Pastoral Team Easter Tea for residents and staff of the local care homes and the community in our parish. Tuesday 18th April, 3:00pm. All the congregation is more than welcome, and please bring a friend or neighbour. Please contact the Office to let us know if you intend to attend so we can judge how many cakes to bake – well worth coming for. Look forward to seeing you all.
Our first event of the New Year is a Supper with a talk – ‘Finding True Peace’ – by Bryan Corke. Bryan has been involved in missionary work in Europe as well as in part-time ministry since 1995. He worked for 48 years in health care as a prosthetist, and misses the privilege of working with so many inspiring and courageous patients and staff. We look forward to hearing his experiences and bringing his Christian faith to personal and working life. Thurs 19th January at the Deanwater Hotel, 7:45pm. Bookings, £12, please contact us.
It is intended to organise a quiet retreat to Foxhill (the Chester Diocesan conference and retreat centre, near Frodsham) from 3rd to 5th October next year. If you’d like to join in please sign the list on the noticeboard in the church hall lobby, or for further details please contact David or Ann Walker or the parish office.
There will be two Services in Bramhall Hall Chapel on Christmas Eve, at 1:30pm and 3:00pm. These will be led by St Michaels, and a donation of £4 (£3 going to Christian Aid) is requested. A rare opportunity to participate in a Service in the Chapel, which was first recorded in 1541 and was for many years the only place of public worship in Bramhall.
Bramhall High School is hosting a Community Carol Concert on Sunday 11th December at 3:00pm. Pupils from a number of Bramhall schools will participate in what promises to be a wonderful community event, with music by the High School’s band and an address by Fr Bob Read. Everyone is welcome at this event, which is supported by Churches Together in Bramhall & Woodford.
Bramhall Methodist Church is hosting a Christmas Crib Festival with over a hundred Nativity scenes, including handmade displays and scenes from around the world, being displayed both inside and outside the church. Along with various children’s activities, the ‘Inn’ in the Church will be serving teas, coffees, soup, rolls and cakes throughout the day to visitors. Please do take part in the Christmas Crib Festival which is open Thurs 1st to Sun 4th December, 10:00am – 7:00pm daily (Sun 11:30am – 5:00pm). Together with our own Angel Festival, the Bramhall Church community is making this a great festive start to December 2016!
Bramhall Methodist Church recently hosted a day run by the International Justice Mission, which aims to make an active Christian response to the problem of human trafficking and slavery. A small ecumenical pressure group called “Burst the Bubble” (the bubble of complacency) has been set up to consider our response to this and to God’s call to justice. If you share this concern you are warmly invited to the next meeting: Fords Lane Evangelical, Saturday 26th November, at 10:00am.
The next event will be on Thursday 17th November, when the Sign Choir from Hazel Grove Baptists will be performing at the Deanwater Hotel at 7:30pm. For tickets, £6, please contact us. Please note there will not be a meal this time.
One of the features of the Festival will be the ‘Angel Trail’. Angels (model ones, not live members of St M’s!) will be positioned in many shops and premises around Bramhall. Children and adults can take an entry form, on which to record the places where they spot the angels. Handing in a completed form enters the person into a prize draw. Members of the Festival organising group have been going round local shops, and have been delighted to receive a very positive response, with many traders saying they’ll host an angel and also give out fliers for the Angel Festival.
Mothers’ Union outing to prayer partners at St Cross, Knutsford. Meet in St M’s carpark at 1:00pm, when the lifts will be organised. If you signed up to go but are now unable to do so, please let Mary Impey know, as there’s a waiting list. As there is a MU Committee meeting at 11:15am, cmmt members might like to bring a sandwich to have in the lounge before setting off to St Cross.