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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.

Tuesdays at 7.30 p.m. In the downstairs room at The Marychurch Centre, the Lent course.

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.

From January 7th 2018 until further notice, renovation work will be taking place at St Mary’s. All worship services will be held at The Marychurch Centre. Hopefully, we will be moving back into St Mary’s on Palm Sunday.

March 12th at 7.30 p.m. at The Marychurch Centre Parish Leadership Team meeting.

March 14th at 7 p.m. at The Marychurch Centre, Friends of Bucknall Park meeting.

March 18th at 6.30 p.m. at St Stephen’s Church, Bentilee, Parish Prayer Gathering.

March 24h at 8 a.m. at The Marychurch Centre, the Men’s Breakfast.

March 27th at 10.30 a.m. The Sentinel Cross will be arriving at St Stephen’s Church, Bentilee. There will be refreshments, followed by an outdoor event outside Heron/Co-op before the Cross moves on to Longton.

Holy Week Services:

Palm Sunday, at 10.30 a.m. at St Mary’s Church - Morning worship.

March 26th to March 28th at 7 a.m. at St Mary’s Church, Holy Week Reflections.

March 29th, Maundy Thursday, at 7 p.m. at The Marychurch Centre - Celebration of The Last Supper.

March 30th, Good Friday, at 11 a.m. Procession of the Cross from the Marychurch Centre to St Mary’s Church, followed by the Good Friday Service.

April 1st , Easter Sunday, at 10.30 a.m. At St Mary;s Church, Easter Sunday Holy Communion.

Join with the congregation of St John’s Welcome Centre at 6.30 a.m. At the Abbey site for a Sunrise Service, followed by a Walk of Witness to St John’s for 8 a.m. Breakfast, then 9 a.m. Holy Communion.

April 22nd at 6.30 p.m. At St Stephen’s Church, Bentilee, the Annual General Meeting.

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