As well as coming to services on Sundays, there’s lots to get involved in at St Mary’s.
Children and young people
On Sundays our children’s group, Team JC meets, along with our youth group, Aftershock. During the week there’s St Mary’s Tinies, a parent and toddler group, as well as Brownies, Guides and Rainbows. See our Children and Young People page.
The Transition Project, which runs on Tuesday mornings in the Parish Rooms, helps people who are seeking work with job hunting, CVs and preparing for interviews. If you would like to help with this project or need help please contact Gerald Gardner – firstname.lastname@example.org
We also support the work of Jimmy’s Cambridge (Homeless Project), Uttlesford Food Bank and Saffron Walden Street Pastors amongst other local organisations.
Coffee, Cake and Company sessions take place on various Sunday afternoons in St Mary’s Parish Rooms for those affected by mental health issues and their families.
Men’s and Women’s groups
Our Men's Groups enjoy walks, lunches, Lent courses and breakfasts while our Women’s Groups include a lively Mothers’ Union and a monthly discussion group for women of working age.
Music and Bellringing
As well as an excellent robed Adult Choir there’s also a Junior Choir and Joyful Noise for younger singers. See our Choir page for details. We also have a Brass Group for all ages. With a tower of 12 bells, St Mary’s has a society of bellringers, who ring for Sunday services and weddings.
Prayer and Bible study groups
St Mary’s has a variety of different groups that meet to pray together and study the bible. We also regularly run the Living Questions course, designed for people who are new to or want to explore the Christian faith.
Taking care of the church
Whether it’s dusting, sewing, flower arranging or helping out in the office, there’s plenty that goes on behind the scenes. St Mary’s also has a supportive Friends of the Parish Church, which provides funds for maintaining the church building. As well as a team of welcomers who help at Sunday services, there are also volunteers who are on hand to welcome visitors during the week in the summer months.
If you’re interested in joining or helping with any of these groups, let us know.