Last year was the 175th Anniversary of St George's Church which was dedicated on the 24th of June 1840. During 2015 we held a series of events to celebrate our Anniversary as described here.
We are also pleased to announce that we have been able to obtain a grant from the 'Listed Places of Worship' fund to help us undertake some badly needed repairs to our 175 year old roof and gutters. We have accepted a tender for the first stage of this work and are now in the process of obtaining the statutary permissions needed to start the work within the next six weeks.
We would also like to hold a Rose Queens' reunion sometime in the near future and would be pleased to hear from any ex-Rose Queen who would like to take part. Please contact us by e-mail using the form above, or by phone.
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 Priest-in-charge is the Revd. Philip Brierley. Philip was an Ordained Local Minister and had been our Curate for many years.
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)
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
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 (Priest-in-Charge) 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.
Our next Fair Trade afternoon tea will be on Saturday the 20th of February. We will be serving 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 Parish Church in its 175th aniversary 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).