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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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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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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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May 17th Newsletter

May 17th Newsletter

Thursday is Ascension Day, the celebration of the risen Jesus leaving this Earth and returning to his Father. The Vicar will be celebrating Holy Communion in Christ Church at 7.30 pm that evening.

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May 10th newsletter

May 10th newsletter

In light of the revision of the rules allowing limited access to Church buildings, the Vicar will be celebrating a service of Holy Communion in St. John with St. Mark Church at 10.30am on Sunday.

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May 3rd Newsletter

May 3rd Newsletter

All public worship continues to be suspended until further notice. However, never forget that the church is not a building. It is a community of Christians worshipping, praying and caring separately, but united in the risen Lord Jesus Christ.

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Supporting the church

Supporting the church

Like churches everywhere, with the buildings not being open at the moment it means that we are unable to physically pray and worship together. We’re doing what we can to worship on-line and support each other remotely. However, it also means that we’re not getting revenue from hall lettings, fund-raising events or from the weekly planned giving envelopes.

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Craft Ideas for Easter Sunday

Craft Ideas for Easter Sunday

Sunday 12th April is Easter Sunday. Below are a handful of craft ideas for children to do at home which illustrate the story found in all 4 Gospels about Jesus rising again after dying on the cross. There’s also a rainbow for colouring in and putting in the window.

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The miracle book

The miracle book

Easter is on its way and we have been given access to a very exciting resource on the teaching of Easter called ‘Easter Tales’. Schools, Catholic and Church of England dioceses have begun to circulate it to their networks or are streaming it for virtual church services. It comes with free downloadable teaching resources.

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Craft ideas for Palm Sunday

Craft ideas for Palm Sunday

This Sunday 5th April is Palm Sunday. One of our regular viewers asked us to put up some ideas for things children could make at home in the absence of being at Junior Church or Sunday School. So, here are just a handful of ideas which illustrate the story in Matthew 21.

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Tearfund: Acts of heroic love

Tearfund: Acts of heroic love

As you would expect, Tearfund is currently assessing how coronavirus is affecting the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities. We are looking at how we can best support our locally based partners & churches to make a meaningful, sustained response to this pandemic. We would greatly value your prayers as we move forward.

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April 2020 Magazine

April 2020 Magazine

Here’s our April 2020 magazine. Obviously with Covid-19 and all the restrictions, the magazine is a bit different to normal. There’s not much ‘what’s on’ but it does give us more space for reflections and prayer. There are also suggestions for worship from home. Though let’s not forget it’s Easter!

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Eagles Wing update

Eagles Wing update

Eagles Wing are a mutual support group for asylum seekers and local people in Bury, Lancashire. Their aim is to befriend newcomers to our town. Old friends can make sure that no one is lonely and isolated when they arrive here. This is an update to our post in October 2019 since some details have now changed.

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Lent 2020

Lent 2020

Lent is one of the most important periods in the Christian calendar. So, it would be really good to see you at one or more of the following events…

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March 2020 magazine

March 2020 magazine

Here’s our March 2020 church magazine. There are thoughts about Lent and Mothering Sunday plus more on the upcoming 250th celebrations for St John’s. Also lots of news and views from our various groups as well as this letter from our Reader Emeritus Margery Spencer…

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