Cancer Research UK

On the 19th July, Sarah and I are competing in a Race for Life around Hyde Park in central London to raise money for Cancer Research UK. As you all know, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when I was only 21 years old and underwent several treatments over the following 2 years as I relapsed twice. I have … [Read more…]

Successful Christian Aid Week

St. Mary’s team raised £1193 of which £854 was from house to house collections and £339 was from the sale of plants. Well done to Lynn and her team and many thanks to everyone concerned. Alderley Churches together including St. Mary raised £4215. Fiona Ablett

Morrisons Manchester 10K in aid of Oasis

Sunday 10th May dawned bright if a little breezy and the realisation slowly dawned that weeks of training were now just hours away from reaching their purpose of pitting myself against 40,000 other runners to complete the Manchester 10k run. Despite some wind, the forecast was dry and warm(ish) so choosing the right clothing to … [Read more…]

6 – Bell Striking Competition

The East Cheshire Branch of the Chester Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers held their annual 6 – Bell Striking Competition here at St Mary yesterday. A team of ringers, entered this year for the first time, led by our Tower Captain Peter Robinson and with Melanie Cataquet, Robert Gorton, Mary Harwood, Lynn Smith and … [Read more…]

Social Committee Update

This time of the year is on the whole quieter, we had a committee meeting April 13th. We are planning a Tea Party June 3rd 3.00pm at Alderley Cottage. Everybody who would like to join in please let me know, don’t wait to be asked. We are planning a Lunch outing on August.5th, suggested venue being checked. … [Read more…]

March 200 Club Winners

Congratulations to the March 2015 winners (Mr & Mrs Cataquet, Mr Wilkinson & Mrs Harwood). A cheque for £372 has been passed to the Treasurer as the quarterly payment towards the upkeep of the Church.  

Oasis Centre – Donate Don’t Dump

The Oasis Centre is a community support day centre which works with a broad cross-section of vulnerable and disadvantaged adults in Gorton, East Manchester – one of the most deprived communities in Britain. Pete was brought up in care and had 15 foster parents, life had been pretty tough. “I had no food left; I … [Read more…]

Oasis – An Evening of Celebration

An Evening of Celebration at the Oasis Centre and Dreams of a New Home are Launched On Saturday 7th March, I attended a wonderful evening hosted by the trustees and friends of the Oasis Centre, along with Maureen Woolley, Janice Sweetman, Margaret Worthington and Janet Adamson. We were there along with 160 other invited guests, … [Read more…]