Welcome to St Mary’s Church Prestwich
St. Mary’s is a progressive and inclusive Anglican Church in North Manchester where all are welcome.
During the second lockdown in November
St. Mary’s is open for Private Prayer
Sunday’s 10-00am till 11-00am
We will also be open for private prayer on
Wednesday’s noon-1-00 pm.
Guidance from the Church of England around church buildings opening for private prayer
During this current period of lockdown St Mary’s church will continue to be open on Wednesdays between 12.00noon and 1.00pm for private prayer. The church will also be open on Sunday mornings throughout November between 10.00am and 11.00am. People can only come and sit alone or with members of their household, but more than one group can be in church at any time, as long as social distancing occurs. Please continue to sit where there is a green tick, and turn it over to red when you leave, to allow for cleaning and to stop others sitting there. Use of the hand gel on entering and leaving is also requested.
If as part of your private prayer you would like to receive communion, please take one of the pre-consecrated wafers and an order of service from the back of church on the way in. The service sheet will be a version of the Eucharist as used when taking the sacrament to people at home or in hospital – as you pray through it you can then consume the sacrament at the appropriate point. As you leave, please take away your order of service with you if you use one
Please see attached link Re-opening church letter for public worship_congregation-2a
Sunday Eucharist Services are recorded each week and are available on the “this Week” page. Please join us for worship through the recordings if you are unable to attend Church.
All recommendations by the diocese in relation to the handling and management of the spread of infection have been applied.
We will continue to monitor the situation and update this website. Please check this site for further information.
Please search to the page on this site entitled “Covid -19 Special Arrangements”
For information on the history and heritage of St Mary’s, visit our Heritage Website.
St Mary’s is a member of the Inclusive Church Network