We remember that during the 1st World War, 123 men from the congregations of St John’s and St Mark’s churches in Bury gave their lives for their country. A truly shocking number. 5 of these took place in March 1918, 100 years ago this month. So it seemed fitting to share a little about them
This archive photo of the Mothers’ Union was taken in our church garden. David Howard has just added some names for us – but if you know more please get in touch
Next up is Ian Banks on April 11th. In the past he’s covered the history of coffee, vinyl records, persian rugs, old Bibles, Kings & Queens of England & held a story-telling night. So be prepared for anything…
The photo above is the interior of the old St John’s church, now no longer with us. The photo was taken in 1927. The church was on The Rock in Bury, approximately where Costa Coffee is now! You can still find some of the memorial stones, set within the nearby garden.
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.
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’.