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The Parish of

St Mary The Virgin

                                                                      Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent

Diary Dates

September 2nd at 12 noon, at St Stephen’s Church, Bentilee. Malcolm and Tina are having a BBQ, and all are welcome.  

September 9th at 2 p.m. at Lichfield Cathedral, the Licensing of Jackie Pettit and Fran Bridgewater.

September 13th at 7 p.m. Friends of Bucknall Park meeting at The Marychurch Centre in Werrington Road. Everybody who loves our local park is encouraged to come along and have their say about how the park should be improved.

New Courses:

Week commencing 18th September, the new courses begin. On Tuesdays, at Beryl Withington’s, and on Wednesdays, (following Holy Communion and lunch at St Mary’s), a Bible Study course. This will be spent looking at major Bible characters.

In the evening, and commencing on September 19th, a 10 week Y course at St Stephen’s Vicarage, Bentilee. Perfect for those new to the faith, or who want to explore what Christianity is about.

In the evening, and commencing on September 19th, a Pilgrim Course to find out more about the Eucharist.

Week commencing 18th September, and being held in the evening on Tuesdays or Wednesdays at The Marychurch Centre, a 10 week course to learn what is so amazing about grace.

September 30th at 8.30 a.m. at The Marychurch Centre in Werrington Road, The Men's Breakfast. Gentlemen, come along and enjoy a full English breakfast and some good company.

October 15th at 10.30 a.m. at St Mary’s Church, Harvest Festival. Food will be collected for Foodbank. Please bring dried or tinned food, UHT milk or fruit juice, and sweet treats.

For more Bucknall Team Ministry activities, follow the links at the bottom of this page to The Marychurch Centre, and the other two churches.


Who’s Who at St Mary’s.

If you know what you want to discuss, but don’t know who to approach, here are a few useful hints:

Bubbles (Crèche during the Sunday morning service for 0 to 4 years old): Sam Gibbons

Church Wardens: Rob Goddard and Brian Deacon.

Compass (Sunday School during the Sunday morning service):  Pauline Gilchrist.

Fellowship and Pastoral Care: Pauline Gilchrist, Barbara Ainsworth, and Mary Hackney.

Pastoral Ministers: Barbara Ainsworth and Mary Hackney.

Spirituality: Gill Sims, Olwyn Bradbury, and Brian Potts.

Prayer Walking and Visiting: Brian Deacon and Michael Hulme.

Welcome and Hospitality: Christine Bott, Carol Edge, David Browning, and Margaret Martin.

Worship Music: Gary Marshall and Malcolm Sims.


The Rectory, Parish Office, and the Marychurch Centre, (our Church Hall), are all situated in Werrington Road, approximately 200 yards from the Church. Many Community Meetings and Social Activities take place there.To see more details, forthcoming events, or to hire the room, select the link to the Marychurch Centre.

The Marychurch Centre

Links to other churches in the Bucknall Team Ministry

St John’s Welcome Centre - Abbey Hulton

St Stephen’s Church - Bentilee