The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Handsworth, Sheffield
Images showing the congregation of The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin of Handsworth in Sheffield, a photograph of the church spire and a photo of St Mary and baby Jesus taken from a stained glass window from inside the church.

APPEALING FOR £52,500

for a disabled toilet and access in church

£23,686 raised thus far.

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SOCIAL EVENTS 2014

AT CHURCH OR PARISH CENTRE:

Handsworth Mini Music Festival Sun. 27th July

Handsworth by the Sea and Teddy Bear's Parachute Jump Mon. 25th August

Car Boot Sale 27th September

Harvest Quiz and Supper 3rd October

Bonfire and Fireworks Sat. 8th November

St Mary's Christmas Fayre Sat. 29th November

Old Rectory Christmas Market Sun. 7th December

ALL ARE WARMLY INVITED AND WELCOME

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USUAL WEEKLY SERVICES/EVENTS:

Sunday 10am Parish Mass with Sunday's Cool

(Family Mass usually 1st Sunday of the month)

The next healing ministry will occur on Sunday 27th July at 11.15am after the Parish Mass. Ministry of Healing

Monday 9.30-11am
Play & Praise, under 3's
Contact: Patricia Barker 0114 269 8184

Tuesday 3.30-5pm
The After School Club, 4-7yrs and
After School Club Plus 8-11yrs.
Contact: Brenda Robinson 0114 288 0129

Next Messy Church on 30th September in the Nunnery. (All age craft, games, art etc & food around a theme). Theme: Harvest.

Wednesday 9.45am Said Mass

Wednesday 9.30-11.30am
Handsworth Mothers & Toddlers, under 3's, an independant group organised by Christine King 0114 269 4037.

Thursday Over 50s Lunch Club
Contact: Tim Schafer 0114 269 2537

1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month:
10am-12noon Mums@St Mary's Group 
All mums are welcome but please contact its organiser beforehand - Anne Palmer 0114 269 6889. It will be held in church.
12-2pm Open Church. St Mary's will be open for anyone to pop in - maybe just to have a look around this ancient church or for a chat or for a time of quiet or prayer in St Katherine's Chapel. Refreshments will be provided.

Thursday 7pm Said Mass.
(followed by the Parish Office at 7.30pm for booking christenings and weddings etc) 

Friday 12noon Said Mass

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: 

On Sunday 27th July at the 10am Parish Mass we shall be commemorating the outbreak of WW1. All welcome. Let our intention be for peace throughout the whole world.

O God of the nations,
as we look to that day when you will gather people
from north and south, east and west,
into the unity of your peaceable Kingdom,
guide with your just and gentle wisdom all who take counsel
for the nations of the world,
that all your people may spend their days in security, freedom and peace,

we ask this through you Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Amen.


Our Anglican Tradition

St Mary's is of the Catholic Tradition in the Church of England, affiliated to Forward in Faith and The Society of St Wilfid and St Hilda. 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.

Churchwardens:
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.


The Old Rectory, Handsworth, Sheffield

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.