Notices & Events


Christmas Services 2021

Nine Lessons & Carols – Sunday 19 December 6-00pm (with refreshments)

24 December 4-00pm “Crib Service” (for the young at heart)

24 December 11-30pm Midnight Mass (with Incense)

Christmas Day 10-00am Eucharist CW

Boxing Day -St.Stephen 10-30am CW (Said)

27 December – St.John 10-00am Eucharist CW

28 December – “Holy Innocents” 10-00am Eucharist CW

New Years Day Saturday 1 January – “The Naming & Circumcision of Jesus” 10-00am Eucharist CW

Sunday 2 January “The Feast of the Epiphany” 8-00am Holy Communion BCP, 10-30am Eucharist CW

Please continue to leave non-perishable food and toiletries for Porch Boxes in the containers provided in the Wilton Chapel.

Follow St Mary’s on Twitter – St Mary’s Twitter feed @stmaryprestwich  is packed full of information & pictures about activities at St Mary’s and messages about the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Giving to St Mary’s – Have you ever considered giving to St Mary’s by Standing Order? This helps to plan our finances more accurately as we know what income to expect each month. It also means you can still give even if you are away from church for any reason. There are standing order forms at the back of church. Thank you for your support. If you are a UK taxpayer St Mary’s Church can claim back 25p for every £1.00 you donate to church. Please consider signing up to our envelope scheme if you are a tax payer and fill in a Gift Aid form at the back of church. Thank you.

Home Visits – If you would like to request a home visit or Holy Communion at home, please contact Stewart Barnet, Authorised Lay Minister, Telephone 07950 354445.

School Admissions for 2020/21- If you require church attendance verification for a school admission please make sure you register at each service attended.

School Admissions Signing-in process

Please remember that it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to ensue their child’s record is correctly marked if they are anticipating applying for a place at St Mary’s School under the criteria for members of St Mary’s Church, or a place at Bury Church School. When attending an act of worship in church, please ensure that your signing in slip is accurately completed and left in the box at the back of church – only sign-in slips returned on the relevant day will be able to be included; any returned to church at a later time will be discounted (details of the St Mary’s School admissions criteria is on the School website).

St Mary’s School Admissions Policy can be found on the school website and here.

St Mary’s Admissions Policy – September 2021[4759]

Flowers – If you would like to sponsor altar flowers or an arrangement for a special occasion please speak to a member of the ministry team or Church Warden. 

Prayer Tree – Please feel encouraged to use the prayer tree in the Wilton Chapel near the war memorial. Each month the prayers are removed to be prayed over silently at the altar at one of our services.