Marathi

St James Marathi

St James Marathi church was established in 2005. Members of the church are from India, state of Maharashtra with local dialect Marathi. 

We are a congregation of St James' Anglican church in the diocese pf Manchester and our worship and activities are in the Marathi language and culture. Members of our congregation are on St James parochial church council and one member is church warden.

We are blessed with many gifts among our church members, including ministerial and pastoral gifts. Members of our congregation are involved in day to day church life and activities which contribute to its close community feel.

We have much to be thankful for but acknowledge that there is much more to be done in terms of our individual knowledge of God and his plans for us as a church.

Sunday Service

5:00pmService in the Marathi language. 2nd and 4th weeks Holy Communion

Our service is conducted every Sunday at 5pm, starting with praise and worship followed by the main service. We have holy communion twice a month.

The Marthi community are of all ages and most of our members lead parts of the worship, including young children.

Music

We are led by a pianist and drummer and have a choir group who sing on ocassions.

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Sharing the love of God

Our mission statement is 'Sharing the love of God'. At St James Marathi church we seek to make this a reality both in our lives as individuals and as members of the whole body of Christ. We continue to seek God's guidance, so that we might reach out in action and make Jesus known and also warmly welcome newcomers to our fellowship.

 

House prayers

We conduct regular house prayers which are held on first Saturday of each month.

Through the year

We celebrate the anniversary of our founding in 2005. We also hold a Sunday school day and a church retreat.  There are also occasional events during the year such as church picnics, Christmas party and fun fair and all this helps people to feel they belong to our community.

Members of our church are in the mother's union with younger people meeting in a youth group and Sunday school.

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Learning to follow Jesus

We recognize that we have much more to do to get to know God better and learn to follw him.

Teaching on Sundays is often multi-sensory and interactive, involving member of the congregation.

Our younger members have a Sunday school and there is a group for teenagers. This is led by Amit Chawan.

 

Alpha Course

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks.

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What on Earth am I here for?

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Life Groups

Life Groups are at the heart of our community here at St Edmund's and St James as we know that the best place to get Connected, Grow and Serve is in a smaller group (12 or less) that meets regularly.

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Pastoral Support

People who are unwell are supported by visits and our prayers.

 

Our Vision

We have hopes for our future - how we would like to see our church, St James and the Marathi community in 2025 or sooner!

Our church council has discussed this and so below is a summary of our vision agreed at our meeting in November 2014. We wish our congregations to refine this further in 2015.

Vision Summary

Stepping out from a time machine in 2025 we would see a church that ...

  • Is a Christ-centered community devoted to God and shaped by mission.
  • Is larger - having grown numerically through conversion and nurture.
  • Is all-age – all generations are welcomed and supported, growing as disciples and learning to lead.
  • Has appropriate buildings and facilities used 24/7 by church and community.
  • Is visible and respected in the community of Moss Side. The church to have an understanding of the issues that are important to the people of this parish, and to the families and the community of Moss Side; and for the church to be seeking to do something about these issues, in partnership with others.
  • Is a fast learner, true to the gospel but flexible and adaptive to culture and change.

(PCC minutes, November 2014)

To take this forward, a Vision Strategy team has been created for St James and the Marathi Community and will begin to meet each month from January 2015.

How to find us
Join us at:
St James' Church
Moss Side
Manchester
M14 4TH
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