Notices & Events

Prestwich Carnival takes place on the weekend of 23-24 June 2018.

St Mary’s Monthly News will be a double issue for July and August, available at the end of June 2018.

Gin Tasting Evening – Friday 13 July, 7.30pm at the Coffee Sack, Scholes Lane.  £20 per person.  Please book tickets with Chris or Susie.  SORRY NOW SOLD OUT

The Ordination of Priests takes place on Saturday 23 June in Manchester Cathedral (ticket only).  Later on the same day at 6.30pm Owen will preside at the Eucharist for the first time at  St Mary’s.  All are warmly encouraged to attend on this special occasion.  The Eucharist will be followed by a buffet & drinks.

The Ordination of Deacons takes place on Sunday 1 July in Manchester Cathedral (ticket only).  On the following Sunday 8 July Carole will minister in the parish for the first time as a Deacon at the 10.30am Eucharist.

Confirmations in 2018 will be celebrated at St Mary’s on Sunday 8 July at 4.00pm, with Bishop Jack presiding.

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.

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

St Mary’s Patronal Festival will be celebrated on Sunday 9 September 2018.  We are delighted to welcome Bishop Mark Davies to preside and preach at 10.30am.

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.   More than 1300 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.  St Mary’s School Admissions Policy can be found on the school website (click on ‘policies‘).

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.