The Royal Maundy Service

On Thursday, 9 April, The Queen will attend the Royal Maundy Service in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. 

During this service Her Majesty will distribute Maundy gifts of specially minted coins to the Maundy Recipients. This year the Maundy Recipients have been chosen from the Dioceses across the United Kingdom. 

The precise number of Recipients is equal to the Queen’s age and so, on this occasion, there will be 94 men and 94 women, together with companions, chosen to attend the Royal Maundy Service. The attendees are there as a result of them being nominated and selected in recognition of their services to the Church and their local community, they also have to be a pensioner. 

We are delighted to inform you that Richard Powell has been selected to receive the Maundy Money from Her Majesty this coming Maundy Thursday.


Sunday 8 December 2019 saw a first at St Anne’s.

In front of a packed church Beth, Evie, Niamh, and Miriam Hartley were baptised by full immersion. After having declared their faith in Jesus Christ and articulated their decision to live their lives following him, they stepped into the baptistery. To the uninitiated this looks a bit like a hot tub, but without the bubbles.

Rev Mike Gilbert and the girls’ mum, Mel, who is training to be ordained, were in the water awaiting them. In age order they each entered into the pool. They were baptised in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. As they came out of the water each had a wide smile on their faces as they were greeted with cheers from friends and family.

A joyous occasion that will hopefully be repeated at St Anne’s in the not too distant future.







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