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.

God has been worshipped at this place for over 800 years; but at the present time the church building is closed. In the light of government guidance, and the Archbishops of Canterbury and York's announcement about the Coronavirus pandemic, all services normally held here are suspended until further notice.

Our worship of God and our care for each other continues but cannot be done in this building. Instead we are looking at new ways of doing this together by making email and phone contact with those who may require additional support; through our Facebook page and by sharing a range of online prayer and worship resources. Details of these, and contact details for the Churchwardens and Readers, can be found further down the page.

“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.”


Guidelines for the Reopening of Church for Services

Dear Friends Download the latest information:
Reopening Guidelines

Please find attached a set of guidelines prepared by the Churchwardens concerning the re-opening of Church for Sunday worship.
It is important that you read them before deciding to come to the service.
Please note that there will be only ONE service at 9:45 am.

Patrick White

Greetings from Whiston Parish Church on the Eighth Sunday after Trinity

The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness. (Psalm 145:8)

Dear Friends Download the latest information:
Reading Sheet for 2nd Aug 2020
Notes on the Readings for 2nd Aug 2020
Prayers for 2nd Aug 2020

"Look" Children's Poster for 2nd Aug 2020
"Roots" Children's Sheet for 2nd Aug 2020

Sunday Link for 2nd Aug 2020
"Live the Word" Article: 3rd - 7th Aug 2020

In our Gospel reading we see Jesus having compassion on the people who came to hear him. In giving Jesus to humankind God has shown great compassion for our condition. The Lord is indeed gracious and merciful and he is of great kindness. His goodness towards us is never ending and has sustained us during the last few months. We are now once again able to feed on the bread that he gives us. As Jesus fed the 5000 so he gives the bread of eternal life.

This morning at 9.45am we gather in his name and light a candle to show his presence with us. We say together the prayer for today:

We say together the prayer for today:

Lord God,
your Son left the riches of heaven
and became poor for our sake:
when we prosper save us from pride,
when we are needy save us from despair,
that we may trust in you alone;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Read the Gospel Matthew 14:13-21

We say or sing this verse of a Communion hymn:
Bread of heaven, on thee we feed,
for thy flesh is meat indeed;
ever may our souls be fed
with this true and living bread;
day by day with strength supplied
through the life of him who died.

We pray:
We bless you,
God of seed and harvest,
Provider of our daily bread
And we bless each other
That the beauty of this world
And the love that created it
Might be expressed through our lives
And be a blessing to others
Now and always,

We rejoice that we have a priest to celebrate the Eucharist for the next five Sundays; so please come and join us in the sharing of the bread of life. Look out for any updates of our guidelines.

Patrick White

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

Patrick White:   (Reader)  {tel: 01709 370069}   or   {mob: 07740 941921}
Wendy Whitaker:   (Churchwarden)   {mob: 07821 549096}
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/

Should you wish to speak to a priest, the Revd. Karen Skidmore (tel.01709 836052) and the Revd. Sue Davies (mob.07515 881605) are both happy to be contacted.

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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St Mary Magdalene