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 and love. We seek to conform our lives ever more closely on Mary's Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, through the grace and strength of the Sacraments, the teaching 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.
A PRAYER FOR THE WEEK:
whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness,
and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:
give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit;
and, as you know our weakness,
so may we know your power to save;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen
St Mary's is of the catholic tradition in the Church of England and affiliated to Forward in Faith. We are inclusive, modern, humerous, supportive, 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, 07966440258
Deanery/Diocesan Synod Reps.:
Mrs Valerie Hanwell and Mrs Brenda Robinson
Safeguarding Officer: Mrs Christine Garner, 0114 2697663
Mission Leaders: Joy Lowe, Ben Otley, Anne Palmer and Alison Prenku.
Our Mission Statement:
The presence of Jesus among us inspires us.
Offering friendship, acceptance, support and faith.
Seeking to improve, through use of resources, the quality of community life.
Attached to St Mary's is Handsworth Old Rectory Community Centre Ltd, a registered charitable company. It is a listed building and is the former residence of the rector. Mainly Georgian in style, but parts of it dating to Tudor times. Specialising in hosting community events, conferences and meetings, as well as excellent facilities for wedding, birthday, baptism and other parties, funeral teas etc.
Fully licensed bar and quality catering. An excellent setting at very competitive rates. For more information, please click on the photo.