Welcome!

We are seeking to be an ‘inside-out’ church which focuses on:

Prayer and Telling the Story         Creation                 Community                  Peace

For information about members of the team and how to contact them please click here.

St Nicholas Church, Marston and St Thomas’ Church, Elsfield together form a united benefice. Click here for more information about what is going on in Elsfield.

Click here for the June Services 2021 Poster

____________

Click PRAYER & TELLING THE STORY     (for Services, Come and See, The Bible in a Year, Compline Services)

Come and See is an open invitation to find out more about the Christian faith. Click here fro the ‘Come and See some more 2021poster

Our Services

Sunday 30th May 2021

8am BCP Communion Service in St Nicholas Church

10am Trinity Communion Service in St Nicholas Church – booking essential – restrictions in place masks/distance. Tea and coffee outside afterwards

To book please go to Eventbrite link below or email, joskso@yahoo.co.uk or phone
01865 725423

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trinity-sunday-holy-communion-at-10am-at-st-nicholas-church-old-marston-tickets-156465266825

Click here for a Short Celtic Communion Service for Trinity Season

Click here for Live Stream of the main Sunday Service on YouTube   or here for the Recordings of the main Sunday Services

10am Trinity Communion Service in St Thomas’ Church Elsfield – 35 people max – restrictions in place masks/distance – will be live streamed on Facebook. Tea and coffee outside afterwards

Click here for the Trinity Sunday Service Booklet for St Thomas Elsfield

MIDWEEK SERVICES:

9.30am Wednesday Midweek Service in church. Click here for ‘Midweek Communion’ poster

Compline Services take place via our Facebook page on Thursdays at 8.30pm. See also the calendar above for more details.

Both our churches our open daily for private prayer.

______________

Click CREATION    (for Marston Eco Group Refill Station, Green Church)

Click here for information about the Marston Eco Hub and our community ‘Eco-friendly Refill Station

Green Church tales place every first Sunday of the month at 10.30am outside St Nicholas church.

Click here for the Green Church poster

Coming Soon – our first ever Eco-Market taking place at the Eco-Hub at the Vicarage on 18th July from 11:30 to 15:30. Outdoors event – bring cash or card. Download our flyer to find out more.

_________________

Click COMMUNITY   (for ACE Arts & Crafts in Elsfield, Marston Community Gardening, Sunday Club, FoodBank, Pulse, Children, Holiday Club, Churches Together, Love Marson Love Life)

Blessings Boxes – click here for information about how to contribute to these boxes for families in our community – in collaboration with St Nicholas ‘ Primary School

Marston Open Gardens – Sunday 27th June – 2pm to 6pm – maps available from the church hall from 2pm. Click here for Open Gardens 2021 Poster

For Our Young People – for information about our programme for our young people who are over 11 year old (Pulse) and for details of another group for those of Key Stage 2 age being planned please contact Skye on Tel: 01865 202988 or Email: vicar@stnicholasmarston.org.uk              Pulse Activities                   Sunday Club

___________

Click PEACE                 (for Living in Love and Faith, Life Events, Mission, Divya Shanthi, Garden of Remembrance, An Accessible and Inclusive Church)

Click here for our LLF (Living in Love & Faith) Course poster

How do questions about identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage fit within the bigger picture of the good news of Jesus Christ? What does it mean to live in love and faith together as a Church?

Come and join our online course on Wednesdays 7:30pm for five weeks, starting on the 9th June as we explore, learn and listen to one another. See the poster above for more details.

We are growing in our understanding of what it means to be a ‘peace-making’ church that is welcome to all and what it means to love one another.

_____________

Some prayers for this time of uncertainty …

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

Lord Jesus Christ,
you taught us to love our neighbour,
and to care for those in need
as if we were caring for you.
In this time of anxiety, give us strength
to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick,
and to assure the isolated
of our love, and your love,
for your name’s sake.
Amen.

God of compassion,
be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross,
but reigns with you in glory,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

A church that’s here for you

We are a group of men, women and children (of all ages) who are fascinated by Jesus, and want to make sense of 21st century life by trying to follow him.

Come and help us as we explore together how to be Christians in this place and at this time.

If you have any questions or just want to get in touch, we’d love to hear from you. For contact details of members of the team – please click here for the Contacts Page.