St Mary's, Church Centre
St. Mary's Church and Community Food Bank was the first Food Bank to be opened in Tameside. Staffed entirely by volunteers, we offer food parcels to families and individuals throughout Tameside who find themselves in crisis.
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 pickups, you will be given a timeslot upon booking, this will be between 3:30-4pm.
If you would like to donate to the foodbank, you can drop off at St. Mary's foodbank during our opening hours above, use the drop off points at Morrison's or Sainsbury's in Denton or Tesco's in Haughton Green. You can also drop off any donations with the Vicar, at the Rectory (the first house after the Church Centre), or contact through the Facebook page if this isn't convenient. https://www.facebook.com/stmaryshg
We are running on a pre-booked parcels only system. If you require a parcel, the only way this can be booked is to phone or text the foodbank number. You will then be given a time slot to pick up your parcel. We cannot accept any referrals by email or contacting through the Facebook page.
A huge thank you to all who support families in the area, through donations of food. We really do appreciate all our community does to help!
FOOD BANK NEEDS THIS WEEK (19.11.21):
Thanks again to everyone who have donated to the Food Bank. We are overwhelmed by your generosity, and so are the families who have found they have used a food bank for the first time ever.... on their behalf, we truly thank you for helping. If you are considering donating, then we are especially short of;
Long life milk and strong carrier bags.
We invite you to join us for our Morning Praise services at 10:30am every 3rd, 4th and 5th Sunday of the month. Currently there is no sign-up needed, but we are for face masks to be worn whilst in our Church building (we have masks available which we can provide if you do not have your own)!
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!
Due to local COVID rates, we are currently restricting numbers for our Messy Church sessions. For more information on how you can book a place for any future Messy Church, please visit us on Facebook, or on our website.
All Together Café Style Service (Family Service)
Our All Together Café Style Service takes place on the 1st Sunday of the month. This is a more interactive service where we encourage our congregation to get to know each other more, by sitting at tables and completing group activities together. We also have refreshments (drinks and cakes) available throughout the service Please note that we do not have any children's groups on during these services, but we do provide age appropriate worship aimed at children & families.
We welcome everyone to join us as we praise and worship our Heavenly Father in an amazing variety of ways. These services will be led by our All Age Worship Team, made up of members of the congregation who are gifted in leading and speaking in a more relaxed manner which appeals to all ages. We try to especially engage with families with young children. The service can encompass bible readings, action songs, prayers led by the children and young people, drama, dance, and quizzes with sweets and chocolate thrown in to encourage participation! We might even get a visit from our resident GAP (God's Amazing Puppets) puppet's, TJ and Annie-Mae.
TNT (20's and 30's)
St. Mary's Rectory
St. Mary's Rectory
TNT is our 20s-30s group, great for building lasting friendships and encouraging each other in our walk with God. We meet regularly to chat, pray and study the Bible together, and look together at how we follow Jesus and how we can share who He is with others in our daily lives. We meet twice a month (1st and 3rd Sunday), at 8pm at St. Mary's Rectory (first house after the Church). If you would like to join, please contact us at [email protected] - Subject: TNT.
Join us on Sunday 12th December for our Messy Christmas. There will be a Christingle service with crafts, fun and messiness together!
Please contact the Church Office, visit our website, or follow the link below to book a (free) ticket for each child (between the age of 3-11 years old) you wish to bring along on the night. We would love to see as many as possible but due to the local COVID rates we have had to restrict our numbers, and are therefore running on a first come first serve basis. Please note that if your child is under the age of 3, you do not need to book a ticket for them. You also don't need to book a ticket for yourself (adult), please just provide the name of the adult(s) accompanying the child on the afternoon.
If you would like to join us for this months Messy Christmas fun and Christingle, book your ticket soon!