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On Sunday the 9th of July, several members of our congregation were confirmed by the Bishop of Middleton at a sevice at Christ Church, Ashton under Lyne.
Our annual Junior Church prize giving was held on Sunday the 16th of July when of our young congregaton were awarded books in recognition of their regular attendance. This was followed by a party with sandwiches, chrisps and buns. and ended with the lighting of a celebration cake which was then consumed to everybodies great enjoyment as you can see.
One man went to mow - but not in our churchyard!
On Thursday night - Friday morning (29-30 June) someone broke into the garage in the compound on George Street in Stalybridge (behind the Travellers Call) where we store our petrol driven mower. The perpetrators lifted the gates off the hinges, broke into the garage, and stole the mower. It's a John Deere sit-on mower, (MX65 JVD) and is marked with smart water. The mower was used by our team of unpaid volunteers to maintain the Church yard at the expense of the congregation (NOT the council)
If you know anything about its whereabouts, please contact the police and help us to recover the mower, so that we can continue to keep our churchyard at St George's nice and tidy.
In 2016 we renovated the south side of our church, funded with the help of a grant from the 'Listed Places of Worship' fund. This work involved rebuilding the parapet, relining the gutter and replacing all rainwater pipes, then pointing the south elevation, as can be seen on this link . We have now applied for a grant from the 'Heritage Lottery Fund' towards phase two of this project, which is the renovation of the North side Parapet and gutters, etc., replacing all of our 177 year old roof, and updating our upper lounge kitchen area plus replacing the whole emergency lighting in all our building.
Visit our recently updated Rose Queen gallery (on the 'about us' tab), or view our Photo gallery and see if you can recognise old friends. Perhaps you have photos that help fill in the missing Queens? A new gallery of pictures of New St. George's Whit Walks has been created which will also test memories.
St George's Church Stalybridge is a community of Anglican (Church of England) worshippers.
St George's vicar is the Revd. Philip Brierley. Philip was an Ordained Local Minister at St George's 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:
Our Weekly Services
(Any variations will be detailed on our weekly sheet)
8.30 a.m. Holy Communion (2nd & 4th Sunday)
10.30 a.m. Holy Communion and Junior Church
(4th Sunday Worship for All)
6.00 p.m. Occasional Special Services as announced
10.30 a.m. Holy Communion
Daily Prayer provided by the official Church of England web site,
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 the Clergy or Wardens.
For Baptisms, Marriages or Funerals please 'phone Philip (vicar) on 0161 338 2368
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.
During 2017 we will be holding a number of Fair Trade afternoon tea where you can buy Fair Trade product The next one will be on Saturday the 8th of July.
Please come along and enjoy a pleasant chat and a look round our Parish Church in its 177th year 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. (See our Family History page for much more details).