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December 2019 & January 2020 magazine

December 2019 & January 2020 magazine

In this bumper Christmas issue we have details of all the many services and events that we have going on. There’s a letter from Dave, about God “mucking in” with us. There are also appeals to help those who are homeless and some reflections on Advent, Christmas and Epiphany.

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November 2019 magazine

November 2019 magazine

Here’s our November 2019 magazine. It’s our Remembrance edition. We have write-ups from our various groups and all the upcoming activities to tell you about. Coventry Cathedral’s work on peace and reconciliation crops up too.

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Eagles Wing: Stay as friends

Eagles Wing: Stay as friends

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. They have members from all over the world, speaking many different languages.

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October 2019 magazine

October 2019 magazine

Here is our October 2019 magazine.
We have write-ups from our various groups and lots of upcoming activities to tell you about. Plus a harvest letter from the Vicar.

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Our top posts

Our top posts

Three quarters of the way through 2019 already! So, we thought we’d share with you our top 5 posts so far this year. They are each very different but they are a good representation of what we publish. You might have missed them the first time – or you might enjoy reading them again!

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Bury FC – lessons for the church?

Bury FC – lessons for the church?

Bill Shankly famously said “Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I can assure them it is much more serious than that”. Seeing the reactions of followers of Bury FC over recent days gives credence to that point of view. It comes home to you that football supporters do have a great sense of community, of belonging, of common identity, of being in fellowship, in a family.

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September 2019 magazine

September 2019 magazine

Here’s our packed September 2019 magazine. There’s a lot going on in the Walmersley Benefice at the moment and you’ll find plenty of news about upcoming events. There are also articles from the Walking Group, Open Group and Mothers’ Union. But there’s space too for prayer and reflection – plus some celebratory photos (including the one above with Vivienne and Barry being photo-bombed by the Bishop).

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Don’t miss out

Don’t miss out

There’s lots going on in the next few weeks at St John with St Mark’s and Christ Church Walmersley. So, don’t miss out! Next up: Saturday 28th Sep is a Coffee Morning & Book fair at St John’s. Then on Sunday 29th we have our ALM Celebration service at Christ Church then Sunday@Seven in the evening.

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Christians Against Poverty

Christians Against Poverty

Christian debt support is now available in Bury thanks to Bury Christians Against Poverty (CAP).

The new service is offering free, face-to-face debt counselling to all, regardless of age, background, ethnicity or faith.

The CAP Debt Coaches visit people in their homes, negotiate with creditors on the client’s behalf and support people until they are debt free.

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Walking in Malham

Walking in Malham

Our Walking Group on 6th July was a much anticipated visit to Malham in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Some of us had never been before. Others had not been for a good number of years. The walk included Janet’s Foss, a picturesque waterfall, in which people were already cooling off.

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July and August 2019 magazine

July and August 2019 magazine

Attached is our Benefice of Walmersley Road July and August 2019 magazine. It’s a bumper edition so grab a brew and find a comfortable chair… Alongside all the normal news, views and ‘what’s on’, you’ll find an article on Spring Harvest with Archbishop Sentamu’s challenge for 2020.

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#MoreThanSunday

#MoreThanSunday

#MoreThanSunday is being launched by Manchester Diocese on 1 July 2019. The aim is to help grow our faith and increase our discipleship 7 days a week.

By signing up, you will receive a monthly email. This will contain a reflection and a Bible quote relevant to a theme that will be different each month.

There will also be a link to a podcast featuring local people who have an insight to share.

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Blue tokens at Tesco

Blue tokens at Tesco

St John with St Mark School has been chosen by Tesco Bury as one of their projects in their Bags of Help scheme. If they get the most tokens they will receive £4000 towards improvements to their Early Years Playground. Please support the school by asking for your blue tokens – and put it in their collection box.

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Formby 2019 – a personal view

Formby 2019 – a personal view

This year’s retreat to the St. Joseph’s Prayer Centre near the National Trust reserve in Formby was once again held in the week leading up to the second May Bank Holiday. The theme this year was the ‘Miracles of Jesus’ and we had several thought provoking sessions on some of these miracles and how they relate to our daily lives in the year 2019.

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June 2019 magazine

June 2019 magazine

Here is our June 2019 magazine. In it you’ll find articles on the fantastic Open Group talk by Jim Metcalf on Community Action Nepal, our Benefice Boundary walk and updates from the very active Mothers’ Union. We also look forward to the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ season which runs from Ascension to Pentecost.

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