april 2020 magazine

April 2020 Magazine

Here’s our April 2020 magazine.

Obviously with Covid-19 and all the restrictions, the magazine is a bit different to normal. There’s not much ‘what’s on’ to tell you about! But it does give us more space for reflections and prayer. There are also suggestions for worship from home.

But with all that’s going on, let’s not forget it’s Easter!

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Easyfundraising reminder

With more people shopping on-line at the moment this is a just a reminder of a post that we put up last year about easyfundraising.

This is a great site where you can raise money for St John with St Mark’s Church with your everyday online purchasing. At no extra cost to yourself!

Each time you shop online via the easyfundraising website the retailers give the church a donation as a ‘thank you’.

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High-class fish, fruit, poultry

It’s our 250th church anniversary coming up in June and we’ve been asking for memorabilia.

One of the gems is a St John’s Church Bury Parish Magazine from April 1968.

Amongst the adverts for Brian’s Chippy on Argyle Street and Cunnane’s ‘high-class fish, fruit, poultry and vegetables and fresh flower shop’ on Malvern Avenue, we have some very revealing letters and editorials uncovering what church life was like here 52 years ago.

Coronavirus COVID-19

Updated 27th March

The Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England have urged everyone to follow the instructions given by the Prime Minister. They are to stay in their homes in a national effort to limit the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Our church buildings are now closed for public worship, private prayer and all other meetings and activities except for vital community services until further notice.

The Archbishops called on the Church to “continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable”

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Eagles Wing update

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.

This is an update to our post in October 2019 on Eagles Wing since some details have now changed.

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