STOCKPORT PARISH CHURCH ST MARY'S IN THE MARKETPLACE
Parish of Stockport and Brinnington
Want to give an hour of your time to one of our friendly, community-facing projects set out below?
If you're interested in doing so, we'd love to have a chat. Please call into St Mary's Church any Saturday morning between 10.30am and 12 noon or call 0161-477-1938 and leave us your details.
Monday - St Luke's Church - 2-3pm. 'Together'...is a welcoming group for those who'd like to come together with others and chat, laugh, reflect and eat the odd biscuit or two over a cup of tea (or ice cream in the Summer). Volunteering involves making people feel welcome, making drinks, listening and generally enabling a warm, friendly environment.
Tuesday - St Mary's Church - 11.30am-1pm. Greeting visitors, enabling them to light candles/pray, chatting to those attending lunchtime Services and, when it re-opens shortly, greeting Host Cafe visitors, taking orders, taking money, serving at and clearing tables, kitchen duties etc.
Thursday - St Mary's Church - 11.30-12.30pm. Being part of the listening and support team for Restore, a really gentle twenty minute mindfulness-style weekly Service, which attracts those looking for some time of peace.
Thursday - St Luke's Parish Centre - 9.30-11am. Being a member of the team led by the (lovely) Centre Manager. Helping prepare and serve simple refreshments, tidying and washing up, listening and chatting to the folk who come along, helping with safe throughput of people and, in time, helping with the table top sale and the processing of donations.
Friday - St Thomas' Church - 9.30-11am. Being available to greet visitors, make a drink for them, invite them to light a candle etc.
Foodie Friday - St Mary's Church - last Friday of the month 6.30-8pm. Helping welcome people who are attending Foodie Friday, volunteers musicians/singers would be welcome to this slot too! A very laid back session to volunteer at, with a really wide range of people coming through.
Saturday - St Mary's Church - 10.30am-12 noon. Visitors from across the age range access St. Mary's weekly to pray, look round, visit the Stockport Heritage Trust and - eventually - to visit the Host Cafe (when same roles, as listed above for Tuesday lunchtime, will be available).
Do get in touch if you'd like to know more