Thursday 26th January
Our three visitors from Tampere, Finland visited our school, talked with a class in church and then shared lunch in the Hall. We enjoyed sharing our church life experiences and hopes for the future in our communities. Families and football were shared too.
Candlemas all age family service
Sunday 29th January 10.30 a.m.
A lovely all age service was shared this morning which culminated in the lighting of candles and prayers as our Church Year moves from the Crib to the Cross and we take our faith out into our communities through Lent and into Eatser.
The week ahead
Monday 9.30 a.m. prayer and bible study
Tuesday 9.30 a.m. prayer
Wednesday 10.00 Eucahrist with year 3 St Marys school
Thursday 9.30 a.m. prayer
Sunday 9.00 Eucharist ,10.30 Parish Eucharist and childrens activities, 12.15 baptism
10-12 March contact church for details
CONFIRMATION 21 May contact Canon Chris
Band In Residence at St Marys
Commencing January 2017 St Mary’s will welcome its very own “Band in Residence”.
Sweet Rhythm Big Band are a Sale based 15 piece big band playing music which ranges from the “Strictly Ballroom” favourites through Glenn Miller classics, Films and Broadway Shows to recent hits. By coincidence, their Bass player is Steve Golding, the son of Norman & Sheila Golding and Allison Wood’s brother, who we are delighted to welcome back to St Mary’s.
The band has been together for over twenty-five years and has performed at weddings and other celebrations throughout Greater Manchester including Cloisters Bolton, The Concorde Hangar, The Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Egerton House Hotel, Etrop Grange, Mere Court Hotel, Mottram Hall, Northop Hall, Old Trafford Football Ground, The Palace Hotel Manchester and Rochdale Town Hall.
As our “Band in Residence” Sweet Rhythm will rehearse in the Main Church most Friday evenings and will perform a couple of concerts at St Mary’s each year plus supporting Local Community Events. They will also help support the young people of the church musically.
The band is a not-for-profit organisation and any surplus remaining after covering their expenses is donated to charity.
The band is currently looking for Trombone Players, do you know of any ?
St. Mary the Virgin, Davyhulme, is a beautiful Grade 2 Listed building housing a thriving mainstream Anglican Church in the leafy suburbs of Manchester close to the Trafford Centre. St Mary's is one of eleven churches comprising the Stretford Deanery and one of the five Anglican Churches in Urmston, Flixton and Davyhulme, the others being :- Christ Church-Davyhulme, St Clements-Urmston, St John's-Flixton and St Michael's-Flixton.
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St Mary's c1920
St Mary's Now
Although we are an Anglican Church our doors are open to everyone, regardless of religious persuasion and all are most welcome to attend our various services.
There is something of interest for everyone, and St. Mary’s has many families within it’s congregation with children and parents participating together. On Monday afternoons we have Baby Massage and Stay and Play. We have a Mothers Union branch, Womens fellowship, links with scouts guides and rainbows. Please take a look at our calendar for current events.
We hold concerts, social breakfasts and other events in the Church under the banner of "Music at St Mary's" and we also have a modern Church Hall which is available for hire.
We are the closest church to Trafford General Hospital and patients and staff from the hospital regularly attend St. Mary’s.
We have a Partnership Agreement with the Evangelical-Lutheran Parish of Harmala, in Tampere, Finland.
St. Mary’s has good facilities for people with mobility and other additional needs with a disabled toilet, baby changing facilities and an induction loop system installed for those with hearing difficulties. Large print service sheets and hymn books are available upon request.
Services & Visitors
Our regular services on Sundays and Wednesdays offer both Common Worship (CW) and the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) liturgy.
The Church is normally open from Monday to Friday between 9.30 and 11.30 am for all visitors, regardless of faith, for private prayer, meditation, or just to look around.
Follow this link for details of how to find St Mary's Davyhulme.
Our Vicar is :-
Telephone: 0161 748 2210
We also have an Ordained Local Minister (OLM): Rev. Dr. Simon Wright