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Sunday teas and summer concerts

Alzheimer's Society tea
Jacob Coley on Flute and Clarinet

Concerts and teas both start at 3.00pm, the concerts are for around 45 minutes, teas until around 5.30pm. Live music and homemade cake.Sunday teas

Christian Aid week

Those who took part in the sponsored walk and those who have been collecting house-to-house this week have been blessed with beautiful weather.  Christian Aid week has now finished but there are still a few envelopes at the back of church if you have not had a chance to contribute yet or you can go to the Justgiving page set up for the sponsored walk:


Afternoon teas

Our monthly Afternoon Teas have a variety of speakers and activities.  Keep an eye out for more details on our notice boards and on fliers in St Peter's Rooms, but whatever the topic everyone is always very welcome.  Why not bring a friend!  Our next Tea is.....

Monday 21 May 2.30pm-4.30pm

St Peter's Rooms

Julia's fun, gentle exercise and sing along

Julia Robertson shows us how to safely stretch and keep mobile while having fun and a bit of a sing song at the same time.  Everyone is very welcome.

Tea, cake and raffle as usual!

The Big Church Day Out is getting closer

Friday 1 - Saturday 2 June

Capesthorne Hall

A glorious feast of music, activities, food and worship for everyone.  Including for families - bubble football, a chocolate fountain, creative crafts, soft play, fairground rides and a zoo!  Plus a shopping bazaar full of gifts, ideas, resources and treasures, a fabulous line-up of artists and a great choice of food for every taste.  Check out their website for more details and tell Patrick (or the parish office) if you'd like tickets (much cheaper than online.  Summer is on its way...

Care for those with memory loss

2.00-4.00pm alternate Wednesdays in St Peter's Rooms

P&J Social is a relaxed, happy and friendly group for carers and their loved ones whose illness has been diagnosed as dementia, short term memory loss, Alzheimer's or Parkinson's Disease. A chance for carers to have a quiet cup of tea and chat with others in the same situation, whilst their loved ones are cared for and entertained. Everyone leaves with smiles on their faces! There are a few vacancies, so If you would like to know more or come for a taster session to see what it's like please ring Anne on 077999 862 035.

Sustainable shopping bags for sale 

- a tiny step to stop damaging God's earth

These strong, recycled jute shopping bags are good in three ways.  They're far better than lethal plastic, they support Hope in North-east Cheshire, and they are one more small way to follow the Church's fifth mark of mission, which is to look after this beautiful earth that God has blessed us with.  Minimum price for each bag is £1.50 (the cost of production), but if you'd like to give more, that would be great!

Do you love to sing? Or play?

Would you like to join the music group?

The music group enjoys a glorious blend of voices and instruments as it leads us in morning worship, roughly twice a month.  At any one time we may have singers, keyboards, guitars, clarinet, violin...... Pretty much every instrument is welcome to the mix, bringing variety to the music as well as joy.  If you have a musician inside wondering whether to emerge, please talk to Andrew, Patrick or one of the music group.

The Friday Night Youth Project

our thriving youth group is looking for help to enable us to expand

In just two years, the Friday Night Youth Project has grown from a tiny seed to a flourishing tree, and as our numbers grow, so does our need for adult helpers.  There is a legal ratio of adult to child and we hate it when we have to turn youngsters away because we don't have enough adults helping....  Volunteering with the FNYP is very satisfying.  Loved by both parents and youngsters, the FNYP keeps us in touch with the next generation's world view - and it's never ever dull.  Could you join us?  Talk to Andrea: call 07586 358610 or email

Holy Dusters

Thursdays at 11.45am for one hour

It's amazing the difference one hour's cleaning makes - especially as there's always time for a chat as well! If you'd like to help, just pop down and join in.

Do you enjoy coffee after morning services?

It's lovely to see friendly faces making our coffees but have you noticed how often they are the same friendly faces?  It would be really good if we could share this easy task out a bit more.  Pop your name down on the rota and join in!

Many thanks

Special and All Services in the next few weeks:

For Special Services coming soon at our churches see webcalendar on this page: "Special Services"

For all Services coming soon at our 3 churches see webcalendar on this page: "The Next Four Weeks"

You can also view The Rota

Afternoon Tea at St Peter's Rooms at 2:30pm on a Monday every month

Everyone is invited to tea and cake with a speaker and a raffle.

Join the Holy Dusters/ Folders/Helpers

Can you spare.....

A couple of hours a month … to help fold and staple the Bulletin (flexible times towards the end of each month)

One hour a month … to join in with a worship service at a local care home (11.00am the last Friday of each month)

One hour a week, or every other week - to join our Holy Dusters and Oddjobbing Team (11.45am every Thursday for just an hour)

Interested? Put your name and contact
details into the red post-box at the back
of church – we will be in touch!

And coffee-making too … Bill is putting
together a rota of people to make coffee
after the morning service – please
sign up on the list.

Weekly thoughts from the vicar:

Each week our vicar publishes his "thoughts" in the Sunday Worship Sheet at St Peter's. This link: Weekly thoughts from the vicar takes you to his last three messages.

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