Archive of 2018

Carols by Candlelight

The annual 9 Lessons and Carol Service was held on Dec 16th and was well attended.

The service was followed by Mulled Wine and Mince Pies in the Church Hall. The photos below were taken on the night.


Advent Sunday

Christmas trees have been decorated by various organisations connected to St Paul’s and they have been displayed in the alcove windows on each side of the nave. The theme is the Twelve Days of Christmas. The photos below were taken on Advent Sunday.


Sale Remembers Weekend

The slideshow below shows photos taken during Saturday and Sunday 10th-11th November. The Sale Remembers event on Saturday evening was a great success with many musical and spoken word items preceding  an act of remembrance.

Guests included the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Trafford, Councillor Rob Chilton and Mrs Zoe Marshall,  Sir Graham Brady MP and Lady Victoria Brady,  Ms Felicity Goodey CBE DL and Mr John Marsh.

On Sunday our Choir took part in the Annual Service of Remembrance at the War Memorial in Sale and in the afternoon the Church and Hall were open for a There but Not There Installation and Great War exhibition.

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The slideshow below uses photos taken on Remembrance Sunday by John Earnshaw of the Sale Photographic Society.

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Preparation for Sale Remembers

The photos below were taken during preparations for the Sale Remembers weekend of Nov 10th and 11th

Harvest Festival

We welcomed Springfield Road School Choir to our Harvest Festival service on Oct 7th and the photos below were taken on the day.

Also during the service Harry and Diane re-affirmed their wedding vows to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.  In the Hall afterwards they cut a special cake.

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After the service the harvest donations were distributed to the Mustard Tree and to South Trafford Food bank. The photos below shows our delivery to the two charities.

Mens’ Society Harvest Supper

On Sept 27th 13 members attended the Harvest Supper which marks the start of our new season. The photos below were taken at the event.

Special Notice

Casper Blackburn
1995    2017
St. Paul’s Church is open all day for those wishing to light a candle, say a prayer or simply spend a short time in the peace and tranquility of this place on the first anniversary of the death of Casper Harvey Blackburn.
The Church will also be open during and between services on Sunday 7th October, the day on which his body was recovered from the Bridgewater Canal.
May he rest in peace.

Churches Together in Sale

This Sunday, 30th September, at 7pm, the Chester Cathedral Nave Choir will be visiting St. Paul’s Parish Church, to perform Choral Evensong.  This is an Ecumenical Service, part of the ‘Churches Together in Sale’ programme of quarterly fifth Sunday evening services.

The photo below was taken at the service.


Heritage Open Day

On a wet day on September 8th St Paul’s hosted their annual Heritage Open Day. Despite the weather all the events went ahead indoors with the exception of the barbecue which continued outside under its gazebo. The Bollin Morris dancers were pleased to be able to dance in the Church following their earlier performance in the rain at the Timperley Country Fair. They even managed to persuade the Mayor to join in. Punch and Judy performed in the small vestry to an enthralled audience of youngsters.  The Cadishead Brass Band were also able to perform in Church following St Paul’s Community Choir.

The refreshments in the Hall did a roaring trade (although the photos below were taken before the crowds rolled in from the rain)

The slideshow below shows photos taken on the day.

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On Wednesday the 1st August, 8 of us ladies belonging to St Pauls paid a visit to the Mustard Tree in Ancoats. We were having a guided tour of the newly refurbished premises belonging to this Charity which we all support.
Well, we were all suitably impressed, firstly be the wonderful Welcome we were given and then by the professional and sensitive way the public were dealt with.
The premises themselves were second to none as the photographs will show you and the people who make good use of them can avail themselves to Food, Clothes, Furniture, Ornaments and enough to fit out a kitchen bedroom and indeed a home.
As well as material things the Staff try to stretch their horizons by engaging them in Music Lessons, Learning to play an instrument, recording studio, Art classes and the use of all materials free of charge.  There is a Cafe/Restaurant where we enjoyed a cup of coffee/tea and a biscuit, they have a theatre complete with stage and the room opens out on to the cafe/restaurant in order to enjoy performances.  They are helped to complete CV’s and apply for jobs etc.
All of the above is due to their Social Enterprise Scheme, they do received help from several large organisations as well as donations from people such as ourselves as part of our Community Giving.
I’m really looking forward to going again soon.
Please remember that they desperately need donations of hygiene products as well as food etc.

The slideshow below shows the St Paul’s group with Mark and his artwork together with some photos of the headquarters.

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Frank’s Birthday

After the Sunday morning service on July 29th a special cake was cut by Frank Tolley to celebrate his 97th birthday. His actual birthday had been the week before and he had spent it with all the Tolley family on the occasion of his youngest great grandchild’s christening.


Music for a Sunday afternoon

Our Sunday afternoon concerts for 2018 began on 8th July on a glorious day when 82 had afternoon tea in the Church grounds following the concert by the Irlam Male Voice Choir.

The photos below were taken on the day.


Mens’ Society Bowls Match

In the middle of a heatwave, 25 members and friends met at the Linden Club in Sale for the annual bowls night on June 28th. The rock-hard green challenged all but the good players and the final was contested by Brian Kerridge and John Barlow. The winner was Brian who re-claimed the cup he last won in 2014. The splendid refreshments were provided by the Shakeshaft family but with so many ends to fit in these were not started until 9:45pm. The final was then played after this in the dying light.

The slideshow below shows photos taken during the evening.

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Whitsunday at St Paul’s

During the service the 60th anniversary (to the day) of the formation of St Paul’s Men’s Society was celebrated. The photos below were taken on the day.

The Chairman and John, one of the founding members, cut the cakes in the hall after the service.

Prayer Walk

Last Friday (18th May) a large number of walkers of all ages joined Bishop Libby and Archdeacon Ian for the last leg of their ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer walks, in Bowdon Deanery.  The 7.5 mile route took us from Warburton, via Partington, Carrington and Ashton-on-Mersey.  Representatives from many of our churches across the deanery, joined us and each and every church was prayed for on route.  This was a very ecumenical event too with colleagues from the local Methodist, Baptist, Catholic and Ivy Church Plant walking and praying with us.  On route we visited a wide variety of places including, schools, care homes, churches of several denominations, urban estates, a Christian play centre and busy roads – praying for individuals, families, children, workers and visitors in many walks of life.
Rev. Andrew Knight
St Mary’s Church in the parish of Partington and Carrington
The photos below were taken on the day. As seen in the photos some members from
St Paul’s took part in the walk.

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Holy Week 2018

The photos below were taken during Holy Week culminating on Easter Day when a presentation was made to John Clisset to mark 70 years since he first played the organ at St Paul’s on April 4th 1948

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Mens’ Society AGM

The Men’s Society AGM and hotpot supper was held on Jan 25th and attended by 15 members. The photos below were taken during the evening.