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Ann Writes

September and October are often beautiful months here and they are also, of course, the months in which we celebrate Harvest in our churches. One of the regular Scripture readings for Harvest is the passage from the 6th chapter of Matthew’s Gospel: ‘Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we […]

John Writes

Dear Friends During my childhood in the years leading up to the Second World War holidays were different from today both in quantity and in the places where most people spent them.  My father, together with most others, was allowed two weeks holiday with pay at dates negotiated each year, and except in my earliest […]

Ann Writes

I like the period after Easter. After the emotional intensity and busyness of Holy Week and Easter it is a time for more reflection, particularly on what being resurrection people really means. We always read from the Acts of the Apostles during this time, which gives us fascinating insight into the struggles of the early […]

Ruth Writes

When you read this we’ll have travelled with Jesus through Lent, Holy Week and celebrated the joys of Easter Day. But as I write this I’m relaxing after a busy day. I’ve just spent a lovely day in the Yorkshire Dales. A visit to the ruins of Jervaulx Cistercian Abbey, followed by coffee and cake, […]

Men’s Shed @ St Mary’s Chard

Connect, Create, Converse The Men’s Shed @St. Mary’s, Chard, was conceived after it was realised that although there are many social groups, not only at St. Mary’s, but also in Chard town, men were not attending them.  Therefore, for the purpose of bringing together men who were isolated and alone, the men’s shed idea was […]

Chard Chimes 2019……Subscriptions

To all the magazine readers…….. Thank you for continuing to subscribe to Chard Chimes, the      magazine of St. Mary’s Church Chard. If you were able to pay your      subscription to your delivery person this month then Thank you! If not we hope it will be convenient for you to do so when your       February copy […]

St Marys Electoral Roll

We are required to compile an entirely new Church Electoral Roll once every six years and this is due in 2019. To be kept in touch with events at St. Mary’s and to be eligible to vote at the annual meeting you need to be on the Electoral Roll, so even if you are on the […]

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