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May Retreat

May Retreat

We’re returning to St Joseph’s Prayer Centre, Formby for our annual Retreat. This will be from Wednesday May 22nd to Friday May 24th 2019. The Prayer Centre is in a really lovely position, close to both the sandy beach and the National Trust Forest. The break is a mix of time spent together, plenty of personal space and trips out in the local area.

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Filled to the measure – S@S

Filled to the measure – S@S

Our next Sunday@Seven service will be on February 24th meeting in the back room at Christ Church Hall.

The theme this time will be ‘filled to the measure’.

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February 2019 magazine

February 2019 magazine

Here’s our February 2019 magazine. The hard copy version is available in both our churches. It includes news and views as well as prayers, reflections and what’s on. Plus a great letter from Margery Spencer about preconceptions.

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Bible readings for February

Bible readings for February

Here are our Bible readings for February 2019.

So if you can’t get to church and want to follow the same scripture passages then here you go.

Or if you just want to read up in advance for the Sunday to come, then please make use of below.

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Turning points

Turning points

I don’t know if you have made any new year resolutions? I haven’t. From past experience, intentions to eat more healthily, take more exercise and, in the past, to stop smoking would all be consigned to the rubbish bin by January 4th.

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Then it dawned on me – S@S

Then it dawned on me – S@S

Our next Sunday@Seven service will be on January 27th. The theme is ‘Then it dawned on me’.

This is a chance for more informal worship, prayer and meditation.

We’ll meet in the Barritt Room at St John’s Hall. Brews and cake will be on hand!

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Journeys – Epiphany 2019

Journeys – Epiphany 2019

In the words of our Bishop in the January issue of the CRUX magazine, I’d like to challenge us at this Epiphany-tide, and the start of a New Year, to take the story of the Magi as a metaphor for our own journey with God. 

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Bible readings for January

Bible readings for January

Here are our Bible readings for January 2019. So if you can’t get to church and want to follow the same scripture passages then here you go. Or if you just want to read up in advance for the Sunday to come, then please make use of below.

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Christmas Services

Christmas Services

Take a look here for details of our Christmas services this year.

We’d love to see you at one or more of these special occasions!

You’ll also find information about the Christmas Day dinner which this year is at St Mary’s.

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Probably the best…

Probably the best…

“Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. My name is JC Jacobsen, and I have been dead for 130 years.” The talk was entitled “Why You Should Answer Every Question with Probably,” and fits in with Carlsberg’s long-time slogan, “Probably the best beer in the world.”

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December Magazine

December Magazine

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…

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Standing at the gate – S@S

Standing at the gate – S@S

Our next Sunday@Seven service will be on December 30th. The theme is ‘Standing at the gate’.

This is a chance for more informal worship, prayer and meditation.

We’ll meet in the Back Room at Christ Church Hall. Brews and cake will be on hand!

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Bible readings for December

Bible readings for December

Here are our Bible readings for December 2018. So if you can’t get to church and want to follow the same scripture passages then here you go. Or if you just want to read up in advance for the Sunday to come, then please make use of below.

But come on – it’s Christmas! We’d love to see you in church! Our carol service is on Sunday 23rd December, 6.30pm at Christ Church, Walmersley.

And if you live away from us then please go to a service near you.

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Jonah, Jesus, Fred and you

Jonah, Jesus, Fred and you

We’re each asked to follow our own particular call, to make the most of what we’re given and not waste it. To show the love & mercy of God to anyone we come across – even when we don’t feel particularly able. Because if we don’t then who will? And we too can be messed up and conflicted, just like Jonah.

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Flippin heck – Lazarus and wow moments

Flippin heck – Lazarus and wow moments

I used to play the piano at a nursery school, so that the children knew that music didn’t always come from a machine. There was a 3 year old who had major problems who called me Mrs. Piano and he was a gem…

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