During Lent this year we will be considering Manchester Diocese’s call upon us to be a ‘Church for a Changed World’. We will meet for the first time on Tuesday 7th March and the following four Tuesdays at St Stephen’s beginning at 7:30pm and ending by 9:00pm. The following prayer written by Percival ‘Percy’ Dearmer is offered as we begin to consider together what this means for us across the team.
Give to your Church, O God, a bold vision and daring charity, a refreshed wisdom and a couteous understanding; that the eternal message of your Son may be acclaimed as the good news of the age; through him who makes all things new, even Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen About Percival ‘Percy’ Dearmer.
Dearmer (27 February 1867 – 29 May 1936) was an English priest and liturgist best known as the author of The Parson's Handbook, a liturgical manual for Anglican clergy. A lifelong socialist, he was an early advocate of the public ministry of women and was concerned with social justice. Dearmer also had a strong influence on the music of the church and, with Ralph Vaughan Williams and Martin Shaw, is credited with the revival and spread of traditional and medieval English musical forms.
Parish Church of Saint George (St Georges'Church)
Elliott Street, Tyldesley
The United Benefice of Astley, Tyldesley & Mosley Common
a Team Ministry made up of
St. George's Church Tyldesley
St. John's Church Mosley Common.
St. Stephen's Church Astley