Wallingford Emergency Food Bank was setup by Churches Together in the Wallingford Area with the aim of providing emergency food packages to those who need them. To find out more, click here (http://www.wallingfordfoodbank.org.uk ). You can leave food in the church, under the table near the TV screen, when the church is open; donated food must have a Use By date of at least 3 months ahead; no fresh food. Ideal foods to donate include canned foods, pasta, cereals, tea and coffee etc.
The church buildings are where we meet but the church is the people of God, worshipping God together and being part of the body of Christ. St. Mary’s is open during the week, so there are many opportunities to join the rota to serve coffee or just be there to enable people to come in and find a quiet space.
Join us for refreshments of tea, coffee & cake every Monday, Friday and Saturday morning from 10:00–12:00.
Open all day
St Mary’s is open every day and we invite you to come in to rest and enjoy the peace, to pray or just to appreciate a lovely building.
The church is available for hire and hirers include the Country Market on Friday mornings, the Local Producers’ Market on Saturday mornings, various concerts, Carers’ Group as well as various choirs etc. These activities help to make St Mary’s the vibrant focus of the life in the town. We take bookings for private and community activities, e.g. markets, concerts, etc. Other activities
How can you be involved
There are a number of ways you can get involved in church life as a volunteer.
The church buildings are where we meet but the church is the people of God, worshipping God together and being part of the body of Christ . We are all sorts of people of all ages, with a large choir, bell ringers, courses like Emmaus and plenty of other opportunities for people to take part. As St. Paul wrote, “Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others” (Romans 12 v 4-5).
Street Pastors is a Churches Together initiative in which we participate. Wallingford Street Pastors were commissioned on 28th October 2011 and had their first night on the streets after the service. We need volunteers to be trained to patrol the streets Friday and Saturday nights. We also need ‘Prayer Pastors’ who pray at the night time base and ‘Prayer Partners’ who pray at home while the patrols are out. Both can keep in touch by phone and text messages. For more information, click here.
Would you like to read the morning Bible passages on Sundays? Reading the Bible is an essential part of our time together. It not only means that we hear the word of God but it emphasises the central place of the Bible in our fellowship. Please talk to whoever is leading the services you attend to ask about this.
Now that the church is open during the week, there are many opportunities to join the rota to serve coffee or just be there to enable people to come in and find a quiet space. This is a great way to meet people. Please browse our other pages to find out more about them and make contact if you’d like to get involved in any of these activities.
|Meeting and greeting||Leading prayers||Reading the Bible||Building maintenance|
|Flower arranging||Charitable Giving||Children’s Church||Service preparation|
|Churchyard maintenance||IT/Audio visual support||Pastoral visiting||Choir / music group|
|Coffee bar||Church cleaning||Home group||Parochial Church Council|
See our talents page for other creative ways in which you can serve God and our community. We are also grateful to parishioners and friends who contribute to our ministry through regular giving, legacies, and MyDonate.