50 Days of Prayer on Twitter – Every day during the 50 days of the Easter Season we are tweeting a prayer intention suggested by a member of the congregation alongside an accompanying short prayer. Follow the campaign here
Ordinations – To celebrate Owen’s priesting and Carole’s ordination as deacon this summer we are taking a collection towards a gift for each of them. We are also taking a collection for Richard Dashwood who will be ordained as deacon this summer and beginning his curacy in Littleborough. If you would like to contribute to these collections please see Susie Mapledoram.
Meditation Group “Be Still” will meet on Wednesday 25 April at 7.45pm.
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 date 28 April 2018.
Five Churches Walk around the five Anglican Churches in Prestwich takes place on Saturday 28 April 2018 starting at St Gabriel’s at 9.30am.
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will take place on Sunday 29 April 2018 after the 10.30am Eucharist.
Christian Aid Week is from 13-19 May 2018. Raffle for Christian Aid with tickets on sale from Sunday 29 April and a draw on 20 May. Cake Sale after the 10.30am Eucharist on 13 and 20 May. If you can donate cake/s, please sign the list at the back of church or speak to Andrew West. Prayer booklets are available and activity sheets for children. Thank you for your support of the poorest people in the world.
Prestwich Clough Day will take place on Sunday 20 May 2018.
Please continue to leave non-perishable food and toiletries for Porch Boxes in the containers provided in the Wilton Chapel.
Confirmations in 2018 will be celebrated at St Mary’s on Sunday 8 July, with Bishop Jack presiding. Is God calling you to be confirmed this year?
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. 1260 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.
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.
Flowers – If you would like to sponsor altar flowers at a cost of £20 please sign the list at the back of the church, or speak to Julia Dutton.
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.