About Us“ For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them”
We are a thriving church which endeavours to meet the needs of the varying groups within our congregation and the wider community by actively living the message of the Gospel.
“You are welcome at my house …. Let me supply whatever you need”.
We recognise the power and need for prayer in all that we do; it underpins each aspect of our church life whether that be within the church services, meetings, life groups or in the wider community.
We meet regularly on a Sunday morning to meet together and worship God. Everyone is welcome, we also have children's groups each 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sunday of the month (during Tameside term time). Our service pattern follows as such:
All-Age Worship: On the 1st Sunday of the month, we have our family service. This is a more interactive service carried out by our All Age team and particularly aimed at the Church as a family (getting to know one another and deepening our relationships), with a segment of the service and some activities for the children. There will be age-appropriate worship, songs, bible stories and teachings, and games/activities for all ages. There are no children's groups during this service, but the sermon is catered towards people of all ages (children and families in particular) and includes quizzes, games, and child participation.
Holy Communion: Once a month, on the 2nd Sunday, we take communion as part of our service. This is where we share bread and wine as a reminder of Jesus' sacrifice for us. This isn't compulsory and you are free to stay sitting during this time, or come to the front and receive prayer, if you do not wish, or are unable to take communion (children and those who have not been baptised). The Vicar/leader administering communion will explain everything before we start. Our children's groups (Little Faith/Crèche and Children's Church) will be on during this service.
Morning Praise: On the 3rd, 4th and 5th Sunday of the month we have our Morning Praise service. This is our general worship, which whilst all ages are welcome, the sermons are aimed more at adults. Although, as mentioned above, our children's groups meet on the 4th Sunday (during Tameside term-time). In this service there will be a mix of contemporary and traditional worship music for everyone.
We also livestream our services on our YouTube page: St Mary's Haughton Green - YouTube
Here at St. Mary's, we have a variety of groups, socials, and events for people of all ages to get involved in!
Please go to our website to find out more about who we are, and Church life. www.stmaryshg.org.uk