Church of England Diocese of Manchester St. Mary the Virgin Haughton

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

Toilets
Baby Changing Facilities
Car Park / Parking Available
Accessible Toilet
Autism or Asperger Aware / Accessible
Accessible car parking
Ramped entrance
Hearing (induction) Loop

We provide a number of resorces used within our Church Services, available in large print. This includes 'Large Print' NIV Bibles, and A4 copies of our 'Weekly Notice Sheet' (usually printed as A5). If you require either of these, please speak to a member of our 'Welcome Team', located at either entrance.


Our Building

Listed Building

Music and Worship

Concerts / Live Music

The worship band at St. Mary's supports the worship at all the main services.
They meet to practise every Wednesday at 7.30pm in church.

We are always looking for new members so if you would like to know more about what we do, please come and speak to us on Sunday, email us [email protected] or fill in the form on the 'Contact us' page.


Groups, Courses and Activities

We have a number of groups and activities available for the children and youth within our Church.

Little Faith/ Creche: No one is too old or too young to worship - and in Little Faith, that is just what we do! Songs, sticking, stories and play make for a lovely morning of worship and praise for our little ones, aged 0-4 (pre-school). We have a fantastic DBS checked team who run Little Faith, who will look after your children during the service or welcome you into the group if you wish to stay.

Children's Church: Children's Church is our Sunday morning church for those aged 4-11 (primary school age). We begin in the main body of the church with everyone, before leaving for more age-appropriate worship. We have a great team of dedicated leaders, assisted by our young people and whilst our aim is that the children will know more about the love of God when they leave than when they came in, fun, food and family are important parts of our Kids worship.

Pathfinders: Our 11-14 year olds meet regularly on a Sunday morning in the Rectory to chat, learn, discuss and enjoy spending time with each other and with Jesus. The teenage years are when questions and opinions develop and we have a great team of leaders who are there to guide our young people through these formative years in relevant, fun and, sometimes, challenging ways.

Impact: Impact is our young people's drama and music outreach group for those in year 3 - 11. We meet in church every other Monday from 6:30-8pm, to take part in drama, rehearse, socialise and learn instruments and vocals.

For more information, please visit our 'Groups' page on the website:
https://www.stmaryshg.org.uk/our-groups

Life Groups:
St Mary's started up Life Group's in January 2019, and currently, have six small groups who meet at various times during the week (at different locations), on a fortnightly basis.
We meet to:
- Chat, develop meaningful friendships and enjoy each others company.
- Learn from the Bible and one another.
- Pray for one another so that we may grow together as Christians.
- Offer love and support to one another.
- Encourage each other's walk in the good times and the bad times.

TNT:
TNT is our 20's and 30's group, which takes place at The Rectory (first house after the Church Car Park), from 7:45pm on the first Sunday of the month.

For more information, please visit our 'Groups' page on the website:
https://www.stmaryshg.org.uk/our-groups

Brownies

Join us on Zoom for our online Christianity Explored Course.
A relaxed look at who Jesus, why he came and why he's the best news in the world!

We'll read from the Bible about his life, watch a short video explaining more & then have time to ask questions and chat if you'd like to. You can ask any questions you want or just sit and listen.

It's a 7-week course but you don't need to commit straight away - why not try it for one session and see what you think.

If you'd like to join us, please let us know on [email protected] or call 0161 336 4529

Community group

Men's Keep Fit is a community group for men to meet, socialise and exercise together, motivating, and offering tips and encouragement to each other. They meet weekly on a Monday evening from 7:30 - 8:30pm.

Guides

Fun, Fit & Free (FFF) is a womens group open to the community which meets together weekly on a Monday evening from 6:15 - 7:30pm. This group provides an environment for people to encourage each other in a healthy lifestyle, sharing recipes, healthy tips, prayer requests. It starts with a biblical thought for the day and there's the opportunity for an optional weigh-in.

If you want a fun, family-friendly, faith-filled Church, then Messy Church is for you! An alternative to Sunday Morning Church, we meet every 3rd Sunday from 4-6pm where we get messy, get fed and get filled with the love of Jesus.....everyone is welcome!

