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St Mary's
Snettisham

YOUR LOCAL CHURCH WHERE ALL ARE WELCOME

St Mary's Church, Old Church Rd, Snettisham, King's Lynn PE31 7NA

About
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ABOUT US

 Welcome to St Mary's Church in Snettisham

St Mary's is a friendly, welcoming Christian church determined to encourage the Lord's work in this part of Norfolk. As well as being a centre for Christian worship for over 700 years, the church provides a safe haven for our community and regularly holds concerts, recitals and other events which attract both church and village alike.

For any enquiries please contact:

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Rev. Dan Tansey

Tel: 07928 825060

Email: revdantansey@gmail.com

 Church Wardens 

Andy Gee

Tel: 07786 330980

Sarah Keen

Tel: 01485 544374

Safeguarding Officer

Colleen Walters

Tel: 07944 094 696

Email: colleenwalters@hotmail.co.uk

Our Safeguarding Commitment

We are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults. The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding.

OUR CHURCH

A brief history of St Mary's

"The most exciting

14th Century decorated church in Norfolk"

Nikolaus Pevsner

St Mary's church with its 175 foot tall tower and spire, sits on high ground above the village of Snettisham, West Norfolk, and was often a landmark for mariners navigating The Wash.

 

The present church was built in 1340, but a previous church existed and Snettisham village was built around it. The Black Death sadly destroyed the original village.
 

St Mary's church was regarded by architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner as the best "decorated" church in East Anglia. Its stone spire, soaring 175 feet, is a rarity in Norfolk, with only the Cathedral and three other churches having one. 

 

The stained-glass windows alone are spectacular with an equally impressive Medieval pulpit and eagle lectern. Various hatchments decorate the vestry and, for such a small Norfolk village, St Mary's dominates the skyline.

As well as being a centre for Christian worship for over 700 years, the church provides a safe haven from the busyness of 21st Century life - and regularly holds concerts, recitals and other events which attract both church and village alike.

Our Church
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OUR COMMUNITY

Our vision is to love God and love people

CONNECT WITH US

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Friends of St Mary's was set up for those with or without faith who are interested in supporting and protecting the church building itself and the significant role it plays within the village and the wider community.

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"St.Mary's is a church that passionately  worships God, reaches out to others and positively impacts our community"

Rev, Dan Tansey

Community

ST.MARY'S NEWS

What has been going on at St Mary's?

WILD FLOWERS AT ST. MARY'S

 

The churchyard is coming into bloom! In partnership with The Norfolk Wildlife Trust, we are maintaining most of the old churchyard as wildflower space to enable several rare species to flourish. Our hope is that you will visit the churchyard to enjoy this natural display in beautiful surroundings.

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CHURCHYARD CARE TEAM REQUEST

 

The old churchyard (the area immediately around the church building) is currently being maintained on a voluntary basis by Paul Thompson. Paul does a fantastic job, but it’s a big job! So we’ve set up a Churchyard Care Team to help keep this beautiful space in good order, and are looking for more volunteers to get involved. Jobs include weeding around the church and boundary walls, removing ivy from trees and keeping the grass short on the paths. It’s the kind of thing you could do in a couple of spare hours. Would you like to join the team? Email revdantansey@gmail.com or call 07928 825 060.

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EVENTS THIS SPRING & SUMMER 

What's on at St Mary's over the next few months

SUPPERS & LUNCHES

Thursdays & Fridays

We continue to host shared meals, cleverly named Thursday Suppers (7pm at Park Farm Visitor’s Centre) and Friday Lunches (12:30pm at the Church Hall, Station Rd).  These gatherings are a great opportunity to meet new people and also include some light teaching and discussion of Christian life.

 

These are free events, and any donations made will go to support the Hunstanton & District Food Bank. We’ve raised over £3,000 for this local cause.

Everyone is welcome!

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OUR SERVICES

Living the Life

SUNDAY WORSHIP

Our Sunday Services at St Mary's start at 10am

These are very relaxed and accessible services for everyone, and the regular congregation are always welcoming and friendly. 

 

We also now have an Activity Space for Children and creative types to use during services.

Everyone who’s been Christened is welcome to come forward for bread and wine at Holy Communion or for a simple blessing if you’d prefer. Or you don’t have to come forward at all if you don’t want to! We’re also happy to bring the bread and wine to you if it’s difficult for you to get up to the front of the church.

 

Morning Worship is a regular church service but without Holy Communion. Tea, coffee and cakes are served after every service!

We have also added an extra BCP Holy Communion service to each month, held at 8.30am on the first and third 

 

We also meet for Coffee & Prayers on Friday mornings. Some come along and chatter away, and others sit quietly and enjoy praying with others in their own way.

 

Below is a timetable of everything that’s coming up at St Mary’s between now and the end of February 2024. Everyone is welcome at every service and event!

Sunday 2nd June
8.30am
BCP Holy Communion
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Sunday 2nd June
10.00am
Holy Communion (CW)
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Sunday 9th June
10.00am
Morning Worship
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Sunday 16th June
8.30am
BCP Holy Communion
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Sunday 16th June
10.00am
Holy Communion (CW)
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Sunday 23rd June
10.00am
Morning Worship
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Sunday 30th June
10.00am
Morning Worship
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Sunday 7th July
8.30am
BCP Holy Communion
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Sunday 7th July
10.00am
Holy Communion (CW)
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Sunday 14th July
10.00am
Morning Worship
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Sunday 21st July
10.00am
Morning Worship
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Sunday 28th July
8.30am
BCP Holy Communion
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Sunday 28th July
10.00am
Holy Communion (CW)
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Sunday 4th August
8.30am
BCP Holy Communion
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Sunday 4th August
10.00am
Holy Communion (CW)
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Sunday 11th August
10.00am
Morning Worship
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Sunday 18th August
8.30am
BCP Holy Communion
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Sunday 18th August
10.00am
Holy Communion (CW)
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Sunday 25th August
10.00am
Morning Worship
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 OTHER SERVICES & CEREMONIES 

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CONTACT US

If you have any enquiries please don't hesitate to contact us: 
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Church Warden

Sarah Keen

Tel: 01485 544374

Priest

Rev. Dan Tansey

Tel: 07928 825060

Email: revdantansey@gmail.com

Church Warden and Safeguarding Officer

Andy Gee

Mobile: 07786 330980

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At the heart of the village

St Mary's Church

Old Church Rd

 Snettisham

King's Lynn

Norfolk

PE31 7NA

Limited parking on road outside church

Wheelchair access

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We look forward to welcoming you to St Mary's Church

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