St Mary the Virgin S13 9BZ
The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin Handsworth is dedicated to our Lord's mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Taking Mary as our example of following Jesus, we seek to listen to our heavenly Father and discern where the Holy Spirit is leading us and to do so in faith, trust, obedience and love. We seek to conform our lives on the Gospel by following Mary's Son, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, through the grace and strength of the Sacraments, the teachings of holy Scripture and mother Church, and through mutual support and fellowship. You are warmly invited to join with us in our acts of worship and social events.
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK (Opening Prayer for Sunday's (26/10) Mass of Baptism & Confirmation):
Fulfil for us your gracious promise, O Lord, we pray,
so that by His coming the Holy Spirit may make us witnesses
before the world to the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Our Anglican Tradition
St Mary's is of the Catholic Tradition in the Church of England and under the patronage of The Society of St Wilfid and St Hilda. We are modern yet traditional, humerous, supportive, inclusive, provide a warm welcome and are openly friendly. Our worship is modern, un-fussy and lively yet dignified, reverent, biblical and rooted in Christian Tradition.
At the request of the Parochial Church Council and Incumbent the Bishop of Sheffield has placed us under the pastoral and sacramental care of Rt Revd Glyn Webster, Bishop of Beverley, the Provincial Episcopal Visitor.
Mr Ken Riley, 0114 269 3597
Mrs Joy Lowe, 0114 269 9511 (Pastoral worker)
Treasurer: Mrs Patrica Barker, 0114 269 8164
Secretary: Mrs Anne Palmer, 0114 269 2403
Children's Minister: Mrs Alison Prenku, 0796 644 0258
Deanery/Diocesan Synod Reps: Mrs Valerie Hanwell and Mrs Brenda Robinson
Safeguarding Officer: Mrs Christine Garner, 0114 269 7663
Mission Leaders: Joy Lowe, Ben Otley, Anne Palmer and Alison Prenku.
Our Vision Statement:
Jesus inspires us to be His disciples.
Come and experience His presence among us.
Offering friendship, belonging and faith.
Come and join us.
Seeking to be a resource to Handsworth
and enhance community life.
Come and help us.
Owned by St Mary's Church, The Parish Centre is now leased to The Old Rectory, a registered not-for-profit limited charitable company. It is a Grade 2 Listed building and until the 1950s was the residence of the rector. It is mainly Georgian in style, but parts of it date to Tudor times, though a priest's residence was on the site even before that period. It shares a rich history with St Mary's Church and Handsworth in general. The current rector acts as chairman of the board of trustees.
The Old Rectory specialises in hosting community events, conferences and meetings, as well as providing excellent facilities for wedding, birthday, baptism and other parties, funeral teas etc.
It has a fully a licensed bar, disabled facilities and provides quality catering. It is a little gem placed behind St Mary's in a quiet, semi rural setting close to junction 33 of the M1.
For more information, please click on the above photograph or contact the Centre Manager: Tim Schafer on 0114 269 2537.