It’s perhaps only when reflecting on all that has been done we realise that we are in one way or another quite active. Space prevents the additional comments that perhaps are really needed to fully share details of some of the things we have either been involved in or provided ourselves.
Externally we had the Synod meeting at The Oasis Centre in Salford. What a venue – a church actually doing what a church is called to do and in a tough area. We don’t have too many of those! Then the following week a gathering for representatives from the Partnership churches and a sharing of what we are all about.
Sunday worship has offered the usual range of thought and style. For ‘Sunday at 5’ we had ‘Hymns with their stories’ in October with thanks to Norman for all his research and in November the Scouts with a presentation about their summer camp to France and a splendid turnout for a dark and chilly Sunday evening as over eighty were present. We all enjoyed potato pie before the service itself.
October and November Messy Church again attracted a very worthy number of all ages. Noah was the theme in October and last month ‘The lost sheep’ he was named Kevin and will be taking a major part in our Christmas Celebration now that he has been found!
On 4th November we celebrated the Golden Wedding anniversary of Margaret and Michael McHugh. Alan presented them with a card and vase. They kindly provided a luncheon for us all to enjoy.
The ‘Thursday D0’ has continued to develop after a slow start. Music, conversation, table games etc. and the latest attraction ‘Elders trifle’ (a trifle being made by an elder to serve up with a variety of cakes). Rumour has it that it’s the pastors turn in January!
The Mystery Luncheon trips have continued to attract a full bus and The Blundell Arms and The Grey Mare have been the venues. Two excellent meals enjoyed. In December we have a Christmas Meal (still a mystery destination, but it’s not a pub!)
The minibus has been out and about. The shopping trips to out of town Sainsbury’s and Tesco’s have proved very popular, apart from others that have been as diverse as Bury Market to the delights of Clitheroe or Dobbies Garden Centre.
The Christmas Market on 1st. December offered a variety of stalls from the multi-agencies that make up Kingsway and from other friends who hired a table. Our proportion of the takings amounted to £298. it’s quite a complex system but we know what we’re doing.
Thank you for your recent giving:
Percy Penny Pot contained £97 when counted and this was used to defray the cost of The Silent Soldier now displayed in the church garden and purchased from The British Legion.