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.”


Greeting from Whiston Parish Church on the third Sunday after Trinity

Truly the Lord is our shield (Psalm 89:18)

Dear Friends Download the latest information:
Reading Sheet for 28th June 2020
Notes on Readings and Petertide Ordinations for 28th June 2020
Opportunities for Worship and Resources for 28th June 2020

Prayers for 28th June 2020
"Look" Poster for Children for 28th June 2020
"Roots" Children's Sheet for 28th June 2020

Sunday Link for 28th June 2020

The psalmist recognises that God is with us, to help us and protect us, to give us strength in our troubles. While forms of PPE and social distancing may offer us protection from a deadly virus, our nearness to God is our best shield against the stresses and strains of our daily lives as followers of Christ. The Christmas message of Emmanuel, God is with us, can be seen mirrored in the lives of those who have cared for us in this crisis and in the ways that God’s message of love and hope has reached us even in our isolation.

Today we can look forward to being able to worship once again in God’s House and steps are being taken to make this possible. Our Churchwardens have prepared the following message regarding this:
The churchwardens and members of the PCC are working towards opening the church for worship as soon as possible while keeping everyone safe. Please look out for more information in the bulletin, the Advertiser and on the website.   Best wishes.   Wendy and Alan

Meanwhile we continue to worship God in our homes; and we join together at 9.45am when we light our candles as a sign of God’s presence and say together the prayer for today:

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

We read today’s Gospel from Saint Matthew

We say or sing ‘Great is thy Faithfulness’; praising God for his continuing presence with us.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTKIqmdfHSk  (one of many available versions)

♫ ♬   Great is thy Faithfulness, O God my Father,
there is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not,
As Thou hast been Thou for ever will be.

Great is Thy Faithfulness, Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand has provided,
Great is Thy faithfulness Lord unto me

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!   ♩ ♪

Sad news We heard this week that Doreen Guy had passed away. She was a faithful member of Whiston Methodist Church and a regular member of our Natter Group. She will be missed. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

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