St Mary the Virgin, Maulden

Bob Fry Memorial Library 

 St. Mary's Church has an extensive library of books, videos and audio cassettes covering the following general areas:  

  • Bereavement and Suffering
  • Bibles and Biblical Texts
  • Biblical History
  • Biblical Studies
  • Biographies and Autobiographies
  • Children and Young People
  • Church History
  • Courses (e.g. Alpha Course)
  • Faith and Belief
  • Fiction (Christian)
  • Jesus
  • Literature, Music and the Arts
  • Ministry
  • Mission and Evangelism
  • Miscellaneous
  • Other Religions
  • Periodicals
  • Service Books
  • Society and Human Relationships
  • Worship, Prayer and Spiritual Growth

Bob Fry loved his Lord and the contribution of his time to the church, wherever he was living (Finchley, Felixstowe and Maulden) was something he felt strongly that he wanted to make. At St. Mary’s Church, Bob was a Lay Reader, an outstanding preacher and a much loved individual. 

Bob and Sheila Fry 

All the books in Bob’s personal collection of reading and study material, built up over many years, were passed to the church after his death. These formed the foundation of the library and the PCC members decided unanimously that it should be named in his honour. 

The catalogue has subsequently been added to; indeed, it is growing all the time.  

The library is situated in the Vestry and is open before and after all the Sunday and Weekday Services as well as throughout Quiet Hour.  

If you are interested in viewing the complete catalogue, visiting the library or borrowing anything from it, please contact us.