Teach us to pray

I don’t know whether you remember the children’s story “Five Children and It”. The “it” refers to the Psammead, a sand fairy, encountered by four children and their baby brother when they are playing in a gravel pit. The Psammead promises them a wish between them every day, the effects of which will disappear at sunset. Of course, it all goes wrong … More Teach us to pray

Lord of all Hopefulness

The parishes of St Margaret’s Prestwich and St George’s Simister are blessed. We have been selected to host an hour of Great Sacred Music at 1.00pm on Saturday 22 October 2022. More than a concert, but not quite a service, this will be an hour of exquisite music performed by HeartEdge – an ensemble of talented choral scholars drawn from across the diocese, many of them being current students at the Royal Northern College of Music … More Lord of all Hopefulness

Teamwork

At the very beginning of Jesus earthly ministry, he called twelve disciples to be with him. He sent them out to preach the gospel in pairs. Later, when St Paul was journeying throughout the known world to spread the good news, he always had at least one companion, and not just a servant to keep him safe, but another preacher who would work alongside him. The message is clear – ministry is not a solo occupation … More Teamwork

The Storm

Good morning and welcome to our service of holy communion for Sunday 25 September. we are still in Creationtide, and the theme today is The Storm. Rev Sue will preach and preside.

There were some issues with our livestream this morning, including complete loss of signal, and a 12 second lag between video and audio! However our techies have done their best for you – please bear with us. … More The Storm

Animal Sunday

Good morning and welcome to our service of Holy Communion for Sunday 18 September 2022: Animal Sunday. Rev Sue will preside and Reader Christine will preach. We begin with the hymn “O worship the King all glorious above” … More Animal Sunday