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St Mary the Virgin Church P.C.C.

The Parochial Church Council works with the Priest in Charge of the South Hartismere Benefice, the Revd. Julia Lall to promote within the parish the whole mission of the Church, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical. The P.C.C. also has maintenance responsibilities for the church building and church grounds.

Church services are held as follows:

Family Communion at 10.30am on the first Sunday of the month. A service for all ages using an easy to follow service sheet.

Songs of Praise at 6pm on the second Sunday of the month – an informal service when we sing hymns chosen, in advance, by the congregation.

Holy Communion, a traditional service, on the third Sunday of the month at 8.30am

Cafe Church at 10.15am on the third Sunday of the month in Gislingham Village Hall. A service that appeals especially to younger children and their family.

Full details of all services in the South Hartismere Benefice can be found at:

The P.C.C. also organises a number of fund raising and social events throughout the year.

How you can get involved

Members are elected to the P.C.C. annually at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting.

PCC members – Mrs Gill Banham, Mrs Jackie Campbell, Mr Peter Neale, Mrs Jean Archdeacon, Mrs Mary Whatling, Mrs Rita Goring (warden emeritus)
Treasurer – Mr Chris Pitt
Secretary – Mrs Marilyn Catton
Church Warden – Mrs Ann Cottee
Deanery Synod Representative – Mrs Ann Cottee
Lay Chair – Mr Peter Neale
Priest In Charge – Revd. Julia Lall
Curate part time – Revd. Eleanor Goodison
Retired Priest – Revd. Dr. Alan Harding
Lay Readers – Mr Peter Neale and Mrs Jean Archdeacon
Organist – vacant
Tower Captain – Mrs Kay Lucas