Archive of 2020

Carol Service 2020

The slideshow below was taken during the Carol Service on Dec 20th.

They show the choir in position before the service, the Christmas Trees and the crib lit up outside the Church and the moon beyond the tower.

 Christmas Trees at St Paul’s

Because this year is so different at Christmas we have decorated the outside of the church with Christmas Trees and our Crib. All are welcome to walk past these on the way to the canal bank.

The photos below were taken following the set up on Dec 12th.

The photo below shows the blessing of the trees during the Sunday morning service on Dec 13th.

Remembrance Sunday 2020

Because of the COVID19 restrictions the normal Remembrance Day services could not be held this year.

However St Paul’s had a socially distanced service which can be viewed below.


A display at St. Paul’s Parish Church, Springfield Road, Sale to honour Remembrance Sunday.  We remember with gratitude all those who have served and those who continue to serve in The Armed Forces, and we offer thanks for the ultimate sacrifice given by all who have died in War in the service of our Country.

Autumn View

Harvest 2020

Our Harvest service on oct 4th was different this year for obvious reasons. A display had been prepared for the front door and the photo below shows this. A donation box for foodstuffs for the Mustard Tree left at side of the door had been well supported.

During the morning service for the first time since March four socially distanced choir members sang a Harvest hymn and a verse of this is shown in the video below. It was a very emotional experience.

Battle of Britain Day

Display in honour of the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, 15th September 1940.  We remember with gratitude all those who have served, and those who continue to serve in The Royal Air Force

Heritage (non) Open Day 2020

On what would normally have been the annual Heritage Open Day at St Paul’s the COVID-19 restrictions meant the full event could not take place. However with good weather the Church was open with limited access and refreshments were served on the canal bank and in the Church grounds. The photos below were taken during the afternoon.

Heritage Open Day 2020

The poster below details a rather different Heritage Open Day to previous years.

Whilst we are unable to celebrate Heritage Open Day in the usual way, it will still go ahead with a difference.

The Church will be open for private prayer and to look around from 11am to 4pm. Whilst we will not this year have special exhibitions and displays, visitors will have the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the Church, including the many fine, stained glass windows and memorials.

Some interesting old documents will be released on the Church facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pg/stpaulssale/posts which can also be access via the Church website, https://stpaulsale.co.uk

Refreshments will be available outside from 1pm to 3pm

St Paul’s Player’s History

A history of St Paul’s Players has been added to the “Our Heritage” heading drop down menu and can be found at “St Pauls Players”.

VJ Display

15th August 2020 Display in honour of the 75th Anniversary of V J Day, marking both the surrender of Japan and the end of the Second World War.  We remember and recognise all those who served and sacrificed in the Far East and ultimately brought an end to World War Two.The photos below show the display outside Church on 15th August.

Service in Church and Bells

On July 5th the Sunday morning 10am service was live broadcast from inside Church. This was a practice service for a few invited persons to prepare for a hoped for re-opening of the Church on July 12th for a regular 10am Sunday service for our congregation. Government Guidelines have to be adhered to meaning that parts of the experience will differ from what we have become used to.

The photo below is a screen shot (reversed to show the interior as it should be) taken during the service.

In the afternoon the Church bells were rung to celebrate the 72nd birthday of the NHS and the short video below shows some of this.

THE FEAST OF THE APOSTLES ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL AND THE CHURCH ANNIVERSARY

On June 30th St Paul’s will be 137 years old. To commemorate this and also the The Feast of the apostles St. Peter and St. Paul on June 29th the display shown below has been installed in the Church porch

The two photos above show the foundation stone and a view of St Paul’s taken from Sale station showing the old vicarage.

Armed Forces Day

The display below has been set up in the Church porch to commemorate Armed Forces Day.

Pentecost

As the Church is still closed a display celebrating Pentecost has been placed in the Church Porch as shown in the photo below

We Remember 22-05-2017

A memorial has been placed at the door of the Church in memory of the events of May 22nd 2017.The photos below show this.

VE Day Celebration

The photos below show the Church decorated for VE75 day

The screenshots below were taken from the live video feeds during the event.

Live Zoom Coffee Morning

The Vicar hosted two coffee mornings on Saturday May 2nd at 10am and 11am.

The photo below was taken during the 11am one.

Another Easter Garden

In the Vicar’s sermon during this mornings streamed service she mentioned an Easter garden that had been made on a patch of ground near her house. The photo below shows the garden.

Easter Day

These photos were taken outside St Paul’s on Easter Day

The photos below show Julie, Joe and baby Ellis outside Church on Easter Day

Palm Sunday Crosses

The Palm Sunday crosses were left outside the Church door for passers by to take.

Here Ian, Emily and William have collected theirs.

Update on Purple for Polio

The photo below was taken on March 2nd by Harry Dobbs and shows some crocuses near where we planted the crocus bulbs which were donated to the church for the Rotary Club Purple for Polio campaign

Men’s Society AGM

In the presence of his Worship the Mayor of Trafford, Cllr Rob Chilton, 14 members attended the AGM and Hot Pot supper.

The photos below were taken during the evening.