Latest News 2017
with St mary's School
12th January 2017
This morning we all gathered in church for our Christingle service with the school including around 40 parents and carers. We all shared in Christingle songs and listened to a sermon by Canon Chris who told us about Alan Bean looking at the earth from the moon. Colin Driver talked to us about our money helping the Childrens Society. Children representatives read prayers and finally the children very quietly and carefully made a line of christingles in the shape of a cross along the aisles.
Junior Church activity
Here is a photo of one of our many activities organised by our leaders and enjoyed by 6 children and their adults on 23rd November.
Play and Stay Craft
Each Monday we have crafts story rhyme time and lots more. Here are some of our craft pictures.
During August we had a regular attendance of children at our 10.30 Sunday service. Numbers ranged from 3 to 15! The children enjoyed games and crafts based on bible stories and shared their craft work with the congregation. Many thanks to our team of leaders for all their organisation.
Ella, who is one of our young members, designed an invitation leaflet that is now available to give to new families and with our baptism anniversary cards.
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 ?
6pm Crib Service
A NIGHT OF STARS
We welcomed a very full church of families tonight. Many children took part in a gatheirng by the crib in nativity costumes. A service of carols (accompanied by percussion), prayers and sparkling star wands led us onto the procession to the crib to end our service with lanterns and a path of candles. Thanks to all who came and all who prepared our church.
Christmas Tree Festival
41 people today 9th Dec at the Christmas Tree festival at St Mary the Virgin Davyhulme! Festival opening hours extended into next week. Monday 12th to Friday 16th 2 till 4 pm. Tea , coffee and biscuits, festive background music, beautiful trees to the themes of Christmas Carols and a reflections tree where you can write a special commemoration to a loved one and light a candle for a quiet moment. All welcome.
The trees will also be still out for the Carol service on the 18th December
TOY SERVICE 4TH DECEMBER
Many toys were donated at our servcie today and will go to local families in need.
Ella (age 11) took part in a presentation for our toy service in front of the whole 10.30 congregation that included all ages (babes to 90+). She prepared her own talk and read from the pulpit so eloquently. She had obviously thought so carefully about the subject and everyone was engaged in listening to her. The presentation was linked to a talk by one of our group leaders Liz and we were all guided towards thinking and praying for those less fortunate than our selves.
Saturday 26th November
St Mary's Christmas Fair
A huge thank you to all who helped with our fair today; church and community sharing a very busy, happy , festive time. It was lovely to see so many friends meeting up, families enjoying a range of activities and fantastic fundraising. Final total raised will be announced in the next week or so.
Sunday 13th November
This morning we had an all age service of remembrance at Church with wreaths and poppy crosses laid by children and adults within our special service.
Saturday 22nd October
This morning people gathered with friends for tea, coffee and toasted teackes! We enjoyed a good chat and a raffle as we collected together donations for our upcoming Christmas Fair.
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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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