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: email@example.com or 07999 862 035, or Pam & James Wallwork email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer worship patterns
until the end of August
During the summer as clergy and choirs take holidays we shall be holding just one mid-morning service at 10.00am each Sunday. 6pm worship will be said and will take place in the Norman Chapel.
Morning prayer may be irregular but will always take place on Thursdays. Wednesday Holy Communion will remain the same throughout the summer
Exciting news on the new church path
it's starting sometime this coming week....
Now that the council has removed the tree at the entrance to the Shirleys carpark, its been possible to arrange for the new path to be laid from the car park up to the Norman Chapel, and the work will start in the middle of the coming week (no exact date as yet). It's expected to take about a week and during that time two paths will be closed - the one from the carpark and also the one from the back of the churchyard at the five-bar gate. We hope everyone will agree that the temporary inconvenience will be more than made up for by the joy of having a completely smooth path right up to the door.
Summer music: Sunday 20 August
Susan Rutherford: mezzo-soprano
3.00-3.45pm in church
Including Brahms, Schubert, Faure and poems set to music by Richard Rodnet Bennett - enjoy another very talented member of our choir accompanied by Andrew.
There is no change for summer music but there is a retiring collection shared by the church and the performers' chosen charity. Each concert lasts approximately 45 minutes, which gives time for tea afterwards.....
This Sunday tea: 20 August
3.00-5.00pm St Peter's Rooms
Monday afternoon tea and Bingo!
21 August 2.30-4.30pm: St Peter's Rooms
Come and join us for an afternoon of fun - everyone is welcome, even if you've never done it before! Tea, cake and a raffle will be provided as usual.
Stop, look and listen days at Foxhill
Monday 11 September 9.30 - 3.30pm
These mini retreats are a chance to step back from your busyness and listen to what God is saying to you. This one is led by Rev'd Jenny Bridgman, Associate Vicar of Timperley, but they are held regularly. Each day includes lunch and refreshments. Foxhill is the diocesan retreat centre just outside Frodsham, a tranquil oasis with lovely grounds and an arboretum. Please email email@example.com or call 01928 733777
A new Alpha course starts soon
Maybe this year's confirmation has left you curious to know more - about Jesus, about faith, about all the big life questions so many of us share. If you'd like to explore further, Alpha may be for you - with videos, discussion and a meal. Talk to Patrick for more info.
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.