St John & St Mark Church Bury

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Prepared to be different

Prepared to be different

Jesus says: “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves”. When the going gets tough, you are going to have to dig-in. You must prepare to be different.

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June 21st newsletter

June 21st newsletter

Here’s our June 21st newsletter, which is Father’s Day in the UK. Our churches are open for individual prayer. However, all public worship continues to be suspended until further notice.

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Lock-down recipe #5

Lock-down recipe #5

Welcome to our church lock-down recipe #5. We know these as Coffee Oat biscuits, though there may be other names for them! This will be our last recipe – unless we get any special requests!

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Children’s Trust

Children’s Trust

Here’s an update from the Bury Children’s Trust, which brings together partners from a wide range of agencies with a shared commitment to helping children and young people be the best that they can;

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June 14th Newsletter

June 14th Newsletter

This June 14th Newsletter gives the great news that from Monday June 15th churches can be open for individual prayer. However, all public worship continues to be suspended until further notice.

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Lock-down recipe #4

Lock-down recipe #4

Welcome to lock-down recipe #4! This time it’s the recipe for Melting Moments… we’re making up for the coffee mornings & afternoon teas that we’ve missed!

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A Gospel to proclaim

A Gospel to proclaim

Our next Sunday@Seven service will be on June 28th 2020. Our theme will be ‘A Gospel to Proclaim’. We Zoomed Sunday@Seven last month and we all survived – so, we’re going to do it again this month.

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The Trinity and other ways of understanding

The Trinity and other ways of understanding

A long time ago when I was a Reader, I was gifted the privilege of speaking on Trinity Sunday to our Parade Service, which meant lots of children of all ages, including the adult children of our Church. It was chaos!

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June 7th Newsletter

June 7th Newsletter

This June 7th Newsletter is for Trinity Sunday. It’s where we recognise the one true God as three persons. This also marks our 250th anniversary weekend and there’s a special message from Bishop David.

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Refugee Week: 15th-21st June

Refugee Week: 15th-21st June

Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. It was founded in 1998 and held every year around World Refugee Day on the 20th June. Refugee Week is also a growing global movement.

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Lock-down recipe #3

Lock-down recipe #3

Welcome to our church lock-down recipe #3! This time we’re sharing the recipe for Ginger Biscuits…We’re doing this to try and make up for being closed and events not happening during the lock-down.

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Stations of the Resurrection: Ascension

Stations of the Resurrection: Ascension

This is the third in our series of Stations of the Resurrection. This one covers the Ascension of Jesus and Thy Kingdom Come. Thanks, again, to the Reverend Sue Binks for these Stations.

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Eagles Wing get Queen’s Award!

Eagles Wing get Queen’s Award!

Press Release: “The Eagles Wing, are a mutual support group for asylum seekers, refugees and local people, based in Bury, Greater Manchester. We have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.”

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Lock-down recipe #2

Lock-down recipe #2

Welcome to lock-down recipe #2! This time it’s for Queen Cakes – aka Fairy Buns. This is to try and compensate for missing our coffee morning and afternoon tea.

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June 2020 magazine

June 2020 magazine

June 8th marks our 250th anniversary, with the original St John’s being consecrated in 1770. We had a lot of things planned for that weekend but the lock-down has put the mockers on that! In the meantime, please take a look at the middle of the magazine which has some photos and reflections.

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