Holy Week and Easter Sunday
What a special week we had in Church
Watch this space for updates over the next few days
HE IS RISEN INDEED! ALLELULIA!
This morning both our congregations received palm crosses. The 10.30 family service began with a procession of Palms and singing around the putside of church to start the service. While the Palm Sunday readings took place in Church the children shared their own reading including a Donkey Hunt where they heard about the disciples trusting Jesus's instructions. Chloe gave us all instructions to find the donkeys including the special decorated one for Jesus before we heard the next part of the reading. Noah then helped to organize a donkey route after the picture and puzzles to aid our learning.
Mothering Sunday 26th March
Our congregations at services today at 9 a.m. and 10.30 received cards and a daffodil to remember mums on this special day. At 10.30 a mum read our opening welcome, mum and daughter read the intercessions; a teenager read one of the lessons; a Mum and daughter took the elements; our young children helped to hand out cards and daffodils; a brownie read the closing gospel. A Junior church leader led the sermon helped by enthusiatic chiuldren helping with the props. A wonderful all age service.
WOMAN'S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Friday 3rd March
ALL AGE WORSHIP
On Sunday 26th February we had a Family Eucharist. A teenager read one of the readings. A Junior school pupil helped Mothers Union to carry up the Elements and helped her Grandma with sides duty. A Play and Stay leader led the intercessions. A 4 year old was seen confidently singing the Gloria with us all at the start of our service , 2 toddlers happily played and coloured in. A young mum withy her little boy read out the closing gospel. Our choir led us in the hymns and the all age congregation members both worshipped and shared in a cuppa with each other afterwards. COME AND JOIN US NEXT SUNDAY ALL ARE WELCOME
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The week ahead
Monday 24th April
9.30 prayer and bible study
Tuesday 9.30 a.m. prayer
Wednesday 10.00 am Eucharist
Thursday 9.30 prayer
10.30 Parish Eucharist and childrens activities
CONFIRMATION 21 May
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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