Alpha Stories

We are on the countdown to our Alpha Courses launching. To help promote these we are delighted to be able to share another short video made following an Alpha Course at St Mark’s Newtown earlier this year, after the Alpha Away Day. It shares real experiences of how Alpha can transform lives.

Together Sunday

On Sunday 17 September join us and others from our hub for contemporary worship at Holy Trinity (Downall Green), from 6.45 for a 7 o’clock start

Monthly Prayer Diary

The monthly prayer diary for September 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.

Alpha Course

Everyone has questions

We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view; wherever they are in the world.

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. There are ten in total and a day away. Each session covers a different question that people might have about faith. The sessions are designed to create conversation – there’s no pressure or charge; it’s just an open, informal and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.

Details of our next Alpha Courses are now available.

Church Magazine

The September 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!

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