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The parish council have agreed to sponsor the Welcome Evening for Newcomers in St Bart’s on 12th November with a grant of £250.
They have also promised a further £250 to support the Film Night in church on 28th December.
Cafe Church hosted this year’s Harvest Celebration, but with hymns, prayers and readings we also had a talk from Rachael about the Winsford food distribution charity that she volunteers with. Some of the facts on the food we waste in the UK were shocking and it was amazing to hear how the charity supports food banks and over 200 families, not only with long life foods but with perishables like fruit and vegetables too. Our large congregation was the usual generous one, with lots of bags of food donated to the charity and we thank all who contributed. Rachael will be taking it for distribution this week.
Today, St Bart’s threw open the doors for a Games & Pizza event that was three hours of non-stop fun and games for the crowd that turned up. It seemed very game was available from old favourites like scrabble, Jenga, chess and table football to new games like Block, Shapes, magic cards and Slow Chase. Crisps, pizza, fruit pies and custard were supplied throughout, with drinks of all kinds and everyone agreed it had been great fun and we should do it again. We will !!
Messy Church Games & Play Session
Saturday, 9 October⋅11:00am – 2:00pm
All ages welcome for a “Messy Church” organised Games session with Loads of Games & Loads of Pizza
It was a busy schedule in Messy Church today, with the theme of Community and us starting with our mini service once more. After that we went into our craft session and had refreshments while we worked. We made paper chain people and named them for all the people we are linked to and then put pictures we made of our homes on a map of Church Minshull. We drew on all the places we walk and visit and it turned out that we all do many of the same things and visit the same places. It is clear we have a good sense of community here and we discussed things we could all do together next. One idea was for us to have a game playing time and this will be from 11am to 2pm on Saturday, 9th October. We will open the church to play lots of different games and have pizza to eat. Our time together ended with a prayer and The Grace.
Harvest Cafe Church
11am on 10th October, 2021.
Food collection in aid of Food Bank.
Autumn Plants Sale and Art Exhibition 11th /12th September 2021
Thank you to all who worked so hard and to all those who turned out to support the event.
It was wonderful to socialise outside and to catch up over a cup of tea or coffee.
Gill did a great job selling bulbs and the children had a bric-a-brac stall and did a good job too.
The final total for the two days was a profit of £1,847 towards the upkeep of St Bart’s.
Today at St Bart’s, we were delighted to welcome Chris Wheatley and Zoe Newton, to celebrate their marriage with friends and family. After twice being postponed due to the pandemic, it was third time lucky and the sun shone throughout while the bells rang. Villagers stood in the churchyard to watch the bridal party arrive and Chris and Zoe both looked relaxed and happy all through the service. The Rev. Anne officiated and the reception that followed was in The Badger Inn, next door. May God bless them both with a long and happy marriage.
We were delighted to welcome so many to today’s service and especially those who had travelled from the other parishes in the Cross Country Group. Jane introduced the subject which was Going for God, as opposed to ‘going for gold’ and was on an Olympic theme. We looked at the negative side of the games, with cheating, censorship and prejudice but celebrated the good parts of inclusivity, sacrifice, teamwork, friendship and inspiration. During the interval, each table came up with their own gold, silver and bronze words to best describe the event and there were many varied and thought provoking suggestions. We had several readings and prayers illustrating how the Christian faith is like running a race we can all win and with a prize for all that does not tarnish or wither away. The children made jigsaws and designed a t-shirt for the next Olympics in Paris and Ellie modelled hers for us. Our hymns were some of the several films we watched and it was great to be able to sing again if you wanted to.
Thank you to all who contributed to the service in so many ways.