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Alison is ordained Priest

On Saturday 24th June 2017 at 2:30pm our Curate, Alison Mitchell, was ordained a Priest. The next day saw Alison preside at the Eucharist for the very first time. Alison’s First Mass was attended by friends, family and even the local MP.  

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Easter Services

Holy Week  Services in Church for Holy Week and Easter Please come and join us for all or any of these   Palm Sunday – April 9th – 10.30am The blessing of palm crosses, the reading of the passion story of Jesus, and the Eucharist   Monday of Holy Week – April 10th – 8.00pm […]

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The Rector Writes

Dear Friends in Christ As I write, the sun is finally winning its battle with the rain, the clocks have gone forward, and Spring is definitely with us. But Easter is still ahead with all its drama, mystery and invitation. Read on and discover what will be happening in the Holy Week Liturgy, and how […]


Lent at St Elisabeth’s Church

You are invited to our Lenten programme exploring HEALING, WELLBEING AND RECONCILIATION. Each Tuesday throughout Lent we will be holding two Lent Groups – one at lunchtime (includes an optional £3 lunch – proceeds going to our Lesotho Fund) and one in the evening. All are welcome.   7th March : Lent Lunch at 12noon followed […]

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The Rector writes

Dear Friends in Christ, Did you know that October is National Sausage Month? No? Neither did I until I read it recently. In America, it’s a month, in Britain we have a more modest National Sausage Week! More of you will know that October is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In the Church of […]


Rev Alison’s Inspiring Sermon

Gospel Reading: Luke 12:49-56 Division. Describing division to a class of 5 year olds is best illustrated with a pizza. We have the whole and we share or divide it between children. The whole becomes many pieces. And so it is within families, communities, countries, the world, Jesus warns, a rippling effect as the whole […]


Changes to Service Locations – Summer 2016

Due to Rev. Clive leaving, St Elisabeth’s will be joining together with St Agnes and St Mary and moving around Reddish during the summer. From Sunday 4th September each church will have a 10.30 Eucharist. The arrangements for July and August are as follows: Sunday 24th July  9am: St Agnes’ (Book of Common Prayer Style) – Rev […]

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Thanks to the Prince’s Trust

St Elisabeth’s were thrilled to find out that a group of local Young People from the Prince’s Trust had chosen them as their project for a fortnight. The young people were given the chance to take on their own group community project, making a positive difference to the place where they live. The young people […]


Fun had by all at our Pancake Party

St Elisabeth’s Mardi Gras themed pancake party was well attended by and has raised just over £115 – more than ever before! The celebrations were enjoyed by children and adults alike, with scrumptious pancakes, crafts and even a haribo filled piñata. Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday’ is a way of using up rich foods, like eggs, […]

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The Rector Writes

Dear friends in  Christ, My wishes and prayers for a happy 2016 to you all. I know it is a sign of age when you think life is passing by quickly, but boy, 2015 seemed to go faster than ever. Yet as I think back on the year, I am very aware of a real […]

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St Elisabeth’s chosen to host ITV Christmas Carol Concert

St Elisabeth’s is absolutely thrilled to have been chosen to host ITV’s Christmas Carol Concert for 2015. The programme is broadcast on Christmas Eve, and is one of only a handful of programmes to have no advert breaks. The programme will be presented by Aled Jones, and will feature carols & readings by exciting celebrity […]


The Rector writes

Dear Friends in Christ, We all need a ‘pause button’ in our day when we can stop, and put our talk, and activities and plans on hold, and in the space that is created, we can become aware of the deeper realities and dimensions of our lives. Sometimes that pause button is pressed by another […]

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St Elisabeth’s is now on social media!

We’re thrilled to announce that St Elisabeth’s has joined both Facebook and Twitter. Follow us on Twitter here for quick news and information. Like us on Facebook here to keep up to date with everything going on at St Elisabeth’s.

Canterbury Clothing Give Back to St Elisabeth’s

The team at St Elisabeth’s want to say a big thank you to the team from Canterbury Clothing Company for donating their time to help out at Church. The lovely staff from Canterbury Clothing Company (who are based in Houldsworth Mill) have been at church on two Give Back Days. The team of volunteers, more […]

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Quiet Day at The Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield

On Saturday 19th September Rev. Penny and a number of parishioners enjoyed a visit to The Community of the Resurrection at Mirfield for a ‘Quiet Day’. Cath Lingenfelter writes about her experience of Mirfield. Not knowing what to expect, we set off with a sense of curiosity but came away with an inner peace and […]

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UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Kim Phúc, visits St. Elisabeth’s.

A photo taken of Phan Thi Kim Phúc (known as Kim) on Thursday 8th June 1972 made her the most famous nine year old in the world. During the Vietnam War, Kim’s village of Trang Bang became a battleground between the North and South Vietnamese forces and the actions of a South Vietnamese pilot that day changed […]


Monthly Letter from the Rector

Dear Friends in Christ, I’ve recently taken up tweeting, but the truth is I’m not good at doing it regularly enough to gain lots of followers – I think I have about 100, whereas Russell Brand, for instance, has over 2 million.  I did though send out a tweet on 26th January from York Minster. […]

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St. Elisabeth’s first Fashion Show a wonderful success!

St. Elisabeth’s was thrilled to host their very first Fashion Show & Sale Event on the evening of Saturday 27th June. The show was presented by Shop2Drop, with the proceeds from the tickets and raffle going towards St. Elisabeth’s fundraising total. The attendees were treated to a glass of Pimms and a selection of nibbles […]


St. Elisabeth’s Welcomes Bishop Libby

On Sunday 7th June St. Elisabeth’s held the Civic Service in the presence of new of The Worshipful the Mayor and Mayoress ofStockport. The service was attended by a number of past Mayors along with representatives from churches across Stockport and other Civic Dignitaries. The congregation was thrilled to welcome The Rt Revd Bishop of Stockport, Libby Lane, […]

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St. Elisabeth’s Annual Church Elections 2015

Each year a number of positions of responsibility have to be elected at St. Elisabeth’s. On Sunday 19th April we held our AGM, where a number of pressing matters where discussed and the relevant elections were held. Below are the results of the election. The following people were recently elected at the St. Elisabeth’s AGM.  […]

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St. Elisabeth’s carollers take to the street

A group of Christmas Carollers from St. Elisabeth’s took to the streets to bring a bit of Christmas cheer to North Reddish. Starting at Morrisons, the jolly group headed down to the Poet’s Corner estate, with stops in Houldsworth Square and St. Elisabeth’s on route. The carollers final stop was a quiet, candle lit service […]


Christmas Fair a great success

St. Elisabeth’s Church is absolutely thrilled to announce that the annual Christmas Fair raised £2,000. This is a phenomenal amount and will be put towards the upkeep of the beautiful Grade I Listed building. The fair included mulled wine, hot sandwiches, a raffle, cakes, bric-a-brac stalls, a chocolate fountain and the famous Clergy’s Bottle Stall. […]


Re:dish First Year Anniversary

Volunteers, supporters and friends were invited to come together and celebrate the achievements of Re:dish over the past year. Re:dish was founded by St. Elisabeth’s Priest, Rev Angie Stanton, and local teacher, Phil Arnold, who were made aware of the profound effect of poverty in the Reddish area. At the event, Phil recalled the impact […]