Notices & Events

St Mary’s Christmas Fair – Saturday 25 November 2017 in St Mary’s School.  Please bring donations to church  by 23 November for the tombola, chocolate tombola, raffle, books & DVDs, nearly new stall and toy/teddy tombola.  Raffle tickets are now on sale, priced at £2.50 per book of 10.

You are welcome to Christmas Worship at St Mary’s

 Sunday 17 December – Carol Service at 6pm

 Sunday 24 December – Eucharist for the 4th Sunday of Advent at 8 & 10.30am

Christmas Eve Crib Service at 4pm & Christmas Midnight Eucharist at 11.30pm

 Monday 25 December – Eucharist at 8 & 10.30am

Volunteers are needed to deliver the parish Christmas card on Saturday 9 December. Please speak to Susie Mapledoram.

Institution and Licensing Service – Sunday 14 January 2018 – At 10.30am on Sunday 14 January 2018 the Bishop of Manchester will institute Chris Wedge as Rector of St Mary’s and will licence Owen Edwards as Curate.  Please continue to pray for Chris in his ministry as parish priest and pray for Owen as he prepares to move to Prestwich.

Save the Date – Beetle Drive with fun for all the family.  Early evening start on Saturday 27 January 2018.

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 27 January 2018.  (Not in November or December 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.   Nearly 1200 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.

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.  If you can donate towards the cost of Christmas flowers, please see Julia Dutton.