St George's Church

Stalybridge

Current news at St. George's, Stalybridge

In and around St. George's

For Easter services and events, 24th March to 7th April please click here.

 


The family and friends of John Schofield, and the congregation are invited to his funeral service at St George's on 28th February at 1.45pm.  It will be followed by a second service at Dukinfield Crematorium at 3.00pm and then refreshments and wake at St.Georges.

 


Since it's leap year this year, St George's is promoting the 'Leap Year Money Box'!  Join us in individually collecting just one coin per day for 366 days - and 29th February is the day to set aside a jar or box and launch your money box!


This year's World Day of Prayer is on Friday 1st March and a major theme this year is "Palestine 2024 - I beg you, bear with one another in love".  A local service will be held at Stalybridge Unitarian Church, Forester Drive, Stalybridge SK15 2DN, at 2.00pm.  There is also lots of information and various resources that you can download on the WDP website, available by clicking here.


The meetings for the Girl Guides 5th Stalybridge Rainbows group will end on 27th March (until further notice) due to their members being promoted to Brownies, and those waiting to join being too young at present.  We look forward to it restarting when it can.


The Parish meal will be at Oaklands Hall, Godley, on 14th April at 1.30pm. There is a name list and menu in the lounge, with a varied choice for each course. It is £20 for two courses or £25 for three courses. If you wish to go please add your names and menu choices by 31st March. The address of Oaklands Hall is Beech View, Hyde SK14 3DE.


Spring Fair - 11th May 2024, 11am- 2pm. There will be lots of stalls to explore including Home Bake, Spring Plants and Tombola. Come and join us, and enjoy the light-hearted conversation as well in our downstairs cafe, with a delicious cake or sandwich and tea, coffee or a soft drink.


The Memorial Survey for the end of 2023 is now complete.  A number of memorial stones have some degree of 'looseness', which isn't a great concern, but should be attended to, to stop it deteriorating.  However, a number are considered to be potentially dangerous.  If you have a memorial stone at St. George's please look at the notice for the list of affected stones.

 


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.

Murder Mystery Dinner Party at St George, Mossley

The annual Murder Mystery Dinner Party at St George, Mossley, will be on 16th March. This year's mystery is "Murder at the match". The meal is 3 courses with a menu choice, and there is a suggested donation of £10. There is a leaflet in the lounge. To book a place please choose from the menu and email Debbie Mellor, advertcoordinator@mossleyparishchurch.org.uk.

 


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

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.
Jobs include:
    Prep assistants (helping the cook by pealing and chopping vegetables, washing up, etc)
    Cooks
    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 georgeskitchen2021@gmail.com.

Maintenance team

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 two afternoons per week (weather permitting!), but any assistance that you can offer would be appreciated, even if you can't help every week.  Please speak to one of the wardens, or email them here, or phone 07553258674 if you are able to help. Thank you.

Junior Church

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.

 


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.

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