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Co-op community support

From John Pearcey at the Co-op: I am going to set up a monthly coffee morning for local community groups. Come along, have a brew and a chat while learning what is going on in the area. It’s also a chance to pick the brains of others who more experienced in community work.

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Geoff Stokes goes to jail!

Geoff Stokes goes to jail!

Geoff Stokes began his journey to incarceration aged eight. A year later he joined Elmwood in Handsworth Wood, Birmingham. John Stratton, a Peaky Blinders-like figure, became a very big influence in Geoff’s life.  John is still at large in the South Staffordshire area, so be careful!

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The Bury blossom trail: our benefice walk

The Bury blossom trail: our benefice walk

The first Saturday in May is now established as ‘Benefice Boundary Walk Day’. Or it has for us! Over the last couple of years we have also linked this Benefice Walk with the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ global prayer initiative.

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Afternoon Tea and Book Fair

Afternoon Tea and Book Fair

A reminder that tomorrow, Saturday April 28th, we’ll be having an Afternoon Tea and Book Fair. This will be in the hall and Barritt Room from 2pm – 4pm. So tea and coffee, dainty cakes and sandwiches – and all the best china that we’ve been able to acquire!

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Radio Manchester – April 21st

Radio Manchester – April 21st

Producer & Director Debbie Cooper will be on Radio Manchester on Saturday 21st April talking about the Giving Back award

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The Forgotten Valley

The Forgotten Valley

Our walk was led by Geoff Hamilton and was an educational adventure of industrial mill ruins of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. We were aided by the Bury & District Local History Society book titled ‘The Forgotten Valley’.

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Benefice Walk on May 5th

Benefice Walk on May 5th

Our annual Benefice walk around the Boundary of the two Parishes will take place this year on Saturday 5th May.

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Cafe Church & Setting God’s people free

Cafe Church & Setting God’s people free

As part of our response to ‘Setting God’s people free’, Café Church on 8th April 2018 looked at 1 Corinthians 12: 12-27 and considered what it meant to be the body of Christ

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May Getaway to Formby

May Getaway to Formby

We’re still taking bookings for our May Retreat to St Joseph’s Prayer Centre, Formby. This is from Wednesday May 23rd to Saturday May 26th.

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Setting God’s People Free – Cafe Church 2018

Setting God’s People Free – Cafe Church 2018

Our Cafe Church services this year will have a common theme. They will look at a groundbreaking report produced for the Archbishops’ Council, called ‘Setting God’s People Free’.

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