Our eldest parishioner, Dorothy, is 93 and won't mind telling you that she was more or less born at Holy Innocents'. Our youngest member, whose Mum plays the flute in our Music Dept. has just - more or less - been born at Holy Innocents'.
We take our accessibility seriously for everyone, and are always willing to talk about your needs. We hope that our child-changing room, accessible toilet and ramps, hearing-loop, pastoral care team and Junior Church will all add to the sense that we are indeed a part of a much greater whole, where every person matters.
10am Sunday Sung Eucharist
Fourth Sunday of the month: the children leave during the first hymn to have their own Junior Church with creative activities based the on the lectionary readings for that week.
We believe that our children and young people learn about contemplative spirituality best if they are exposed to it, so we warmly encourage you to let your children sit with you on the 1st and 3rd Sunday's of the month. We have babes in arms, chatty toddlers and active primary-age children who all move, make a noise and generally let us know that they are with us, worshipping in their own way. There is nothing sweeter than a loud 'Amen' from a tot, is there?
Easter and Christmas: special services takes place that allow the children to build and easter Garden, or make a Christingle, for example.
Our Communion Policy:
all parents/carers may share their bread with their children, after the children have been blessed.
Holy Innocents' parish houses the largest residential student campus in Manchester. Every term our parish doubles in size with 12k (yes, k) residential students, living across the road in Owens Park and Fallowfield.
We are a Link Church for the Student Christian Movement and are working with them to serve the students, those who live in the parish and beyond.
We have a number of students who have joined our Bell Tower Team and ring for us on Sunday mornings (bell ringing practices are 8pm on Mondays).
We also have students in our choir, congregation, and getting involved with our Foodbank (Saturday mornings 10am - 12noon).
A small team of dedicated people from the church regularly visit the sick and administer communion to regular attenders of the church as well as people in our parish, or those known to us, in need of spiritual and pastoral succour.
Every Sunday, we reserve some of the Holy Sacrament (consecrated bread and wine) so that people really are partaking in the very same Eucharist in which we have shared.
We also pray four times a week for the sick in body, soul and spirit, and would be glad to have your loved one join our intercessions list.