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St Mary's
Rawtenstall

Welcome
Our vision
'Revealing Jesus as we love God and serve others in the power of His Spirit'.

Come join us at our 10:30 am Sunday morning service or
our 6.15 pm Sunday evening service!​​​

Coming soon

For those seeking work

Small Groups

Important moments in life

For those seeking ways back in to work we run a job club for 6 weeks.  The club offers practical skills in helping to prepare you for interviews, job applications, and growing in self confidence.
The next course will start:
in the autumn - date to be confirmed
call Dorothy on 07840846749
 
Seeking to grow in faith and getting to know your Christian family are important to us, we have a number of small groups ready to welcome you!
Ask Chris for more details:
01706 215585
For details about funerals or weddings or baptisms
Ask Chris for more details:
01706 215585

Our Services

SUNDAYS                    Morning services begin at 10.30 am
​                                     Evening services start at 6.15 pm

Week of the month         Type of morning service      Venue          Type of evening service            Venue
1st Sunday                        Family Worship                      St Mary's       Holy Communion                        St Mary's
​2nd Sunday                       Holy Communion                   St Mary's       Evening Service                          Longholme
3rd Sunday                        Morning  Worship                  St Mary's       Holy Communion                        St Mary's
​4th Sunday                        Holy Communion                   St Mary's       Evening Service                          Longholme

5th Sunday                        Family Worship                      St Mary's       See calendar






St Mary's Calendar


July
Sunday 16th         10.30 am                Morning Service
                              6.15 pm                 Joint Holy Communion at St Mary’s
Monday 17th         1 pm                      Tiddlers Group
                              2 pm                      Torch Book Group
Tuesday 18th       10 am – 1 pm         CAP Job Club
                              7 pm                      Reach puppets meet at St Mary’s
Saturday 22nd       10 am - 3 pm        Men’s Conference – Money, Sex and Power
Sunday 23rd         10.30 am               Morning Service
                              6.15 pm                Joint Evening Service at Longholme Methodists
Tuesday 25th July –                           School Summer Holidays
Thursday 31st August
Tuesday 25th       10 am – 1 pm        CAP Job Club
Saturday 29th                                    Wedding
Sunday 30th         10.30 am              Morning Worship


August
Saturday 5th         1 pm                     Wedding
Sunday 6th           10.30 am              Family Service
                              6.15 pm               Joint Holy Communion at St Mary’s
Saturday 12th       12.00 pm              Wedding
Sunday 13th         10.30 am              Holy Communion at St Mary’s
                              6.15 pm               Joint Evening Service at Longholme Methodists
Sunday 20th         10.30 am              Morning Worship
                              6.15 pm               Joint Holy Communion at St Mary’s
Wednesday 3rd     2 pm                    Ladies Fellowship at St Mary’s
                                                          Guest Speaker, Suzanne Moriarty
Sunday 27th         10.30 am              Holy Communion at St Mary’s
                              6.15 pm               Joint Evening Service at Longholme Methodists


September
Friday 1st                  1.30 pm               Afternoon Tea at St Paul’s Community Centre
Saturday 2nd            8.30 am               Men’s breakfast at St Paul’s Community Centre
Sunday 3rd              10.30 am              Family Service
                                  6.15 pm              Joint Evening Service at St Mary’s
Tuesday 5th             10 am – 1pm       CAP Job Club
                                  6.45 pm              Reach puppets meet at St Mary’s
Wednesday 6th         2 pm                   Ladies Fellowship at St Mary’s, Speaker TBA
Sunday 10th            10.30 am              Holy Communion – Back to Church Sunday
                                  6.15 pm              Joint Evening Service at Longholme
Tuesday 12th           10 am – 1 pm      CAP Job Club
                                  7 pm                   Reach puppets meet at St Mary’s
Saturday 16th                                       Wedding
Sunday 17th             10.30 am             Morning Worship
                                   6.15 pm             Joint Holy Communion at St Mary’s
Monday 18th              7.30 pm             Mothers’ Union
Tuesday 19th           10 am – 1 pm      CAP Job Club
                                   7 pm                  Reach puppets meet at St Mary’s
Sunday 24th             10.30 am             Holy Communion
                                   6.15 pm             Joint Evening Service at Longholme Methodists


Uniform organisations ……
meet at the Scout Hut on Lomas Lane, Rawtenstall during term time as follows:-
Mondays             5.30 pm             Rainbows
                             6.30 pm             Brownies
                             7.45 pm             Guides
Tuesdays            7.00 pm             Cubs
Wednesdays       6.30 pm             Beavers
Thursdays          7.30 pm              Scouts

​For more information contact Peter : peter@cowpecroft.co.uk

For those special times

Holy Baptism
We are delighted if you are considering baptising your child at St Mary's Church Rawtenstall. Baptism is a way to thank God for the life of your child; whilst acknowledging that you wish to bring up your child as a Christian and to seek the support of the church. 
If you are a parent, or a prospective god parent, and want to find out more about Holy Baptism, the service and what is involved then please visit the Church of England's Christening website.
If you wish to arrange a service for the baptism of your child at St Mary's please contact the Vicar, 0n 01706 215585, to arrange an initial visit.

Weddings
Congratulations!
A church wedding is a great way to celebrate a couple's life-long commitment to eachother, endorsed by their family, friends and the wider church community and witnessed in front of God. St Mary's Church would like to support you in this endeavour.
We can provide a spacious, traditional church venue with comfortable modern seating. We can arrange a choir, band, or organ music as required. For more information about how to arrange a wedding at St Mary's Church Rawtenstall please contact the Vicar on 01706 215585.
To find out more about what is involved in arranging a church wedding, planning for the big day and understanding how the church can help you please visit the Church of England's wedding website.

Confirmation
If you wish to explore confirmation, the Reverend will invite you to attend a local course to give you the opportunity to explore your faith with others who are also considering conformation before committing your life to be a disciple of Christ. 
Enquiries from adults who have not been baptised are welcome, as are requests for Confirmation from candidates who are aged 11 and over.
If you wish to find out more about confirmation please visit the Church of England website, or contact the Vicar on 01706 215585.

Funerals
Funerals can be a quiet affair or involve a large gathering of people. They are an opportunity for people to share their grief, to give thanks for the life of an individual who has recently died and to commit their soul to God. St Mary's Church can arrange a funeral service, or the burial of ashes in the Churchyard to anyone from the local community, regardless of whether or not they attended church.
If you have recently lost a loved one and wish to arrange a funeral service at St Mary's Church please contact the Vicar on 01706 215585.
For more information about how to plan a funeral, the content of the service, and for a selection of comforting psalms and prayers please visit the Church of England's Funeral website.