby and toddler group, Stepping Stones meets every Thursday during term time from 9.30am.

May
29
Sun
8.30am Holy Communion @ St Mary's Church
May 29 @ 8:30 am – 9:15 am

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

Parish Communion @ St Mary's Church
May 29 @ 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 and groups for children age 4-10 .  After the service, there are refreshments and all are welcome to stay.

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

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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