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Ruth Writes

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,...

Men’s Shed @ St Mary’s Chard

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...

Chard Chimes 2019……Subscriptions

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...

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...

Epiphany

Epiphany

In the Western churches, the Epiphany (‘manifestation’) became an occasion to celebrate one element in the story of Christ’s birth, the visit of the far-travelled magi, understood as the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles. Matthew’s account speaks simply of ‘wise...

From the Churchwardens

From the Churchwardens

During the last Sunday service before Rev. Ann was installed as our new     Rector we took the opportunity to say 'Thank you'. Our message is repeated here to reach those who were unable to be at that service We have been in vacancy for just over a year and now as we...

Ann Writes

Ann Writes

So we come to the beginning of another new year.  Mick and I have been here just over a month, boxes have been unpacked, walls painted, and pictures have been hung.  The books are now safely all in   alphabetical order! We all want to have somewhere to call home,...

The 5 Simple Rules to be Happy

Remember the 5 simple rules to be happy Free your heart from hatred - forgive Free your mind from worries - most never happen Live freely and appreciate what you have Give more Expect Less

Lords Larder Christmas Appeal

The Lord’s Larder began as a Chard Churches Together service, and in 2018 became a registered charity in its own right. With the support of a diverse team of volunteers, it provides emergency food supplies for people in need. We offer bags of non-perishable food to...

Ann Writes

It is lovely to be joining this community as Rector at this time of year.  I grew up in Taunton and have so many fond memories of Christmases past, particularly Boxing Day by the sea in Lyme or Sidmouth!  Since then I have lived in many different parts of the country,...

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