We seek companionship with God, with each other and those we meet along the way.

In line with the latest guidance from our archbishops, we have suspended all services with immediate effect. 

Sadly, the church building is now closed to comply with the latest government guidelines.

Please stay in touch.

Our vicar, the Revd Alison Cox, will post a daily message with Morning Prayer on this website.

And use the Church of England website for prayer resources:



Every Saturday, our vicar the Revd Canon Alison Cox will email a Pastoral Letter to everyone in our worshipping community.

Has Alison got your email address?

Please let her know it so that she can keep in touch with you in this way.


NO SOUND? Click on the small musical note icon within the video (lower right hand corner) to turn the sound on.

Worried? Somebody you know anxious and afraid?

Samaritans and Childline both have good resources on their websites to support you through the Coronavirus crisis.

samaritans.org call free 116 123

childlike.org.uk 0800 1111

Daily Morning Prayer: a new video is added every morning; do join in.

Holy Communion for

Palm Sunday 5 April 2020

Click here for Video of communion service with words:



Click here for Video of Rikki the donkey with today's bible reading:


During this period naturally we will not produce our usual weekly sheets "Inspiration" issued at Sunday services. Our monthly magazine "the "Spire" is on line as well as a paper product. The April magazine has now been distributed as far as we could manage and was available in church until we had to close the building. Click the tab for the latest magazines. Be aware that notices of services, meetings and events have of course been overtaken by rapidly unfolding measures relating to coronavirus. 


St Anne’s takes its duty and obligation to protect all, extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.


If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues of a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at www.chester.anglican.org/social-responsibility/safeguarding.


We are here for you. 

Trafford’s Community Response

COVID 19 (Coronavirus) is affecting us all.

Do you need help with anything such as:

  • Food shopping

  • Getting fuel (if you’re on a pre-paid meter) Getting essential medication

  • Looking after pets

  • Someone to talk to

Across the borough of Trafford, your community of charities, businesses, community groups and the council have all come together to make sure you have the support you need during this challenging time.

Get Help – 0300 330 9073

If you live alone, are struggling to make ends meet, are self-isolating or generally in need of advice or support please contact 0300 330 9073 (8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday).

The advice line is for Stockport, Oldham, Rochdale and Trafford. Please select option 4 for Trafford, then ignore the options for ‘goods and services’ or ‘pensions’ - just hold the line and we will signpost you to one of the Trafford Community Response Hubs to access the support you need.

Give Help: thrivetrafford.org.uk/covid-volunteer

If you are able to volunteer in your community, or are a local business who can support with anything from supplies to logistics– please visit the Thrive Trafford website: www.thrivetrafford.org.uk/covid-volunteer

AND THE ST FRANCIS CENTRE IS ALSO CLOSED FOR ALL ACTIVITIES INCLUDING THE FOOD BANK; THE BREAD AND BUTTER THING operates outside the building at the usual time of 1.30 pm on Wednesdays.
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Communities of hope and resilience - USPG's  message during the coronavirus lockdown.

 Email the vicar for an invitation to join the zoom video worship  (alisoncox19@hotmail.com) ; you need also to download the zoom app. It's easier than it might sound.

We look forward to seeing you. 

These are pictures of

some of our church

family who join the

video gathering

after Sunday

worship. Why not

join us?

You can also use this link to download the Daily Prayer App

Current shortages: fruit juice, cordial,

instant mash and large size nappies.

Coronavirus Prayer for the world

God of love and hope,

You made the world and care for all creation.

But the world feels strange right now.

The news is full of stories about Coronavirus.

Many people are anxious that they might get ill.

Many people are anxious about their family and friends.

Be with them in their worries and help them to find some peace.

We pray for the doctors and nurses and scientists who are working to discover the right medicines to give hope to those who are ill.

Thank you that even in this strange and worrying times, you are with us.

Help us to look for the signs of your goodness and love towards us.



                    St Francis' Church

                               Budworth Road, Sale Moor, M33 2RP


The St Francis' building is now closed following the government's latest advice. 


So Monday's Coffee Morning is currently suspended.

So too is the normal operation of the Food Bank. We are seeking details of how the Food Bank is continuing to function.

Wednesday's Needles & Natter, and the Bread and Butter Thing are also suspended

Messy Church

Explore the faith at Messy Church through play, creativity, story, worship, followed by food.  Ideal for young families. We normally meet on the first Saturday of the month. But Messy Church is suspended until further notice. 


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