Mary Magdalene


Sunday 22nd July

8.30am     Holy Communion                       All Saints’ Church   

10.00am   Service of the Word                    St. Andrew’s Church


Services During the Week 

8.15am    Morning Prayer   - Monday                              All Saints’ Church

8.45am    Morning Prayer   - Tuesday & Friday             St. Andrew’s Church

                                        - Wednesday & Thursday       All Saints’ Church


Sunday 29th July

8.30am     Holy Communion                            St. Andrew’s Church

10.00am   Parish Communion                              All Saints’ Church



Almighty God, whose Son restored Mary Magdalene to health of mind and body and called her to be a witness to his resurrection: forgive us our sins, we beseech thee, and heal us by thy grace, that we may serve thee in the power of his risen life; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion Prayer

Almighty God, from whom all life and love proceed, whose risen Son called Mary Magdalene by her name, sending her to tell his apostles of his resurrection: we pray thee in thy mercy to assist us, who have been united with him in this holy communion, to proclaim the good news that he liveth and reigneth, now and for ever.


Song of Sol. 3. 1-4

Upon my bed at night

   I sought him whom my soul loves;

I sought him, but found him not;

   I called him, but he gave no answer. 

‘I will rise now and go about the city,

   in the streets and in the squares;

I will seek him whom my soul loves.’

   I sought him, but found him not. 

The sentinels found me,

   as they went about in the city.

‘Have you seen him whom my soul loves?’ 

Scarcely had I passed them,

   when I found him whom my soul loves.

I held him, and would not let him go

   until I brought him into my mother’s house,

   and into the chamber of her that conceived me.


2 Cor. 5. 14-17

For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them.

 From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!


John 20. 1-2, 11-18

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.’

 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’ She said to them, ‘They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.’ When she had said this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? For whom are you looking?’ Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, ‘Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Mary!’ She turned and said to him in Hebrew, ‘Rabbouni!’ (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, ‘Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, “I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.” ’ Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, ‘I have seen the Lord’; and she told them that he had said these things to her.




The Week Ahead

Mon   23rd   10.00am   Visiting Bellringers                           St. Andrew’s Church

Tues  24th   7.30pm    Churches Together Steering Group                   The Manse

Wed  25th   12.40pm   Funeral for Paul Hannam-Clark           Yeovil Crematorium 

                    7.30pm    PCC Meeting                          Castle Cary Primary School

Thurs 26th  10.00am   Church Cleaning                                   All Saints’ Church                        

                    7.00pm    A Night at The Movies                            All Saints’ Church




There will be a Jam and Pickle sale and coffee morning at The Shambles on Saturday 6th October 9am -12pm. Donations of homemade jams and pickles will be needed. If you have any suitable fruit but not the time to make the jams and pickles please speak to Gillian.

Cream Teas will be returning to St. Andrew’s on Sunday afternoons in August. If you are able to help in any way please speak to Sarah Stringer.

A Night at The Movies with HMS Heron Volunteer band will be held at All Saints’ Church on Thursday 26th July at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are £10 per person, under 16’s are free and can be purchased after the 10am services or from Bailey Hill Bookshop and the Market House. Proceeds will go to the All Saints’ Development Fund. Refreshments will be available.

All Saints' Cleaning Thursday 26th July,   9:30am - 10:30am. All help appreciated.

Monday Mugs is a drop in for anyone who has done the school drop off and would like a coffee and a chat to start the week. It will be returning in September when the new school term begins and we are looking for more volunteers to help on the rota. If you are interested please speak to Val Chainey or Flo Mills.



Revd. Liz’s will be on leave from Friday 27th until Tuesday 31st