One of the last details of our Refurb building project was completed today with the painting of the parking places on our re-vamped church carpark. This is where we are hoping to add electric vehicle charging points later this year as a further service to the local community. We asked 3 local organisations for help with this and 2 have now responded favourably – enough for us to make up the shortfall ourselves so we can get the project moving. Watch for an announcement soon.
Lots of fun at our first service of the festive season yesterday as we made our Christingles. What's a Christingle? It symbolises the light of Christ coming into the world and tells the story of salvation.
Join us on Sundays as we go through Advent, looking forward to the birth of Jesus, through to our Carol Service on December 19 and Christmas Day service. More details here. Not forgetting of course our Aladdin family Pantomime this Saturday.
Extra tickets are now available from church or Positive Steps for our Christmas Pantomime, Aladdin on Saturday 11th December at 2pm (ohhh yes they are!). Come along and join in a special afternoon of festive family fun. Please note, numbers are limited, so first come, first served.
Tickets: Adults (over 18) £3. 1 or 2 children free with each ticket.
Family ticket (2 adults, up to 3 children) £5.
You can order online here. Or collect in person at Positive Steps this week or send an email to arrange a pick up.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
We've been sent more photos of what was an amazing community event on October 30... lots of them! A big thank you to Jasmine.
Last night's first Climate Change Summit for Ardwick Ward, hosted by Brunswick Church, was well attended and ably led by Councillors Amna and Tina. T there was a presentation by Lisa Lingard from Manchester Climate Change Agency and theme tables about Home, Transport and travel, Open Spaces and Recycling where people were asked to write down actions, ideas and wishes and note barriers to them. There was also a big map to record local green spaces, and we finished with great food ℅ ARMR store.
Our Caribbean Celebration on October 30 was a great success with over 100 present to enjoy good food, music, dancing (looking at you Sally!), fun and most of all each other's company. An excellent first community event for our newly refurbished hall, and we look forward to many more. Here are some more photos.
Picking up on the COP26 conference in Glasgow, our November All Together Special service had an ecological theme built around hope. We looked at God's incredible creation and how we, the human race, instead of taking care of the Earth have exploited it. Our hope is in God's ultimate renewing of all things, but meantime, we have a responsibility to play our part in exercising good creation care. We can't change everything, but we each can change something. Our prayer stations looked at parts of the world where people already suffer from the effects of climate change, ways in which we as a church can be more aware and active, and how we as individuals can reduce our carbon footprint. We finished with a video setting of the Lord's Prayer from Tearfund. Have a look.
Big thanks to the Eco Group who worked so hard to put it all together.
Join with us for Tearfund's Big Quiz Night on Saturday 20 November, 7:30pm.
This year we can gather in person in our newly refurbished hall (with precautions in place) for a quiz extravaganza – all in the name of ending poverty. Everyone welcome to come and join in the fun!
Donations to Tearfund can be made from now through our JustGiving page.