St Andrew's and St Martin's Churches

On 30th June 2013, a Mission Partnership with St Andrew’s Church was formally launched at a service with Bishop Mark and Archdeacon Cherry.   This Partnership meant that we could draw on one another’s different gifts and resources to work together, when appropriate, in making God’s love known to those in our part of Droylsden.  We would also encourage one another as worshipping communities and join together to celebrate our shared Anglican tradition.

In 2016, the two parishes became a United Benefice with one vicar responsible for both. 

We join together for Sunday morning worship once a month and at some of the Church’s Festivals, including Easter and Christmas and have joint Lent Courses, Quiet Days and other opportunities to grow spiritually.  We look for areas in our shared mission and ministry where we can work together more effectively than alone as well as to grow in friendship with one another.

At the formation of the Mission Partnership, the following prayer was used and it continues to be a prayer for our ongoing life together: 

Almighty God,we pray for the partnership
that we have entered into,
that working together,
the light of Christ might shine more brightly
in our individual lives,
in our fellowship together
and in the communities that we serve.