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St. Wilfrid’s Parish Church
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M22 4WE
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St.Wilfrid’s is the Church of England ( i.e. “Anglican,” or “Episcopalian”) Parish Church for Northenden, a district in the Wythenshawe area of south Manchester, UK.
Our aim is to honour God as we worship him, using both traditional and modern C of E forms of service; to share the good news of what Jesus Christ taught about life, God, and our relationship with him, and what he achieved for us through his death and resurrection; to offer support, spiritual or practical, to people in times of need or crisis, and in the normal routine and adventure of living; to encourage people to serve God in and through their daily lives, whether in their church activities, or in their “normal” life in work, family and community; to help people grasp more clearly the Christian understanding of life, the world and everything, through discussion and teaching.
Christians have been worshipping on the site of St. Wilfrid’s Parish Church for almost 1000 years and the present historic and beautiful building remains the focus for an active congregation in the 21st Century.
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St. Wilfrid's church viewed from the South side
Site last updated 14/11/2015

November 2015

Prayer for the month

Through all the changing scenes of life,

in trouble and in joy,

the praises of my God and King

my heart and soul employ.

O make but trial of his love,

experience will decide

how blessed they are and only they

who in his truth confide.

Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

(From a hymn by Tate and Brady based on Psalm 34.)

• November 2015 CONCORD Parish Magazine is available to download.

• As many of you know, our Rector, Rev. Greg Forster, is retiring at the end of November after 36 years at St. Wilfrid’s. Huge thanks and gratitude must be extended to both Greg and Sue for all the work they have done over the last 4 decades and we all send them our love and best wishes for the future. Greg is keen to stress that, so far as we are able, the services at St. Wilfrid’s will be business as usual, i.e. Sunday 8:00am, 10:30am & 6:30pm; Thursday communion 10:00am. Please support these services, if you aren’t there neither will they be!

Until the end of November church contact details remain the usual Rectory number; from December onwards there will be an answerphone but do not expect a response for a few days.

• *** IMPORTANT *** The process of finding a successor to our Rector as leader of St. Wilfrid’s has begun and the PCC need your help. Please click here for details of how you can help and be part of that process by completing a questionnaire.

Please print out the attached questionnaire and return to church by Sunday 22nd November or copy and paste the questionnaire page into an email to

Alternatively, the simplest method of providing your help is to complete the questionnaire by clicking on SurveyMonkey and following the steps.

• Sunday 8th November - The main parade service will be in the Methodist Church, starting at  10.45am. At about noon wreaths will be laid at the War Memorial. The 11am Silence will be  observed in the Churches and echoed later at the memorial.

• Wednesday 18th November at 7:30pm - PCC meeting.

• Sunday 20th December at 3:00pm - Carol Service at St. Wilfrid’s led by the Venerable Mark Ashcroft, Archdeacon of Manchester.

Don’t forget to “Drop in” between 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm’ishSt.Wilfrid’s church is open most Sunday afternoons from 2.00 pm until Dusk, for prayer, visiting, enquiries, ancestor hunting, &c.