URC and JOINT PUBLIC ISSUES TEAM

URC CHURCH & SOCIETY SECRETARY TO LEAD JPIT FOR 2 YEARS… Simeon Mitchell, the URC’s Secretary for Church and Society, is to become Team Leader of the ecumenical Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT). JPIT is a ground-breaking ecumenical enterprise, drawing together the Baptist Union of Great Britain, Methodist Church, United Reformed Church and Church of […]

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EASTER REFLECTIONS from CTCH

Once again, Churches Together in Cheadle Hulme are celebrating Easter with the following series of 4 reflections which will be posted on their website (ctch.org.uk) and other social media opportunities (eg churches’ FACEBOOK pages). Reflections from…28th March – Palm Sunday Rev Ruth Gouldbourne & the fellowship at Grove Lane Baptist.1st April – Maundy Thursday Rev […]

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Ye Olde Badminton Club take a bow

The Tuesday night Badminton Club has a history approaching 50 years here at Swann Lane, surprising really because a court has to be shoe-horned in and the roof is rather low too. However, their youngest member (the secretary) is now 74yrs young (!), so they have decided to gracefully bow out.  “We had only another […]

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COVID WORSHIP

In June/July 2020 we prepared our Risk Assessment, signage, gels etc and chairs and opened for individual prayer, and then simple services, each a couple of weeks after we were allowed.  The chairs in the sanctuary are widely spaced in pairs or groups of 3/4s, to accommodate bubbles, and all measured at 2m or more, […]

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Chilled Christmas meals for Stockport homeless

For some months now we have been taking part in the Partnership project called ‘Space at the Table’.  Chilled meals, sourced in Salford, are supplied to a charity called ‘Loaves and Fishes’ for distributing to the homeless in Stockport.  Didn’t think we had any?  Think again, there are  not 1 but 3 hostels.  Yes, in […]

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Recent Funeral from Malaysia!

Sadly, a relative of one of our neighbours passed away in Malaysia.  Attending in person would cause many difficulties even before recent lockdowns, but now under Covid-19, with travel restrictions, it’s neigh impossible.  However the church is presently setup to video conference by Zoom onto a large screen – the next best thing to being […]

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OPEN for SERVICE TIME

Elders are pleased to OPEN the sanctuary for SERVICE TIME, when the lockdowns allow, on Sundays, between 10.30~11.30 am. Our sanctuary is ‘Covid Secure’.  Many precautions for our joint safety have been taken including gel, one way, distancing, decontamination, cleaning and  limiting numbers, as well as face coverings and no singing. You should not attend if […]

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DOUBLE baptism!

Just before the pandemic, we celebrated a DOUBLE  baptism!  We baptised mummy first in a traditional exchange of vows AND THEN, Mummy (and daddy) made their promises for their baby daughter.   We were happy to include several God-parents too. EVERYBODY WELCOME! The United Reformed Church in England and Wales is particularly keen to be an […]

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MISSIONAL PARTNERSHIPs

The North West SYNOD of the United Reformed Church has reorganised its 130 churches by reviewing mission priorities.  Churches are forming groups to share resources and strengthen ties as Mission Partners.  We at Cheadle Hulme and our sister church at Bramhall have joined the S Manchester & Cheshire Missional Patnership which was commissioned in JULY 2019. Four […]

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SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

Don Philips has been appointed our new SOCIAL ENTERPRISE Co-ordinator and is in conversation with council and health officials to expand the use of our premises on Swann Lane to more meet the needs of the community around us.  This is our latest outreach attempt and aimed both at helping members of the local community […]

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