Welcome to St George's, Stalybridge. An inclusive church of all ages

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    FAITH IN GOD    HOPE IN JESUS    LOVE AND SERVICE TO ALL

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    Please note that we currently are without our own Vicar and baptisms are limited to the first Sunday in the month, at 12:30. Please use the Baptism Enquiry form to enquire about possible dates.

    We are currently in interregnum and there is a shortage of Clergy in the area who are able to take our services. This means that sometimes our worship will be led by our
    wardens or other members of our Church. As only members of the Clergy can lead communion, some Sundays we will be holding a Morning Prayer service, and a Worship for All service
    occasionally aided by our Junior Church group. Please continue to support us during this period and perhaps come and enjoy a more traditional service.   

     

    PROJECT UPDATE

    Following the renovation of the south side of our church in 2016, funded with the help of a grant from the 'Listed Places of Worship' fund, we have received a grant of £233,000 from the 'National Lottery Heritage Fund' towards the £300,000 project for the renovation of the North side Parapet and gutters, etc., together with the replacement of all of our 178 year old roof.

    We are nearing the end of the project and the last slates are being placed so we now have a water-tight roof and gutters. (as seen here ) In the upper lounge, the new kitchenette is now virtually completed and there is a slight delay while the main windows are being renovated and new skirting fitted. The external scaffolding is being removed and the organ is back in action, The final pointing will be completed within the next few days. We will then have our church back.

    Many grateful thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for their generous grant and for the continuing financial support of our congregation.

    We are continuing to fund raise in order to carry out a major renovation project on our 178 year old historic RENN organ once we have a secure roof.

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    St George's Church Stalybridge is a community of Anglican (Church of England) worshippers. We are currently in interegnum following the retirement of our Vicar, the Revd. Philip Brierley. Philip was an ordained Local Minister and had been our Curate for many years. He was made Priest-in-Charge in 2013 and was licensed as Vicar on the 11th of September 2016.

     

    We gather for worship on Sundays and Tuesdays during the week. This is usually for the Eucharist (or Holy Communion) that we believe is the central act of Christian worship.

    We also meet in order to be of service to others. This takes different forms:

    • activities that we run as a church,
    • things which we do with other groups
    • all that our congregation members do in their daily lives and occupations.

                 Our Weekly Services

    (Any variations will be detailed on our weekly sheet)

    Sunday

    10.30 a.m. Holy Communion and Junior Church 

                (4th Sunday Worship for All) 

    6.00 p.m. Occasional Special Services as announced

    Tuesday 

    10.30 a.m. Holy Communion (currently suspended during the interegnum )

    Sunday & Tuesday Morning Readings  

    Daily Prayer for today
               Morning Prayer
               Evening Prayer
        Night Prayer (Compline)

     Daily Prayer provided by the official Church of England web site,
    © The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2002-2004 

    To receive Communion at home when you are sick or housebound or to have the name of a departed friend or relation entered into the Book of Remembrance, please contact one of the Wardens.

    Unfortunately home Communion is currently suspended during the interegnum

    For Baptisms, Marriages or Funerals please 'phone 0161 338 2368 or complete the form on the relevant web page.

     

    We are a Fairtrade Parish and have promised to serve only Fairly Traded Tea and Coffee and to work for justice for the world's poor.

    We will have a Fair Trade Stall at our Christmas Fair where Fair Trade Tea, Coffee and confectionary will be on sale 

    Our next Fair Trade event  will be on the 15th of June. We will be open from 2:00 pm to 4:00pm with refreshments and Fair Trade drinks, and you can buy Fair Trade products from the stall. 
     

    Please come along and enjoy a pleasant chat and a look round our 178 year old Parish Church and view our memorial plaques and decorative windows. Our Church yard has over 500 headstones dating back to the 1840's and includes several war graves and the memorial to the first MP for Stalybridge.

     

    'Safeguarding for All'.

    Any concerns - please contact the Child/Adult safeguarding coordinator Rose Hayward (0161 303 1731) or her deputy  (0161 303 2787)

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