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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    Baptism Bookings

    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.   

    HERITAGE OPEN DAY AT St. GEORGE'S 

     

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    An Invite - Robert 'Reschid' Stanley book launches
    Tina (Christina), Brian and Steven Longden would like to invite parishioners to Tina's 'double-book' launch. Robert Stanley was Tina and Steven's great x 3 grandad and also a mayor of Stalybridge. He was a stalwart of Old St George's and saw some of the most violent and radical changes in British society. Tina's two new books about him research his life, his spiritual beliefs, Stalybridge history, politics and why his astonishing achievements - and his conversion to Islam - were kept silent for nearly a century.
     
    There are plenty of mentions of St George's (both!) in both books (available on Amazon)and although the book tour will be travelling the country, Tina wanted to make sure that the local launches come first. Please see the website for all dates so far and please do try and come along to one of them. It would be wonderful to see old friends again and to celebrate this incredible man and to honour this fascinating community and town, that he always considered to be his home.
     
    Ashton - Saturday 21 Sep (am)
    Manchester - Thurs 26 Sep (tea time @ 5.30pm)
    Stalybridge - Tues 1 Oct (10 am at Deli Felice)
    Dukinfield - Weds 9 Aug (10am)
    Rochdale - Sunday 20 Aug (afternoon)
    Bolton - Thurs 24th Aug (time tbc - hosted by Baroness Sayeeda Warsi)
    SEE http://www.robertreschidstanley.wordpress.com for more info, or click the 'Church Heritage' tab
     

    PROJECT UPDATE - St. GEORGE'S PARISH CHURCH HAS A NEW ROOF

    After many year planning and fund raising by our congregation, and thanks to a generous grant of £233,000 from the 'National Lottery Heritage Fund' towards the £300,000 project we have finally been able to renovation the Church roof and gutters in time for out 179th anniversary. This was celebrated on Sunday the 23rd of June with a special choral evensong, conducted by our Archdeacon Cherry Vann and supported by visiting choirs. 

    The progress of the project can be seen here. The work also included a new kitchenette in the upper lounge and an updated emergency lighting system throughout the whole building.

    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 179 year old historic RENN organ now 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 our heritage open day,  14th of September. 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 179 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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