We’ve just registered with easyfundraising. This is a great site where you can raise money for St John with St Mark’s Church with your everyday online shopping. At no extra cost to yourself! Each time you shop online via the easyfundraising website the retailers give the church a percentage donation as a ‘thank you’.Read more
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.Read more
Our next Sunday@Seven service is June 30th. The theme this time is ‘The Spirit is willing, but…’
This is the first Sunday@Seven after Pentecost so we imagine that Nigel may take full advantage of that in his choice of songs and readings.
Pentecost is when we remember the Holy Spirit being given to the disciples after Jesus’ ascension. The Spirit was given to guide, inspire and teach them – as it does with us today.Read more
Our reading from Acts tells us that if you’re wanting a quiet life then the very last thing you want to do is to go looking for a prayer meeting…Read more
Here are the Bible readings for June that we will be using in church. This month includes both Pentecost and Trinity Sunday. If you don’t have access to a Bible then there’s a link to the Vanderbilt Divinity Library.Read more
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.Read more
The Ukrainian Church on Bury Old Road is inviting Christians from all traditions to join them in prayers for peace.
The postcode for the church is M7 4PX.
The service will take place on Sunday 23rd June at 3pm.
It will be supported by the Right Reverend John Arnold, Roman Catholic Bishop of Salford. Also helping will be Reverend Karen Lund, Anglican Archdeacon of Manchester, along with other church leaders.Read more
Our very popular Summer Fair will be on Saturday 1st June at St John’s Church Hall, BL9 6NY. Opening time is 11am and we’re normally done by 2pm. So, to avoid missing out on that special pre-loved book, toy or jigsaw please come early. There will also be a plant stall, bric-a-brac, tombolas, games, cakes and lunches. And yes, a raffle…Read more
Abooo Theatre will be using our hall this Friday 17th May to rehearse for a performance at The Lowry of MotherAct. This is a piece about mothering in all it’s messy glory. It’s being created by a team of mums including a musician, writer, director and several actors. If you’re a mum with a young child and want to participate in their community chorus next week then please read on…Read more
Currently Bury has a shortage of foster carers.
Perhaps you’ve thought about it before but never taken the next step?
Or maybe this is the first time that you’ve considered it?
The poster on this page gives you all the details that you need.Read more
As is now traditional for May, the Walking Group met on the first Saturday to ‘beat the bounds’, i.e. walking the full boundary of both Parishes and reflecting at various points on the route. We were also pleased to be joined by Heidi, Lisa and Natasha, who were in training for a 26-miler later in the year.Read more
Our next Sunday@Seven service is May 26th. We’ll be meeting again at the hall in Christ Church. The theme is ‘Light up the world’ which is the strap-line from Thy Kingdom Come.
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. It’s an international and ecumenical call to prayer.
We will have both churches open for morning and evening prayer during Thy Kingdom Come, which runs 11 days from May 30th.Read more
At our last Sunday@Seven I was given a two minute slot to say something about Psalm 19. Think of it as a speed sermon! The intention is to have an ‘open mic’ section in future Sunday@Seven services for anyone who feels led to share a word or two, either prepared or off the cuff.Read more