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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): 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 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.

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

February 3rd at  7.30 p.m. at the Marychurch Centre, Parish Leadership meeting.

February 4th and 18th at 6.30 p.m. at St John’s Welcome Centre, Downtown Abbey craft and social.

February 8th at 9 a.m. at St Stephen’s Church, Bentilee, the women's breakfast. All are welcome.

February 10th at  4 p.m. at St John’s Welcome Centre, Abbey Hulton, Local Leadership Team meeting.

February 10th at 7 p.m. At St Stephen’s Church, Bentilee, Local Leadership meeting.

February 10th at  7.30 p.m. St Mary’s Enabling Group meeting.

February 12th at The Lantern Cafe, Kingsland School, a Community Lunch. £3.75 for a two course meal.

February 17th at  7 p.m. at The Marychurch Centre, Friends of Bucknall Park meeting. Come and show your interest in our local park.

February 25th the first J.A.M. (Jesus And Me), meeting. This will be fortnightly at St John’s Welcome Centre, and is a new group for 10 to 15 age group. 7-8.30 p.m., and £1 entry. Craft, music, games, and more.

February 22nd A visit to Lichfield Cathedral. Cost £10. To book a place, see Derek Newton, or contact the Parish Office. 01782279300.

February 27th at St Mary’s Church, at 6.30 p.m. a live Concert. Our Remini Crew will be singing alongside Kingsland children.

February 29th 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.

February 29th at 7 p.m. at St Stephen’s Church, Bentilee, a city wide Unite meeting. The guest speaker is Allen Langham. He is a professional rugby player who found Jesus after serving prison sentences due to aggressive and violent behaviour.

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.

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

Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7.30 p.m. House Group Meetings, at homes in the Parish.

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.

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.

Other Diary Dates