Notices & Events



Patronal Services

Sunday 8 September 8.00am Eucharist BCP

Sunday 8 September 10.30am Sung Festal Eucharist CW (incense will be used) followed by celebration drinks and refreshments.  We welcome the Archdeacon of Manchester, Venerable Karen Lund, who will preach and preside.

Events coming up

Wednesday 11 September at 8.00pm “Breathing Space” with music, reflection and prayer

Heritage Open Days

We are delighted to be opening St Mary’s across two weekends in September:

Saturday 14 September – 10:30am to 4:00pm / Sunday 15 September – 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Saturday 21 September – 10:30am to 4:00pm / Sunday 22 September – 1:00pm to 4:00pm

This is a wonderful opportunity to visit our beautiful church and discover more of its history and worshipping life.  We have new brochures to enable visitors of all ages to get the most out of their visit, some musical interludes, delicious homemade refreshments and the opportunity to visit the tower (weather permitting).  All are warmly welcome to come along and visit.

Christmas present of £100,000 for St Mary’s   – Thanks to National Lottery players, St Mary’s Prestwich is celebrating funding of £100,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards a heritage renewal and interpretation project at the church.  Read a press release here.  Read more about the project here.

Community Defibrillator Appeal – St Mary’s School has submitted a bid to the Co-op Community Fund to purchase a defibrillator. If you have a Co-op membership please follow this link to support our cause and if you make purchases (including at Co-op funeral care), then our project will receive a donation.  Please share this information with your friends.

On Sunday 21 October 2018 at our Prestwich Hospital Memorial Service we remembered by name the thousands of former patients of Prestwich Hospital buried in our churchyard.  Pictured below “City of Souls”, an art installation created by current patients and staff of the hospital, in memory of the dead.

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.