Services and events at Christmas

Services and events at Christmas

Christmas Services & Events in our parish 2016



 Wednesday 14th December

2-3 pm: Small Christmas Service

St Andrew’s Church

 7.45 pm: ‘Espresso Church’ Christmas Meal

‘Churches Together’ Event at Croma, 30 Longfield Centre, Prestwich M25 1AY.  Please let Andy 0161 792 8878 know if you are going

Saturday 17th December

11 am – 12 noon: Carol Singing

Longfield Centre, Prestwich M25 1AY

Then warm drinks from Our Lady of Grace cottage (across Fairfax Rd)

 2 pm: Carol Service

St Andrew’s Church, with the Worldwide Church of God

Sunday 18th December

10 am: Nativity Service

St Paul’s Church

 11 am: Interactive Nativity Service

St Andrew’s Church

 6 pm: Parish Candlelit Carol Service

St Andrew’s Church

Wednesday 21st December

2-3 pm: St Paul’s School Carol Service

St Paul’s Church

Thursday 22nd December

2-3.30 pm: Choir Singing

Holt House, Headlands Drive, Hilton Lane, Prestwich M25 9YF

Saturday, Christmas Eve

4 pm: Christingle Service

11 pm: Midnight Communion

St Paul’s Church

Sunday, Christmas Day

10 am: Christmas Day Quiet Service

St Paul’s Church

10 am: Family Communion

St Andrew’s Church

 10.30 am: Christmas Service

Broughton House Home for Ex-Service Men & Women,

Park Lane, Salford M7 4JD

 Sunday 1st Jan, New Year’s day

10am: Morning Praise St Pauls, 11am: St Andrews

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Espresso News


Espresso time.

Hi Kath,

We are building Community that is Jesus centered, so come and help us discover what this means today and be part of our journey together. Lets see what following Jesus feels like at home, at work and in our whole life.

@ Espresso, we also want to be a “Community of Mission”, so please send in your stories and pictures of where God is at work in our community.

Luke 2:1-5 The Birth of Jesus (NIV). 

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.

Black Friday

Andy writes…     “Is it just me, that can’t be bothered with Black Friday, spending money that I haven’t got on stuff I don’t need”

Also aren’t we supposed to be “In the world, but not of the world”?
More thinking needed……

Espresso Christmas Meal 

For our December gathering, we would like to invite you to a “Espresso” Christmas meal, at Croma in Prestwich. If you would like to start your Christmas celebrations  by joining ours for a meal then please join us on Wednesday, 14 December gathering at 19:30, for a meal start time 19:45.

To book a place call Mark on 07496-726669 before Monday 12 December.
Second opportunity

Post: Project Coordinator for Salford Loaves and Fishes Drop-In Centre, Salford Salary: £26,484 per annum for 28 hrs per week
Salford Loaves and Fishes, underpinned by the Christian ethos of its founders, has been providing support services to the Salford community for over 25 years.
Our Drop-In Centre currently delivers a homelessness prevention contract on behalf of the local authority. We work in partnership with a wide range of organisations to mitigate and highlight the worst effects of urban poverty and deprivation and to address the complex needs of the community who use our services. We strive to offer a constructive and holistic response to these needs in a welcoming and inclusive environment. Our excellent staff are supported by a strong team of dedicated volunteers.
Having recently secured funding for new premises, we are currently on the cusp of exciting and challenging times for our organisation. Our aim is to expand and develop our services in order to meet the changing needs of the community who use them. We are seeking an experienced manager with a demonstrable commitment to social justice and equality, who is enthusiastic, conscientious and innovative, who can meet targets; a strategic thinker with strong organisational and interpersonal skills, who will be an effective ambassador, inspiring people to support our work and to guide us through the next stage of our development.
If you are the person to meet this challenge, we want to hear from you!
The Project Coordinator will be responsible to the Board of Trustees of Salford Loaves and Fishes.
The successful candidate will require an enhanced DBS check. An application pack can be obtained from The Administration Officer, Salford Loaves and Fishes Tel: 0161 737 8775, Email:
Closing Date for applications:  Monday 28th November 2016
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Meeting Date: Monday 6th February-17

Next meeting is on Monday 6th Feb at 18:45 @ Costa Coffee Prestwich, Unit 4 Radius, Longfield Center, Fairfax Rd, Prestwich. Manchester M25 1AY.

Please Note, We meet in the upstairs room on the first floor, access via stairs, (unfortunately there is no lift).

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Messy Church in September

Messy Church in September



Look who came to visit us at Messy Church on Saturday. We got a fantast14212205_1823968054506883_5510396343210906613_nic ‘send-off’ on our mission by our friends the minions. We jumped and bounced and had some excellent fun. Then we ate a really nice ‘packed lunch’ before going home.




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Espresso Church in September

Great nigh14233115_1630340420629734_7197425557756990797_nt last night @ Espresso Church, and so many came back for our first after our summer break. Big thanks to Amber, Mark & Melisa helping on the night. Hope you all like the new format, please give feed back. Also thanks for Phil Taylor for helping promote Espresso.
The Parable of the Rich Fool – Luke 12:13 – 21. The commentary we used was “Green, J.B. The Gospel of Luke (New International Commentary on the New Testament)”.
See Ya all next time in Oct.

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Carr Clough Church (C3)

Fantastic14068280_1819980094905679_4069053929688228798_n meeting at C3 yesterday!! 


The barbeque was great fun and we were visited by Chase (aka Tom Hegarty).

After the ‘barbie’ we went inside for a C3 service based on “Giving Jesus your burdens or troubles”, (Matthew 11:28-30), and putting them on the cross. One young girl (8) talked about her best place she likes to be is her bed room, and what she wanted to give to the cross is when people at school are not nice. We had around 20 adults, and 14 young adults’. Please pray for the families that come to C-3. 

Post from Rev. Lisa:

Just back from the second ‘C3’ Fresh Expressions event held in St Andrew’s this Summer – Community BBQ, then youth-type service. We managed to coax in a group of younger teens from the area and one said she’d only ever been in a church once before, at her mother’s wedding. Andy Smith led us in an exercise in which we drew things (burdens) that we would like to shed from our lives. She drew a packet of cigarettes and a bottle of vodka. Please pray.



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