Welcome

“St Mary the Virgin, Ashford. A sacred space and a shared space, proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus in the heart of the town.”

 

During this time of national crisis be assured that the clergy and  congregation of St Mary’s Ashford are praying for everyone in Ashford and beyond. 

Morning Prayer will be said every day by many in their own homes. However, in order to reduce the chance of infection, the Government has instructed that doors of the church building will be kept closed until such time as it is deemed appropriate for the building to be open again to the public.   We are sorry for this but we wish to keep everyone as safe as possible.

The weekly sheet is available here and will be distributed to others by email or post. Please let us know if anyone else would like it. There will be additional reflections for Holy Week and Easter.

See more below on digital resources that are under development and currently available.  Here is the weekly sheet for Passion Sunday Passion Sunday

 

Further information on what the suspension of public worship will mean will be available as soon as possible on the Church of England website. This page will be regularly updated.

The Church will be providing a range of resources to enable people to continue to walk with God at this difficult time. This includes #LiveLent daily reflections, prayer for the day audio and text and Alexa and Google Home smart speaker apps.

In the days and weeks ahead, the Church will be significantly expanding this output with audio of a simple daytime prayer and night prayer service, more video content and some live-streaming, new mental health reflections to support people, and webinars to help churches stream sermons, events and make the most of social media. Read more here. The aim will be to make as much as possible available in simple downloadable and printable formats for those who can’t easily access the technology.

 

Address: St. Mary the Virgin, Church Yard, Ashford TN23 1QG

Phone: 01233 336079

Email Address: sue.sawyer@ashfordchurches.co.uk

Safeguarding

Details Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Anita Sorrell and can be contacted on 07849 903378 or on safeguarding@ashfordchurches.co.uk

A Church Near You – Safeguarding Page

https://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/promoting-safer-church-safeguarding

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