Welcome

Welcome to the official website of Whiston Parish Church. Situated in the heart of the community, St Mary Magdalene is the parish church serving Whiston Village and the surrounding areas.

The church is now open again for public worship services and funerals. For the next few weeks there will be a spoken Eucharist service on a Sunday at 9.45am, with doors open from 9.15am. The services will be led by one of our two Oversight Ministers, either Revd Karen Skidmore or Revd Toby Gibbons.

If you or anyone in your household is showing symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to church because of the risk that you pose to others; but remain at home and self-isolate.

These services will be very different from how we worshipped before COVID-19 and so we have drawn up a set of guidelines with the aim of keeping everyone as safe as possible during worship. These guidelines can be found in the section below this article; or on the church Facebook page; and they are available as you enter church. The guidelines are updated whenever the Government issues new guidance.

We hope to resume our previous pattern of worship later in the year as the situation improves, but in the meantime we look forward to welcoming you safely at Whiston Parish Church on a Sunday morning.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself.
There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31)

Guidelines for Church Services

 

Greetings from Whiston Parish Church on the Third Sunday after Trinity.

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is gracious, for his steadfast love endures for ever   Psalm 107:1

Dear Friends Download the latest information:
Prayers for 20th June 2021
Notes on the Readings and Worship Opportunities for 20th June 2021

 

Today’s readings from Job, the psalm and the Gospel speak to us about the awesome power and also the beauty of God’s creation., but also of his goodness towards us. Paul refers to God’s grace being with us as we struggle on our Christian journey. The disciples discover Christ’s Lordship and his calming presence. We rejoice both in God’s creation and in his redeeming love for us .

We come into his presence as we light a candle and say the prayer for today:

God our saviour,
look on this wounded world
in pity and in power;
hold us fast to your promises of peace
won for us by your Son, our Saviour Jesus.
Amen

 

We read today’s Gospel:   Mark 4:35-41

 

We say or sing:

1) Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bid'st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea.

2) O Christ, Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walkedst on the foaming deep,
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
O hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea.

3) Most Holy Spfirit, Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
O hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

4) O Trinity of love and power,
Our brethren shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them where-so-e’er they go,
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

 

We pray:
O God, whose beauty is beyond our imagining
and whose power we cannot comprehend:
show us your glory as far as we can grasp it,
and shield us from knowing more than we can bear
until we may look upon you without fear;
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.
Amen

 

Church Services

Sunday, 27th June   9.45am Parish Eucharist                              
Sunday, 4th July   9.45am Parish Eucharist

 

Generous June

The Mothers’ Union Branch I have of St Mary Magdalene will be having a table sale after the service in church on Sunday June 27th as a response to the national MU appeal Summer of Hope, empowering women and mothersworldwide as we celebrate 145 years of Mothers’Union and the centenary of the death of Mary Sumner, its founder. Cakes and craft items will be available. In order to keep as socially distanced as possible and so as not to handle cash for change, donations will be asked for any of the items.

 

Please contact any of us if you need to talk or simply to have a chat.

Rev. Karen Skidmore – Oversight Minister:   {tel: 01709 836052}
Rev. Toby Gibbons – Oversight Minister:   {mob: 07507 524699}

Patrick White:   (Reader)  {tel: 01709 370069}   or   {mob: 07740 941921}
Colette White:  (Churchwarden)   {mob: 07712 674675}
Alan Bradbury:   (Assistant Churchwarden)   {mob: 07711 691594}

Jan Teale:   (Reader)   {mob: 07745 560580}
Alan Teale:   (Churchwarden)   {mob: 07803 021201}

Email: whistonparishchurch@gmail.com
Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhistonParishChurch/

Take care of each other and remember God is good.

 

We serve the areas of:

  • Whiston Village
  • Grange Estate
  • Duke-of-Norfolk Estate
  • Upper Whiston
  • Morthen
  • Outlying Areas

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