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
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.Read more
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.Read more
Our Advent Bible studies this year will be based on Rowan Williams’ book, ‘Being Disciples’.
The book was described by the current Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, as ”Here is quite the most beautiful writing on discipleship I know. I am grateful for the inspiration that I find in these pages. I commend it to those who have been on this journey a long time, as well as to anyone who wonders what on earth following Jesus is all about.”Read more
From the little bit we know about the lives of Simon and Jude we can find an example of what it means to love one another. They stuck it out, even when times got tough. They might have hesitated a bit on Good Friday, perhaps even like the others they ran away. But Simon and Jude went on to be faithful witnesses of the saving power of Jesus.Read more
The church is ‘dressed’ ready for our Harvest Festival on Sunday 14th October at 10.30am. You’re very welcome to join us as we plough the fields and scatter! Rainbows, Brownies, Beavers and Cubs will all be with us.
All donations of food will go to the Porch Boxes and the Booth Centre.
Afterwards there will be a Harvest lunch in the hall.Read more
On preparing for holidays, bags are packed and we’re ready to be off. It’s an illustration I often use at a Baptism service. Once your bags are packed and loaded into the car you don’t then just sit on the drive for a week and come back raving about what a lovely time you’ve had of it. That would be pointless. You’ve made preparations: you make the journey.Read more
A picture of wisdom was drawn by comedian, Milton Jones, comparing it to cutlery. He said wisdom is not like that special set of knives and forks you keep for certain occasions, locked away in a velvet-lined box – all pristine and shiny. Rather wisdom is like a Swiss Army knife, worn and pitted, used and useful, honed and sharpened.Read more