Happy Birthday to the church
Ascension day is when Jesus ascended to heaven and is the day that the church started.
Ascension day also marks the end of the Easter Celebrations
Please take some time to look around our website... There are always exciting things going on. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries.
On the 2nd Saturday of every month, the Saturday Cafe is back to raise funds for a Children's Pantomine or Party in December.
We'll be serving Tea / Coffee / Squash / Toasted Tea Cakes and we'll also be having a monthly prize Raffle so why don't you stop by for a chat and a brew 11am - 1pm
Feb's Cafe was very busy when a local film crew were filming outside St Mary's in the cold and the rain and came in to warm up, use our facilites and have a brew. Who knows who'll pop by at our next cafe!
Next Cafe is on 14th July 11am
(No cafe in June due to Ladies Group day trip and Summer Fayre)
This Christmas wouldn't it be good if our church was filled with Children.
That's our Goal.
We are trying to raise enough money so that we can put on a professional pantomine, here at St Mary's for the local children.
Each month we're having a raffle which will be drawn at the monthly saturday cafe. (next Cafe July 14th)
Tickets available at Saturday Cafe or see Kirsten or Barbara
in Church - This month's prize is a bottle of wine and tin of chocolates.
Following Rev. Carol Haydon's last service with us, whilst we are awaiting decisions being made at the diocese, we felt the need to change the sunday service time temporary to accommodate us being able to still hold a Eucharist service on Sundays.
Elizabeth Binns who is our Team Vicar has generously offered to lead our services and even though she's good, as she has another 2 services to also lead at other places of worship on sundays, she's unable to be at 2 places at once so we are starting our service one hour earlier .
Sunday services will therefore be held at 9.30am until further notice at St Mary's.
Vestry Hour has changed to Sundays 10.30 - 11.30
Pop down after the Sunday Service to discuss any Baptism or Wedding plans or questions you may have.
Following her last service on Sunday 26th November, our Team Rector Carol Hayden has now left St Mary's and the Parish so that she can take take up her new position of team vicar in Egerton, south Turton, with special responsibility for Christ Church Parish, Walmsley and specifically St Andrew's church in Bromley Cross. Carol has made a massive difference to St Mary's, those that worship here and the local community. She will be greatly missed and we have been honoured to have had her guidance and love for the last 6 years. I am sure that this is all in God's great plan for Carol, her family and the family of St Mary's and the future for us all may be a bit scary but it will also be exciting.
Carol Haydon being presented with some leaving presents from the congregation of St Mary's at her last service with us
Carol's last song with us - "He's got the whole world in his hands"
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