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.
Thoughts and Musings July 2019
50 years ago today 20th July 1969 as an 8 Year old child my mum woke me up in the early hours of the morning, I went downstairs and my mum and dad and I watched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin take the first steps on the moon. Touching the face of God.
This was brought back to me by a wonderful interpretation of the Dali painting of the Christ of St John on the cross which you can see here. The painting shows Christ on the Cross above the Apollo spaceship and above the earth. It reminded me that above all Is Christ, above all the issues of the world, global warming, economic and political discourse, our own problems in life. Christ is above all and on the cross he gave his all for us. As Graham Kendrick put it, “hands that flung stars into space to cruel nails surrendered”.
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