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At the beginning of October an intrepid few climbed Blackstone Edge at sunrise, to pray and bless the area. It's a point where you can see the whole of Rochdale, Littleborough and beyond. We were blessed with a cold, crisp, dry morning and reward ...........

Our Foodbank has been well used and well supported though out this year. We were grateful to Littleborough Runners who consistently donated and supported. Kentmere Academy also deserve a special mention for donating all their food from their harvest ...........

The flags of our nations

The nations of the world

We realised this summer that we have at least 15 nations represented in our church family.

We love this! We are living proof that 'brothers can dwell together in harmony' and 'God commands the blessing' ...........

Making lovely crafts

Glorius weather, glorious day

Our 2023 Fun Day took place in scorching hot weather. The café was a popular area and everyone was glad of a cool drink.

There were some great inflatables including a 50ft assault course. Crafts were made and faces were painted of cou ...........

Dancing like no one is watching - they were !

African rythms

In the fellowship now we have people from a few different African nations.

At the end of August we had a family time, where we shared food, wore bright clothes and danced to celebrate our family from a fabulous continent. ...........

Watching the singer

Youth get a Lift

In summer after their great community litter pick, our youth group went along to Manchester to the Lift concert.

They all had a great time and f=danced their socks off. ...........

Barry tells how his life was changed

Barry Woodward weekend

July saw a busy couple of weeks for Branches again. Last weekend we were privileged to have Barry and Jenny speak at our curry night, and Barry again Sunday morning. It was standing room only on Saturday night and that's just how we like it.

Getting ready to meet the crowds

Working with agencies to help our community

We were honoured to be asked to be part of the fun day put on to promote Family Hubs, last weekend. These exciting hubs will offer opportunities and support for families to help provide children with the best start for life, from conception throughou ...........

The young people get ready to give out the bags

Youth litter pick

A couple of weeks ago, our fabulous young people (with a bit of help) organised a litter pick around the Stevenson Square area. This was as part of the #LoveWhereULive challenge organised by Message Trust. At night they went to Manchester for tea at ...........

Stef and Maryam

Baby Love

We recently held a baby shower to celebrate with Maryam and Stef our two beautiful Mums to Be. We played silly baby related games. Did a quiz and of course had a buffet. We had a lovely couple of hours chatting and laughing together. We can't wai ...........

The colourful scenery for Encanto

Kids Klub Spring 2023 - Encanto

Our theme for Spring 2023 was Encanto. It made a great backdrop for our Spiritual Gifts theme, with it's fabulous colours and a family trying to discover their strengths.

We did talk about 'Bruno' and how to choose between ...........

Julie prepares the feast

Lady's Day

Recently our ladies decided they were due some tlc and put on a pamper day for themselves.

They did nails, wore masks and tried their hand at crafts.

And of course being Branches there was a scrumptious buffet. ...........

Dave and Andrew lead worship

Great Family time at Conwy

Recently Branches had a great weekend away at Conwy. We started each day with worship all together, then split into age appropriate groups for teaching. We were blessed to have Alan and Jackie Hamilton teaching the adults and Bing and Sarah Liu leadi ...........

An impressive array of cakes

Valentines at Youth

How talented are our youth? Their last meeting was on Valentines day, so they celebrated by making love themed cupcakes. ...........

John is cheating

Youth visit Putt Stars

The first Youth Night of the year saw them going to Putt Stars for the evening.

Our young people had a great time, playing on the various attractions and getting to know new members. ...........