At the start of September we begin a two-week Twitter campaign #inspiredbymary, timed to coincide with St Mary’s Patronal Festival on 9 September 2018. We will tweet each day with a short reflection on how we can be inspired by Mary in our life of faith. Follow St Mary’s on Twitter @stmaryprestwich
St Mary’s Patronal Festival Weekend 2018
Saturday 8 September – Afternoon Tea in the Rectory Garden at 2.30pm. Advance booking only – please see Sandra Fenge for tickets £7.50
Sunday 9 September – Patronal Festival Eucharist at 10.30am with Bishop Mark Davies
St Mary’s will be open during Heritage Open Weekend 15-16 September 2018, including performances from St Mary’s School Choir and Organ Recital by Gary Hulme
Sunday 30 September – Sung Eucharist for St Francis-tide at 10.30am including Pet Blessing
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. More than 1350 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.