St Mary’s, Thirsk

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Mary Rolls


Mary is new to Thirsk and has taken a role there as a 20s-40s Minister.

She wants to see people meet Jesus and be filled with joy at the prospect of meeting him, and gathering with others.

She’s looking to build a New Worshipping Community that is embedded in the local church, perhaps in a different place or a different time but in a way that re-invisions and inspires the traditional church.

She is starting by getting to know the people and coffee shops of Thirsk, meeting the local Salvation Army pioneers and others as well.

She’s also trying her hand at some local traditions. Ben Walker caught up with her to talk about the new role, to find out how she came to be a minister and how the churches ‘egg bombed’ Thirsk on Easter Sunday, which is perhaps not quite what it sounds like…