Church Magazine

The August 2017 edition of the Church magazine is now available.

Messy Church

Messy Church is in the vicarage garden 3.30-5pm on Thursday 13th July – hopefully in the sunshine!

We are thinking about Joshua and the walls of Jericho and

• Creating a texture picture of the city
• Making a stone each – the edible kind!
• Using potatoes to paint a picture of Joshua’s army and the priests marching around the city walls
• Building a wall with boxes and then use a football to kick it down
• Drawing Jericho with chalks on the paving stones
• Joining some ribbons to make a streamer

We only have six activities this time as many of the children just enjoy playing together in the garden! There are another four up our sleeve in case the weather is wet and we are in the church hall.

Sausages and rolls with ice lollies for our tea. Come and join us if you can!

If you want to know more (or you have special dietary needs) then please contact Sue (07877 704645 / [email protected])

Saturday afternoon at St Thomas’ school

On 15th July Saturday FM will be returning to St Thomas’ school for families to join us from 4-5pm. There will be plenty of fun with some physical and competitive activity alongside a quieter craft. We’ll eat a light tea together, watch a great video clip, chat about it, pray and finish off singing one of our favourite worship songs!

Monthly Prayer Diary

The monthly prayer diary for July is now available. Please consider using this as part of your daily prayer routine and lift to God those people and issues which are listed.

Together Sunday

On Sunday 18 June join us and others from our hub for contemporary worship at St Luke’s church, from 6.45 for a 7 o’clock start

40 Days of Prayer

40 days of prayer begins today, 25th May. It starts with Thy Kingdom Come, the global call to prayer from the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Please take a few minutes to look at the following resources:

Introduction to Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come Reflections: a video by the Most Rev Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church

The House of Prayer in Wigan opens today for 40 days of non-stop 24/7 prayer for the revival of Wigan.

Church leaders urge social care to be at the heart of the election campaign

The Hope Charter movement is calling for political candidates to put care for the vulnerable at the heart of their election promises

Church leaders across Merseyside and beyond are backing a faith led campaign to put the protection of services to the vulnerable at the heart of the election campaign. The Hope Charter, a document that affirms social care as a basic human right and calls for the protection of services to the vulnerable.

More information is available on the Diocese of Liverpool web site.

Archbishops of Canterbury and York voice election concerns

Ahead of the general election, the Church of England’s most senior clergymen: the Most Reverend Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Most Reverend John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York have written a pastoral letter to parishes and chaplaincies.

The archbishops call for a “just economy”; one not over-reliant on debt that “risks crushing those who take on too much”.

Fit for the Future

Fairtrade stall

Our next Fairtrade stall will take place in the church hall after the 10.45 service on Sunday 29th April. You can make a real difference to people’s lives by buying some food or gifts. Please try and support this worthwhile cause even if you only purchase one item. If you buy any fair trade goods from our stall, rather from the supermarkets, then you are helping to support Traidcraft who reinvest their profits into the communities of their producers. You can find out more about our support of Fairtrade on our web page.