Coronavirus Update

This page will be regularly updated to reflect the response of St Mary The Boltons to the Coronavirus outbreak, guided by advice from the government and the Church of England. Last updated 23/3/20 @ 1pm.

St Mary the Boltons church building is now closed.  We will not be providing regular services nor is the church open at all for private prayer.  Please do not make a journey to St Marys at this time, however, our garden is still available for peaceful contemplation.  If you would like to receive our weekly email which details words from our vicar and prayers etc please email and you will be added to the circulation.  We would love for you to join our virtual network at this difficult time.

COVID-19 Notice

You may wish to pray the Church of England’s prayer for the current situation:

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Prayer on TV, Radio and the internet

 Television programmes

  • Songs of Praise Sundays at 1.15pm on BBC 1

 Radio programmes

  • Prayer for the Day daily at 5.43am on Radio 4
  • Sunday Worship Sundays at 8.10am on Radio 4
  • Daily Service Monday to Friday at 9.45am on Radio 4 Longwave and DAB. (The Daily Service is available on a Radio 4 DAB side channel which is automatically made available about a minute before the programme begins.)
  • Lent Talks Wednesdays at 8.45pm on Radio 4
  • Choral evensong- Wednesdays at 3.30pm and the same service is repeated Sundays at 3pm on BBC Radio 3