Notices & Events

Sunday 21 October – Prestwich Hospital Memorial Service, with Adele McKie preaching, at 10.30am

Sunday 28 October – Harvest Festival Eucharist at 10.30am, with collection for Porch Boxes.  Followed by bring and share lunch in church

Sunday 4 November – All Saints Sunday and First Holy Communions at 10.30am

Sunday 11 November – Remembrance Sunday Eucharist at 10.30am

Saturday 24 November – St Mary’s Christmas Fair in St Mary’s School

Friday 30 November – Fizz Tasting Evening SORRY NOW SOLD OUT

Advent Group – three Friday evenings 7, 14 and 21 December at the Rectory

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols – Sunday 23 December at 6pm

Christmas Eve – Crib Service at 4pm and Midnight Eucharist at 11.30pm

To celebrate St Mary’s Patronal Festival, for two weeks at the start of September 2018 we tweeted each day with a short reflection on how we can be inspired by the Blessed Virgin Mary in our life of faith.  Review the series on Twitter by searching for #inspiredbymary

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.

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.

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.