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 The Priory 

Come to the Priory Suite at  St. Mary’s on any Saturday morning for coffee, cake  (home made) and convivial conversation
10 am -12 am

Everybody welcome
just walk in

All proceeds to the Alabaster Arch conservation fund

Snow at Christmas

Pictures of a snowy St. Mary's

Tutbury Day BBQ - Saturday 15th August

When - Saturday 15th August – 6:30 pm

Where – Green Bank, Green Lane

Kindly hosted by Eric Reynolds

Tickets £8.50 (incl. wine or soft drink) in advance from:

 Jan Harrison – 812 248

 Paul Nicholas – 813 990

Or any member of the Friends of St. Mary's Committee

Tutbury Day Service is on Sunday 16th at 6:00 pm

Vandalism - Weekend 8th/9th August

Three windows and a floodlight were damaged on the north side of the church - pictures and more information can be found here.

Please keep a lookout for any damage to the church or to the conservation work on the War Memorial!

A.R.T. In the Aisles Exhibition - On NOW!

Saturday 12th - Sunday 20th September at St. Mary’s, Tutbury


Come and see what local artists from Anslow, Rolleston, Tutbury and the neighbouring areas can do! Over 90 exhibits!

 The Exhibition can be viewed on:

Saturday September 12th 10am – 4pm

Sunday  September 13th 11am – 4pm

Wednesday September 16th 11am – 3pm

Thursday September 17th 10am – 3pm

Saturday September 19th 10am – 4pm

Sunday September 20th 11am – 4pm

Pat Harvey RIP

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Pat Harvey of Tutbury - a tribute to Pat, a long time member of the Church community (and many others) can be read here.

St. Mary’s Harvest Lunch

Sunday 4th October 12:00 for 12:30
at Tutbury Village Hall

Buffet with salads, etc & a selection of puddings

Price - £8.50

Lunch must be pre-booked
Contact Joycelyn on 01283 619 930

Pay in advance or on the day

Proceeds towards the Norman Arch conservation and other urgent fabric repairs at St. Mary’s, Tutbury

Pat Harvey - Funeral Arrangements

The funeral and thanksgiving will be on Thursday 1 October.

The committal will be at Bretby Crematorium for family and close friends at 9.45 am.  

A service of remembrance and thanksgiving will then be held at St Mary’s Prior Church in Tutbury at 11 am.  Parking will be available at Tutbury Castle for the church and for the buffet that will follow.  

Family flowers only and donations to St Mary’s can be made at the crematorium and the church in envelopes that will be available.

Note of thanks from Pat Harvey’s family

Following Pat’s very sudden and unexpected death on 5th September the family would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for all the prayers and the kindness and support that we have received from Pat’s friends in Tutbury and the surrounding area.

We have been overwhelmed by the tributes and kind words about Pat and the support that we received in arranging her funeral and the celebration of her life on 1 October.  The loss of Pat will leave a huge gap in all our lives but it is comforting to know that she will be so lovingly remembered by everyone in the local community.

Remembrance Sunday Service / The Great Charge

Early reminder that the Remembrance Sunday service will be on Sunday 8th November - parade leaving from the Village Hall - more details later.

Tuesday 13th October marks the centenary of the “Great Charge”, the attack by the 46th North Midland Division on the Hohenzollern Redoubt at the end of the Battle of Loos.  

The North & South Staffs Territorials were part of the attack and suffered greatly - three of the Fallen on our War Memorial died that day:

   Private William Henry Gent aged 31 - Monk Street - Plaster Mill

   Private Ernest Lewis Plumb aged 33 - Castle Street - Cement Works

   Private James Worrall aged 35 - Burton Street - Gypsum Mine

Another 4 men who would be known in Tutbury also died –

Privates William Redfern, Thomas Richardson, James William Smith and John Charles Wilson – 3 of whom were also in the North Staffords.  A devastating day for the village

The website Hellfire Corner has a detailed account of the Great Charge

We Will Remember Them.

Christmas Super Supper

On Saturday 5th December 2015 - at Tutbury Village Hall - 7 pm for 7:30.

Price - £10 including a mulled wide or soft drink on arrival.

Traditional Christmas Fare!
(With a vegetarian option, naturally).


Ring Joycelyn on 01283 619 930 for bookings and further details

Remembrance Sunday Service

The parade will assemble at the Village Hall at 09:45,

leaving at 10:00,

down Monk St, up the High St. then up Castle Hill to St. Mary’s.

Wreath laying  will commence on arrival at St. Mary’s at approx. 10:20, entry into church at 10:40 (all times approximate).

We Will Remember Them.

Remembrance Sunday Service

On Sunday 8th November 2015, the first Remembrance Service was held at St. Mary’s Priory Church, Tutbury, following the conservation work on the War Memorial.  The rain arrived and left again before the parade, organised by Pete Steadman, set out; the parade was led by two excellent pipers who always seemed to be in perfect step! 

Wreaths were laid at the Memorial, the Lament played by the pipers and then Rev Pip Short led a moving Remembrance Service in a very full St. Mary’s.  Photos of the day can be seen in a Picasa photo album here.   A big thank you to all who helped make this a special day.

“You will not have my hatred”

Facebook post by Antoine Leiris, whose wife Helene Muyal-Leiris was among the 89 killed in the Bataclan concert hall attack in Paris:

“Friday night, you took an exceptional life - the love of my life, the mother of my son - but you will not have my hatred. I don't know who you are and I don't want to know, you are dead souls. If this God, for whom you kill blindly, made us in his image, every bullet in the body of my wife would have been one more wound in his heart.

So, no, I will not grant you the gift of my hatred. You're asking for it, but responding to hatred with anger is falling victim to the same ignorance that has made you what you are. You want me to be scared, to view my countrymen with mistrust, to sacrifice my liberty for my security. You lost.

I saw her this morning. Finally, after nights and days of waiting. She was just as beautiful as when she left on Friday night, just as beautiful as when I fell hopelessly in love over 12 years ago. Of course I am devastated by this pain, I give you this little victory, but the pain will be short-lived. I know that she will be with us every day and that we will find ourselves again in this paradise of free love to which you have no access.

We are just two, my son and me, but we are stronger than all the armies in the world. I don't have any more time to devote to you, I have to join Melvil who is waking up from his nap. He is barely 17-months-old. He will eat his meals as usual, and then we are going to play as usual, and for his whole life this little boy will threaten you by being happy and free. Because no, you will not have his hatred either.”

Remembrance Sunday Service Collection

We are pleased to be able to tell you that the collection at St. Mary’s Remembrance Service enabled £450 to be sent  to the POPPY APPEAL!

2016 Events

St. Mary’s events for 2016 can now be seen here.  

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