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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. House Group Meetings.

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.

Cross Rhythms 11 to 2 p.m. Tune in to 101.8fm where Revd Malcolm Mycock hosts the “community choice” show.

October 31st to November 2nd  at Longton Central Hall, a dramatic performance of St Mark’s Gospel. Tickets £5, concessions £3. Tel 07952318685 for more details.

November 7th at 7.30 p.m. At Christ Church, Fenton, the Deanery Synod meeting. Our new Area Dean, (Revd Shaun Morris), and new Assistant Area Dean, (Revd Tommy Merry), will be licensed.

November 10th at Kingsland School, a Light Festival.

November 10th at St Stephen’s Church, Bentilee, at 9 a.m. The Women's Breakfast.

November 11th at The Cenotaph in Werrington Road at 10.50 a.m. The Remembrance Day Service. This marks 100 years since the end of World War 1. It will be followed by services at local churches.

November 11th at 6.30 p.m. At St Mary’s Church, an Annual Memorial Service to remember those who have died this year, and those who have played a significant part in our lives but who are no longer with us.

November 12th at 7.30 p.m. LLT meeting.

November 24th  at 8.30 a.m. at The Marychurch Centre, The Men's Breakfast.

November 26th  at 7 p.m. at St John’s Church, Abbey Hulton, Churchwardens meeting, followed by a PCC meeting at 7.30 p.m.

December 1st A day trip to York Christmas Market. £15 per person, book with Christine Bott.

December 1st 12 noon to 4 p.m. at The Marychurch Centre, Friends of Bucknall Park Christmas Fayre.

December 7th at Kingsland School, The Christmas Fayre.

December 8th at The Marychurch Centre, the Senior Citizens Christmas Party.

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