Sponsored Walking

You may recall that seasoned walkers Ruth Rogers and Richard Jones were planning to participate in the North Staffordshire Walk for Christian Aid on 28 March 2020.

This event was an early casualty of the lockdown. It was cancelled, and there is no immediate prospect of its being re-scheduled.

But, of course, Christian Aid and the need for its work have not been cancelled. It still needs financial support.

Richard and Ruth have decided to do the walk around Tittesworth Reservoir on the 31st October.

Richard has set up a Virtual Christian Aid Week e-offering website.

Please give the your support by visiting the fundraising page here and donating what you can.

Thank you

North Staffs Sponsored Walk 2020 Cancelled

“ Many thanks to everyone who sponsored Ruth Rogers and Richard Jones to take part in North Staffordshire Walk for Christian Aid on the 28th March.

Of course the event was cancelled this year but the need for the work of Christian Aid is greater than ever so we shall both do the walk when it becomes possible later in the year. We hope you trust us to do so. When the church opens again we will retrieve the sponsorship forms and collect the money and send it to Christian Aid.

Once again thank you to all our sponsors.”

Season of Creation 2019

Starting Sunday 1 September 5.oopm at St Michael’s Macclesfield

More Information on Events

Sunday 1st September 5.00pm
“World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation”
Prayer Service at St Michael’s Church, Market Place SK10 1DY

Sunday 8th September 2.00pm
Reflective Ramble
Walk to reflect on and appreciate God’s creation followed by tea and cakes.
Teggs Nose Country Park SK11 0AP

Monday 16th September 7.30pm
Macctastic meeting
at St Michael’s Church, Market Place SK10 1DY

Sunday 22nd September 11.30am
Family Cycle Ride
Cycle to Nelson Pit for a picnic.
Meet at Tesco Car Park SK10 2AB

Sunday 29th September 10.00am
Morning Service with an Eco Church theme
at St Peter’s Church, Prestbury SK10 4DG

Friday 4th October 7.00pm
Celebrate the end of the Season of Creation and St Francis’ Feast Day
Prayer Service at St Albans Church, Chester Road SK11 8JD

even more detail here

Closure of Bollington Mothers’ Union Branch

As reported in our Annual report “it is with regret that we announce that this Branch has now discontinued our monthly meetings. The sad decision was taken due to a significant fall in membership (including the deaths of two faithful members from our congregation) and the difficulty of maintaining a regular programme of meetings alongside our other commitments.”

A closing service was held at St Oswald’s on Tuesday 28 May 2019 while celebrating our local Deanery MU Festival that evening.

Ever-loving Father,
we thank you for the work and witness of the Bollington branch of the Mothers’ Union:
for all by which it is remembered,
for all that it meant to those who belonged to it,
and those who were in any way helped by its members,
and for everything in its life which reflected your mercy and love.
We pray for the members who have departed this life,
and for those who have moved away.
We recall the happy times in the past.

Building the Peace – Macclesfield – November 2018

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In 1918 countries engaged in the First World War signed an Armistice to cease hostilities. It marked a desire for a lasting peace in Europe. 100 years later we remember the cost of war, whilst looking forward and asking how we, as a community, can build a peaceful future.

Macclesfield Team Ministry have planned a week of musical and artistic events shaped by the peace that is at the heart of our faith. We were inspired by the late David Wightman’s vision of bringing the community together to celebrate peace and hope as well as remember the very difficult events of conflict over the last 100 years.

3-11 NOVEMBER 2018
Many other churches, faiths and organisations are partnering with us and will also be running events during the week.
For full information, go to: www.buildingthepeace.co.uk

SAT 3 NOV 7.30pm
100 Voices: A World of Difference
A community musical event led by KEMS Concert Band, collaborating with Cre8 Macclesfield Youth & Community Programme and local schools.
St Michael’s Church, Market Place, Macclesfield SKlO 1DY
£5 adults / £1 children Available at eventbrite.co.uk (100 voices) or www.buildingthepeace.co.uk or phone 01625 421984

THURS 8 NOV – SUN 11 NOV  3-9pm
Art Exhibition: Ours for the Making
An exhibition of art exploring commemoration and restoration, featuring mixed media installations and 100 peace kites, in collaboration with local schools and groups.
St Peters Church, Windmill Street, Macclesfield SK11 7HS

THURS 8 NOV 7.30pm
Reimagining Armistice
An evening with poet and author, Rachel Mann, exploring the significance of conflict and peace to us today.
St Peters Church, Windmill Street, Macclesfield SK11 1DY

SAT 10 NOV 7.30pm
KEMS Choir and Orchestra Concert
St Michael’s Church, Market Place, Macclesfield SK10 1EB
Tickets available from: www.kems.org.uk

‘Kites for Peace’ Pack
We want to send a message of peace into the skies. Kites can help us to look upwards and forwards with hope and optimism. Here’s a great opportunity for you to set up a kite-making workshop, for yourself or your group, using our simple ‘Kites for Peace’ pack. We invite you to make your own kite with a personal story and message of hope and peace. We will display your kites around our town in a declaration of peace and create a special exhibition for Armistice week.
To obtain your ‘Kites for Peace’ pack, go to:

Come along to the many services of remembrance around the town – details can be found on the website.

Sunday 11 Nov  6.30pm
St Michael’s Church
Fauré’s Requiem, with reflective readings for Remembrance Day

Mon 5 Nov – Sat 10 Nov
Choices: then and now
Macclesfield Library FREE
An exhibition by local Quakers focusing on Macclesfield men and women whose conscience would not allow them to take up arms or serve in the military in WW1.