Christmas services and events
For all of our Christmas Services and events, please visit our Christmas page by clicking here. You can also view these on the calendar.
In and around St. George's
Wrap Up Tameside is part of the wider Wrap Up UK initiative. Their aim is to collect winter coats, fleeces, scarves, hats and gloves for distribution to charities supporting people across the UK who struggle to keep warm during the winter months.
The local campaign, being organised by Dukinfield and Stalybridge Rotary Club, runs during October and early November with all the items collected being donated to Tameside Women’s Centre and local homeless projects.
Coats must be warm and suitable for the winter.
Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:
- Together Centre, Birch Lane, Dukinfield
- St George's Church, Church Walk, Stalybridge
- Reach Church, Huddersfield Road, Stalybridge
- Stalybridge Junior Football Club, Mossley Road, Ashton-under-Lyne
- Stalyhill Junior School, Hereford Way, Stalybridge
- Mossley Sub Post Office, Manchester Road, Mossley
Club President (Martin Daglish) comments "As residents struggle with the cost of living crisis we are very keen to offer support to local families struggling to keep warm in their homes. Last year the club dropped off over 200 winter coats at the Tameside Women's Centre and provided a further 150 coats for local Homeless projects from the Wrap Up Tameside Campaign. These were distributed to individuals and families who were in desperate need of a winter coat."
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. The last day / time for donations is the Sunday service, 26th November.
Facilities at St. George's
Did you know we offer two rooms for hire?
We offer two general purpose rooms for hire, for meetings (such as work, social, hobby-group etc), parties, functions and the like. More details are here.
Grave Tidy Service
While we try to keep all of the graveyard clean and tidy, we offer a grave tidy and attendance service from April to October. The service is to ensure particular graves are fully deweeded, well trimmed, neat and clear of leaves and twigs. We will also clean and do minor resetting of loose memorials. All of this is just £30 per year. If you are interested, have a chat with Ian Cooke.
Appeal for various volunteers
We would welcome extra volunteers to help out with the church facilities and functions. Why not join in? There are a variety of ways to help, the comitment is always flexible and you won't be on your own.
Cleaning our building
We could really do with some extra cleaners to help with the cleaning of our wonderful building. Cleaning is usually done one midweek morning per week. Any help from 1-3 hrs would be much appreciated, please speak to one of the wardens, or email them here, or phone 07553258674 if you are able to help. Thank you.
George's Kitchen provides support and meals to vulnerable residents in the area. They are looking for volunteers for a range of jobs, and you can commit as much or as little as you wish.
Prep assistants (helping the cook by pealing and chopping vegetables, washing up, etc)
Delivering the meals (done in pairs)
Admin (sorting rotas etc)
If you would like to know more, please contact Andrew on 07783 009157 or by email at email@example.com.
The maintenance team do a variety of grounds maintenance jobs - pruning, mowing, strimming and other jobs to keep the cemetery tidy and safe. There are also occasional jobs to do on the building, such as painting or repair works. Often we attend (weather permitting!) two afternoons per week, but any assistance that you can offer during those times would be appreciated. Please speak to one of the wardens, or email them here, or phone 07553258674 if you are able to help. Thank you.
Junior Church meet on Sunday mornings and do activities which are then presented during the Sunday morning service. We could do with extra volunteers to help support the group. We especially need assistance during March and April when one of our coordinators is on leave (even our volunteers get unpaid leave!). Please speak to one of the Junior Church Leaders, or a warden, or email them here, or phone 07553258674 if you are able to help. Thank you.
Pewsheet and e-newsletter
If you're a regular at St. George's, can you take over the production of the pewsheet and/or the e-newsletter? Please speak to one of the wardens if you are able to help. Thank you.
Events at our neighbouring Mossley Churches
Informal prayer, meditation and praise - second Wednesday of every month
Parishioners from St George's Stalybridge are welcomed to join an evening of informal prayer, meditation and praise held at St John the Baptist, Roughtown, Mossley (Carrhill Road, Roughtown Road, Mossley OL5 0SA). This event is to be held on the second Wednesday of every month, from April 2023. You can check events at St John's by clicking here.
Our regular events
Parish Eucharist & Junior Church - Sunday service with Holy Communion and Junior Church, every 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Sunday in the month at 10.30am.
Worship for All - a simple Sunday service for everyone of all ages, including Holy Communion, every 4th Sunday in the month at 10.30am.
Midweek Service - Tuesday mornings 10.30am to 11.45am - a complete Said Parish Eucharist (spoken), with Psalms, prayers and Bible readings.
Come Together Cafe - every Thursday at 1pm. Come along for a friendly time of conversation, with tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes! No charge. All are welcome!
Dementia Cafe - every first and third Friday in the month at 11.30am. Providing support, fun, and friendship to those living with Dementia and their carers. For further information or to book your place, ring Chris on 07714 235736. Check the calendar for any timing changes.
Tameside Community Voices - choir practice for T.C.V., a popular group of choristers that is external to St. George's but who also include a number of our congregation. They have a fun time singing hymns, and especially theme tunes and old and new hits. If you would like to join, simply turn up at the practice and speak to Joyce Hansell. There are no auditions! TCV practice on Thursdays, 7.30-9.00pm during school term times.
Rainbows / Brownies / Guides - Girl Guiding from 5 to 14 years, Wednesdays, 6.30 or 7.30pm depending on group (excl. school holidays). See our webpage here for details.
Tiny Tots - St. George's 'Tiny Tots' baby, toddler and carer, stay and play group. Playing, singing, crafting and drawing, and snacks, the group meets every Monday and Thursday 9.00-11.00am (excl. school holidays). There is a small charge of £1 per child.