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Giving 

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St Mary's is reliant on income from donations from our congregation and community to sustain our mission and ministry in Wendover. All that we describe on this website (and much more besides!) is funded through the generosity of people like you.

We are immensely grateful to members of the congregation who are regular donors and to members of our community and visitors who make donations in support of our work. We also receive some income from JUST, our ethical trading and fair trade shop on the High Street, and donations the Friends of St Marys, the Lionel Abel Smith Charitable Trust and other local charities.

If you want to make a gift to St Mary's, you can do that in one of a number of different ways.

  • You can give via Direct Debit - through the Church of England's Parish Giving Scheme - this is a straightforward and secure way to make a regular gift to St Mary's and is the best way for members of our congregation to support our work. You can find more information here - and our treasurer, Matt Ryan, is always happy to answer questions about the scheme. Parish Giving will allow you to make a Gift Aid declaration, if applicable, and provides a straightforward way for us to collect that extra income for St Mary's.
     
  • You can give online - using the form below. You can also make a Gift Aid declaration for your gift, to increase the impact of your donation.
     
  • You can give via cheque or cash - via the Parish Office.
     
  • You can give via contactless card payment - using our contactless readers in church.
     
  • You can make a bequest to St Mary's in your will - our Legacy Giving page provides information about how to go about doing that. And again, our treasurer, Matt Ryan, would be happy to answer your questions.

Ultimately, your generosity allows us to sustain our mission and ministry in Wendover - thank you in advance for your contribution to that important work.

 

Sally
Hello and welcome to St Mary's. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Welcome! 

The following information is specifically for those planning to visit us for the first time, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at St Mary's Church in Church Lane, Wendover, for our two main Sunday services each week, which start at 9.00am and 10.45am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you will be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.

Plan your journey

Accessibility

There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in the Church Centre, which you can find through the door towards the front of the church on the left hand side.

Our Main Sunday Services

Our 9am Holy Communion is a more traditional service, including music and hymns in an established style but using up-to-date language. It will probably appeal to those who are used to more formal Anglican worship.  There is no provision for children at this service.

Our 10.45am Sunday Worship services follow a more informal style with contemporary worship songs. These services are typically most suitable for families. On the second and fourth Sundays of each month, we share Communion at this service and Ignite (for children aged 5-11) and Surge (our youth group for 11-16s) run on these Sundays. The first and third Sundays are All Age services, designed to be rich in teaching and learning for people of all ages - from 2 to 92!

You can find details of our other services here.

Getting Connected


Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out our Church Life section on this website to see if there’s a group that you'd like to join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church, why not sign up to serve on a team. We are always looking for volunteers to get involved in different aspects of our work.

 
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! St Mary's is open every day from 9am to 6pm and you would be very welcome to come and have a look around before you come to a Sunday service. In the meantime, please fill in the form below if there is anything you'd like to kn
 
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Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?
 
We hope that whoever you are and wherever you come from, you will feel at home at our church.

Best Wishes,

Sally
Rev Sally Moring

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