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 encouragment 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 meet for 4 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.

No pre-booking necessary. You are most welcome to join us at any of our sessions.

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

Little Lambs is a popular Carer and Toddler group who meet for 4 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.

No pre-booking necessary. You are most welcome to join us at any of our sessions.

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

Rainbows

Help for Visitors


Other Features

FairTrade

Due to the current situation, our regular opening hours are now suspended and all food parcels must now be pre-booked by telephoning 07964994008. Please do not email or contact us via Facebook. You must phone or text the above number to arrange for help. Self-referrals are also suspended until further notice. Your parcel must be booked and an appointment time for collection will be given to you. Failure to collect your parcel means it will be given to another client unless you have rearranged an alternative time with us.

We are running very short of essential supplies and although we have received many monetary donations from our fabulous community, we cannot source food in large enough quantities for the demand, therefore we are having to ration our parcels in order to stay open longer.

We hope to help as many people as need us in these difficult times but you must contact us first.

If you wish to make a donation, please use the Food Bank drop off points in Sainsburys or Morrisons, in Denton. You can also contact us to arrange a time to drop off at the Church

Thank you for your support. Please stay safe.

Audio-Visual Facilities

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