Espresso time…….

Our guest is Bishop Chris

Our special guest this month is Bishop Chris Edmondson, he has visited Espresso before, and was with us at our first meeting.

As the Bishop of Bolton, his brief for ordained and lay discipleship, vocations, and training.with special interest in Fresh Expression of church (FxC), in supporting, encouraging, so that is us @ Espresso.

Bishop Chris supplied this months verse, so please come along and hear his talk about the reading “Hospitality to Strangers”

Verse of the month Hebrews 13:2 

Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.

Different night for Espresso.

We want to trial a different night for Espresso starting from  November. Please come and tell us want you think, or if you cant make this months meeting please Facebook us before Thursday 1st October. We need your views.
New Monasticism – What is it?

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Can You Help?

Is there anyone willing to help out with toddler group at St Paul’s Kersal, Salford, on a Monday and/ or  Friday as helpers are really low currently,  especially Fridays.  So if your good at brewing and washing up get in touch!  No age or gender restrictions. smile emoticon Please speak to Jane Ransley at the Espresso meeting this Thursday or contact her on Facebook.

Want to be Community Development worker?

Contract, Part Time Salary £20,849 Pro-rata Location: Reddish

Community charity Reddish is looking to appoint a new Community Development Worker.

Based in Reddish Stockport, is a charity, founded on Christian principles, working cooperatively to encourage the sharing and redistribution of food, goods, and skills, improving the quality of life across the community.
Re:dish is looking to appoint a resourceful, experienced and energetic individual who is self-motivated, hardworking and keen to make a real difference to the lives of the people Re:dish helps.

The successful candidate will work pro-actively with the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees to further develop a sustainable organisation based upon the changing needs of the community.

The post holder will be required to:
– Provide day-to-day operational management.
– Implement strategy as agreed by the Trustees.
– Develop relevant and sustainable partnerships.
– Recruit and manage volunteers.
– Manage budgets as agreed by the Trustees.
– Support fundraising activities.

The successful candidate must be willing to work flexibly as some evening and weekend work will be required.

Please note, this post will involve working directly with children and vulnerable adults and so an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service, including a check of barred lists, will be required for the post-holder. This will be organised by the Diocese of Manchester on behalf of Reddish before any offer of employment is confirmed.

Contact: Angie Stanton @ Church House Manchester.

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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: Thursday 1st October

Next meeting is on Thursday 1st October at 18:45 @ Costa Coffee Prestwich, Unit 4 Radius, Longfield Centre, 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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Espresso Church

Espresso Church

Espresso News!!

Espresso church is changing evenings. Instead of meeting on the first Thursday of the month Espresso will now take place on the first MONDAY of each month. The first MONDAY meeting will be on the 2nd of November at 6.45pm.

Usual place – above Costa Coffee, The Longfield, Prestwich, M25 1AY.

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Messy Church@St Andrew’s

Messy Church@St Andrew’s

Don’t forget Messy Church on the first Saturday of every month   The next one is on Saturday 7th November from 2.30pm until 4.30’ish’.

Fun activities – art and craft, puzzles and games, singing and story telling.

Food and drink.

Children must bring a grown up!!!

Free to get in, donations towards the food appreciated.

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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: 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:

Bible Study: Every Thursday from 7.30 – 9.00pm. in the Rectory. Weekly study course in evangelism on Thursday evenings from Oct 22nd to Nov 19th in the Rectory, called ‘Putting people on the Moon’. Each session will be DVD-led and last 90 minutes, with teaching and discussion. To book in or for more information, 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 in the Youth Room at St Paul’s church 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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