Messy Church

Messy Church

No Messy Church in August – we’re on our holidays!!!

Instead, you are invited to the Annual General Meeting of
Messy Church@St Andrew’s
It’s on Saturday, August 6th at 4.00pm in St Andrew’s, lasting about an hour.
We will be discussing ideas for the future and explaining how we do the finances.
Please come and join us.
There will be a chance for you to ask questions and have a chat with us.
Refreshments will be provided

The next ‘proper’ Messy Church will be on Saturday 3rd September at the usual time of 2.30pm

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Espresso Church in June


Meeting Date: Monday 6th June-16

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

.Alan Saunders is coming back to Espresso to tell us all about his new role as trustee of Manchester City Mission (MCM). Hear the challenge that MCM are having – in providing somewhere to sleep and support for the most marginalised in our society.

In this time of austerity how can MCM find the resources to do God’s work in building the Kingdom?
Come and find out @ Costa Coffee Prestwich, Unit 4 Radius, Longfield Center, Fairfax Rd, Prestwich. Manchester M25 1AY  6 June at 18:45–21:30
Please Note, We meet in the upstairs room on the first floor, access via stairs, (unfortunately there is no lift)
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Flourish in action

Flourish 2016Friday, June 17th  and  Saturday, June 18th 2016

At St Paul’s with Prestwich Methodist Churches

This year, we welcome special guest speaker Anthony Delaney,


SPEAKER at major festivals and lecturer in ‘Transformational Leadership’.

LEADER of the Ivy network of churches, New Thing Europe and Director of various charities including Light.

AUTHOR of several books including Diamond Geezers, OMG! and Work It Out.

BROADCASTER weekly on UCB Radio, also features nationally on BBC Radio.

Proposed programme:-

Friday 17th

17.30-18:30  Cold buffet

19.00-21.00 Session 1 – ‘Solitude’


14.00 Refreshments

14.30-17.00 Session 2 – ‘Community’

17.15-19.00 Evening meal

19.00-21.00 Session 3 – ‘Ministry’

Each session includes a time of contemporary worship and teaching in a relaxed, informal   atmosphere.

Prayer ministry will be available

There is no charge for the event!

Instead, an offering will be taken and any surplus given to a local charity.





































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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Espresso Church

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.

This time @ Espresso 

Kevin Flanagan is the founder and Director of St. Antony’s Centre for Church and Industry based in Trafford Park, Manchester. The Centre promotes Catholic Social Thinking and its practical application to the world of work. Are we in danger of losing the true purpose of human work? Is the way economic life is organised serving the Common Good and the dignity of people? So come and hear what Kevin has to say.
For more information on the St Antony’s Centre CLICK

Northern Power-House FxC its hear….

Well it was a good start to the Northern Powerhouse FxC, the gathering was ecumenical, and so was open to ALL. We met at Church House, on Thursday night in the City Center.We heard about “Fresh Expressions of Church” (FxC) and different forms of Pioneering Ministry”,
We also experienced worship the FxC way, and had the opportunity to meet other like minded people that are already involved with these types of ministry’s, or just exploring.  

For more information, please contact Neil on 0161-708-9366 in office hours, or CLICK

Verse – 1 Peter 5 6 to 7.

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.7 Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.
Last time @ Espresso 

Big thanks to Rev, Steve Williams talks about his role in the local community building bridges across other faiths. And how we can be a good neighbour to our Muslim & Jewish brothers & sisters.
Find Us on Facebook.

As part of building Community and getting information and events as they happen. Why not go to our Facebook Page, and check it out.

Meeting Date: Monday 7th March-16
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Small groups in the parish

Small groups in the parish


Our homegroups provide opportunities for spiritual growth in an atmosphere of fellowship and support.  Each group lasts about 1½ hours; the evening groups start at 7.30 pm.

Tuesday: at Janet Wood’s house (fortnightly at 1.30 pm); phone her on  0161 792 4694, mob 07763575203 or

Wednesday: usually at Anne Rockley’s house (fortnightly); contact details: mob 07834154840 or email

Would you like to start a homegroup? You could host one – or run one yourself. Which ever way there is lots of support and help available in the parish to get you started. Contact Lisa on 0161 792 5362 or

Other groups which meet regularly are:

Alpha: Every Thursday from 7.30 – 9.00pm. in the Rectory. Weekly study course in Christianity  from April 7th. Each session will last 90 minutes, with teaching and discussion. See the article above for more information. To book in, or to ask any questions, please contact Lisa Battye on 0161 792 5362 or email her at

Time Out: an afternoon (from 1.30pm) craft/discussion/leisure group on Tuesdays (fortnightly) at Eileen and Chris’ house :- 5 Moorside Road, Kersal. M7 3PJ. Contact Eileen on 0161792 9960 or 07752882245 or email

Young People’s Group: A group for young teens (11-16) which takes place every Wednesday at  Eileen and Chris’ house :- 5 Moorside Road, Kersal. M7 3PJ. between  6.30 and 8.00pm . Led by Chris Chen. For details phone Chris on: 07400 160108 or email him at:

Men’s Group: Meets on the first Tuesday of each month, usually at the Rectory, led by John Battye on  0161 792 5362 or email

You’ll find a warm welcome at any of our groups – give it a try!

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