August 2021 News

Lisa Overton, Secretary of the Friends of St Mary’s, provides our latest news round-up:


A full report on the AGM, which took place on Sunday 25th July, will be included in our September news round-up.


Once again, the Friends of St Mary’s will be hosting the Pimm’s Tent on Hawkesbury Show Day (Saturday 28th August). Come and see us in our new location with a ringside view.

We would welcome any volunteers to help serve the drinks and manage the tent. Please contact Colin Dixon ( if you can assist.

We hope that as restrictions ease, we can hold more events in the autumn, including a performance by the Bristol Male Voice Choir and a newly-commission composition by Andrew Heath to celebrate the Hawkesbury bells.

Our annual FOSM Service of Nine Lessons and Carols will take place on Sunday 19th December.


We are very keen to recruit new members of the Friends of St Mary’s as we emerge from the constraints of the last 18 months. You do not have to belong to the Church of England or be a parishioner, just be someone who would like to support our beautiful parish church and preserve it for future generations to enjoy.

Subscriptions are:

  • Annual membership – £10 singe, £15 joint
  • Life membership; – £200 single, £250 joint

Subscriptions are due 1st August each year. If you are a UK taxpayer and would like to GiftAid your subscription, we can supply the relevant form, which can be signed and returned along with a cheque or online donation to our Treasurer, Mr Michael Bendry, 14 Hunters Mead, Hawkesbury Upton GL9 1BL.


We are delighted that we are now able to hold services in St Mary’s again. Please bring masks when you come to church and obey the social distancing rules. Our sidesmen will help to keep everything in order.

1st – 9.30am – Holy Communion
8th – 6pm – Evensong
15th – 9.30am – Morning Praise
22nd – 6pm – Evensong
29th – 9.30am – Holy Communion

Online video services will continue to be streamed at 10am at

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