These beautiful wreaths and flower arrangements were made by women from Women's Footprints and the Over 50s group at our Positive Steps Community Hub. The Neighbourly Gardening Project supported us to make the wreaths and arrange the flowers throughout the church for Vi Palmer's funeral last Friday. Many thanks to everyone who helped. Aunty Vi was a member of Women's Footprints and the Over 50s and would have been proud of you all.
A full house at Brunswick Church today for the funeral of our oldest member, Violet Palmer. There were lovely tributes to this amazing saint, and many stories and memories shared of her no-nonsense but loving manner. Simon, often heckled by Vi if the Sunday morning service started late, made sure today's celebration of her life began on time! After the service many of us went to the committal at Southern Cemetery where, accompanied by singing, Vi was laid to rest beside her husband Winston.
‘Drawn Poorly’ Zine Workshop with Rose Sergent.
Drawn Poorly is a Manchester based project challenging stigma and encouraging conversations about living with chronic illness, disability and mental illness. During the workshop we will make ‘zines’ (independent magazines) using words and images.
Monday 7th October, 10am to 12noon. Download a poster here.
Creative Writing, Poetry & Spoken Word with Nasima Begum.
Nasima is a Manchester based poet, producer and creative practitioner. Join us for a creative writing and poetry session that explores the use of writing as a tool for wellbeing.
Monday 21st October, 10am to 12noon. Download a poster here.
Cultural Dance Workshop with Magdalen Bartlett-Luambia
The Dance Workshop will include African, Caribbean and Bollywood Dance. It is suitable for beginners and children are very welcome to come along to this event.
Saturday 26th October, 10am to 12noon (Dance workshop will start approx. 10.30am). Download a poster here.
Then come along to The Big Brew at Brunswick Community Hub, Brunswick Street, on Monday 23rd September from 10:30am to 12noon.
For more info contact local Health Worker Carlos Tait on 07501 120 015.
Download a poster here.
Come to our annual coffee and cake morning to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. It's on Wednesday September 25, from 10am to 1pm. Every penny we raise means Macmillan can help more people with cancer live life as fully as they can.
Cakes, cuppas and cash at the ready!
Download a poster here.
Our Sports-tacular Community Fun Day on Saturday was blessed with glorious weather and was a big success. A huge thank you to all the local businesses and organisations who supported through donating prizes, expertise, printing, stalls and more, and to everyone who worked so hard setting up, running activities and clearing up afterwards. It was great to see so many local people of all ages coming along and enjoying themselves. Thank you for being there and taking part. Lots of positive comments, including a request to do it again next week. Thanks for asking , but I think we need a rest! However, a number of the activities that were put on also happen every week at Positive Steps, so why not check it out?
The event's purpose (as well as everyone coming together to have a good time) was to launch the beginning of our FUNd-raising for Phase One of our Refurb project, which is all about improving the building that has been the estate's main community hub for 45 years. Read more here.
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Vi Palmer – our much loved 'Auntie Vi' – died earlier this afternoon. Both family and church members were with her, surrounding her with love, singing and prayers, as she passed peacefully from this life to the next and into the presence of the God she loved and served. She will be missed by many. As soon as we know funeral details, we will circulate them.
Only a week to go to our Brunswick "Sports-tacular", a sport-themed community fun day for all on Saturday September 14, 12-3pm.
There will be 'taster' sessions for a variety of sports and activities, all of which are or can be run from our building. Not only is this an opportunity to showcase some of what goes on under this roof every week through Positive Steps and other organisations, but also we want to tell you about our Refurb project. After many years of wear and tear serving the community, this is a plan to refurbish and improve the building, so that it can continue to do so – only even better – for many more. Read more here. We are currently fund-raising for Refurb Phase One, and proceeds from 'Sports-tacular" will go towards that. More info and a timetable of activities and sessions here. Download a leaflet here.
Yesterday was the 91st birthday of Mrs Margaret Barnett, one of our longest-serving members at Brunswick Church. So a bunch of us, including Charlotte (who is nearly 90 years Margaret’s junior!) took a cake round to her house to wish her much love and a great day.