Social Events: Getting to know each other
Care for those with memory loss
Fortnightly on Wednesdays
2.00pm - 4.00pm in St Peter's Rooms
P & J Social is a relaxed, happy and friendly social for carers and their loved ones whose illness has been diagnosed as dementia, short term memory loss, Alzheimer's or Parkinson's Disease. There are a few spaces available. Please contact Anne to find out more by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07999 862 035, or Pam & James Wallwork email: email@example.com
This Sunday: the Scouts' tea
Sunday 24 September 2017
3.00-5.00pm St Peter's Rooms
Men's Breakfast: Prestbury in WW1
8.30am Saturday 23 September
St Peter's Rooms
Mike Akerman, our Church archivist, is working on an exhibition on people from Prestbury who died in the great war. this morning he'll share some of his discoveries and (in the inimitable words of the social hub) 'bring stuff'. Much to engage and enlighten us.
Sign up list at the back of church.
Alpha invitation night
7.30pm Monday 25 September
St Peter's Rooms
Are you wondering if this is the time to find out more about faith? Or to ask a lot of questions? Then this evening may be exactly what you are looking for - a chance to get a taste of the new Alpha course, to see if it is right for you. The format is similar to groups we've run before - with a meal first, then a video and time for discussion. If you'd like to know more, please do talk to Patrick or a warden. Or sign up at the back of church.
Churchyard working party
From 9am Saturday 30 September
A call for all able-bodied volunteers for a session in the churchyard - and it would be wonderful to have some of our younger congregation as well as the stoic older folks... Pick up the gauntlet, chaps! Everyone who can take part will be very warmly welcomed. Sign up sheet as usual, or contact Steve Hill: call 07768757593, email firstname.lastname@example.org or just turn up! Many thanks.
6pm Saturday 7 October: St Peter's Rooms
The move into St Peter's Rooms for harvest supper gave the whole event a wonderful new lease of life. The space is perfect for energetic dancing, and you can withdraw into the lounge for a quiet chat if you'd rather chill at some point. We start early so the children can let off some steam before supper (normally at 7pm) then the dancing continues until around 10pm.
Bring and share supper, so please sign up so we have an idea of numbers and food.
A Concert for Cre8
7.00pm Saturday 14 October at St Michael's
A fundraiser in Macclesfield featuring musicians from Cre8 and the Laurence Singers, for the brilliant work that Cre8 does with young people, which we supported earlier this year.
Christian Aid's work in central Africa
3.00-4.30pm Thursday 19 October
Grove Lane Baptist Church, Cheadle Hulme
An opportunity to hear about the work on the ground from Salome Ntububa, who is the emergency manager for Central Africa. She will be sharing stories of the transformative work of faith communities there. There's no charge for this and there's a poster in the south porch with more details. Or talk to Helen Howe.
A light to brighten November!
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th November 2017
Weekend away at Whitmoor Lakes
Summer holidays are probably in all our minds right now, but winter will come, the nights will draw in and something splendid to break up the months before Christmas will feel like a wonderful gift. So take a deep breath, get out your diaries and book your place on our weekend away before you fly off to the sunshine!
Our new leaflet gives just a taste of past weekends and we're planning some new exciting things for this weekend, including fireworks, a new Vicar's challenge, a trip to the National Memorial Arboretum led by our very own Colonel Dominque Cairns - a fabulous mix of great activities and quieter stuff too. It's a time to do what you feel like doing - as much or as little as you want, nothing is mandatory!
If you're unsure what it'll be like, do talk to one of us: Patrick, Avril, Anne, Helen, Bill... loads of us went last time and are very definitely going again.
Exciting for children, perfect for families, welcoming for everybody – our weekends away have been a fabulous way to cement friendships, build new ones and have a weekend that’s a real break as well as loads of fun.
This year we’re going to a new venue close to Lichfield, similar to the Pioneer Centre where we went before, but a bit more modern.
Talk to Bill Humphreys to find out costs and to book.
(Please note: weekends away are for everybody, so if the cost would be a struggle, please talk to Patrick)
If you want to catch a flavour of what a church weekend away is like look at the photos on our webpages:
Will you risk the Big Church Day Out?
To ensure that there will be a northern Big Church Day Out next year, the organisers are looking for individuals, businesses or groups to help underwrite the costs. This year's made a small loss but as it was the first one they are confident that next year's will finance itself. It is still a risk but one that we believe is worth taking to keep a fabulous weekend to support Christians in the north as well as the south. Please talk to Patrick.
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"
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 two morning services – 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.