Notices & Events

LENT AT ST MARY’S

Children’s Lent Group starts on Wednesday 28 February after school at the Rectory.  Information and Consent Forms available from Adele McKie.

Adult Lent Group themed around the TV series ‘Broken’ starts on 16 February – SORRY NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED.

Lent Bible Study after the Wednesday 10.00am Eucharist in church, starts on Wednesday 21 February 2018.

LENT PRAYER RESOURCES

Contemplative Prayer – www.pray-as-you-go.org/home/

Short Daily Prayer – www.oremus.org/

Traditional Anglican Daily Prayer  www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-in-daily-prayer

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 24 February 2018. 

A new Meditation Group at St Mary’s (‘Be Still’) will begin on Wednesday 28 February from 7.45pm-8.30pm in Church. No experience necessary, come and learn to be still and to encounter God in the depth of your soul.  Meetings will take place once a month.

Women’s World Day of Prayer service at Prestwich Methodist Church – Friday 2 March 2018 at 1pm.

As part of her formation for ordained ministry, Carole Barnet is away on placement in another parish until Easter 2018. Please hold her in your prayers at this time.

50 Days of Prayer on Twitter – Every day during the 50 days of the Easter Season we shall be tweeting a prayer intention suggested by a member of the congregation alongside an accompanying short prayer. Please speak to Andrew West if you would like to be involved.

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.

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