Wednesday, 23 April 2014
TO CELEBRATE OUR GOLDEN JUBILEE
'PRAISE THE LORD!'
A FLOWER FESTIVAL
Friday May 16th, Saturday 17th, Sunday 18th
10.45am Sunday Eucharist Preacher
Bishop of Manchester, Rt Rev'd David Walker
Friday 16th May: 10.30am - 6pm
Saturday 17th May: 10.30am - 6pm
Sunday 18th May: 2pm - 4pm
Closing Service: 'Songs of Praise' at 4.15pm
Sunday, 20 April 2014
The Resurrection of Jesus
After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, “He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.” This is my message for you.’ So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them and said, ‘Greetings!’ And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshipped him. Then Jesus said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.’
HE IS RISEN INDEED. ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA!
Friday, 18 April 2014
Our three churches together in the parish of Langley
making the 'Walk of Witness'
from Birch to Bowlee
This is our 'VICTORY PARADE'
Hot-cross buns at the ready Graham
Muriel enjoying one of our free hot-cross buns
Also holding one of our give-away cards saying:
TWO BANK HOLIDAYS
HOT CROSS BUNS
THAT'S EASTER NAILED, ISN'T IT!
The beauty of All Saints and Martyrs on this bright sunny day hides the pain and darkness of our Good Friday services going on inside - crucifixion, death and the darkness of the tomb.
But just as we see here today, that the sun always shines after the darkness of winter,
so too will the Son burst through in the mystery and power of what is going on inside the tomb.
Death will not have the last word!
|Toby and Imogen in the Easter garden made by the children|
|Yummy treats and baskets all beautifully made|
More creative work -
eggs, flowers and the all important cross shown off proudly by Lydia
|Hilary reads the Easter story to the children |
with lots of questions and some great answers
Scarlett, Caitlyn and Libby
hold up their crosses with pride
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
|Cerys Lilly with her family|
|Cerys with Rev'd Jackie|
|Cerys after her baptism with her loving family and Rev'd Jackie|
|So precious, so beautiful, so privileged to baptise baby Amelia Elizabeth today|
|Amelia with her proud mum, dad and Godparents|
|Baby Archie enjoying his special day with very happy parents and godparents|
|What's that Archie? |
Your keys are still wet after you dropped them in the font!
|Jesus and the donkey go to Jerusalem|
|The procession continues. Great donkey!|
Christine you are doing really well with that brush and shovel!
|The trees are waving a royal welcome|
|The Brigade children show off their skills with coconut shells sounding like donkey hooves!|
|Three young glockenspiel players led by Andrea playing the hymn "Oh When The Saints Go Marching In"|
|The percussion section of the Brigade band|
Sunday, 6 April 2014
What a great privilege and blessing it has been to welcome almost 400 children from Bowlee Park, Parkfield and Middleton Parish schools to Experience Easter.
A huge thank you to all our volunteers, especially year 5 from Bowlee Park.
More pictures to follow.