ST MARY'S CHURCH IS OPEN
The church is open for services at 10am on Sundays
for private prayer until 6pm on Sundays
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
2 Corinthians 9 v 8
This is one of those verses that can so easily trip off the tongue, and it sounds great and yet for many of us it does not always seem to be our experience at times of great stress. Equally I have seen some people claim and quote this, or verses like it, when they are going through tough times and yet it just doesn’t ring true, although they clearly want it to be so.
And yet I am sure that this verse is full of truth, our problem is in our perception of what that truth looks like in our daily life. So often people assume that being a follower of Jesus equals a trouble free life. It is not. Jesus tells us that the road to the Kingdom of Heaven is narrow and steep.
What this verse is telling us is that as we walk this road, God can help us as we experience problems, He is with us in every situation, 24/7; and if we can put our trust in Him we can still do the work of the Kingdom, and then not only are we blessed, but others will receive blessings, not only because of what we do, but because of what we are becoming.
Lord, help me to put my trust in You, so I can see Your hand in all that life brings to me, and so that I can be a blessing to those around me.
A message from Revd David Grundy, Associate Minister
Welcome to the church website at St. Mary’s, Holmbury. The website seems as important as ever whilst the ‘goalposts’ surrounding Coronavirus seem to be continually shifting and this obviously affects what we are able to do as a church. We'll keep the website updated with what's happening - so please keep in touch.
The team Rector, Tony Berry, has just had a knee operation, so is out of action until the end of September. And is is still not possible to meet for Funday, which is really sad, but obviously right at the moment.
However, we are now holding services in the church, and it is lovely to be together again. We are trying to be as creative as we can with the music (whilst not allowed to sing together).
From the beginning September, we are planning a service in our church every Sunday, starting at 10.00am. And for the foreseeable future, we will continue to have a full Sunday service available online, for those people who have been valuing that.
Do join us. But more importantly, I hope that while uncertainty in our daily lives continues, God’s presence will be real to you.
“God is light; In him there is no darkness...”
[1 John 1:5]
St Mary's, the parish church of Holmbury St Mary, is a beautiful place to seek & know God.
Holmbury church is not, though, just a building; it is a community of worshippers who are here to serve each other, the Holmbury parish and the world beyond in witness to the Christian faith.
St Mary's offers friendship, fellowship and support throughout the village and further afield, not just for those who come to services but for everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation and belief.
If you would like to find out more or speak to someone in confidence, please contact
Revd. David Grundy on 01306 731142 or at