The Benefice of St Mary the Virgin, Higham Ferrers 
 and St. John the Baptist Chelveston-cum-Caldecott
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We are sad to report that Fr. Roger Davison, former Vicar of the parish,  died on 24th April, at the age of 95.

Funeral to be held at the College of St Barnabas,
Blackberry Lane, Lingfield RH7 6NJ on Mon 22nd May at 11 am
   
Debbie is the Family Liaison Officer for St. Mary's Church and helps us to develop the provision for children and their families and to ensure that evryone has access to opportunities for growth in their Christian life. 
If you want to get involved in any of the activities on this page or have any questions about what goes on at St. Mary's please don't hesitate to get in touch with Debbie on 
07407 113312 or by e-mail here














In the Bedehouse next to the church

Dates for 2017

May 16th 3.30 to 5 p.m.
June 20th 3.30 to 5 p.m.
July 18th 3.30 to 5 p.m.
September 19th 3.30 to 5 p.m.
October 17th 3.30 to 5 p.m.
​November 21st 3.30 to 5 p.m.

It is just so much fun being involved in Messy Church - whether you are a child, mum, dad, grandma or granddad, helper or friend. There are always lots of acticities around the Bedehouse which you can try as a family or with friends which explore the theme of the day. We usually stop at about 4.30 p.m. to listen about the theme, sing a song and pray before we enjoy a meal together. Pasta and pizza is generally favourite! We just ask for £1 per participant which goes towards the cost. This is recommended for primary age children and their families but preschoolers and teenagers are welcome - after all, we can all do with some time to chill and be with friends once in a while
TINY TOTS
Meet in church on Wdnesdays in term time at 2 p.m.
​followed by refreshments and play in the Bedehouse


GODLY PLAY

On a Sunday morning we want the children to have the chance to take part in worship, prayer and praise and to discover who God is for themselves. 
Godly Play takes place in the Bede House, starting at 10.30 whereby a storytelling presentation is shared with the children who are invited to consider what this means for them. They then have the opportunity to explore this with a choice of activity, followed by a time of sharing together, in prayer and a ‘feast’  (grapes, bread and squash). We have found this programme to be very much enjoyed by the children. We finish at 11.15am when the children rejoin their parents in church.
 For any query, please contact Debbie on 07407 113312  

 
LOOKING AHEAD
We are already planning a Holiday Club for the week of 7th August. If you would like to be part of the team (and we can use all kinds of skills) to make this a fabulous experience for the children then please do get in touch with Debbie