Cheadle Hulme United Reformed Church has joined 11 other URCs in a Missional Partnership to share mission and resources. We have 2 ministers assigned to this varied and vibrant partnership. Last year we welcomed a new minister, the Rev Jonnie Hill. The partnership has also just appointed Rev Kurauone Mutimwii from Zimbabwe who will join the team of ministers, preachers, local leaders and elders.
Other associated leaders are Rev Bob Day, convenor of the Partnership Steering group and recently appointed Liz Delafield, South Area Mission Mentor.
Contact the secretary to arrange Baptisms, Marriages, Funerals or Civil Partnerships – the latter taking place at our sister church Bramhall URC
Like spokes of a wheel, turning and turning
revolving mankind on the rim of a wheel
does time use man, as a fire that is burning
‘till the wood runs out and there is none left to steal?
Was God cruel or kind , to bind us in time ?
Like fairground ducks all swimming in line.
I follow you, but who follows me?
time shoots us down , one , two , three.
Time, the master that none can fool,
nor ask a pardon , nor break the rule.
Like spokes of a wheel slowly revolving.
The scale of it makes my head swim away.
Who turns the hour glass, and who is controlling
the order of life and my empty days?.
To whom will I account for my wasted time?
To whom will I complain of those ducks – in – line?.
Questions draw nearer to understanding,
still The Master is just as demanding,
none can revoke the sentence of time,
nor can they query their place in the line.
© Rev Alan Poolton January 1986