Our main Sunday service is the Parish Eucharist at 10.00am, using the contemporary language liturgy from Common Worship. The service is sung with hymns, plus incense on major festivals. There is (Fair Trade) tea, coffee (real coffee now available!) and biscuits in the Community Hall after the service.
St Chad's Church
St Chad's Road
Manchester M20 4WH
Some time in the near future Mark will also be licenced as an assistant curate at St Nicholas Burnage and St Nicholas Burnage's clergy, Rachel Mann and Alan Simpson, licensed as assistant curates at St Chad's. We are looking forward to continuing cooperation with St Nick's.
Before Mark was formally licenced to St Chad's we were in what the Church of England rather inappropriately calls an interregnum (= "between rulers"!) when responsibility for the parish is shared between the Area Dean, the Revd Stephen Edwards, and the churchwardens. Everyone is grateful to the lay people of St Chad's who "kept the show on the road" during this period and to the visiting priests who presided and preached at the Sunday Parish Communion and at the weekday services of Holy Communion.
The Annual Report of the PCC for 2015 and other docments presented at the Annual Meeting on 24 April 2016 are now online.
This photograph (© David Dixon) of our church is used with permission; this history of the parish and the church was written by an amateur historian member of the congregation. The Church Urban Fund has this economic profile of the parish. A much more detailed social geography of the parish and of the neighbouring parish of St Nicholas, Burnage, courtesy of Alison Peacock, the Diocesan Mission Planning Officer, can be found under the Mission and Ministry tab. The age distribution in the parish is remarkable. This guide to the church building highlights the good stained glass in the Arts and Crafts style.
Partners and Organisations We Support
We support Fair Trade and Christian Aid Week. The "Big Brekkie" on Saturday 28 May raised almost £400, plus £50 tax recoverable through Gift Aid.
Thanks to all concerned with the "Speak up for the climate" buffet lunch in collaboration with Christian Aid – making soup, bread, cake, … , moving chairs, welcoming visitors, … . It was a pleasure to welcome Jeff Smith MP; an exclusive interview he gave to Isaac Hewerdine is in November's Parish Magazine!
All told nearly 50 people had their lunch in church, some of whom were not St Chad's regulars; a few had not been inside the church before.
Almost £200 was donated towards Christian Aid's relief work in Haiti following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew.
We are also supporting the reverse Advent Calendar appeal from the Greater Manchester Winter Night Shelter.