'With Jesus, we learn as a joyful family and flourish to be the best that we can be'
St Mary's Church was founded in 1780 by Fr Oswald Eaves and for many years the Parish has been served by Benedictine Monks from Ampleforth Abbey. It was announced earlier in the year that the Ampleforth Benedictines would be leaving the Parish and handing over responsibility for the Parish to the Diocese of Salford. Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to Fr George, who has been our Parish Priest for 5 years and wish him well in his new post. We are very grateful to Fr Colin and Fr Bernard who served the Parish, until the arrival of our new Parish Priest.
On Tuesday 18th October, some of our Year 5 and 6 children celebrated a Rosary Lunch with our parishioners. We said the Rosary together and focussed on 'The Glorious Mysteries'. The children led a reflection and then we shared lunch. It was a great opportunity for our children to learn about the Rosary and for them to share their learning in class. Thank you to all who attended. We hope to organise more events like this in the future.
At St Mary’s and St Benedict’s, we really do value church and community links and recognise the impact that good links can have on our pupil’s social, moral, spiritual and cultural development. We realise that by forging relationships and developing opportunities, we are actively preparing our pupils to take a role and engage with family and parish in prayer and worship. Each month, St Mary’s Church celebrate Children’s Mass, where children take on an active role in the Mass. A list of Children’s Masses can be found below, but green forms are also sent out a week before each Mass and information can be found in the School Newsletter. We look forward to seeing you there and celebrating together.