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 PCC who will be more than happy to listen and hear your concerns or address any questions.
"The Diocese of Manchester partners with thirtyone:eight in relation to Disclosure (i.e. DBS) services and accessing their safeguarding Helpline when required. For DBS related queries, please contact them on 0303 003 1111 option 1.
In the event of the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser being unavailable due to being on holiday or other absence, you will be advised to contact thirtyone:eight for safeguarding advice on 0303 003 1111. This also includes any emergency safeguarding queries outside of office hours on weekdays and weekends. An Information Sharing Agreement between the two organisations will allow fhe Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser to receive a copy of the advice thirtyone:eight may offer the parish church/caller.
The Diocese of Manchester also uses thirtyone:eight as its approved Listening Service provider, supporting anyone impacted by abuse. Should you be interested in this service, please contact he Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser in the first instance and we will offer you more information. You can read more about thirtyone:eight's Listening service here: https://thirtyoneeight.org/media/2392/listening-service-leaflet.pdf
Books in Bible
Number of Weddings
Meet the team of people at St Mary's who keep the building functioning, but the real church is not the building but the people who use the building.
Julie BarrattAssociate Minister
Pete TerryChurch Warden
Jean LangChurch Warden
Nick and SuzanneChildrens Work
Suzanne & Nick
Message from the Church Wardens - The interregnum
At the moment St Mary’s is in a period of Interregnum. That means we have no Vicar!
It is the responsibility of the church wardens, together with the Area Dean, and acting as the Bishop’s Agents, to ensure that the church functions normally during the interregnum.
If you have any questions or concerns, or need to contact the church about any matters, please use the contact form on this site. You can phone the vicarage number, and calls will be forwarded to the church wardens, but the contact form is a better option.
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.