Our vision is:
"To reveal Jesus as we love God and serve others in the power of His Spirit."
To enjoy fellowship as we worship in Spirit and Truth, grow in discipleship, develop in ministry and deploy in mission"
Faithful to the Message - Focussed on Ministry - Flourishing in Mission
Safe Guarding Policy
St Mary’s, along with all parishes within the Church of England, seek to take the safeguarding of all people who are part of our congregation very seriously.
To that end we have appointed two persons who are designated as the Safeguarding Officers within our Parish:
Vicky Rhodes for Children & Young People Jay Dempsey for Vulnerable Adults
A hard copy of the ‘Manchester Diocese Safeguarding Handbook’ and the ‘Church of England – Parish Safeguarding Handbook’ are available for inspection in the vestry at St Mary’s.
If you have any concerns whatsoever about safeguarding issues then please contact The Rev Chris Casey who will be more than happy to listen and hear your concerns or address any questions.
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You were planned for God's pleasure
You were formed for God's Family
You were created to become like Christ
You were shaped to serve God
You were made for a mission
This year all three churches in our valley family will be having a Lenten Series of sermons that revolve around the 5 Purposes in our vison statements (Worship, Fellowship, Ministry, Discipleship and Evangelism).
It would be great if you could stay behind after the family services on 3rd March and 7th April to share a simple lunch and enjoy some fellowship as well as taking part in some group reflection together. As we seek to build healthy, living churches these five purposes are fundamentally important, so let’s give ourselves to taking some precious time to refresh our understanding about these things again.
A Fresh Look
Over the course of 6 weekly sessions we will be reflecting on the Christian faith for those who may have some knowledge or are simply curious to know more.
We all have questions and here is a space to ask them. In the course we will take time to think about a Christian vision of life; we will read our way through the Gospel of Saint Luke, encountering the drama of the life and teaching of Jesus.
Across 6 sessions we will explore some of the big questions people ask:
- How do we know God exists?
- The Bible: what’s that all about and can we trust it?
- If there is a God – why so much suffering?
- How do you know your religion is right?
- How should I respond to the Christian message?
My hope is that this space we will share together will really help you make informed choices about what might be your next steps in exploring faith for yourself.
For any further information please contact:-
(Rev Chris Casey, Vicar)
Tel: 01706 215585
COURSE STARTS: 24 April 2019 7.30pm
Please contact us if you need any further information, or clarification of services/times. We will try and get back to you as soon as possible.