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

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    OUR MISSION STATEMENT

    FAITH IN GOD    HOPE IN JESUS    LOVE AND SERVICE TO ALL

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    Baptism Bookings

    Please note that we get a lot of enquiries for baptisms and we are quite booked up.  The next two available dates for baptisms at 12.30pm are the 2 June and 7 July 2019. Please use the Baptism Enquiry form to enquire about other possible dates.

     

    On Sunday, the 10th of February, we said goodbye to our much loved vicar as he presided and preached at his last service as our vicar before taking a well-deserved retirement on his 70th birthday. Many thanks Philip for all the help and support you have given over many years as Reader, Ordained Local Minister, Curate and Vicar.

     

     

    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 now received a grant of £233,000 from the 'National Lottery Heritage Fund' towards the renovation of the North side Parapet and gutters, etc., together with the replacement of all of our 178 year old roof.

    Scaffolding has been erected on both the inside and outside the church and our historic organ has been enclosed for protection. The whole roof is now being stripped prior to complete replacement and work will be starting to remove and renovate the north-side parapet and gutter. The project will take up to 20 weeks to complete but the inside work of updating our upper lounge kitchen area and replacing/updating the whole emergency lighting in all our building will only take 12 weeks so hopefully the church will be clear for our Easter celebrations, and the work virtually completed in time for our annual Spring Fair. Many grateful thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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

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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 Clergy or Wardens.

    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 16th of Februry. 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.

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