08:00am – Every Sunday – 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 09.00am – Morning Prayers

Every Wednesday 10:00am – Holy Communion
(except 4th Wednesday of the month which is Morning Prayer)


St.Mary’s Online


Services are in person and also continue online on Zoom at 10am on Sundays. Please email  for the link.

Jeremy Tear

Pioneer Team Rector

Warrington Youth For Christ

are looking to employ a

School / Youthwork Evangelist

for the Penketh /Sankey area of Warrington


Are you passionate about reaching young people for Jesus?

With a 30+ year track record in serving Jesus and the young people of Warrington, we are a trusted partner within our local communities and church network. We have an exciting opportunity for a youth worker to join the team, working in two local high schools and the local community in partnership with local churches.

We welcome applications from people who connect well with young people in both a school and community environment and whose Christian faith motivates their youth work. The successful candidate will work well in a team and will also be able to take the initiative in building relationships with volunteers and stakeholders in the local community, in school and in local churches to unlock resources and create missional opportunities. Above all we are seeking someone who shares our love for Jesus, and young people.

If you think this might be you we encourage you to contact us
at for an application pack or if you have any queries Steve Murphy (Director) on 0771 885 4167.

There is a genuine occupation requirement that the postholder is a committed evangelical Christian in accordance with Part 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010. An enhanced DBS check will be required.

Alpha Course

You are warmly invited to our Alpha course launch on Tuesday 13 September at 7 pm at St.Mary’s Church. Enjoy a buffet meal, watch the introductory Alpha video, and ask any questions you like!

If you are interested, the course continues from 20 September – 6 December (excl. 25 October).

Email the office at if you would like to come, or want further information.

Looking for a Room/Space to Hire ?

St Mary's Great Sankey

St Mary’s Church is conveniently situated on Liverpool Road within the community of Great Sankey. There are a range of accommodating spaces to hire for all groups with modern, comfortable furnishings within its historic ambience. Kitchen facilities are also available. There is some limited parking available at the front of church or free parking at Sankey for Penketh train station which is a 5 minute walk away.

Bookings can be made for any day of the week from 9am-10pm and discounted rates are available for charities and community bookings.

If you are interested in hiring a room or space please contact the church hire co-ordinator at

Heritage Open Weekend

Visit our 17th century grade II listed church building, and learn more about this place of worship and its people over the years. A wonderful mix of old and new elements, the building underwent a major restoration in 2008.

Come and see our slideshows of our stained glass windows, former Vicars of the parish, and old photos of the church and the churchyard.

Plus an excellent collection of photos containing more recent events at the church

Event Times

Saturday 10 September: 10.00-16.00
Sunday 11 September: 10.00-16.00
Heritage Open Days

Brownies, Guides and Rainbows

We meet on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday @ Tim Parry Community Centre, Wroxham Road, Great Sankey near Park Road School. There are places available for girls aged 5 -7 Rainbows (Thursday), 7 – 10 Brownies (Monday and Wednesday) and 10+ Guides (Thursday).  Girls do not need to have been a Rainbow or Brownie to join Guides. For more info, please contact Gail Cordon (District Commissioner for Sankey) 07951 277 724.

Lightnings’ (Children’s Group)

St.Mary’s Children’s Group (Lightnings) currently meets in person on the second, third and fourth Sundays of the month at 10.00 a.m. at church. Children and leaders start off in church, and if there is communion, rejoin for that at the end of the service. If you would like to come, please email to let her know that you would like to attend.

Pray for Peace in Israel/Palestine

Use the Sabeel Wave of Prayer
Sabeel, Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center – Sabeel


Click on the link below for a description of the role/task. If you are interested contact Jeremy or Lynn via

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Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select St Mary’s PCC Great Sankey as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. Amazon will donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.

How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programmes & Features
3. Select St Mary’s PCC Great Sankey as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app

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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