Covid-19 Reopening Provisions and Measures
As per government reduction of lockdown measures for places of worship our church is once again OPEN for public worship.
At present we are only open for our Sunday family worship of holy communion at 11.15am.
Our parochial church council have carefully considered and implemented the measures required in order to reduce risk of virus spread.
These include social distancing, hygiene practices and a one way entry and exit system inside church. Services will be said rather than sung.
Alternative ways to worship and remain in touch with our church family.
If however you are continuing to shield or self-isolate you are warmly welcome to take part in daily prayer from home.
Visit our Online Worship media library to watch our recently filmed Easter, Pentecost, Trinity and Ordinary Time Services, Sermons and Livestreams
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ANNUAL PAROCHIAL COUNCIL MEETING NOTICE
Dear brothers/Sisters in Jesus Christ,
As your Parish Priest, I would very much like to extend my sincere thanks to all of you for your support in different levels. I believe this is a good time to commit our church and its future ministry to your daily prayers. Perhaps you might seriously consider whether you could serve your local church as a church warden, treasurer, secretary or a member of the PCC?
The church looks very different to us, we are facing new challenges, but also new opportunities are being presented to us by God for a deepening of Faith, a new strategy for ministry and a new approach to take us into a future with confidence. We are called to serve the needs of our church in these times of uncertainty where anxiety rises, motivation falls and attendance drops off. Let us focus on God promises. He can bring resurrection and new life to our church. God is not only Great but also Good: “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for your are God my Saviour, and my hope is in you all day long” (Psalm 25:4-5).
In regards to the APCM on Sunday 27th September 2020 after morning service, we will elect our Church warden (s); a report will be given on electoral roll since the APCM held in 2019; the PCC Annual Report & Activities will be presented; the financial account ending on the 31st December 2019 will be considered; a report on the fabric, goods & ornaments of the Parish will be given; election of Parish representatives for deanery synod will be considered.
Thank you again for your daily prayers and supports. God of love be with you all.
Yours in Christ,
Fr Jules MAMBU
Vicar - Father Jules Mambu
St. Anne’s is not just a church building, lovely though it is, we are a worshipping community that meet together and pray regularly for the people of this parish and the wider world; whilst maintaining a high church ethos within our worship so admired by our church founder and visionary Joseph Sidebotham click here.
If you are in need of spiritual advice, have questions in general, or want to offer any feedback, feel free to contact Father Jules click here.
Do come and join us at our regular weekly worship on Sundays at 11:15am in the form of a family friendly Sung Holy Communion service followed by tea, coffee, biscuits and a chat afterwards. You will recieve a warm welcome, the people are warm and friendly, and the heating system works too!
We also meet during the week on Wednesdays at 11:30am for a short said Holy Communion service in the Lady Chapel. This is a great way to get to know each other in a smaller and more relaxed environment, whilst also being a perfect opportunity to receive the Eucharist when you happen to be working the unavoidable weekend shift.
We are also blessed with our own youth organisations, Scouts and Brownies which meet downstairs at Church and regularly attend church parade. In addition our parish is also served by St Anne's Primary School in which the church maintains close links.
We are also proud to own a fully restored peel of 6 bells (15-0-12 tenor) within our bell tower. Any experienced bell ringing team are very welcome to play them, especially for weddings or at other times by prior arrangement.
This is our newly designed website launched in April 2019, which is continually being updated on a regular basis! Please keep visiting and treat this platform as your go to place for the latest live news from across our parish.
If you are worried about a child or adult who is being harmed or at risk of being harmed you may contact the following:
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Abbey Clephane
Phone: 0161828145 Email: Abbeyclephane-wilson[at]manchesteranglican.org
11:15am Sunday Holy Communion