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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.

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.

July 14th at 9 a.m. At St Stephen’s Church, (Bentilee), the Women’s Breakfast.

July 14th 12 noon to 4 p.m. In Bucknall Park, The Friends of Bucknall Park Summer Fayre. Lots of attractions. Help us to raise funds to improve our local park.

July 14th at 3 p.m. Revd Merry Evans, (St John’s Welcome Centre), and Lee will be married at Stoke Minster.

July 15th at 6.30 p.m.  Parish Prayer at St Mary’s.

July 16th at 7.30 p.m. PCC Meeting at The Marychurch Centre.

July 21st at 3 to 5 p.m. Afternoon Tea at St Mary’s, with live music. Tickets cost £10, and are available from Noelle, or phone 01782768329.

July 28th at 8.30 a.m. The Men's Breakfast at The Marychurch Centre. Gentlemen, come along and enjoy a full English breakfast and some good company. Everybody is welcome.

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