5 (minimum 1)
on 19 Jun 2009 /
I have worshipped at St Mary's Church in Bletchley since the end of 1975 and have seen many changes! It is a very lively place to worship and offers 4 services on a Sunday at 8am (BCP communion); 9.15am and 11am (the same service repeated, family worship, typical New Wine style) and 7pm (non-traditional evening worship, charismatic at times) and a Wednesday morning service at 10am (Common Worship communion). The Church has many groups for the committed members and activities for those with little or no allegiance to Christianity/St Marys (such as toddler groups, over fifties club and a Saturday morning event during term time for 8-11 year olds). I'm in my sixties and am quite happy with the worship (though at some services the music is a bit down tempo for me) but I am aware that some older people find the services difficult, as they are more aimed at younger people/young families. The congregations are large (for the size of the building) at the 9.15 and 11 am services, which can mean that it is easy to get lost or go missing and not be noticed, but the Church is trying to address that. It also means that if you turn up at 9.14 or 10.59 you might find difficulty in parking and getting a seat. The current Rector has done a brilliant job bringing the church up from a low point, sadly even Christians are human! If you like your worship lively and non-traditional then well worth a visit. You might even find yourself wanting to join us!