Parish Magazine for May 2015

You can download the May 2015 parish magazine in PDF format using the link below. Click here to download The parish magazine is in Adobe PDF format, if you can’t view the magazine you can download a reader at adobe.com.

Bill’s Letter May 2015

I have spent some time recently in Kenya visiting our daughter, and travelling back to Tanzania to help with the ‘Water for Life’ project. It has been running for 7 years now and so far over £75,000 has been raised and sent to the project. We began by helping train people to build hand dug wells and fit hand pumps to extract the water. There is also an important element of health education so that people understand the value of clean water. The purpose of the visit…

Film Club – May 2015

Friday evening, 8th May, 7:30pm ‘Déjà Vu’ (2007)   12 Rating When a ferry filled with crewmen from the USS Nimitz and their   families is blown up in New Orleans, Federal Agent Doug Carlin (Denzel Washington) is brought in to help with the investigation. He joins an experimental FBI surveillance unit that uses spacefolding technology to look back a little over four days into the past. While tracking down the bomber Carlin gets an idea in his head: could they use the device to actually travel…

Parish Magazine for April 2015

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Film Club – April 2015

Friday evening, 10th April, 7:30pm ‘God’s not Dead’ (2014)   12 Rating An atheist Philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) decides to forego dusty arguments in his class, and instead insists that the new students declare that ‘God is dead’. Unable to do this, Josh (Shane Harper) is challenged to defend his faith and prove to the class that ‘God is NOT dead’. Against all odds, Josh stands up for his faith and takes on the challenge—let the debate begin! With enthralling performances from the star-studded cast, including David…

Bill’s Letter April 2015

Since the demolition of the old church we have been working to establish a long term place of worship in the village. There has been recent change in the legal designation of the Church Centre. It is now a ‘Parish Centre of Worship’. A Parish Centre of Worship is a church or other building licensed as such by the diocesan bishop in the Church of England, usually where there is no parish church. For most purposes it is deemed to be a parish church but it is dedicated, not consecrated, and parishioners have a…

Easter 2015

Easter Services 2015 in Stanley Please join us at St Peter’s Church on Lake Lock Road and at the Methodist Chapel on Mount Road for our Easter services next month: we will be very happy to welcome you.   Sunday 29th March, 10am Palm Sunday Parade Service: The service will begin at Mount Road Chapel: half-way through the service the congregation will walk to St Peter’s for the rest of the service. Wednesday 1st April, 7.30pm Holy week Taize service: a contemplative style of worship…

Parish Magazine for March 2015

You can download the February 2015 parish magazine in PDF format using the link below. Click here to download The parish magazine is in Adobe PDF format, if you can’t view the magazine you can download a reader at adobe.com.

Film Club – March 2015

Friday evening, 13th March, 7:30pm ‘Saving Mr Banks’ (2014)   12 Rating Emma Thompson was nominated for a BAFTA for her role as the Mary   Poppins author P.L Travers in the film ’Saving Mr Banks’.  The film was inspired by the extraordinary untold tale of how this, one of the most   beloved stories of all time, was brought to the big screen. The film is a poignant, sharply funny and moving recounting of Walt Disney’s (Tom Hanks) quest to fulfil a promise to his daughters to…

Bill’s Letter March 2015

One of the great themes of God’s relationship with his people throughout history, is helping them move from slavery into freedom. As we approach Easter we see this powerful picture of hope displayed in a number of ways. At Passover the Jewish people remember how God set his people free from slavery in Egypt, using symbols to remember both the pain and suffering as well as the joy. This year we are planning some thing special for Maundy   Thursday—the night we remember Jesus at the…