Easter Trail From Sunday 28th March

There will be an Easter Trail for Families at the Vicarage Community Park which is situated on Liverpool Road just down the road from St Mary’s Church.

There will be posters with the Easter Story on and QR codes to scan for more info. Do share this information with others.

Prayer and Gift Weekend: 1st – 4th April

Please come to church to pray, and give to help us raise £10,000 to deal with expected Coronavirus losses this year owing to our building being closed for regular worship and baptisms and weddings. Click here for our Prayer and Gift Weekend leaflet.

Easter Prayer and Gift Weekend Services

Here at St Mary’s Church, Great Sankey

1st April – Maundy Thursday

7.30pm – Holy Communion

9.00pm – 10.00pm – Vigil


2nd April – Good Friday

10.00am – All Age Worship

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/good-friday-all-age-wor-shiptickets-146657176563 3rd 

3rd April – Easter Eve

10.00am – 12 noon – Private Prayer

4th April – Easter Sunday

8.00am – Holy Communion

10.00am – All Age Communion


You will need to ‘book’ as shown in ‘Blue’if you wish to attend the Services which will also be on Zoom. For the services by Zoom contact: stmarysofficesankey@gmail.com


8:00am – Holy Communion

10:00am 1st Sunday of the Month – All Age Worship

10:00am 2nd Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion

10:00am 3rd Sunday of the Month – Morning Worship

10:00am 4th and 5th Sundays of the Month – Holy Communion

Every Wednesday 10:00am – Holy Communion


Public Worship To Resume At St.Mary’s for Easter

St.Mary’s has decided to resume public worship in time for Easter, beginning Thursday 1st April.

In addition to our Easter and Holy Week services (see above), we shall be resuming our regular midweek communion from Wednesday 7 April and our normal Sunday services from Sunday 11 April.

If you would like to attend our Sunday 10am services from 11 April onwards in person, please register via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sunday-worship-at-10am-tickets-146890000947.

If you wish to attend our Sunday 10am services on zoom, please contact stmarysofficesankey@gmail.com.

You do not need to register to attend our Wednesday 10am or Sunday 8am services


Jeremy Tear

Pioneer Team Rector

31st March

Worshipping Safely at St Marys

Lightnings’ (Children’s Group) on Zoom

St.Mary’s Children’s Group (Lightnings) currently meets online on Sunday 28 March and thereafter on the second, third and fourth Sundays of the month at 10.30 a.m. Sessions last 20 minutes and are suitable for primary school aged children. To book your place, please email jeanlawrence582@yahoo.co.uk at least 5 days in advance of the session you would like to attend. Please include the date you’d like to book a  place (s), and the name and age of your children. We will email back to confirm your slot with a zoom link for that week.

Small is Beautiful

Thinking of getting married in 2021? Don’t let the size of your wedding put you off! Daniel and Rachel Sutton were married at St.Mary’s in July 2020. At the time, only twenty four guests were allowed at the church and it was touch and go as to whether the wedding would be able to take place at all, as we were only coming out of the first lockdown. But size didn’t matter to Rachel and Daniel.

Speaking of their wedding, they said: “Our biggest priority was to get married to each other in church. Of course, we would have wanted more of our families and friends to be there, but at the end of the day getting married was our main focus, and having our immediate families there was enough”.

Rev.Jeremy Tear, Pioneer Team Rector based at St.Mary’s said, “It was a great delight to have Daniel and Rachel married at St.Mary’s, one of the first church post lockdown weddings in Warrington. If you are thinking of getting married this year, don’t let the numbers of wedding guests you may or may not be able to have put you off. You can always return to church later for a celebration of your marriage with all your family and friends when circumstances change”.

If you would like to get married at St.Mary’s this year, please contact Jane Hampton our weddings co-ordinator on 07396 606323 or email stmarysweddingsankey@gmail.com

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Prayer for the Current Coronavirus Crisis

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.    Amen.

At St.Mary’s we have a daily cycle of prayer so that all the streets in the parish are prayed for each month,

alongside a daily topic for prayer. Please click on the link below for the prayer cycle’


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ST Mary's Church of England
Liverpool Road, Great Sankey,
Warrington WA5 1RE