Flower Festival 2019

On Saturday 27th April to Monday 6th May 2019, we have the annual Flower Festival – ‘Scarecrows and their Partners’.

It’s open daily from 10:30am til 5.30pm.

We have refreshments, lunches, plants, flowers or course and so much more . Coaches welcome, plus we have disabled access and modern toilet facilities for all.

Party in April

Are you interested in what has been happening in the church in the past year?

Even if you don’t set foot in the place from one year to the next, it’s worth coming along and having a look to see how your lottery money and the cash bequeathed and saved over the years has been spent.

Sunday afternoon 7 April 2019
11am to 3pm

There will be tea and cake

Afterwards, at 3-30 pm, there will be a short service where the Bishop of Grantham will dedicate the new works.

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Project Update

Nearly there!

So what’s left to do?

There are a few defects to put right and the contractor, Stone Edge, has still to install ramps for disabled access on both sides of the building leading to the lavatories on one side and the café area on the other. We hope this will be completed by the beginning of March. As to the “putting right” the main thing is the servery floor where the laid linoleum floor has not been a success. At the time of writing the solution remains unclear but all concerned understand that it cannot stay as it is.. so it will be sorted.

At last the water connection to the church has been completed and we can begin to explore and appreciate the plumbing and electrical system we have. The latest cold snap has caused a little concern. The church, when not in use, can be an extremely cold place and it has been vitally important to avoid any sort of freeze up. So far so good. It has been shown that provided common sense precautions are in place, we should be able to keep everything serviceable in very cold conditions.

In the old days decorating the white walls of the building was a daunting job, with the necessity of applying multiple coats of lime wash to the walls. (Lime wash had to be used because it was the only thing that allowed the walls and plaster to “breath”.) Modern paint technology to the rescue! Now we have been able to cover walls with sometimes only a single coat of the up-to-date stuff that not only breathes, but doesn’t rub off on your clothes.

Now the task for us is to clean up the mess that has accumulated over the months as the work has been done, then put everything into its proper place and to bring our new facilities into full use.

The plan is to celebrate the completion of the project with everyone in the community and other people who have assisted in making all this happen.

Here are a few photos of the updates.

Christmas at St Marys: Village Carol Evening

Christmas at St Marys: Village Carol Evening

Christmas at st Marys Sutterton

Sutterton Village Carol Evening on Tuesday 4 December in church starting at 7pm.

Carol singing accompanied by Swineshead Silver Band
Carols from the children of Fourfields School
Parade of Lights by the children of Jelly Church

Father Christmas a gift for all children

A visit from Father Christmas with a gift for every child

Mince pies, tea and coffee afterwards

Remembrance Sunday 2018

Remembrance Sunday 2018

sutterton remembrance sunday

Sunday 11th November this year will commemorate 100 years since the end of the first world war.

We will have a Service of Remembrance at 10am when the names of the men from Sutterton, who made the ultimate sacrifice, will be read out.

Refreshments after

Coffee will be served afterwards, and then we will go to the war memorial for 11am for the 2 minutes silence and a short Act of Remembrance.

We will remember them.

Holland Places of Worship Festival

Holland Places of Worship Festival

Open Day at St Mary’s Church: September 8 & 9 2018, 11am til 4.30pm.

Refreshments served throughout both days:

  • Freshly made sandwiches
  • delicious cream teas
  • cakes
  • hot and cold drinks

sutterton cream teas

St Mary’s Organ played

The organ will be played at intervals and will be available to the public.  Sounds amazing.

The church will be decorated with flower arrangements and this year we are also holding an Art Exhibition.
Anyone who would like to exhibit their work should contact the organiser Christine Mason on 01205 461331.

Guided tours of the church will also be available.

September 8 & 9 2018, 11am til 4.30pm