A Big thank you

 What a Blessing

Katy Hansford reports that we raised enough money to mosquito-nets-africabuy 55 mosquito nets via the Present Aid
(part of Christian Aid) to help  some of the
2000 children worldwide who die each day from malaria.





Helen Oweugandan is pleased to say that she has already received  £170 for the Uganda Mission towards buying a piece of land to build a new school next to the church.
Helen is holding a further fund raising Afternoon Tea on 21st August at 2pm to 5pm.

Please come along if possible 






Refugee Appeal for Clothes by end of August

Epiphany Trust is making an Appeal for goods for the refugees displaced by the war in Syria and Iraq through a trusted partner – the Samara Appeal.
They are asking for the following items.

*           WINTER CLOTHES, new/nearly new – adult, child & baby
*           COATS & SNOWEAR, new and nearly new – adult, child & baby
*           NEW UNDERWEAR only (no used), with tags or in packaging
*           SHOES (polished) No summer shoes, in immaculate condition
*           BOOTS & WELLY BOOTS, clean
*           NAPPIES, SANITARY TOWELS & incontinence pads
*           CARE PACKS for mothers & babies
*           FIRST AID KITS for Syria: NEW
PLEASE WASH clothes, blankets and bedding, and clean and polish shoes before donating. Everything should be in excellent condition with working zips, buttons & poppers intact, stain free with no holes.

To understand the desperate situation of the Yasidi  people please read Barakat’s story Epiphany Trust war in Syria and Iraq7bd95c25-d9ad-4d1d-b89f-7d3ca875c8b8




Donations by the week of 22nd August .
ideally in supermarket banana boxes
Brought to the Epiphany Trust office behind St David’s church, Park Road South, Newton le Willows
For further information
Gill Dickinson
The Epiphany Trust
Tel. 01925 220999
07545 782608

Services in August 2016

7th August Theme: Your Father’s good pleasure
Luke 12: 32-40
10.15 am Roger Shadbolt

14th August Theme: Bringing fire
Luke 12: 39-46 9.00 am Graham Eddy
10.15 am Victoria Sims – Impact service in the hall
6.30 pm reflective prayer service led by Helen Owen

21st August Theme: Delighting in the Sabbath
Luke 13: 10-17
10.15 am Graham Pegg 5.00 pm FIVE Café service

28th August Theme: People watching
Luke 14: 1, 7-14
10.15 am Rev Stephen Froggatt – Communion





Join the Welcome Choir

Sankey Valley Methodist Circuit Choir 
I am looking to get together a Circuit Choir to sing at the Welcome Service for Rev David Easton and Deacon Helen Coleman which will take place at Stockton Heath on Sunday 4 September at 6.30pm.
It is hoped that that the choir will sing before and during the service and the music will be a mixture of traditional and contemporary.
There will be two rehearsals on Wednesday 31 August at 7.30pm and on  Sunday 4 September at 3.30pm.  Please do not worry if you cannot make both rehearsals but it would be helpful if you could let me know that you wish to join us so that we can arrange for sufficient seating to be available.
Following the Sunday afternoon rehearsal tea will be served in the Community Hall prior to the service.
The service is currently in the planning stages but the music for the choir should be ready at the beginning of August.  If you would like me to email this to you once it is available please let me know.
I am hoping that many of those who took part in Hazel Bradley’s hymn extravaganzas will be willing to join us on this special occasion so that we can make a joyful noise to the Lord!
If anyone wants more information please contact me.
John Stott




Our next exciting new challenge!!

We are going to employ someone to work with our children, young people and their families. This will provide lots of new exciting opportunities.
THERE IS A CHALLENGE: We need to raise the necessary finance for this new venture – about £6K each year for at least 2 years. For example if 5 people could give an extra £100 per month or 10 people could give an extra £50 per month.
If this is something you would like to consider or need more information then contact Rev Stephen Froggatt (stephen.froggatt@methodist.org.uk) or Graham Pegg (grahamcpegg@btinternet.com)

Methodist Conference News

This year’s Methodist Conference took place in the first week of July at Westminster Methodist Central Hall. Revd Dr Roger Walton is the new President and Mrs Rachel Lampard MBE is the new Vice-President. Each gave powerful opening speeches on the broad theme of “Holiness and Justice”, with Micah 6:8 being a key presidential verse this year:

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.     And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy     and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6 verse 8

Mic. 6:8  He has told you, O mortal, what is good;  and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness,  and to walk humbly with your God?  (NRSV)

Read Roger Walton’s speech “Holiness” and Rachel Lampard’s speech “Justice“.

After his first year in office, the Secretary of the Conference, the Revd Gareth J Powell, gave a reflection to the 2016 Methodist Conference entitled “A Cross And A Crown“.

I recommend to all church members and friends that they read these three speeches, and take time to reflect on Micah 6:8 for themselves.


Every day 2000 children worldwide die from malaria but it doesn’t have to be this way.
We are raising money to buy some mosquito nets via Present Aid (part of Christian Aid).

We are hoping to raise £150 which will buy 50 nets. We have already raised £100
Can you help us reach our target?

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Please contact Katy Hansford 07743157216
Thank you for your support.