• Welcome to St Marys Droylsden, a thriving Christian community which lives for the glory of god. St. Mary’s is a welcoming Anglican church, serving the communities of Droylsden and Audenshaw in the borough of Tameside in Greater Manchester. We warmly welcome you to join our diverse community – a family of people of all ages and outlooks.

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    Dear all, 

    On All Saints Day the Archbishops wrote to all the clergy in the Church of England. In this letter they stated their conviction that the first and primary response of the Church at this time was prayer.

     

    “Bearing in mind our primary vocation as the Church of Jesus Christ to pray and to serve we call upon the Church of England to make this month of lockdown a month of prayer. More than anything else, whatever the nation thinks, we know that we are in the faithful hands of the risen Christ who knows our weaknesses, tiredness and struggles and whose steadfast love endures for ever.

    Above all we recall people to some of the fundamental spiritual disciplines that shape our Christian life. During the first lockdown we cheered for the NHS every Thursday. During this second lockdown we invite you to fast in a way appropriate to you as well as pray for our nation every Thursday, for its leaders, its health and essential services and all those who suffer.”

     

    The Archbishops, in consultation with the House of Bishops, decided that this call would take the form of an invitation to every Christian and person of good will to pray at 6pm every day, beginning this Thursday 5 November for the period of this present lock-down. 

     

    Some resources can be found here

    https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches/call-prayer-nation 

     

     

    Reverend Sue Ball

    Curate,

    St Mary's, Droylsden

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    Welcome to St Marys Droylsden, a thriving Christian community which lives for the glory of God. St. Mary’s is a welcoming Anglican church, serving the communities of Droylsden and Audenshaw in the borough of Tameside in Greater Manchester. We warmly welcome you to join our diverse community – a family of people of all ages and outlooks.

    Our aim is to be a church in which Jesus is the centre, where people are encouraged to grow in faith and develop in their relationships with the Lord and with one another. Where we reach out to share God’s love with the community around us. So, whether you are starting to explore your faith, are new to the area, want to make new friends or have been a Christian for a long time, we would love to meet you.  
     “A Welcoming All Age community, growing and sharing God’s love.”

     

     

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