Welcome

Welcome to the Arden Marches website. We are a group of four churches centred around the village of Studley, with other churches in Mappleborough Green, Oldberrow and Morton Bagot.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

Latest News

Click here to download the news sheet for Sunday 07 June 2020.

Thy Kingdom Come

24-7 Prayer week. 24-31 May 2020.

We are running a ‘virtual’ 24-7 prayer room from our Zoom service on Sunday 24th May (Sunday after Ascension) to the service on Sunday 31st May (Pentecost).

We are inviting all members of the Arden Marches Churches, plus our friends from Churches Together in Studley to commit to one or more blocks of one hour during the week.

You can use your hour to pray however you like. You could follow some set liturgy, use a guided meditation,  make up your own prayers, listen to worship music. You can pray at home or go for your daily exercise and prayer-walk the village. We will be posting some resources and ideas below.

We will be praying for Coronavirus, our nation, our community, our neighbours and friends, our families, our church, and of course ourselves. We are all encouraged in this season to be praying for FIVE people each to come to know Jesus.

But prayer isn’t only for asking – it’s good to be in God’s presence and some or even all of our slot might simply be resting in His presence through silence, through scripture, through ‘soaking’ in worship music or some other way.

Please sign up to your slot(s) at

https://www.24-7prayer.com/signup/e460ec

You can take just one half-hour slot, but the recommendation is 60 minutes, for which you will need to claim two slots.

If you include an email address, then you will receive a reminder of your booking. If you need to change something you’ve already booked, please email Dan curate@ardenmarches.co.uk


Resources

Pray4Five friends and family to come to faith in Jesus Christ.

a. Choose 5 people and pray for them each day.
b. Use ‘The Father’s Love’ Prayer Journal to guide your prayer
c. Night Prayer at 9.00pm weekdays and Saturday will follow this Prayer Journal

Pray for guidance Ask our Good Shepherd where he is leading us in the Arden Marches Churches. What is God saying to us personally and as congregations in and through these times. What are God’s dreams for our future?

a. Take time to listen to what God is saying through the Spirit.
b. Use the ‘Listening on the Way’ Novena prayer booklet
c. Morning Prayer at 9.30am weekdays and Saturday will follow this booklet.

Create a window witness Display a paper candle flame in your window on Ascension Day to symbolise your commitment to pray. On Pentecost Sunday replace it with a much bigger multicoloured flame, or with lots of flames, to symbolise prayer for the outpouring of the Spirit. Post photos on Facebook if you wish.

coventry.anglican.org visit the Thy Kingdom Come section of the website for additional resources, including ideas for children and families.

Coronavirus prayer resourcesFrom the 24-7 Prayer movement, a range of resources for personal prayer, family prayer and a 60-minute Coronavirus prayer guide.

Other 24-7 Prayer Resources.


Church bells remain silent during coronavirus

To find out why our bells are currently silent and likely to remain so a while longer, watch this video from the Central Council of Church Bellringers…


Online Church, Faith at Home and more

We’ve updated our pages on Church Online, doing Faith at Home, and what we are doing during the current Coronavirus crisis. Please see these updated pages:


Holy Week and Easter

A complete run-down of all the online services, reflections and resources throughout Holy Week and Easter from our church and selected resources from around the web.

Holy Week and Easter


Holy week activities for families

  Click here to open as a .pdf file  HolyWeekActivities


Online Service 29th March 2020

Please see our Online Services page for details of how to join in, and downloads to support the service.


Corona virus

The Church of England has closed all of its churches and suspended all public worship for the time being to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Funerals will continue either at the graveside or in a crematorium, with a very small number of mourners (immediate family only).

 

If you need help from the church, need someone to talk to, or have a prayer request, please contact:

Revd Kate Mier 01527 852830 rector@ardenmarches.co.uk

Revd Dan Corlett 07543370637 curate@ardenmarches.co.uk

 

For further information about the changes, and for worship and prayer resources please visit our Coronavirus page.

Regular members of our churches should (if able) join the Arden Marches Facebook group as a place of connecting, encouraging one another, sharing news and needs. Contact Kate or Dan in the first instance.


Coronavius

The Church of England has suspended all public worship for the time being. There will be no gathered worship or public services in our churches at present.

Funerals will continue, but with a number of restrictions.

Either Kate Mier (Rector) or Dan Corlett (Curate) will be present in one of our churches, each weekday from 23.3 – 27.3 at 9.30am and 5.30pm to say Morning and Evening Prayer – a short act of worship, bible reading and prayer.

Monday – Studley
Tuesday – Mappleborough
Wednesday – Oldberrow
Thursday – Morton Bagot
Friday – Studley

The church buildings of Studley, Oldberrow and Morton Bagot will remain open. Please observe appropriate social distancing and follow all notices about access and hygiene. Please take every care to protect yourself and other people as you enter and use the buildings. Please do not visit while you are symptomatic, or are in quarantine.

If you need help from the church, need someone to talk to, or have a prayer request, please contact:

Revd Kate Mier 01527 852830 rector@ardenmarches.co.uk

Revd Dan Corlett 07543370637 curate@ardenmarches.co.uk

Regular members of our churches should (if able) join the Arden Marches Facebook group as a place of connecting, encouraging one another, sharing news and needs. Contact Kate or Dan in the first instance.

 


Safeguarding

IF YOU ARE CONCERNED that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.

Local contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns:

Parish Safeguarding Officer:    Kay Middleton     07867492938

Rector:   Kate Mier   01527 852830    rector@ardenmarches.co.uk

Diocesan Safeguarding Team:      024 7652 1345 (24hrs)   safeguarding@covcofe.org

  • NSPCC: 0808 800 5000      • Childline: 0800 1111      • Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900          • NAPAC: 0808 801 0331          • Samaritans: 116 123
  • Family Lives: 0808 800 2222        • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247           • Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141

IF THERE IS IMMEDIATE RISK OR DANGER PLEASE CONTACT THE POLICE ON 999


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Welcome

Arden Marches: bringing God’s love to a hurting world.

Welcome to the Arden Marches Group of Parishes website. We are a group of four churches that are located on the rural western edge of the Coventry Diocese.

The group is centred around the village of Studley and has other churches in Mappleborough Green, Oldberrow and Morton Bagot. Each of our churches has a character of its own and across the group there are a wide range of services where all are welcomed.

As part of the Christian church we are committed to sharing the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ with each other and with all in our communities. Our motto is “Bringing God’s love to a hurting world” which we seek to do through our activities, outreach, groups and worship services.

Please take the time to look round our website and see all the different things we do.  If you have any questions please contact our parish administrator, or one of the clergy team.  We would love to hear from you – but even better, we’d love to see you at one of our services, so please join us!

 

Services

All are welcome to join us for our services.


Church Buildings

Studley
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Studley
Mappleborough Green
Holy Ascension
Mappleborough Green
Morton Bagot
Holy Trinity
Morton Bagot
Oldberrow
St Mary the Virgin
Oldberrow