Last Sunday we said farewell and best wishes to Richard and Sheenagh Young, members of Brunswick church for many years. Well, sort of farewell... in an official sense at least. Richard is an ordained CofE minister and has been invited to be the minister at Holy Innocents Church in Fallowfield. He and Sheenagh are not moving house or anything and will remain in touch with their many friends at Brunswick: just mostly not on Sundays. But we will miss their ministry – which included Richard's Sunday morning 'film club' for young people.
Our Easter Sunday service began in darkness as a reminder of Good Friday, and we then moved into the sunlight (and it was sunny) to begin to noisily celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. This year our service included the welcoming of three young people to Communion and a baptism.
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At Christmas Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus and why he came into the world.
At Easter we remember his death and why he left the world, and then celebrate his return to life again, and what that means for each of us.
You are invited to come and join us at Brunswick Church this Easter as we remember and celebrate
Email or call 0161 273 6608 for more info.
'Everyone is Creative' is a new Arts & Crafts course starting on 16 April. Each of the 12 sessions starts at 1pm and lasts for 2 hours.
Learn new arts and crafts skills from around the world. Make friends and build your confidence. Cope with stress through creativity. Among other exciting projects, you will create rings and /or brooches with air-dry clay, kumihimo bracelets and a paper marbling notebook.
Course fee: £74.40 (if you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a free course).
To enrol please quote the course reference C3841667 either online or by ringing 0300 303 3464. Download a leaflet here.
Afternoon tea at Manchester University's Women's Institute on International Women's Day. Members of the Women's Footprints group were invited to have a light hearted chat and to talk in general about ourselves and our life journeys. It is hoped that we will meet up next year to celebrate and reflect on what we shared.
We recently celebrated the first year of our toddler group.
Well over 50 people came to the official launch of our 'Women's Footprints' group today. The group has been going for several months and today's event was to celebrate the success so far and mark a successful funding application to continue the good work. Guests included local Councillor Tina Hewitson and Archdeacon of Manchester Rev Karen Lund. Words of blessing, welcome and greeting were given, but the highlight was one woman's story of how the group's support had helped her come out of a time of depression that had at almost stopped her from leaving her house. Loving of neighbour and community cohesion in action to build well-being. The group meets every Monday from 10-12 and all women are welcome.