St Peter's News
July 11th & 18th News & Worship

Vicar's Thoughts

This is a double issue of the newsletter - as there will be none next week there are lots of worship resources and some important information for all parents, but first on to the question which many people are asking:

What happens next?

As we come to the end of the Government imposed Covid restrictions, what will happen in church life?

The most important thing that will not change is we will seek to live out the love of God in all we do.
The practical application of this is that we need to make worship as accessible as we can, to those who hold diverse views and feelings about the wisdom and safety of the Government's decision.
The change means that from Sunday 25th July, singing is permitted again and restrictions on choir and music group numbers will be lifted. In addition, social distancing is no longer required and mask wearing is not compulsory. These are major changes after nearly a year and a half of restrictions and for numbers of folks the removal of restrictions may be a concern, as may be the rising numbers of cases we see at the present time.

There are five things we are going to do.
1) For most services: social distancing and mask wearing will be maintained in the south aisle and south side of the main aisle (and these areas will be marked).
2) There will be no social distancing or need for masks in the north aisle and north side of the main aisle.
3) Welcomers, and all who greet at the door, run track and trace, etc, will continue to wear masks.
4) Our traffic light system of risk will continue to be used in the newsletter: green indicating the most safe; amber less safe and red services with the highest risk factors.
5) For Baptism services, social distancing and the provision of an area for mask wearing, will not be possible due to numbers - although you are welcome to still wear your mask if you wish.

In August there will be no evening services at St Peter's but Wednesday Communion and the Church of Resurrection Sunday morning services will still provide a socially-distanced worship alternative when there is a Baptism at St Peter's.

In September the new pattern of worship begins: after-service refreshments recommence and there will be more details about these in the next edition. We will continue to monitor changes and respond accordingly.
If you have any questions please get in touch.

Church Family News

Children and Parents:

There is an important gathering for you on Sunday 18th Julywild church 66

When we start back in September it will have been over a year and a half since Young Church last met. Much has happened and  we thought it would be good to hear from Parents and Children on what is important for you in our provision for children and families on Sundays.
The plan is that on Sunday 18th July those children who want to can go out into the Church Rooms during the service. Using a mixture of age appropriate activities, stories and fun we will explore what their thoughts and ideas are, what they enjoy, what helps them in their faith.
After the service there will be an opportunity for parents to join a similar conversation, that will shape plans for the autumn and for the future.
I hope that as many of our parents and children as are able will be there for this important consultation.

Choir Practice Returns

Choir practice will resume on Friday 3rd September at 7.30pm. It may be that singing along at home with YouTube or praising God aloud on your socially-distanced walks has awoken a deeper love of singing or perhaps not singing has made you realise how good it is to sing God's praise?
It may be that September may be the time for you to put that hidden (or new) talent into action and come along to a choir practice. Singing is not only good for the soul but good for the body and mind and it's good socially too!
For more info contact Andrew Burr 07764 254977

Community News

Support for those with memory loss and their families

We are pleased to let you know that the Golden Memories group at Tytherington Family Worship Church hopes to restart for new members on Tuesday 3rd August 10am-12noon. This group runs fortnightly and supports those with Dementia and Alzheimer’s and their families. Golden Memories is run by Pam Jagger and she suggests that people thinking of giving it a try should ring her first so she can be ready to make newcomers feel welcome.
Pam Jagger: 01625 828425

St John's Pop-up Coffee Shop

Do you walk the Middlewood Way or along the canal on a weekend? Do you cycle the back ways through Adlington on weekend afternoons? Do you like first class coffee and excellent home-made cakes? Or are you are just looking for somewhere to go, now the rules allow it? If the answer to these is yes! Why not drop in to the pop-up coffee shop at St John's? Pick up a cappuccino, latte or hot chocolate and don't forget that piece of homemade cake!

Methodists Pop Up Cafe

methodist coffeeEvery Tuesday afternoon our friends at Prestbury Methodist Church have their Coffee Pop-up Cafe outside their Church at 2.00pm.

