We are an inclusive Church. Our aim is to be a community of faith that follows the example of Jesus in showing acceptance and value of all.
We seek to serve and welcome all who come to share this journey of finding the love and grace of God. This means we foster an environment which does not discriminate on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. Absolutely everyone is welcome.
At St Mary's we hold to the core value that each one of us is made and loved by God. Jesus' death and resurrection show us that we can be forgiven and given a new start in our relationship with God. The Holy Spirit is God's life in us, enabling us to show God's love to the world.
We feel that this prayer sums up our approach to our faith and our determination to include absolutely everyone...
Gather us in, the lost and lonely, the broken and breaking, the tired and aching who long for the nourishment found at your feast.
Gather us in, the done and the doubting, the wishing and wondering, the puzzled and pondering who long for the company found at your feast.
Gather us in, the proud and pretentious, the sure and superior, the never inferior, who long for the levelling found at your feast.
Gather us in, the bright and the bustling, the stirrers, the shakers, the kind laughter makers who long for the deeper joys found at your feast.
Gather us in, from corner or limelight, from mansion or campsite, from fears and obsession, from tears and depression, from untold excesses, from treasured successes,
to meet, to eat, be given a seat, be joined to the vine, be offered new wine, become like the least, be found at the feast.
We hope that you'll come and join in with us on this wonderful journey of faith.