St Margaret's Church Prestwich

and St George's Simister

2021 is our Year to Pause, Pray and Prepare

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Welcome to St Margaret’s and St George’s Churches Online.

Welcome to the Parish of St. Margaret’s, Holyrood, Prestwich. We are a Church of England parish and have two churches, St. Margaret’s Prestwich, and St. George’s, which serves the community of Simister.

Here are our Easter services. They remain available for you to re-watch:

  • Palm Sunday 9.45am live at St Margaret’s Church and livestreamed on our Facebook page, or 4.00pm with Procession of Palms and hymns here.
  • Holy Monday 7.00pm Ignatian reflection livestreamed here.
  • Holy Tuesday 7.00pm Peregrini Evening Prayer here.
  • Holy Wednesday 7.00pm Tenebrae reflection live in church and livestreamed here.
  • Maundy Thursday 7.00pm live in church or online here with music. The Watch will be livestreamed afterwards, here.
  • Good Friday for children 10am livestreamed here.
  • Good Friday liturgy  2.00pm live in church or service of nails or online here with music.
  • Easter Vigil 7.00pm online here.
  • Easter Day 9.45am live at St Margaret’s, 11.15am live at St George’s, or 9.45am online with sung Alleluias, hymns and anthems, here.

Our regular services (Sundays 9.45am and Wednesdays 10.00am) are live-streamed on our Facebook page

Pre-recorded services are posted on the Parish Blog, Facebook and Twitter, complete with words on-screen. Daily prayers and reflections are posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Peregrini Morning Prayer and Compline are livestreamed on Rev Deborah’s blog daily at 8.30am and 8.15pm, and are available on the parish Facebook page from around 9.00am and 8.45pm..

Remember – if you miss the “live” start time, don’t worry – the broadcasts will be available for you anytime at your convenience afterwards!

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We will of course continue to pray and offer support and help to those in need. There is a parish WhatsApp group for prayer requests, and group prayer will happen via Zoom. Just contact us.

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As restrictions begin to ease us out of the third national lockdown, our churches are permitted to remain open for public worship, in accordance with DCMS regulations. This means that up to 30 people may attend at St Margaret’s, and up to 16 at St George’s. Congregants should wear face coverings, sit in the designated seats, and use the hand sanitizer provided on arrival, before receiving communion, and when leaving.

Anyone who has been advised to shield should not attend.

In line with government regulations, there should be NO conversational social gatherings inside or outside the church building, before nor after the services.

Please note that from 8 August 2020 wearing face masks in places of worship is compulsory by law.

Our COVID-19 risk assessment is here Parish Risk Assessment july 2020

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We aim to be a welcoming, inclusive and diverse church where worship and prayer are at the centre of our lives. Our mission statement is to worship God, follow Jesus, serve our neighbour and welcome all, which can be summarised as


Worship is important because we seek to put God at the centre of our lives. Holy Communion is a high point of our shared life together as we deepen our relationship with God and grow in faith.

Fellowship is the way in which we show God’s love to each other by building up relationships, supporting and encouraging one another as we share our lives together.

Service is the way in which we put the gospel into action and share God’s love for our neighbourhood and the world around us.

We welcome all new members wherever they are on their faith journey and invite you to come and be part of our church community.

You can keep in touch with us on the move by downloading our FREE app:

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We are proud holders of the EcoChurch Bronze Award, and the Manchester Diocese Church for a Different World Award:bronze medium
Church for a Different World highly commended


Even though our church buildings are currently closed, you can still support our mission with a donation via Easy Fundraising 


Together we are Stronger

2020 has been a tough year for everyone. This short video shows how we have survived - and thrived!
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