STOCKPORT PARISH CHURCH ST MARY'S IN THE MARKETPLACE
Thank you for visiting the web-site for Stockport Parish Church.
We very much hope that you will come and meet us at St Mary's in the Marketplace when normal opening is re-introduced.
Services are (subject to amendments deemed necessary) held each Sunday at 10.00am
Normally the first, third and fifth Sunday is Holy
Communion with Morning Prayer on the second and
Baptisms and other services by arrangement.
Services are normally each Tuesday at 11.30am (Holy Communion) and 12.15pm (Lunch-time service).
Cafe Worship - each Friday at 10.45am
"TAPAS" the opportunity to pop in, have a coffee, say a prayer, light a candle or just enjoy some quiet time - on Foodie Friday (last Friday in the month) from 18.30 (St Mary's will be open for a couple of hours).
The Church is normally open:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
10.00am - 3.00pm
The "Nave Cafe" from 11.00am - 2.00pm with soup/sandwiches/jacket potatoes between 12.00-13.30. Cakes, biscuits etc. available whilst open.
Why not call in for a look round this beautiful building, talk to our volunteers "Team St Mary's", and have a cup of tea/coffee or enjoy one of our tasty snacks.
NOW SERVING "ADSOLUTE COFFEE" BEAN TO CUP - drink in or take-away
Also at St Mary's - Stockport Heritage Trust.
Tours of the Church can be arranged for groups to suite your requirements.
"All parishes are required to participate in a Past Cases Review, commissioned by the Church of England. PCR2, as it is known nationally, is part of the Church's ongoing scrutiny of its handling of past and current safeguarding cases. An Independent Reviewer will be looking at files relating to church officers in this parish, both lay and ordained, past and present.
"Individuals who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process, or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures, are encouraged to make direct contact with the . However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the Church, a dedicated telephone helpline - 0800 80 20 20 - operated independently from the Church, by the NSPCC, has been set up."
St. Mary's takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously.
We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines.
You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding.
If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues of a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at www.chester.anglican.org/social-responsibility/safeguarding