- Worshipping God – So we aim to be Vibrant, Joyful, Modern, Recognising our traditions.
- Serving the Community – So we aim to be Loving, Caring, Comforting, Compassionate, Non-judgemental.
- Sharing Faith – So we aim to be Nurturing, Making Disciples, Reaching Out, Active in the community, Supporting Mission.
- Sharing Christian Values – So we aim to be God-centred, Bible based, Where people matter, Inclusive.
Local Ecumenical Partnership
At St. Mary’s we are an Ecumenical Partnership involving Anglicans, Baptists and Methodists.
We are a single church family with everyone attending services led by ministers of all three denominations.
In addition we also have members of our church family who belong to other denominations as well including Moravian and Salvation Army.
Our membership of each denomination is also expressed through:
- The Anglican Diocese of Gloucester www.gloucester.anglican.org
& The Severnvale Dearnery www.severnvaledeanery.co.uk
- The West of England Baptist Association (WEBA) www.webassoc.org.uk
- The Gloucestershire Methodist Circuit www.gloucestershiremethodist.org.uk
St. Mary’s is regularly involved with other churches in Newent and the Area through a Unity Group
- Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
- Good Friday Walk of Witness
- Easter Day Sunrise Service on May Hill
- Open Air Service by the Lake