St John & St Mark Church Bury

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Coffee morning & book-fair

Coffee morning & book-fair

This Saturday, February 15th, we’ll be having another of our very popular Coffee Mornings with lots of pre-loved books. This will be in the church hall from 10am – 12pm. Our postcode is BL9 6NY. There will be plenty of home-made cakes, bacon butties and thousands of books.

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February 2020 magazine

February 2020 magazine

Here’s our February 2020 magazine. There’s news and views plus articles on Lent. There are also pieces on the Lite lunch and the Pantomime. Plus this letter from our Authorised Lay Minister Nigel Silvester…

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Solidarity Christmas Party

Solidarity Christmas Party

On Saturday 14th December, Eagles Wing had their Christmas Party at our church hall and this letter is from their co-ordinator Sue Arnall… “Solidarity had a wonderful Christmas Party, thanks to funding from Autotrader and Forever Manchester, the kindness of St John & St Mark’s Church and the amazing hard work of 20 volunteers!”

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December 2019 & January 2020 magazine

December 2019 & January 2020 magazine

In this bumper Christmas issue we have details of all the many services and events that we have going on. There’s a letter from Dave, about God “mucking in” with us. There are also appeals to help those who are homeless and some reflections on Advent, Christmas and Epiphany.

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Advent & Christmas 2019

Advent & Christmas 2019

Here our details for our Advent & Christmas activities and services this year at St John with St Mark’s, Bury and Christ Church, Walmersley. From Bible Studies to Brass Bands, Christingles to Carols…

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November 2019 magazine

November 2019 magazine

Here’s our November 2019 magazine. It’s our Remembrance edition. We have write-ups from our various groups and all the upcoming activities to tell you about. Coventry Cathedral’s work on peace and reconciliation crops up too.

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Harvest festival 2019

Harvest festival 2019

The church is ‘dressed’ and ready for our Harvest festival today. We’ll also have St John with St Mark’s School with us on Tuesday morning for their Harvest service. Donations of food will again go to the Porch Boxes and the Booth Centre. There will be a Harvest lunch in the hall after the Sunday service.

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Eagles Wing: Stay as friends

Eagles Wing: Stay as friends

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. They have members from all over the world, speaking many different languages.

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October 2019 magazine

October 2019 magazine

Here is our October 2019 magazine.
We have write-ups from our various groups and lots of upcoming activities to tell you about. Plus a harvest letter from the Vicar.

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Our top posts

Our top posts

Three quarters of the way through 2019 already! So, we thought we’d share with you our top 5 posts so far this year. They are each very different but they are a good representation of what we publish. You might have missed them the first time – or you might enjoy reading them again!

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Bury FC – lessons for the church?

Bury FC – lessons for the church?

Bill Shankly famously said “Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I can assure them it is much more serious than that”. Seeing the reactions of followers of Bury FC over recent days gives credence to that point of view. It comes home to you that football supporters do have a great sense of community, of belonging, of common identity, of being in fellowship, in a family.

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September 2019 magazine

September 2019 magazine

Here’s our packed September 2019 magazine. There’s a lot going on in the Walmersley Benefice at the moment and you’ll find plenty of news about upcoming events. There are also articles from the Walking Group, Open Group and Mothers’ Union. But there’s space too for prayer and reflection – plus some celebratory photos (including the one above with Vivienne and Barry being photo-bombed by the Bishop).

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Don’t miss out

Don’t miss out

There’s lots going on in the next few weeks at St John with St Mark’s and Christ Church Walmersley. So, don’t miss out! Next up: Saturday 28th Sep is a Coffee Morning & Book fair at St John’s. Then on Sunday 29th we have our ALM Celebration service at Christ Church then Sunday@Seven in the evening.

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A right shower

A right shower

We were very grateful for the homemade scones with jam and hot drinks when we arrived back at Ralph’s. Helen was very insistent we came in. However, we were rather wet and had no wish to cause any mess, so we were happy under the porch-way.

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Walking in Malham

Walking in Malham

Our Walking Group on 6th July was a much anticipated visit to Malham in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Some of us had never been before. Others had not been for a good number of years. The walk included Janet’s Foss, a picturesque waterfall, in which people were already cooling off.

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