Last Sunday afternoon (15 April), we had a wonderful confirmation service in church.
Our candidates were Tina, Joanne and Sandra.
It was the last confirmation service for Bishop Richard of Warrington before his retirement on Saturday 21 April.
A great day was had at our Family Fun Day - many thanks to all those who came along to join in and to help!
Here's some of the things we enjoyed
Many thanks to all who gave so generosity and made so many kind donations.
A total of 94 shoe boxes were filled and £359.50 was raised towards the cost of postage.
Thank you all for your support over the last 3 years and for helping make this appeal such a success.
Alison & Margaret
It was with much joy that a group of people gathered in Liverpool Cathedral last Monday for their confirmation.
The start of an exciting journey of faith.
Congratulations to Mollie, Cameron, Erin, Marcus, Mike and Alan for having courage to make a stand for their faith.
They were joined by family and friends in the service, confirmed by Bishop Richard…both a serious sacrament and joyful occasion, along with 12 other people from around the diocese.
If you are thinking about your faith and maybe wondering how to move forward then come and speak to me and start the journey of faith.
Faith is not full of certainty ..that would not be faith if we had all the answers straight away …but questions of life and purpose…I wonder where the journey will lead you ?!
A big "Thank You" to Sainsburys for kindly donating this Harvest Loaf to be part of our Harvest Festival display.
In total £176 was raised during the service to go to the Syrian Emergency disaster Fund.
To celebrate the launch of the 2017 Real Advent Calendar a special competition has been announced. Schools, churches and children’s groups are invited to design their own Advent Calendar. There are three first prizes of £150 in each category and three runners-up prizes of £50. All winners and runners-up will also receive a box of our Host of Angels Christmas tree decorations.
Philip Haley, from the Meaningful Chocolate Company, said; “It couldn’t be easier. We would like children to design the front of an Advent Calendar by taking inspiration from the Gospel accounts of the birth of Jesus. The Real Advent Calendar is the UK’s only Fairtrade Advent calendar which comes with a free book which tells the Christmas story and which raises money for charity. We are really interested to see what young people would feature on their own Real Advent Calendar to help tell the Christmas story.”
You can read more about the Real Advent Calendar here
The competition is open to primary schools, secondary schools, Sunday schools / Messy Church or other youth groups such as Guides, Boys’ Brigade etc.
All entries must be completed on A4 paper. On the back of each entry you need to indicate the name of child, age, title of the school/church/group and a contact number. The contact number should be that of the school or leader of the group only and not the child.
Winning entries will be notified by 4th December.
Note: there is no need to draw the doors or numbers on the entries.
Entries should be sent to MCC Basement Suite, 11a Eagle Brow, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 0LP and must arrive by 5pm on Monday 20th November. We regret that we will be unable to return posters or to receive entries via email. The competition is open to all children but limited to one entry per person.
Cheques for £150 and £50 will be made to the nominated group and the entrant will receive a box of our Fairtrade Christmas crackers and tree decorations.
Results will be announced online.
If you are interested in being confirmed please speak to Irene Tuzio.
Confirmation dates are:
Monday 23rd October - (7:30 pm)
Anglican Cathedral - presiding Bishop Richard
Monday 27th November - (7:30 pm) (Adults only)
Anglican Cathedral - presiding Bishop Richard
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Thank you to all who attended the service at All Saint's on Wednesday.
We had a lovely evening - the Liverpool Signing Choir performed the song 'True Colours' and the Rev Alex Galbraith spoke on Jesus heals a blind man at Bethsaida from his perspective as a blind person. It was humorous and enlightening.
We heard a new form of The Creed which we will share with you all over the next few months.
Although we have our award there are still things to do to make our church more welcoming for those with disabilities, if we can do anything to help you please come and speak to me.
Following the Disability Awareness training on 10th January the church has been awarded the Disabled Friendly Church Award.
A huge thank you for everyone who has helped us achieve this award and there are still a few things we need to put in place.
We will be presented with the award at a special service on 25th January at 7pm at All Saints, Stoneycroft.
All are welcome to attend, please do come along if able.