Update on our Urgent Appeal: £11,150 has now been raised towards our £12,200 target
Due to people’s great generosity, and the speed at which they have given, we have now, in just a few weeks, raised £11,150 towards our £12,200 target for our Urgent Appeal for the repair of our lychgate and drains. This is an incredible result, and we are so grateful to everyone, and to Graham for co-ordinating the appeal.
Churchyard Maintenance Team
If you are able to help with the Churchyard Maintenance Team (and ways of working within social-distancing rules are used), please could you let David Jones know.
‘Deeper’: Keswick South Manchester: 17th-18th May 2021, 7.30pm at St Andrew’s Church Cheadle
Each year some of the local Churches in the Cheadle area come together to put on an event called ‘Deeper’ – it’s a local form of the famous ‘Keswick Convention’ and is an evening of Bible teaching. This year the speaker will be the pastor of Ford’s Lane Church in Bramhall. It is the organising committee’s intention that this conference will still go ahead (with all ‘covid safety’ measures in place) and that it will also be ‘live-streamed.’ For more information put ‘South Manchester Keswick – Deeper’ into Google.
Dates for the Diary:
Monday 10th – Sunday 16th May: Christian Aid Week (see above for details)
Tues 11th May, 7.30pm: Church ‘Pub Quiz’ – see article above
Wed 12th May, 7.30pm: Prayer Meeting by Zoom (please email me if you would like to join us)
Thurs 13th May, 7.30pm: Ascension Day Service, by Zoom (link to be sent nearer the time)
Those who have specifically asked us to remember them in prayer:
Miles Buckley, Clare Casson, Alan Cross, Sid Davies, June Davenport, Irene Hancock, David Hoyle, David Jones, Alan Page, Barbara Preston, Donald Pryce, Pat & Peter Spiller, Judy Stewart, Tony Stimson, Tony Whalley and Barbara Wilson.
Those who mourn, especially the family and friends of:
David Richardson and Rowena Wallen.
Those getting married this year:
With the continued restrictions, weddings this year are much more complicated to arrange, so we particularly pray for this year’s couples:
26th June: Benjamin Green & Kimberly Lazo
6th August: Barry Heap & Erika Leeming
26th August: Edward Harris & Charlotte Blackwell
26th October: Laurence Taylor & Laura Strafford
Events in the life of Christ Church:
We pray for all those who work so hard as volunteers within the life of our Church family, and we pray for wisdom for those who lead us, especially our new PCC and Churchwardens (Elaine & Jean).
Events in the life of our Diocese:
We pray for all those involved in the appointment of our two new Suffragan Bishops, and for those who are considering applying for the role.
We particularly pray for the staff and pupils at Queensgate school as plans are made concerning the future educational needs of children in and around Woodford.
The events in our country and world:
We pray for the leaders of the world, especially as they are having to make very difficult decisions. And we pray for all those affected by the outbreak of coronavirus, and for those who are trying to contain it, reduce its effects, care for those harmed by it, and those who continue to work on the ‘roll out’ of the vaccines and develop necessary treatment. And we thank God for the vaccines and for the resultant gradual easing of ‘lockdown’ restrictions.