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The Parish of

St Mary The Virgin

                                                                      Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent


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): In May’s Room with parent supervision.

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 St Mary’s 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.

Links to other churches in the Bucknall Team Ministry

St John’s Welcome Centre - Abbey Hulton

St Stephen’s Church - Bentilee

The Marychurch Centre

Diary Dates

Kingsland Academy, Townsend

Tuesdays at 9 a.m. at the Lighthouse Centre, Craft Group.

Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at the Lighthouse Centre, Knit and Give Group.

Wednesday evenings at 5.30 p.m. the Alpha Course. All are welcome to join Rev Malcolm for a conversation about faith, life, and God.

Wednesday evenings at 5.45 p.m. Lightbeams  (for Primary School aged children).

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

Fridays at 9 a.m. at the Lighthouse Centre, (Kingsland Academy), Knit and Give Group.

 St Stephen’s Church, Bentilee

Tuesdays at 10.30 a.m.  all are welcome to prayer.

Tuesdays at 12.30 to 2.30 p.m.  Foodbank is open.

Tuesdays 4 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Streetwise A.

Wednesday mornings at 9.15 a.m. Parent Power Toddlers, for pre-school children, parents and carers.

Wednesday at 7 p.m. Alpha Group.

Thursdays at 9.30 a.m. Coffee Pot Craft and Social.

Fridays at 6.30 p.m. at St Stephen’s Church, Bentilee, Streetwise Youth for 5-8 year old.

Weekly Events Around The Parish

St Mary’s Church, Bucknall

Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. The Lent Course. The book we are studying is The Long Road to Heaven by Tim Heaton, based on the film, “The Way”.

Wednesday mornings at 10.30 a.m. at St Mary’s Church, Holy Communion.

Wednesday evenings at 7.30 p.m. at St Mary’s Church, the Alpha Group.

St John’s Welcome Centre, Abbey Hulton

Tuesdays at 6 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Prayer Warrior’s gathering.

Tuesdays 7 to 8.30 p.m. fortnightly. J.A.M.(Jesus and me). Craft, music and games for 10 to 15 years old. £1 entry.

Wednesday mornings at 10.30 a.m. Coffee, Faith and Chat.

Wednesday at 7.45 a.m. Early Riser Morning Prayer followed by a coffee at The Meeting Place cafe.

Thursdays 1.30 to 3 p.m. Twinkle Stars, a baby and toddler group. £1 per family, including tea, coffee and toast. Playtime, sing-along, and lots of fun.

Thursdays at 7 p.m. Growth Bible Study.

Sunday at 10.30 a.m. Morning Worship,

Sundays at 6.30 p.m. “Scared Place”. Contemplative worship.

The Marychurch Centre, Werrington Road, Bucknall

Thursdays at 9.30 a.m. Toddlers Group.

March 3rd and 17th at 6.30 p.m. at St John’s Welcome Centre, Downtown Abbey craft and social. Join us for a cuppa, chat, and craft.

March 8th at The Marychurch Centre, our Sunday morning worship will be recorded by Radio Stoke.

March 11th and 25th,  at The Lantern Cafe, Kingsland School, a Community Lunch. £3.75 for a two course meal.

March 14th at 9 a.m. at St Stephen’s Church, Bentilee, the women's breakfast. All are welcome.

March 16th at 7 p.m. at St Stephen’s Church, Bentilee, Local Leadership meeting.

March 16th at 4 p.m. at St John’s Welcome Centre. Local Leadership meeting.

March 16th at  7 p.m. at The Marychurch Centre, Friends of Bucknall Park meeting. Come and show your interest in our local park.

March 21st  the 3 Parish Alpha courses join forces for an “away day” at Beacon House of prayer.

March 23rd Church wardens and PCC meeting at The Marychurch Centre.

March 28th at The Marychurch Centre at 8.30 a.m. The Men’s Breakfast. Gentlemen, come along and enjoy a full English breakfast. All are welcome.

April 1st Easter Special Lunch at The Lantern Cafe, Kingsland School. Sign up in Church.

April 4th at 8 a.m. at St Mary’s, the City Prayer Breakfast.

April 5th at 5 p.m. Parish Easter Praise at The Marychurch Centre.

April 25th at St John’s Welcome Centre, a Quiz Night to raise funds for new lighting in the church. Teams of 2 to 5 people. Phone Tina, 07583194317 for information.

For more Bucknall Team Ministry events follow the links to the Marychurch Centre, St John’s Welcome Centre, and St Stephen’s Church at the foot of this page.

Other Diary Dates