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The Parish of

St Mary The Virgin

                                                                      Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent

July 2nd at 10 a.m. The ordination of Malcolm Mycock at Lichfield Cathedral. We are pleased to welcome Malcolm and his family, who will  become new members of Bucknall Team Ministry.

July 9th at 4 p.m. Parish Celebration and BBQ at The Marychurch Centre. This will be quite a celebration as we welcome Merry, the Mycock family, and celebrate Mike’s ordination.

July 12th 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.

July 18th at 9.30 a.m. Kingsland leavers service at St Mary's Church.

July 18th at 2 p.m. Holy Communion at The Place.

July 19th at 2 p.m. Holy Communion at The Place.

July 20th at 11.00 a.m. Discovery Academy Summer Show - The Jungle Book. Free entry, but by ticket only. Contact Lynn at the Parish Office for details.

July 22nd 12 until 4 p.m. Friends of Bucknall Park Summer Event at Bucknall Park. Lots of stalls, entertainment for children, food stalls, and attractions. Proceeds used to improve our park. Come and have a enjoyable afternoon.

July 29th  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.

August 18th  at 2 p.m. at Lichfield Cathedral. The wedding of Shelley Billington and Josh Penduck. Sign the sheet in church if you will be attending, as they need to make seating arrangements.

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

Diary Dates

Open House Groups. Join a  small, friendly group if you haven’t already done so. They are held weekly, and there is a choice of an afternoon group, or an evening group:

Tuesday afternoons at 2.15 p.m. Beryl Withington’s home.

Tuesday evenings at 7.30 p.m. Geoff and Carol Edge’s or Mike and Jean Pennington’s.

Wednesday afternoons, (following the morning Holy Communion Service), in church.

Wednesday evenings at 7.30 p.m. at The Rectory.