Stalybridge Methodist Church
High Street, Stalybridge, 
Cheshire SK15 1SE

Early Communion 
1st Sunday each month 9.30am

   Sunday Worship  10.45ambee



Minister

Rev Karen Hilsden
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Rev Karen Hilsden will be on Sabbatical from September through to the end of November 2018. Any urgent matters should be addressed to the 
Superintendent Minister of Circuit, Rev Julie Coates e-mail


Stalybridge Methodist Church Flower Festival 2018

The weekend of Friday 7th until Sunday, 9th September saw the celebration of another Flower Festival. This year the chosen theme was ‘Journeys in Life’, which was rather apt as the weekend also marked the anniversary of the Church being established on its current site. Throughout the weekend we were pleased to welcome a host of visitors to the festival. They ranged from our own members, alongside members of the local community. The community groups who use our premises were also well represented and some of them had sponsored floral displays. The support from all the other churches across the whole of the Circuit was also fantastic, making this a real Circuit wide community event.

The service on Sunday morning was led by Deacon Jenny Heath and she really inspired everyone, linking the theme of the festival to both the church’s journey and the ups and downs we can all face through our own personal journeys in life. Her service was an incredible talking point immediately afterwards and in the days that followed. Hopefully the positive images of her message will be around and put into practice for some time to come.

An event like this does not happen without a great deal of planning and preparation on the part of significant numbers of people, both behind the scenes and also front of house. We are very grateful to all of those involved, whether it was in arranging displays, organising and manning stalls, making donations of all kinds, involvement in running ‘Lilian’s Bistro’ or in a myriad number of other ways.

The weather was not on our side, with the torrential rain we experienced on the Saturday afternoon, but despite this the event raised £2,600.00 for church funds.

Our next festival will be held in September 2020, when the theme will be ‘Music in Bloom’. We hope we will continue to enjoy everyone’s support for this festival also.

With sincere thanks to everyone

The Flower Festival Committee

Click here to see the Journeys

 

 

ã The Methodist Church, Ashton- under- Lyne Circuit 2018
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site updated September 21, 2018