St Mary’s Fordingbridge

fordingbridge

Church Street, Fordingbridge, SP6 1BB

8.00am each Sunday Said Holy Communion (Traditional language)
9.30am each Sunday (except 1st Sunday) Parish Eucharist (Contemporary language). Every Sunday, except the first Sunday, young people aged 4 upwards are welcome to join Children@StMary’s which meets in the North Chapel in church for part of the service. Younger children accompanied by their Parent/Carer are very welcome to join in too. There is a dedicated children’s area, with toys, activities and books suitable for families.
 10:30am, 1st Sunday in the month  Allsorts – all age family service
 6:30pm, 3rd and 4th Sundays in the month  Evensong

Holy Communion (traditional language) is celebrated each Wednesday at 10.00a.m. at St Mary’s, Fordingbridge. On the 1st Wednesday in the month, this is a contemporary language service at 10.30am, followed by coffee. NB. Times may change temporarily during Lent to fit in with Lent study groups and Lent Lunches. 

Morning prayer is said every Monday and Wednesday at 9.00am at St Mary’s, Fordingbridge.

Everyone is very warmly invited to attend any of these services.

ACCESSIBILITY

Car parking for those with disabilities and mobility problems at East end of Church in churchyard. This can be muddy in wet weather.  Plans are afoot to improve this. There is alternative car parking for those with disabilities and mobility problems by Church Hall over the road.

The Main (North) door has two steps into Porch, and a deep step into Church. During services, the South Door, which has level access for wheelchairs, is unlocked. Push door hard!
Most of the church interior is accessible on a single level.

There is an accessible toilet with a baby changing facility inside the Church, off the Choir Vestry on the South Side (open during services). 

The Sound System includes a loop system.

The weekly newsheet, ‘Partners’, is available in large print. Large print hymn books and Bibles are available.

Children are welcome at all services. There is a child friendly area in the main church, and activities offered in the North Chapel during part of the main morning service on Sundays other than the first Sunday of the month, when we hold a Family “Allsorts” Service at 10.30am.

We aim to be open and accessible to all.  If you have any special needs with which we can help, given the limitations of a medieval building, do please let us know.

Calendar – St Mary’s Church, Fordingbridge

November 2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
  • Rehearsal for Hale Advent Concert
  • Funeral of the late Ian Pople
  • Choir practice
2
3
  • Holy communion - St Mary's Fordingbridge
  • Allsorts - All Age Service - St Mary's, Fordingbridge
  • Baptism - Bailey
  • All Souls - St Mary's Fordingbridge
4
  • Morning Prayer - St Mary's, Fordingbridge
  • Redlynch Players rehearsal
5
6
  • Morning Prayer - St Mary's, Fordingbridge
  • Holy Communion and Coffee
  • Meditation Drop-in - St Mary's, Fordingbridge
7
  • Fordingbridge Choral Society - Nigel Edwards
  • Redlynch Players rehearsal
  • Bellringing
8
  • Bellringing - quarter peal
  • Choir practice
9
10
  • Holy communion - St Mary's Fordingbridge
  • Remembrance Sunday Service - St Mary's Fordingbridge
  • Concert Rehearsal
  • Evensong - St Mary's Fordingbridge
11
  • Morning Prayer - St Mary's, Fordingbridge
  • Redlynch Players rehearsal
12
  • Men's Group rehearsal
13
  • Morning Prayer - St Mary's, Fordingbridge
  • Holy Communion
  • Meditation Drop-in - St Mary's, Fordingbridge
14
  • Lyke Wake - late Sylvia Taylor
  • Funeral of the late Sylvia Taylor
  • Redlynch Players rehearsal
  • Bellringing
15
  • Setting up Redlynch Players
  • Nelson French funeral
  • Choir practice
16
  • Setting up Redlynch Players
17
  • Holy communion - St Mary's Fordingbridge
  • Sung Eucharist - St Mary's, Fordingbridge
  • Setting up Redlynch Players
  • Baptism meeting at The Rectory
18
  • Setting up Redlynch Players
  • Morning Prayer - St Mary's, Fordingbridge
  • Laudamus Rehersal
19
  • Setting up Redlynch Players
  • Bell ringing practice (instead of Thurs 21st)
20
  • Setting up Redlynch Players
  • Morning Prayer - St Mary's, Fordingbridge
  • Holy Communion
  • Redlynch Players - performance
21
  • Setting up Redlynch Players
  • Redlynch Players - performance
22
  • Setting up Redlynch Players
  • Redlynch Players - performance
  • Choir practice
23
  • Setting up Redlynch Players
  • Redlynch Players - performance
24
  • Holy communion - St Mary's Fordingbridge
  • Sung Eucharist - St Mary's Fordingbridge
  • Baptism - Sharp
  • Redlynch Players - take down set
  • Pre-Advent Compline and Address - St Mary's, Fordingbridge
25
  • Morning Prayer - St Mary's, Fordingbridge
  • Laudamus Rehersal
26
27
  • Morning Prayer - St Mary's, Fordingbridge
  • Holy Communion
  • Meditation Drop-in - St Mary's, Fordingbridge
28
  • Bellringing
29
  • Choir practice
30