At Synod meeting in March, representatives from the four areas of the North Western Synod were handed an object each as part of plans to mark the 50th anniversary of the creation of the United Reformed Church. The plan is for these objects to make their way from church to church in each of the four areas before being reunited at our autumn synod meeting.
Left to right Revd Martyn Coe (Cumbria),
Mr Lawrence Heath-Moore & Revd Jackie Embry (Central),
Revd Daleen Ten Cate (Lancashire), Mr Steve Wood (South)
Elder and steering group rep for Wilmslow URC Steve Wood received a wooden chalice (beautifully handcrafted by CRCW Andy Littlejohns) on behalf of our South area.
For us at CHEADLE HULME, the chalice is a ‘Cup of Blessings’ which we filled
on 22 MAY with our prayers for those whose faith is challenged, for those whose
hope is turning to despair and those who feel unloved –
-Churches facing closure
-People facing disappointment or loss
-Countries facing climate change
-Countries at war
-People who are bullied
-Rev Abel Sairattanyu
(Sukjai orphanage, Thailand)