News from SE&SJ

Ever wondered what life was all about?  Yeah us too! Starting this Sunday the 24th September all 4 congregations of St Eds and St James are going to be discovering our...
Harvest Barn Dance at St James Saturday 7th October 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm A family friendly fun evening for all and a great event to invite family and friends along to....
We are delighted that a new intern will be joining us in September from the Church of England Ministry Experience Scheme, until June 2018. Ben Brady is 20 and will join...
Following the Sunday morning services a ‘Bring and Share’ meal will be held for both congregations and it will be a chance to say farewell to Sophie on her last Sunday with...
Naomi Elliott has created this amazing piece of living art.  By taking moss from St Edmund's she has created the word 'life' on the St James building. A beautiful visual...
The beautiful and charming seaside town of Rhos on Sea, located between big brothers Llandudno and Colwyn Bay, was chosen as this years destination for the Coffee Morning group trip. With it's traditional promenade, the tiny St Trillo’s...
As you may know by now, St James Church, Moss Side is planning a building development for the benefit of church and community in Moss Side to be called ‘St...
  A Special Prayer for those whose lives have been affected by the Manchester bombing God of compassion, You hear the cries of all who are in trouble or distress; accept our prayers for...
'The last days and weeks in Afghanistan were the hardest... I didn't know if my family was going to be safe, alive' Nejebar and her family are stuck in a camp...
Making the most of the glorious weather, the regular coffee morning meeting went to The Tea Hive Cafe in Alexandra Park on May 10th...  Do join us on a Wednesday...
On Saturday the 29th April we had our first ever Man.Child event.  We met up at St Edmund's church where some amazing volunteers had prepared a hot breakfast and cereals with...
Join us at St Jame's, St Edmund's, and St Edmund's Grace services over the next 14 weeks as together we go deeper into the gospel of John through the 7...
We were delighted to welcome members from Wycliffe Bible Translators to work in partnership with the the Grace Community over a week in February. They managed to translate 25% of the New...
Grace community church Manchester is organising an vigil service for peace in pakistan on 27th november2016 at St edmunds church.
Addy Lazz-Onyenobi was instituted as Hulme Deanery Leader for Mother's Union at St James Moss Side on Sunday 21st February. Congratulations Addy. We will pray for you and the Mother's Union!
Advent ... is the beginning of the Christian year and it is a season of expectation and preparation, as the Church prepares to celebrate the coming of Christ in his incarnation, and also looks ahead...
Gallery: Art @ St Edmunds If art is your thing then St Edmund's now has a place to frame your work! We believe in a creative God who communicates in a...
We had a great time at the Fun Lunch on Thursday as children and adults of all ages got involved in games, craft, and really good food. Activities included playing Dominoes...
More photos of fun for St James Sunday school at the rectory in July - enjoy!   Gallery: Sunday School at the Rectory  
Isn't it amazing that we can talk to God and He responds to us?!  At morning prayer, Tony and I were struck by how apt this psalm seems to be concerning...
Over the first week of July hundreds of people got to explore, discover, and learn about the rich and diverse heritage of Moss Side.  For example did you know that...
Over the 17th to the 19th of July it was PARTY TIME at the rectory.  We began with the Mothers Union annual Garden party.  Great food, great weather, and loads...
Amit Chawhan, member of St James Marathi Community will be licensed by Rt Revd David Walker, the diocesan bishop this Sunday at 3.30 pm. This means that Amit will be a 'Reader'...
Announcing our first 'sermon selfie' on screen! As our Rector, Tony will be at at Manchester Cathedral for the ordination service, he has produced a 'sermon-selfie' for our two morning congregations on 28th June! It...
After much anticipation and prayer, Neil Elliott will be ordained as Curate to our two parishes on Sunday 28th June at Manchester Cathedral. He and his family, Naomi, Jude and...
A big thank you to everyone for the warm welcome we have received. From the cleaning of the house before we came, to people dropping in and dropping off cards both...
