10 April 2021His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - Online Book of Condolence





If you wish to have your tribute to HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, recorded in the Plumtree Book of Condolence, please email your tribute to St Mary's Church Churchwarden,  Tony Darby:

The Book of Condolence will be displayed in the Church as soon as Covid restrictions allow.


Additionally, The Church of England has opened an online condolence book following the announcement from Buckingham Palace of the death of HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. Submit your message by clicking HERE.




09 April 2021Services private prayer times at St Mary's


We are delighted to be welcoming you back to services at St Mary's.

Times of services and private prayer from Sunday, 11th April 2021 until further notice follow:


Sunday           10:30am      Holy Communion


Wednesday     10:30am      Holy Communion


The church will be open for private prayer from 12 noon until 5.00 pm on both Wednesday and Sunday.

Please visit the Services page to find out more.


19 March 2021Holy Week and Easter Services

We are delighted to advise that services of gathered worship will recommence at St Mary's,

beginning with a Palm Sunday Eucharist service.  

Before visiting St Mary's, please familiarise yourself with our procedures to comply with COVID19 guidelines

by visiting the COVID19 page of the website.


17 February 2021Earth's Rhapsody

Rosemary Garfoot, our Organist Emeritus has passed this truly beautiful, musically themed,  poem to us. 




Music in the cosmos was there at nature' birth.
Pulsating round the galaxies the rhapsody of earth.
Half the land is covered by the mighty seas that swell
Their anthem to the universe and all its glory tell.
Streams to river, to the sea they gently make their way.
A rainbow in the waterfall is reflected in the spray.

Lightning tears the sky apart, volcanos thunder underground,
In the raging of the storm there’s always music to be found.   
On wings of silent movement, we hear the owl call,
In the rhapsody of night time, when evening shadows fall.   
A whale calls gently to her young, the lions roar, and in their song
The birds have given a thousand notes the chorus to prolong.   

The colours of the autumn hedge adds beauty to the field,
With berries and the rose hip, which again their harvest yield.
Each season adds a beauty to the rhapsody of earth,
At death we see the promise in the season of new birth.
If man could be in harmony with all the worlds philosophy,
The spirit of eternity, will echo through Earth’s Rhapsody.   


Rosemary Garfoot.

July 1998.


16 February 2021Live Lent

LiveLent: God's Story, Our Story is the Church of England's Lent campaign for 2021.   LiveLent: God's Story, Our Story invites each of us to reflect on our own story of God and how we might share it through our everyday lives as part of our Christian witness.

To find out more, visit the Church of England's LiveLent web page - 


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