Covid – 19 Special Arrangements

Covid – 19

During this period of ‘Personal Separation/Distancing’ normal services are suspended.

Coronavirus Notice – Church Services

Because of the current Coronavirus situation, and on the advice of the Archbishops, regular services at St Mary’s Church are currently suspended.

However, this does not mean we are unable to support each other at this difficult time, remembering always that we, the people, are the Church called to serve in the name of Christ.

To keep you up-to-date on latest developments, we will be posting information and prayer and worship resources for you to use on our website – , and, from time to time, on our Twitter account – @stmaryprestwich .

If you wish to contact us, our details are available on the website.

God bless you all. In love and prayer

The Clergy and the Church Wardens

If you are able please view the video link to YouTube which may help you with your prayers and devotions and will be available on Sunday.

Please pray for all people at this time and we hope the pdf. Booklet will be helpful.

Covid 19 prayer booklet 1

Passion Sunday Reflection, Prayer & Music

Signs of Life – Lenten Group 2020 

signs of life  Light

signs of life water

signs of life Food

Signs of Life – Shelter

signs of life Community

What and where are these? Answer:  These are the doors you pass through  when coming into church  to  worship, to sing  praise  and  meet each   other.  They  are  located  at the North  Porch.

Picture Quiz around St.Mary’s – You may have seen this in St.Mary’s – what is it called – Cricket Stand?  Pricket Stand? or Ticket Stand?  Answer : Pricket Stand. Usually made of iron and on which votive candles are burnt, accompanied by a prayer. The candle reminds us of Jesus, the light of life and helps to illuminate the world around us.

Where is this door? What lies behind it?

Answer: This is the glazed door and original entrance to the Lever Chapel. Today it leads to the cleaners’ cupboard. – Thank you to those who help to clean this ancient holy place. Hope to see you all back soon.


Where? What? Why? 

Answer: the beautifully carved oak Chancel (or Rood) Screen located between the Nave and the Choir (or Quire) marks the entrance from the body of the church to the Chancel leading to the Sanctuary and the High Altar. 

parish monthly news april 20

Stations of the Cross

Holy Monday Stations 1 and 2

Holy Tuesday Stations 3 and 4

Holy Wednesday Stations 5 and 6

Maundy Thursday Stations 7 and 8

Good Friday Stations 10 to 13

Holy Saturday Station 14

Palm Sunday

Maundy Thursday Message

Easter Day Eucharist

Pew sheet, readings and monthly news for Easter 2020