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Joining St Mary's and Sale West 

Why become a member of St Mary’s and Sale West Community Church (SWCC)
Christians seek “to know Christ and make Him known”.  As we grow closer to Jesus we begin to discover what it means to be ‘fully human’ as God intended us to be.  We will want to share this ‘good news’ with those who are outside of the church and also with others who are part of the community of faith.

As we seek to live out our faith, so we need the help and encouragement of the local Christian family, the church.  If we attempt to live a solitary Christian life then we not only limit our own expression of faith, but also the church family is poorer without our contribution.  Joining the church is a natural part of being a Christian.

As you consider joining St Mary’s and SWCC, it is important that you think about the guidelines for church membership.  Before you fill in the joining form, please give careful and prayerful consideration to the Bible passages:

Prayerful consideration
Please use these Bible passages for your reflection:

Acts 2 v 42 - 47 The activities of the church
2 Corinthians 9 v 6 - 8  The generosity of the church
Titus 3 v 4 - 7 The belief of the church
Matthew 28 v 18 - 20 The commissioning of the church
1 Corinthians 12 v 12 - 20 The church includes you


In joining St Mary’s and SWCC you are not only becoming a part of the Church of England and Chester Diocese, but you are expressing your solidarity with the world-wide church through the ages.

As a member of St Mary’s and Sale West, you might like to consider:

  • Joining a Small Group
  • Praying for the church on a regular basis
  • Coming to Worship on Sundays expecting to meet with God
  • Saying ‘hello’ to someone you do not know each week
  • Offering your time and talents in some active way
  • Considering the level of your financial support
  • Listening to sermons (you must be a church member to access these on these through the website)
  • Inviting others to worship at St Mary’s and SWCC
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