St John & St Mark Church, Bury

From the Vicarage

FROM THE VICARAGE - For July & August 2017:


  • Please pray for all those who are to be confirmed at Christ Church on Sunday 9 July at a service led by the Bishop of Bolton.
  • Any enquiries about baptisms or weddings / marriage banns etc should be made at the Parish Office at St.John with St.Mark’s Hall any Wednesday evening between 6.30-7.00pm.
  • The Ministry Team consisting of all the Clergy, Licensed Readers and our Authorised Lay Minister meet every month – usually on the first Monday evening. If you have an issue that you would like us to discuss, please have a word with me.
  • Porch Boxes are desperately in need of food items to meet the current demand. A box is available at the back of both churches. Please support this worthy cause.
  • Regular attenders to church are encouraged to join our planned giving scheme. If you would like to do so or would like some further information, please speak to one of the wardens.
  • Meetings of the Churches Together in Bury take place bi-monthly on the third Monday of the month at various venues around the town, beginning at 7.30pm. The next meeting is on 17 July. More details are in the Bulletins / News Sheets. Everyone is welcome to attend.
  • If you would like to donate towards the cost of the flowers in church, perhaps in memory of a loved one or in celebration of a special event, please speak to Betty Winterbottom (Christ Church) or Rosemarie Ashworth (St.John with St.Mark).
  • Both of our Church Halls are available for a whole range of activities for use by church and community groups. Please however check with the bookings officers (June Banks for St.John with St.Mark and Jennifer Wood for Christ Church) if the building is otherwise occupied before anything is arranged.
  • Material for the parish magazine should be given in by the 14th day of the previous month. Articles may be sent via email to wrub@live.co.uk