During December 2018 and January 2019 our Walmersley Road Walking Group were involved in two walks. In December we took the Metrolink to Manchester Victoria station and begun our walk back along sections of the Irwell Sculpture Trail. In January we explored the three reservoirs of Bolton: Jumbles, Wayoh and Turton & Entwistle.Read more
The British Red Cross will be holding a free 2 hour training course on ‘Helping adults at greater risks of falls’. Particularly appropriate with the weather as it is! This will be at St John’s Hall from 9.15am on Saturday 2nd February 2019. It’s a repeat of the course held in November.Read more
If you come along to either of the churches in our Walmersley Road Benefice you can pick up a copy of our December magazine. We would love to see you! Inside this Christmas and New Year edition you’ll see prayers, Bible readings and meditations plus details on activities and services. There’s also a letter from Barbara Silvester…Read more
4Louis is a UK charity that works across the country to support anyone affected by miscarriage, stillbirth and the death of a baby or child. They also work to improve the care bereaved families receive from health care and other professionals.
To raise funds we will be holding a Christmas Fair at St John with St Mark’s Hall from 2.30pm – 4.30pm on Sunday 2nd December.
“By entering this church it may be possible that you hear “the call of God”.
However, it is less probable that He will call you on your mobile.
Thank you for turning off your phones.
If you want to talk to God, enter, choose a quiet place and talk to him.
If you want to see him, send him a text while driving.”Read more
Join us in a celebration of our journey of faith on 30th September from 10.30 am at a joint service at Christ Church.
We’ll also be saying goodbye to Gill Barnett as she packs her bags and takes up her new post in Rochdale.Read more
As the name of the group suggests the evening is open to all. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month. It starts at 7.30pm and normally lasts just over an hour with a brew and a chat at the end.
One of the sessions is a Craft Night, hence the photo above. But most evenings are listening to speakers, either visitors or people from our own congregation.
If you’ve not been before, go on, give it a try!Read more
Creation Season runs from September 1st, the start of the Orthodox year, through to St Francis day on October 4th.
Churches and congregations are called to pay special attention to the responsibility of humanity for the Earth and for all that lives upon it.
Its start and end dates reflect that it is a shared idea between Western and Eastern Christianity.Read more
We set off from St. John’s Church Hall at 9am and headed off through Clarence Park towards Freetown. Our walk took us past St. Thomas’ Church and Pimhole before we picked up the Roch Valley Greenway and along the banks of the River Roch for a short while before reaching Blackford Bridge.Read more
Jesus took to the sea and to the hills when he needed time to rest, to reflect on his life’s journey. We all need to do that and if we are able to spend a little time in different surroundings it really does help our perspective on where we are at. It doesn’t have to be a fortnight sailing around the Mediterranean – a day or two on retreat at Formby can be just as rewarding.Read more