Sunday, 25 December 2011

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Christingle Service 2011

The 4pm Christingle Service in the Church Hall.
When the Christingles were given out, we stood around the hall, the lights were dimmed and  sang Away in the Manger.

A collection was taken for the work of the Children's Society

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Preparing for the Christingle Service

Adults and children spent a couple of hours making all the Christingles for the service on Christmas Eve.

Carol Singing

On Thursday 22nd December, a group went Carol Singing and collected the sum of £127.23 which will be divided between the local "Kings Cross" charity based at our sister church, Trinity Methodist/URC, which supports disadvantaged families in our area, and an orphanage run by the Church of South India in Durgapur. We have had several visits by the Bishop of Durgapur through his contact with our minister, Rev Neil Drayton. A group from the church will be visiting Durgapur in the summer and they will take our contribution to their cause.

Carol Singers
 Collectors (and the dog came too!)

Monday, 5 December 2011

Christmas Fair 2011

During the opening of the Fair Rev Neil showed this short version of the nativity story

Monday, 28 November 2011

Folllow The Star

After months of practising members of the church and friends presented the Family Christmas  Musical "Follow the Star" on the 25th and 26th of November.

The show was enjoyed by all - the cast just as much as the audience. It was a huge undertaking with nearly 50 people involved in the cast/production team and other roles - but we all felt blessed by the exerience.

Here are photos of the cast before the show

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

241011 Tell, Show, Be

Shared in this mornings service

a short film with a simple message about the heart of evangelism: “Tell somebody; show somebody; be somebody.” The film, hosted on the website, was judged “the best use of new media in evangelism” by a panel of media experts at a ceremony in London on Friday.

241011 All you need is love Beatles

241011 John Wesley

241011 Tricky Questions and Reading

241011 Sermon part 1 Rev.Neil Drayton

241011 Sermon part 2 Rev. Neil Drayton

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Guild Annual Trip

The Annual Guild Trip took place on 3rd September. A coach took us to Llangollen with a coffee stop at the Horseshoe Pass. From Llangollen we embarked on the narrow boat "Thomas Telford" for a two-hour trip, during which we were served with a ploughman's lunch. We travelled along the canal and over the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct to Froncysyllte. The coach then took us on to Betws-y-Coed, with time for shopping, sightseeing and a light tea before returning to Widnes by a scenic route. It was a very enjoyable day. Thanks to Stuart, who organised the trip for us.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Family Fun Evening

On Saturday 9th July, a Family Fun Evening was held in support of two of our church charities. £230 was raised to be divided between Action for Children (formerly National Children's Home) and the Kings Cross Project, a local charity based at our sister church, Trinity Methodist/URC, which supports disadvantaged families in Widnes.

An evening of games and refreshment was thoroughly enjoyed by a wide age range of our members, as the photographs show.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Liverpool Festival Choir

Liverpool Festival Choir

On Saturday 25th June 2011, the Liverpool Festival Choir, under director Colin Porter and organist Alan Thornecroft, performed at Farnworth Methodist Church, Widnes. They sang a range of traditional church music of praise, rejoicing and celebrating the Trinity. There were organ solos by Paul Hutchins and Colin Porter, and congregational participation in singing "How shall I sing that majesty" and "Jerusalem".

The choir gave their time freely and a collection was taken for our church charity, which this year, under the auspices of Methodist Relief and Development Fund, is for a water supply in a Ugandan village. The amount raised was £294. Afterwards we retired to the church hall for light refreshment.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

190611 Trinity Sunday RR

190611 Psalm Wendy Ross-Barker

190611 Readings Richard Taylor

190611 Sermon Wendy Ross-Barker

Walking Group in Crosby

Today we enjoyed an excellent 8 mile walk around Crosby taking in the Beach (including Anthony Gormley number 64), Little Crosby (mentioned in the Doomsday Book) and a stretch of the Liverpool-Leeds canal (now cleaned up and full of birds and fish - instead of shopping trolleys, tyres and other sundry rubbish)

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Up close and personal with one of Anthony Gormley's Iron Men. Jan,Gill and Clive (and friends) testing out the next church walk on Crosby beach. Why not join us on June 18th. Meet at 9-30am in the church car park (lifts available). For more details ring 495 2707