Little Lambs is a popular Carer and Toddler group who currently meet for 3 sessions per week in term-time. We aim to provide an exciting, safe, friendly and fun environment for children and their carers to socialize, play, interact and enjoy themselves with a variety of play activities with appropriate and child-friendly equipment for all pre-school children. Through some of the play, craft, stories and song we also share the love of Jesus Christ and celebrate the Christian festivals throughout the year.

Re-opening Update - 09.06.21
We are so excited to be able to open our doors again and welcome our Little Lambs, both old and new. In order for us to re-open as safely as possible (following strict Government and Church of England regulations), for the time being we have had to change a few things about how we run Little Lambs, such as:
Number restrictions
Online pre-booking
Online Registration Forms
Face Masks and Social Distancing
For more information or to sign-up for Little Lambs sessions, visit our Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/littlelambshaughtongreen

Little Lambs is a popular Carer and Toddler group who currently meet for 3 sessions per week in term-time. We aim to provide an exciting, safe, friendly and fun environment for children and their carers to socialize, play, interact and enjoy themselves with a variety of play activities with appropriate and child-friendly equipment for all pre-school children. Through some of the play, craft, stories and song we also share the love of Jesus Christ and celebrate the Christian festivals throughout the year.

Re-opening Update - 09.06.21
We are so excited to be able to open our doors again and welcome our Little Lambs, both old and new. In order for us to re-open as safely as possible (following strict Government and Church of England regulations), for the time being we have had to change a few things about how we run Little Lambs, such as:
Number restrictions
Online pre-booking
Online Registration Forms
Face Masks and Social Distancing
For more information or to sign-up for Little Lambs sessions, visit our Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/littlelambshaughtongreen

Little Faith/Creche - Sunday mornings during the service.
No one is too old or too young to worship - and in Little Faith, that is just what we do!  Songs, sticking, stories and play make for a lovely morning of worship and praise for our little ones, aged 0-4 (pre-school).  We have a fantastic DBS checked team who run Little Faith, who will look after your children or welcome you into the group if you wish to stay!

People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to him and said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’ Luke 18:15-17

Rainbows

Pathfinders is our group for young people who are secondary school age. We are currently meeting every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 4:30-6pm in the Church Centre (outdoors as much as possible but indoors socially distanced due to bad weather).

We aim to grow closer to Jesus through bible teaching and discussing what it means for us, as grow closer in friendship through having fun, playing table tennis, games and chatting.


Help for Visitors

Free wifi
Church Open

Other Features

To book a parcel, please phone or text the Food Bank number on 07479256785
Donations can be dropped off from 2-4pm.
For food parcel collection, you will be given a timeslot upon booking, this will be between 3-4pm.
All food parcels must be pre-booked via the number above, we cannot accept any referrals by email or contacting through the Facebook page!

Referrals:
If you are in need of a food parcel, you can be referred by most agencies, schools, GP, social services, housing associations, debt charities, support agencies or you can self refer, bringing proof of ID of name and address for all those who need food and documentation referring to the need. i.e. low income, tax credit letter etc. Please get in touch if you are unsure of the necessary identification. Food cannot be given out without this evidence if you are self-referring. To book your parcel, you must call 07479256785.

Donations:
If you would like to donate to the foodbank, you can drop off at St. Mary's foodbank during our opening hours above or by arrangement. Other donation points are:
Sainsbury's, Denton
Morrisons, Denton
Tesco's, Haughton Green
Haughton Green Centre
Haughton Vale Surgery

Audio-Visual Facilities
FairTrade
Back to Church Sunday

Our Church Hall is available to Hire for occasions such as Birthday Parties, Groups and Events, at a set price of £10 per hour. We usually offer an initial party booking at £40 for a four-hour slot, but if you want longer than this then it can be changed to suit you. Please be aware that the time slot you decide on includes time for set up and clean up of the room as needed.

We ask for a £20 Booking Deposit to be made within a week of making the booking. This is in order to secure your requested date and will be refundable depending on the condition of the Church Hall and facilities following your booking.

We ask that the remaining payment be made at least two weeks prior to the requested date.

If you would like to enquire about booking a room in the Church, please contact us by; phone, email, or complete the forms provided on the pages linked below, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Parties: https://www.stmaryshg.org.uk/parties
Groups and Events: https://www.stmaryshg.org.uk/church-fees