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Services this Sunday

 

19 April     3rd Sunday of Easter

Early Morning Service - Christ Church                        

                                       Holy Communion                                       8.00 am to 8:30 am

Breakfast Club                  In The Parish Hall                                          8.45 am

Late Morning Service     Christ Church and Holy Cross                          

                                            Holy Communion                                          10.45 am to 11.45am

Evening Service -           No Evening Service at Christ Church

                                      Annual Parochial Church Meeting at The Parish Hall     5.00 pm                                     

 

 

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Pilgrim Course

The next module of the Pilgrim course is starting next week, looking at the Commandments. We'll be holding sessions on both a Tuesday evening and a Wednesday morning, so come along and share, learn and grow!
 
For more details, contact Jim and then sign up on the sheets at the back of each church.
 
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All Age Service

Our next All Age service will be Sunday, 3rd May at Holy Cross at 10.45am.

Now well established, these popular services are less formal than the usual service of Holy Communion. They use simple songs and hymns and there are dramatised readings and interactive prayers to enable people of all ages to engage in worship. The services are particularly relevant for families and children, but everyone from our church family is welcome.

During our service, we will be welcoming to church our baptism families from this month and next month.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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View from the Vicarage

Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return; turn away from sin and be faithful to Christ
 
For many of us in the Church, the announcement that our neighbour Revd Libby Lane would become the first female bishop in the Church of England when she becomes Bishop of Stockport was an early Christmas present. By the time you read this, Libby will have been consecrated and be preparing to begin her Episcopal Ministry, and we must continue to keep her in our prayers.
After the years and the tears, the struggles and the discussions, Libby's appointment moved things from a theoretical to a practical stage. From this point on, things will be different. Unlike our New Years resolutions, which are often made in haste and are soon abandoned by February, this decision will have a lasting impact and a positive change for the Church.
This is what the Church is all about - transformation and change led by the Holy Spirit, both on an individual and communal level. Lasting change occurs when we make a positive commitment, a bold move. Looking back to Epiphany, the Magi made a bold decision to travel thousands of miles, a hard journey, to enquire about this new King. On the other hand, King Herod could not be bothered to make the 10 mile journey from Jerusalem to Bethlehem.
Lent is a time to emulate the Magi, to make a bold commitment, to pray for and eagerly work for change in our lives and our world. This often stems from repentence, acknowledging the wrong we've done, asking for forgiveness and the strength to change. On Ash Wednesday, as we receive the mark of the cross in ash on our foreheads, we will hear these words: 
Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return; turn away from sin and be faithful to Christ
 
To turn away requires us to be active. Nothing will change without our effort. If we are serious about transformation this Lent, what will we do about it? Perhaps this year is the time to invest in your faith, to put it into practice or spend time reflecting on what you really believe.
If this chimes with you, why not join our Pilgrim Course, starting on Wednesday mornings,  a time to discuss and think about what we really believe? The first 'taster' session is on Wednesday 4th February 10.45am in the St David's room, and is open to all. Have a chat with me for more details, or just come along and see for yourself!
In our journey of faith this Lent, who will we be like : the Magi who stopped at nothing to find Jesus, or the complacent Herod, who didn't move even though Jesus was nearby? This Lent, be bold!
 
                                                                                                     Jim
 
 

Christ Church, Thorley Lane


    Christ Church WA15 7AN

 

Holy Cross, Park Road


Holy Cross WA15 6QG

Our Vicar


Jenny and Jim Bridgman

Contact Info

Parish Office

97 Park Road,
Timperley,
WA15 6QG

 0161 976 5837

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Clergy Contact

Rev J.W. Bridgman,
12 Thorley Lane,
Timperley, WA15 7AZ

0161 980 4330

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