Brenda Himsworth, a former member of St Edmund’s died on Thursday 2nd April. Brenda designed and stitched the hangings around the cross at St Edmunds.
Introducing Karen Harrison - the new foodbank coordinator! Stood here (on the left) with the lovely Doreen Huggins. This photo was taken at the last foodbank distribution at St Edmund's church last...
The foodbank collection at ASDA on Saturday went very well. ASDA shoppers were giving very generously and we filled two transit vans with food. It won’t last long though, so...
also known as ‘Bring and Share’, ‘Jacob’s Joint’! at St Edmund's on Good Friday 3rd April. The lunch at 12.00 pm on Good Friday will be a shared lunch – bring lots...
TONIGHT!! Saturday 28th March - Remember to stay awake until 1.00 am tomorrow morning to put your clocks forward to 2.00 am!  – Clocks go forward tonight! Nobody will want to miss...
Thank you to everyone for your donations.  So far St Edmund's and St James have donated well over 80kgs of food. For the first time there will be a collection for...
Thank you to those of you who have indicated what times of the week you could meet in a small group. Currently we have the following which will begin to...
Mothering Sunday – ‘Raise them Up Project’ Every year the Mother's Union in the UK, for Mothering Sunday, donate something towards their "Make a Mother's Day" project. This helps to fund the vital projects they undertake in...
After a very long time in the planning the new screen and audio equipment will be installed in St James on Monday 23rd and Tuesday, 24th of March. It will be...
The pattern of weekly services in the evenings at St Edmunds will change after Easter to the 1st and 3rd Sundays only. On the 1st Sunday there will be a...
Are you free next Saturday morning (14th March) from 10.30 to 12.30?  Would you like to find out what goes on at Messy Church?  Some of our regular helpers are...
Our call to Mission and Developing Vision Over the previous year the church councils for both St James and St Edmund’s have been discussing our call to mission and our developing...
St Edmunds – 22nd March, 10.30 am St James – 29th March, 10.30 am A copy of the church electoral roll is available at the back of church for inspection. You must be on...
We now collect food for the foodbank at St James and St Edmunds. RJ (Roy - in the picture below) is St James’ link with the foodbank. We are running low...
Our sermons are now recorded and can be listened to here!  They are available on the 'Growing' tab for each congregation... at present this is only for St Edmund's and Grace Community,...
It gives us immense pleasure to announce that Sachin Awale, of the Marathi community, has made himself available to our churches as 'Parish Mission Assistant'. He has much to offer in this exciting...
We had an amazing nativity at St Edmund's on the 14th December. Talented children, great music, wonderful world-changing story!   Gallery: Nativity 2014  
Saturday 15th November saw several members of St Edmund's and St James congregations awarded with the Bishop's Certificate in Children's Ministry at a celebratory service held at Manchester Cathedral.  Some of those involved...
Many congratulations to Gill Clarke on the receipt of an OBE for work in the health service and to her very proud parents Roy and Hylsa Walters. The full story can be read here. Stockport NHS...
Today is the funeral of Lazz Oyenobi and this takes place in his home country, Nigeria. Lazz was a very popular member of St Edmund's, loved by a great many...
Yesterday, our harvest collection for The Women's Direct Access Centre in Manchester left St Edmund's Church. This valuable centre is open 24 hours a day and supports vulnerable and homeless women in...
On Friday 26th September, Manchester South Central Foodbank invite you to a volunteer drop-in between 10am and 1pm, at the Wesley Centre on the corner of Royce Rd and Old York...
At 4.00 pm on Sunday 14th September, Revd Falak Sher will be licensed to The Grace Community as assitant curate at St Edmunds by the Right Revd Mark Davies, Bishop of Middleton....
We are pleased to be part of the opening celebration of Alexandra Park. The park was designed in the Victorian era and in the past few years has undergone extensive renovation. On the...
In April this year a market was started on the car park of St James church. It continues to meet from 11.00 until 4.00 pm on the first Saturday every month. Supported at first...