St Mark's Mansfield

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40th Anniversary of the Priesting of Fr Michael Dobbs

Congratulations to Fr Michael on the 40th Anniversary of his Priesting. He was the Celebrant at our 9.30am Mass on Sunday 1st July 2018.



Afterwards there was a celebration with his family and friends in the Henley Community Hall with a cake (made by Marjorie Wass), wine and other refreshments.

Fr Michael with his wife, Sue


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Prayer resources to mark the First World War Centenary

Prayer resources to mark First World War centenary
The Church of England has launched new worship and prayer resources to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.  A variety of ideas for worship, prayer, and remembrance are available to help communities to remember those who were lost, and to pray for peace.
These resources include a prayer for families to say while visiting a war grave or memorial, an Act of Commitment to work together for peace, a Vigil Service to mark the centenary, and a monologue interspersed with suggested words and music, entitled Steps towards Reconciliation. There are also resources for schools.
Click here for more information and resources.

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Marking the centenary of the Chilwell Explosion – 2018

Services marks anniversary of Chilwell Explosion
Mass graves which contain the remains of more than 100 workers killed in the Chilwell explosion will be rededicated this weekend on the 100th anniversary of the disaster.
The graves, which have been renovated, are in the grounds of St Mary’s Church, Attenborough.
A Commemoration service at St Mary’s takes place on Sunday – 100 years to the day since the explosion. The service will be attended by Bishop Paul Williams and civic and military dignitaries including the Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire Sir John Peace. It will start with a parade led by the Nottinghamshire Band of the Royal Engineers.
Many other events to mark the disaster at the shell filling factory are taking place. Find out more here