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A right shower

A right shower

We were very grateful for the homemade scones with jam and hot drinks when we arrived back at Ralph’s. Helen was very insistent we came in. However, we were rather wet and had no wish to cause any mess, so we were happy under the porch-way.

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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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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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Bury to Heaton Park walk

Bury to Heaton Park walk

During our Bury to Heaton Park walk we took in the River Roch, Unsworth Pole and Egypt Farm before getting to Heaton Park.

Whilst there we visited the monument to John Paul II who with the help of his ‘popemobile’ had taken mass there in 1982.

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Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal

Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal

We set off from St. John’s Church Hall at 9am and headed off through Clarence Park towards Freetown. Our walk took us past St. Thomas’ Church and Pimhole before we picked up the Roch Valley Greenway and along the banks of the River Roch for a short while before reaching Blackford Bridge.

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The Bury blossom trail: our benefice walk

The Bury blossom trail: our benefice walk

The first Saturday in May is now established as ‘Benefice Boundary Walk Day’. Or it has for us! Over the last couple of years we have also linked this Benefice Walk with the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ global prayer initiative.

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The Forgotten Valley

The Forgotten Valley

Our walk was led by Geoff Hamilton and was an educational adventure of industrial mill ruins of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. We were aided by the Bury & District Local History Society book titled ‘The Forgotten Valley’.

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Benefice Walk on May 5th

Benefice Walk on May 5th

Our annual Benefice walk around the Boundary of the two Parishes will take place this year on Saturday 5th May.

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