Services during Holy Week and Easter

Services during Holy Week and Easter


 Palm Sunday 9th April

St Paul’s 10am Morning Prayer

St Andrew’s 11am Morning Prayer


Maundy Thursday 13th April

St Paul’s 12noon meditation and simple lunch

St Andrew’s 7pm with Worldwide Church of God: Parish Holy Communion with foot washing


Good Friday 14th April

St Mary’s (Prestwich) meet 11am for short service with walk of witness to Tesco and short service outside.

St Andrew’s 3pm Vigil

St Paul’s 7pm Vigil – Good Friday Reflection


Saturday 15th April

St Paul’s 5.30pm Service of Light (Lighting the Easter Candle)

Easter Sunday 16th April

St Paul’s 10am Holy Communion

St Andrew’s 11am Holy Communion

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Confirmation Classes

Confirmation Classes
Have you been Confirmed?  Are you ready to publicly acknowledge your faith and become a fully committed member of your Church?  Or were you brought up in another denomination and would like to be formally ‘Received into Membership’ of our Church as well?
Confirmation Classes this year will be held in the rectory (1 Moorside Rd, Kersal) on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm on 25th April; 23rd May; 30th May and 6th May.
The Confirmation Service will be at 10am at St Clement’s, Ordsall on Sunday 11th June.  Please let me know if this is for you. Phone Rev. Lisa on 
0161 792 5362
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Espresso Church


Espresso Church time.

The next meeting is on Monday 3rd April at 18:45 @ Costa Coffee Prestwich, Unit 4 Radius, Longfield Center, Fairfax Rd, Prestwich. Manchester M25 1AY.

Please Note, We meet in the upstairs room on the first floor, access via stairs, (unfortunately there is no lift).







Bishop of Bolton Mark @ Espresso
 The new Bishop of Bolton Mark Ashcroft joined Espresso in March to share his faith journey with us. We asked Bishop Mark what are the challenges that he and the church has in today’s society.Mark Ashcroft, 61, has served as the Archdeacon of Manchester and Residentiary Canon of Manchester Cathedral since 2009. He is married to Sally and they have three adult children, they met in Kenya while volunteers with the Church Mission Society and have a lifelong commitment to mission.

Mark trained for ordination at Ridley Hall Cambridge after working in the catering industry in Edinburgh. Sensing a call to serve in urban areas, Mark was ordained in Manchester Diocese in 1982 and served as a curate in Burnage. Mark was appointed Rector of Christ Church Harpurhey where he served from 1996 to 2009. He was then appointed Archdeacon of Manchester.

Last time at Espresso – Karen Openshaw 
 It was great to hear from Karen when she visited Espresso church in February. As a busy consultant she understands the difficulty between balancing Work, Home, life, and her faith. Life/work balance is the term she uses! When We looked at how we can live in the moment and recognise God’s blessing in the every day stuff of life.For more information:- CLICK
Espresso’s Frist Retreat @ Katherine’s House – Salford

The photo above is of our first “Espresso Church” retreat last Saturday.  A great time was had by all at Katherine House FCJ-Salford.

We started to prepare for Lent by gathering  in prayer, reflection and eating as a community together. The theme for the day focussed on “Walking with Jesus” where we studied scripture in two different ways Lectio Divina (Divine Reading) and Ignatius Spirituality “a spirituality for everyday life that insists that God is present in our world and active in our lives”. 

Big thanks to Marie Patterson form Katherine House for leading us on the day, and Churches together in Prestwich & Kersal for there support
Psalm 46:10 (NIV). 10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”
We are building Community that is Jesus centered, so come and help us discover what this means today and be part of our journey together. Lets see what following Jesus feels like at home, at work and in our whole life.

@ Espresso, we also want to be a “Community of Mission”, so please send in your stories and pictures of where God is at work in our community.

As part of building Community and getting information and events as they happen. Why not go to our Facebook Page, and check it out.
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My name is Geoff Millard and I am Creative Director of the Manchester Passion and I am desperately in need of cast members.


I hope you are aware of the event that is being staged in Cathedral Gardens on April 8th this year. We have all the major parts cast but are short of disciples, servants, guards, roman soldiers et al.


We have started rehearsals every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm at St. Werburghs Parish Hall, adjacent to St. Werburghs Church , 386 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 0UH


The event is being staged in Cathedral Gardens on a specially constructed four tier  stage with Manchester’s magnificent Cathedral as a backdrop. The date is Saturday April 8th with the production starting at 2pm.

The live dramatic interpretation of Jesus’ teachings and his Passion during the last week of his life; we hope shows how relevant his sacrifice is for us facing challenges in today’s world. We are proud to have the Manchester Inspirational Voices Choir under the direction of Wayne Ellington and the Sweet Rhythm Big Band as part of the production.  BBC Songs Of Praise are interested in filming parts of the production to be the mainstay of their Easter Sunday broadcast; so all in all, a very important and exciting event of which to be part.

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