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June 7th Newsletter

June 7th Newsletter

This June 7th Newsletter is for Trinity Sunday. It’s where we recognise the one true God as three persons. This also marks our 250th anniversary weekend and there’s a special message from Bishop David.

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Refugee Week: 15th-21st June

Refugee Week: 15th-21st June

Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. It was founded in 1998 and held every year around World Refugee Day on the 20th June. Refugee Week is also a growing global movement.

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Lock-down recipe #3

Lock-down recipe #3

Welcome to our church lock-down recipe #3! This time we’re sharing the recipe for Ginger Biscuits…We’re doing this to try and make up for being closed and events not happening during the lock-down.

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Stations of the Resurrection: Ascension

Stations of the Resurrection: Ascension

This is the third in our series of Stations of the Resurrection. This one covers the Ascension of Jesus and Thy Kingdom Come. Thanks, again, to the Reverend Sue Binks for these Stations.

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Eagles Wing get Queen’s Award!

Eagles Wing get Queen’s Award!

Press Release: “The Eagles Wing, are a mutual support group for asylum seekers, refugees and local people, based in Bury, Greater Manchester. We have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.”

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Lock-down recipe #2

Lock-down recipe #2

Welcome to lock-down recipe #2! This time it’s for Queen Cakes – aka Fairy Buns. This is to try and compensate for missing our coffee morning and afternoon tea.

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June 2020 magazine

June 2020 magazine

June 8th marks our 250th anniversary, with the original St John’s being consecrated in 1770. We had a lot of things planned for that weekend but the lock-down has put the mockers on that! In the meantime, please take a look at the middle of the magazine which has some photos and reflections.

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May 31st Newsletter

May 31st Newsletter

This May 31st Newsletter marks Pentecost (or Whit) Sunday. It’s where we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit onto the first followers of Jesus. Acts 2:1-21 details the events of this historic day.

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June 2020 Bible readings

June 2020 Bible readings

June 2020 is the start of the Season after Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came down on the apostles and those with them. It includes Trinity Sunday where we think about the nature of God. And we have readings from Matthew, where Jesus instructs his disciples on how they should behave when they go out and spread the word.

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The power to glow – 2

The power to glow – 2

That’s what we need this Pentecost – power for the people of God. The power to glow and burst into flame! The power to mobilise us again. To break through the cosiness and comfort within the walls of our buildings and take the gospel out into the community around us!

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Lock-down recipe #1

Lock-down recipe #1

During the lock-down we’ve missed having a Church Coffee Morning and an Afternoon Tea. The first weekend in June would have been our Summer Fair. To make amends, we’ll be sharing some lock-down recipes, so that you can make some of the cakes, buns and biscuits at home. The first is Flapjack…

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Prayer for key workers

Prayer for key workers

This ‘prayer for key workers’ appears with kind permission of Dave Lucas. You can find a lot more like this, using widgets to illustrate the text, on his website: Prayers for Lockdown.

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How do we get him back?

How do we get him back?

“So, we got Jesus in there. How do we get him back out again?” It must have been a dilemma for God and his angelic extraction team as they figured out how to reunite Father and Son.

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May 24th Newsletter

May 24th Newsletter

This May 24th Newsletter is instead of a magazine and pew sheet. All public worship continues to be suspended until further notice and general access to the church building is still restricted.

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How vast beyond all measure

How vast beyond all measure

As I read and re-read today’s verses from John’s gospel, I found a song growing in my mind. A song which grew louder and stronger: Stuart Townend’s ‘How deep the Father’s love for us, how vast beyond all measure’.                   

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