All are welcome to stop, chat have a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of home made cake.


This Week's Worship

Sunday 9.00am Holy Communion at CoRe                
Sunday 10.30am Wild Church at St Peter's
Sunday 4.30pm Reflective Worship at St Peter's
Sunday 11.00am Morning Worship at St John's
Wednesday 10.30am Holy Communion at  St Peter's

This Fortnight's Diary

The Church Office is closed from Monday 12th to Friday 16th
The Church Office reopens on Monday 19th


9.00am Morning Prayer Zoom Code 503 346 024, Password 793684  


10.30am Holy Communion, St Peter's


9.00am   Morning Prayer, Zoom Code 859 930 994
10.30am Holy Dusters, St Peter's


10.00am -12noon Private Prayer, St Peter's  

Looking Ahead

Sunday 18th Parent and Children Consultation

Sunday 11th July

10.30am Wild Church
Acts 22: 6-16 Sue Parker
Intercessions n/a

Acts 22: 6-16 Jo Bentham
Ephesians 1: 3-14  Nick Harrison
Intercessions Avril

Sunday 18th July 

Psalm 23 Karen Vipond
Mark 6: 30-24, 53-end Kate Collins
Intercessions Anne
Psalm 23 Alison Syner
Mark 6: 30-24, 53-end John Syner
Intercessions Tim Harvey

Worship Resources


Sixth  Sunday After Trinity

Worship Services for Sunday 11th July  







  Holy Communion Service 






Wild Church
St Peter's



Sue P


Reflective Service
St Peter's



Jo B
Nick H


Morning Worship
St John's




Sunday 11th Bible Readings

For use with Worship at Home booklet and reflection.
Acts 22:6-16          Ephesians 1:3-14        Psalm 24

Sunday 11th Hymns


10.30am Morning Worship

Jesus is the name we honour
Father God I wonder
I want to shout it out
King of kings and Lord of Lords

4.30pm Reflective Service

171      Thy hand o God has guided
351      Lead us heavenly Father
66        Glory be to Jesus
99(NH) God is working his purpose out

Collects for The Sixth Sunday after Trinity 

Merciful God,
you have prepared for those who love you
such good things as pass our understanding:
pour into our hearts such love toward you
that we, loving you in all things and above all things,
may obtain your promises,
which exceed all that we can desire;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


Creator God,
you made us all in your image:
may we discern you in all that we see,
and serve you in all that we do;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Seventh  Sunday After Trinity

 Worship Services for Sunday 18th July 







  Morning Service 





Morning Worship

St Peter's



Kate C

Anne S

Reflective Service
St Peter's



Alison S
John S

Tim H


Sunday 18th Bible Readings

For use with Worship at Home booklet and reflection.
Psalm 23    Mark 6:30-34,53-end   Psalm 89:19-37

Sunday 18th Hymns


10.30am Morning Worship

Praise to the holiest
Father hear the prayer we offer
Dear Lord and Father
Good and Gracious King
Jesus put this song into my heart
4.30pm Reflective Service

140      All hail the power
283      Christ is made the firm foundation
133      Immortal love
376      In Christ there is no east or west

Collect for The Seventh Sunday after Trinity

Lord of all power and might,
the author and giver of all good things:
graft in our hearts the love of your name,
increase in us true religion,
nourish us with all goodness,
and of your great mercy keep us in the same;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


Generous God,
you give us gifts and make them grow:
though our faith is small as mustard seed,
make it grow to your glory
and the flourishing of your kingdom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.



Prayer focus this week

The focus this week is on those moving to the UK from Hong Kong, that they are warmly welcomed and accepted. Praying particularly for our brothers and sisters in Christ to be welcomed by their local churches and for any moving into our parish to become part of our Christian family.

Those who have asked for prayer

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Ian Northcott
Sheila Griffiths
Paul Nadin Salter
Margaret Brown
Tony Mackenzie
Alan Hayward

Those who have died

Elizabeth Briggs (funeral Monday 12th)