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2022


Stef paints glitter on faces

Fun in the Sun (the rain stopped just in time)

The rain stopped just in time for our fun day in June. All day it was raining on and off but we had faith and as usual we weren't let down. The wind dropped and the rain stopped and the sun came out for almost 2 hours. At 3.45 it started to cloud ...........


Barry tells his story

Curry Night is hot stuff

After our Fun Day in June we held a curry night, with speaker Barry Woodward. Barry is a former addict and dealer who began his life changing experience in our church. He now heads up a trust and speaks in prisons, schools, rehabs and churches all ov ...........


Angela lights the candle to begin the evening

Understanding our heritage

At Easter one family group decided to explore how Jesus celebrated Passover. We did not stick strictly to the Passover ritual, but took excerpts from it, which are described in the Bible when it talks about the last supper.

We looked a ...........


Worshipping with our team

The family is getting bigger

We keep getting emails and seeing news items that tell us Covid and lockdown has damaged the church.

We want to praise God that this is not true for us! We have lost no members of our congregation to Covid despite meeting back in perso ...........


Teddy feels the mixture

Thank you God for touch

Another of our creative Sunday School lessons involved playing with cornflour and water. The children felt how it was hard and soft, gloopy and powdery depending on how it was touched.

They learnt about the sense of touch and the stor ...........


Jonny tells us how God changed his life

Jonny tells of the change in his life

It was amazing to hear Jonny tell of how God had changed his life in March this year.

He chose the song 'No longer a slave' to express his feelings about what God had done in his life and remarked how his family could see, he w ...........


Worshipping God Together

Soulbox visit Branches

Our March Youth night was really special as we welcomed SoulBox from Festival Manchester to our building.

We were also thrilled to see young people from all over the area come to join us.

SoulBox are an amazing group in ...........


I'm forever blowing bubbles

I'm forever blowing bubbles

Our youngest Sunday School class has done a great series on the senses recently.

Here they are playing with bubbles and learning about touch ...........


Not quite 99

Not quite 99

Our older Sunday School classes are not left out when it comes to creativity.

When learning about the lost sheep they made these fabulous sheep cakes! ...........


Women gather for prayer

Women gather to pray for families

In March we were honoured to host the CWOI national women's day of prayer.

What a blessing to see around 80 women praising God and praying on the theme of family for the nation.

Time was taken over lunch to pray fo ...........


Beth gives her testimony

Triple baptism

In February it was an honour to baptise Beth, Hadi and Farnoush.

Beth had support from friends and work colleagues Julie and Gill who had helped to lead her to Jesus. They stood with her as she shared how she was not the anxious lady ...........


Making the best smoothies

Taste and see that the Lord is good

Another in our creative Sunday School series on the senses.

Taste and see that the Lord is good.

The children had a fabulous time choosing ingredients and making their own smoothies as they learnt about the goodness of G ...........


Impressive work!

Spreading the love

In February our Youth Group made cakes. Remembering that Valentines day was just around the corner, they decorated cupcakes with a love theme.

We didn't ask who they were going to give them to - we suspect many of them never made i ...........


Concentrating on their task

We're all part of the body

As part of their creative way of teaching our fabulous Sunday School Teachers used gingerbread men to talk about the body of Christ.

We love the way they get Biblical truths across to our children. ...........


An amazing ambience for the Encounter night

Encounter night

As part of our month of prayer in January we held an Encounter night.

At these the band locate themselves in the middle of the room and we gather around them. The music is planned but very flexible and we pray and sing as God's spi ...........


The family gathers around to pray for each other

Family Prayer Night

In January we held a month of prayer and fasting. We met together each night Monday to Friday.

One of the nights was given to celebrating our whole family. Our fantastic youth set up various prayer stations around the room. These inclu ...........