Messy Church is a new way of being church that attracts young families – and the grandparents too. It’s messy so that mums and dads are at ease: nobody will criticise them for the behaviour of their children. And families are more messy these days – blended, extended, nuclear and informal. It’s Messy too because it’s based around craft … [Read more…]
Please help us to collect enough to give each family attending Oasis an egg on Easter Sunday. Eggs can be left in the basket at the back of the church up to March 18 to be delivered that week For some families last year it was the first Easter egg they had ever received. Thank you in … [Read more…]
If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the Lillies and Easter Flowers in Church in memory of loved ones please place your donation in an envelope with your name and the names of those to be remembered clearly written on the outside. Envelopes to be handed to Michael Penlington or placed in the appropriate … [Read more…]
From the sermon preached by the Rector at St.Catherine’s Church, Birtles on the Sunday before Lent In Lent (this year 14th February to 1st April) we mark both Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness, when – through temptation – he learned the limits of mortal existence, and our Lord’s journey to Jerusalem for the last time. Suffering … [Read more…]
We held our Annual Bridge Drive on Monday February 12th. 36 people took part across 9 tables. This is a happy social afternoon and we made a profit of over £300.00. A big Thank You to the many helpers who baked, made sandwiches washed up and waited on.
Congratulations to the January 2018 winners: 1st – Mrs F Robinson 2nd – Mr P Robinson 3rd – Mrs A Story
Over £5000 has now been donated to St Mary’s by the 200 Club – if you’d like to be part of this and have the chance of winning a cash prize each month, please complete the entry form and arrange your standing order / cheque payment.
The Nether Alderley Parish Hall Restoration Project An update by the Rector in collaboration with Mrs Jenny Shufflebottom – Chair of Nether Alderley Parish Council and Mr Martyn Bale – Chair of the Parish Hall Restoration Committee The aim of the Parish Hall Restoration project is to repair, refurbish and improve the Parish Hall. Key … [Read more…]
On behalf of the Oasis team and our clients I would like to wish you all a very happy and peaceful New Year! 2017 was a great year We have so much to thank God for! Despite the growing obstacles our clients face including confusing benefit changes, unfair sanctions, abusive relationships, crippling addiction, gang intimidation … [Read more…]
What do you think of when you hear Church bells ringing? Weddings? Special National Events, such as Remembrance Sunday? Or do you think of the picture of the village green with the sound of leather on willow and the local village church in the background? You may have heard in the media that to remember … [Read more…]