St Andrew, Blackley
A very warm welcome is extended to all.
Following advice from Public Health England and the Church of England, we have had no option but to immediately suspend all church services and activities to play our part in the fight against this virus.
We are first and foremost a community of prayer, hope and loving service. We may not be GOING to church for a while, but nothing will prevent us from BEING church. In the coming days we will be looking at the ways we can:
• Open our buildings at set times for those want to pray. As of 24 March 2020 this will no longer be possible but please join us for our virtual events. For more information see the "Services and events" page.
• Partner with others to mobilise volunteers for those who need supplies
• Co-ordinate appropriate pastoral care for the isolated
• Use social media channels to connect and support
Please be assured that we are praying for Blackley and its amazing people. If you think we can help someone, or you would like to contact us and support our work then please do so via social media; @blackleycofe, on 0161 264 9982 or by email [email protected]
St Andrew's church can be accessed via Churchdale Walk from Crab Lane. If approaching on foot, the church can be seen from Crab Lane, just past the Flying Horse pub on the right if you walk up from Longhurst Road off Tweedlehill Road. If you are walking from Chapel Lane, you can see the church on the left, approximately 50 metres along from the rear entrance to Crab Lane school. There is room for some parking in front of the church grounds for those with mobility problems, but it is advisable to park on Crab Lane or any of the surrounding streets.
St Andrew's church has been at the heart of Crab Lane Village for over 150 years.
We belong to Inclusive Church, which is a group of Christians uniting together around our statement of belief:
“We believe in inclusive Church – church which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We believe in Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.”
"The parish of Blackley: St Andrew is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Manchester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services."
We look forward to meeting you in person or receiving your comments via social media.
As part of the Blackley Church partnership, locally known as the Blackley 3, a very warm welcome is also available at St Peter's church and St Paul's church. Details of events at our two sister churches are also included on this site. Please feel free to come along to any of the Blackley 3 churches we would be delighted to see you.