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The Parish of

St Mary The Virgin

                                                                      Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent

Diary Dates

Weekly events:

Tuesday evenings each week at St Stephens Vicarage, Bentilee, at 7 p.m. The Alpha Course. The first meeting will be on May 8th.

Tuesdays at 7.30 p.m. at St Mary’s, House Group Meeting. This is a Pilgrim Course, studying The Bible.

Wednesday evenings at 5.45 p.m. Lightbeams at Kingsland Academy (for primary school aged children).

Wednesday evenings at 6.15 p.m. At Kingsland Academy, a Fusion Youth Group for those in year 6 and older.

May 8th at 7.30 p.m. at St Francis, Meir, The Archdeacon’s Visitation meeting for Church Wardens and ALMs.

May 12th at St Stephen’s Church, Bentilee. The Women’s Breakfast.

May 13th at Longton Central Hall at 6.30 p.m. Thy Kingdom Come, with Bishop Geoff Annas, (Church of England), Revd Peter Barber, (Methodist Church), Revd Steve Faber, (United Reform Church),Bishop David McGough, (Roman Catholic Church). Join fellow Christians from North Staffs in an Ecumenical Prayer Gathering for an outpouring of The Holy Spirit and the growth of The Kingdom of God.

May 14th at 2 p.m. The meeting for the new Parish Finance team.

May 14th at 7.30 p.m. The meeting of the Leadership Team.

May 16th at 7 p.m. The Friends Of Bucknall Park Annual General Meeting. This meeting is open to everybody interested in our local park. Come along and see what has been happening in the last 12 months, and give us your ideas of improvements you would like to see.

May 20th at 6.30 p.m. at St John’s Welcome Centre, Abbey Hulton, PCC meeting. Wardens meet at 7 p.m.

May 21st at 7.30 p.m. at St John’s Welcome Centre, Abbey Hulton, Parish Prayer and Praise.

May 26th at 8 a.m. at The Marychurch Centre, the Men’s Breakfast. Gentlemen, come and enjoy a hearty English breakfast and some good company.

June 10th 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Marychurch Centre. An opportunity to say farewell to Revd Nigel Evans. Drop in for a cup of tea, and a piece of cake.

June 12th at 11 a.m. At St John’s Welcome Centre, Abbey Hulton, Places of Welcome “drop in”.

June 19th at 3 p.m. At St John’s Welcome Centre, Abbey Hulton,  A Royal Cream Tea.

June 30th at 6.30 p.m. At St John’s Welcome Centre, Abbey Hulton.  A Ladies Fashion Show. Tickets at £3 are available from the Parish Office. High Street Brands, sizes 6 to 22, are available with 80% price reduction. All funds raised are towards a new rear windows for St John’s.

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: Brian Deacon and Karen McGuinness.

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