St Mary’s is a growing, welcoming church serving the community of Knutton in God’s love.
Our aim is to provide reverent and inspiring worship, to be all inclusive and provide a sacred space that is truly open to all.
We strive to be a church that demonstrates true compassion within the love of God, showing by example and thereby motivating the whole congregation within the wider community. Find out more about us.
On 3oth September we had a Songs of Praise service. I found the following prayer on the internet and used one of the verses on the notice sheet. Here is the full version
Thank you for the music all around us.
Each morning we hear it from the moment we open our ears;
the low notes of wind around the eaves
the whoosh of water as it comes from the tap
the glug glug as it drains
the throaty whistle of the boiling kettle
the metallic tap of the spoon against the cup
the jazz percussion of our feet on the steps.
The sounds of our day,
so familiar we hardly pay attention.
Thank you for the ability to hear.
Thank you for the sounds of life
the chatter of the squirrel
the deep purr of a cat
the sharp calls of a blue jay
the sound of someone we love laughing.
Give us wisdom to enter this day with good sounds,
tones and pitches and words that affirm, encourage, cherish,
our sounds affecting the world in a positive way.
We pray for all who sing a sad song today;
the grieving, the lonely, the lost.
We pray especially for those who have lost their voice
and feel silenced or oppressed.
There are many singing freedom songs around our world,
and so today we pray for the safety of these singers.
Give their song the strength to convince and convert,
the power to ward off war.
There are too many war songs,
we don’t want to hear another one.
Thank you for your songs, love songs, which we are invited to sing.
Thank you for all the parts you’ve made for the song;
soprano, alto, tenor, bass.
Thank you for the children’s part and the senior’s part,
thank you for the youth part and the part for middle agers,
thank you for the crazy baby descant
that we all love to hear.
You are the Great Composer .
We long to be composed each day in your image,
singing your elegant score truly, clearly,
following your rhythm by heart,
finding our voice in your beautiful world.
Hearing you in the music of life.
This is our prayer. Amen.
We are a fairly traditional Village Church but always open to new ways of reaching out through worship to our local communities and congregation. St Mary's mission is to make Jesus real in today’s life and part of this is to welcome our friends from the Indian Orthodox Church to worship with us. Our church, part of the Church of England, has a dedicated volunteer leadership team headed by the vicar. As well as giving support and guidance, St Mary's provides a sanctuary at the heart of Knutton.
"We want to discern what God is doing in His world and join in…serving our neighbours, community and wider world."
St Mary's is easily accessible with nearby carparks. The Church is in the centre of the Village of Knutton. Parking is available either on street or on the Community Centre Car Park across from the Church itself.
St Mary's C of E Church
Church Lane, Knutton ST5 6DU