WELCOME TO ST.THOMAS’!

Click the picture to see our vicar, the Rev Tracy Ward, present a brief video introduction to our lovely church.

1st September 2020

Dear friends,

Though we have been keeping in touch via telephone and also online I am very aware that some people, for many different reasons, have not been able to join us for services. People have also expressed a wish to try to restart our services again in church in some way.

With all these thoughts and feelings in mind we recently discussed at a Standing Committee meeting how we could move forward in re-opening our church for services. We agreed that with all the current restrictions in place that we would like to be cautious whilst still offering an 8.30am Said Holy Communion service each Sunday.

Our first service will be on the 6th September and we will continue to offer our current Sunday morning zoom service at 10.00am. This would give the widest opportunity for people to access a service on Sunday mornings.

This arrangement will continue to be reviewed regularly in line with the current Government advice.

With people’s safety paramount, we will be following the current guidelines from the Church of England and the Government regulations for holding services in churches.

People will need to telephone the Parish Office during the week before the Sunday service, either on Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays between 9.30am and 12.30pm in order to be reserve a place and to receive advice re the regulations for coming into church. Please telephone: 0161 484 5079

We are continuing to provide Morning Prayer and Compline services on our Youtube channel ‘Worship from St Thomas’.

If you would like to join us for our Sunday morning zoom service at 10.00am please contact me on  tracyward6@ntlworld.com or tel: 0161 312 9861.

Please stay safe and keep well. I look forward to seeing you all soon

Tracy

To access the Youtube channel please click this link https://bit.ly/2ynuqHq :-

Click “Subscribe” which will be in red – see picture below – (there is no cost involved) and you will enter the site where you will be able to (view my prayers.) 

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Once you have clicked “subscribe” it turns to “subscribed” and a notification bell appears to its right – see picture below. 

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 To join in with my live prayers each day, click on the notification bell symbol. Following its dropdown menu click “All”.  See picture below. 

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Then as each broadcast is starting you will get an invitation to click on the notification to join live. 

DONATE

If you would like to support the work of the church, as we support the people in the parish of Mellor and Marple Bridge and in the wider diocese, there are various ways to donate:

  1. Click here to donate. (If eligible, please tick ‘Gift Aid’ option after payment).
  2. Cheques payable to ‘Mellor PCC’ may be sent to: The Treasurer, Mellor Parish Office, Church Road, Mellor, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 5LX
  3. For information on regular giving schemes or giving online, please contact the Parish Office at office@mellorchurch.org, or phone 0161-484 5079

Thank you.

Who are we?

St Thomas’ Church is the parish church for Mellor and Marple Bridge. We are part of the wider Diocese of Chester which is part of The Church of England.
There have been settlements on this site since Iron Age times which offers visitors spectacular views across Stockport and Manchester and on a good day views of the Welsh Hills.

What are we about?

At the heart of any church though is the people. We would love to offer you a warm welcome when you visit us at the ‘Church on the Hill’.
We provide a breathing space where all people can come with their questions and doubts. We explore together how to live out the Christian faith in today’s world. Finding ways to see the sacred in the ordinariness of daily life.

Coming together each week to celebrate the Eucharist is an important part of our worship which is supported by our amazing choir.
We are passionate that all are valued and respected for who they are as beloved children of God and are thankful for all the gifts and talents that people offer to the life and well being of our community and the wider world.

An Open Church

St Thomas’ in Mellor and its Parish Centre is usually OPEN everyday – all are welcome to enjoy this beautiful breathing space for private prayer, rest, meditation or just a few quiet moments.

This is the local parish church and it’s for you and yours …

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