Notices & Events

St Mary’s Churchyard featured in a special series on the parish Twitter feed during the first half of September 2017, to coincide with National Cemeteries Week.  You can review the tweets by searching for #stmaryschurchyard.  A prayer leaflet is also available.

Harvest Thanksgiving will be celebrated this year with a Harvest Supper on Saturday 30 September 2017 at 6.30pm at St Mary’s School – meat or cheese & onion pie, quizzes and free raffle.  Soft drinks provided; bring your own wine.  Tickets are £4 adults, £2 children. Our Harvest Festival Eucharist will take place on Sunday  1 October 2017 at 10.30am, including a collection of non-perishable food and toiletries for Porch Boxes.  Let’s make this year’s collection the best ever!

Prestwich Hospital Service 2017 –  on Sunday 8 October at 10.30am we shall remember the patients of  Prestwich Hospital buried in our Churchyard in a memorial eucharist with visiting preacher the Revd Jeremy Law (Chaplaincy Coordinator at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust).

Men’s Breakfast, with Bishop Jack Nicholls, on Saturday 4 November.  Look out for more details here, and in church, soon.

We are delighted to announce that the Revd Dr Owen Edwards will be joining St Mary’s in Autumn 2017 as a stipendiary curate.  Please pray for Owen as he prepares to move to Prestwich.

Holy Hour of silent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament from 11.00am followed by Eucharist of the Blessed Virgin Mary at 12 Noon on the last Saturday of every month.  Next dates Saturday 30 September & 28 October 2017.

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.   Around 1160 people follow us there – why not join them?

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.

During October 2017 we shall be encouraging everyone to reconsider their giving to St Mary’s in support of God’s mission in this place.

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 – If you require church attendance verification for a school admission please make sure you register after every service.

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.

Flowers – If you would like to sponsor altar flowers at a cost of £20 please sign the list at the back of the church.