There is a warm welcome to all our services of worship, which are varied in style, some traditional, some informal. Often children and young people from our strong youth organisations are involved. Often we focus on the work of local, national and international agencies we support.
Perhaps you are new to Motherwell or to St Mary's Church and would like to come and worship with us but are unsure about what to expect.
Sunday morning worship is at 11.00 and lasts for a little over an hour. You will be greeted at the door and given a hymn book and a leaflet with information and news of coming events. Regular worshippers are likely to have a favourite place to sit but you can choose to sit where you feel comfortable. If you want guidance, ask one of those who welcomed you at the door. The audio system has a loop for hearing aids. There is disabled access. If you need help with access then please ask.
There is no fixed form of dress for worship. As in other areas of society, older people are likely to dress more formally than younger people.
If you have children, you can bring them to the Junior Church, which meets initially in the hall before joining in the first part of the service in church. Ask for help to enable your children to link up with the Junior Church.
The service contains singing of hymns, which is the congregation's input to the service, reading from the Bible and prayers by the minister, along with a talk that helps in the understanding of the Bible passages and their relevance for our daily lives. Towards the end of the service, an offering is taken to support the work of the church. What you give is entirely up to you.
After the service you are invited to join others for a cup of tea or coffee in the hall. This is also the time to collect children.
We hope that you will enjoy your time worshipping with us and will return often.