Resources and Support
Following on from the Church of England guidance we are unable to gather in the church building for worship or other activities. This does not mean that church is cancelled, it's just a different shape! Please watch the video below giving an outline of our new shape over the coming weeks:
Here's a summary of some of the things that we are offering for you to join with us….
Sunday Services Online - Join with us for weekly morning worship, with songs, prayer, junior church time and a message each Sunday at 10am. Go to www/stmarysaom.org/SundayOnline
Fuel Youth Online - For anyone with teenage children Fuel are also meeting online via their Instagram and YouTube channel offering games, inspiration, worship and meeting up live in Fuel group video chat every Friday night from 8pm. For more information visit www.stmarysaom.org/FuelOnline
Morning Prayer - We have put together a Morning prayer sheet that you can download and use each day. Videos are also available to guide you through this liturgy. www.stmarysaom.org/FaithInTheWeek
Midweek Reflections - The Vicars and the Children’s Pastor have all set up public Facebook profiles from which they are providing mid-week thoughts and reflections. Have a look at these profiles and if you’re a Facebook user send them a friend request so that their updates appear on your feed.
Revd Steve Rankin
Revd Jane Beaumont
Julie Children’s Pastor
Discipleship Communities – As we are moving into this new phase of online Church, we are also encouraging our discipleship communities to connect online using WhatsApp, Messenger, Skype or Zoom. It is so important at this that we have regular fellowship with one another, even if it is online over video or voice chat!
Prayer – Sometimes we simply can’t find the words to express to God what we are feeling with what’s going on at the moment so here you can find a series of short videos providing ‘top tips’ for prayer plus a range of prayers that you can use to either read quietly on your own or perhaps out loud with your families. To view the top tips or download the prayers go to www.stmarysaom.org/prayer
Faith Through the Week - This is a place to help you in your spiritual walk with God every day of the week, Church doesn’t just end on Sunday. Here are some useful resources to sustain and nourish your faith each day. www.stmarysaom.org/FaithInTheWeek
Family Faith Resources - In this uncertain time, you might be stuck for ideas of what to do around the house with your children! Julie will be putting some useful material here to help you to plan your weeks ahead including fun activities, help and support for families. www.stmarysaom.org/FamilyFaith
Keeping Connected - A team of church volunteers will be making regular phone calls to church members who are the most isolated or vulnerable during this time. Here you can offer to ring people or request a phone call if you want someone to talk to or someone to pray with you. www.stmarysaom.org/keepingconnected
Trafford Community Response - Across Trafford, charities, businesses, community groups and the Council have all come together to make sure you have the support you need during this challenging time. Please note this is a different volunteer response to the one that the Government issued for help with the NHS.
Phone Number: 0300 330 9073 (Mon – Fri 8:30am – 5:30pm)
GET HELP - with food shopping*, getting essential medication or looking after pets.
GIVE HELP - volunteer for this community initiative – Thrive volunteer form
* Volunteers are not expected to use their own money to buy food for others. Information and training will be given to those who sign up as volunteers.
Trafford South Foodbank - The Foodbank continues to run during this time by offering food parcels. To request a parcel ring the Trafford Community Response number - 0300 330 9073, option 4. Updates can be found on the Trafford South Foodbank Facebook Page.
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