Church Electoral Roll 2023

The 2023 revision of the Church Electoral Roll is now complete and the revised Roll has been published as a list of 222 names for checking before the Annual Meetings in church at 10.50am on 14th May. The published Roll is now available to inspect in church after a service on request to the duty warden or the Electoral Roll Officer.

MU Meeting April 2023

This month’s meeting on 19th April was attended by 25 members but we were first saddened to hear the news that our dear, long-standing member, Ann Stafford, had passed away that morning.

We went on to welcome our vicar, Canon Rob McLaren, who had been invited as our guest speaker, to learn how his being a choirboy had influenced his life.

MU AGM March 2023

We were pleasantly surprised by the increased number of members who attended the branch AGM.

We read out the report of events over the last year and the financial report prepared by Dorothy.

Traidcraft plc in administration

Traidcraft plc in administration

On the 20th Jan. it was announced that Traidcraft plc (the company from which we bought the fairtrade goods sold from the monthly stall at St Luke’s) was going into administration and ceasing trading.

Earthquake appeal

Earthquake appeal

The devastation and casualties of the terrible earthquakes in Syria and Turkey continue to increase and relief aid and support for the injured and survivors are still urgently needed.

Thank you to everyone who has already given to the relief efforts in Turkey and Syria by whatever means. The Earthquake Appeal bucket at the back of church for cash donations has raised over £400 for Barnabas Aid which has local links to help affected Christian communities in remote areas and the Community Choir has donated £100 to the British Red Cross relief efforts.

Genesis update – Jan 2023

Genesis update – Jan 2023

Thank you for all your support and encouragement with the Christmas services which were so well received.

Genesis meets on Sundays normally at 10am in the Church Hall continuing until 10.45am. We then join the congregation in the church service to share our learning with them, for prayers, a short sermon and for singing. The service finishes around 11.15am so we can all leave together to enjoy fellowship over a drink and biscuit back in the Church Hall.

The Spring term programme up to Easter is shown below.

MU Epiphany service 2023

It was lovely to see about 28 members, including several from Sandbach Heath and Brereton, turn up on a very cold, snowy day for our Epiphany service and party on Wed 18th Jan.

Canon Rob conducted a Communion Service for us, and reminded us of the importance of Epiphany. After the service he enrolled his mother, Margaret McLaren, as a member of
the Mothers’ Union.