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Special Services and Social Events – 2012

Special Events in 2012 will appear here.

Sale Square Mile Festival Weekend

On Nov 24th St Paul’s played a major part in the Sale Square Mile event with over fifty stalls in place in the Church and Hall. In addition over 600 presents were donated for the ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ scheme. Photos of the event are shown at right.

On Sunday after the service there was a celebration to mark Donald Brooks’ 80th birthday and photos appear below.

New Choristers

At the morning service on November 18th three new choristers were inducted into St Paul’s choir.img_1118The photo above shows the choir after the service with the three new members at the front.


Remembrance Sunday 2012

As usual St Paul’s took part in the annual Remembrance day service at Sale Town Hall on November 11th.

The service was led by the vicat in conjunction with Fr. Stephen from St Joseph’s.Some member s of St Paul’s, Rosemary, Rob, Frank and Eddie, laid wreaths and photos of the first three appear here. Other photos taken during the ceremony are shown here and at this link.


Christening and Dedication of Tree Carving

During the morning service on November 4th four members of one family, Jane, Charlie, Sidney and Kitty, were baptised.

After the service the tree carving of St Paul at the front of the Church was dedicated by the Vicar.The photos below were taken during the service and more photos are shown in the slideshow below.

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Harvest 2012

The annual Harvest Supper was held on Oct 20th with a great turnout in a hall lit by candlelight and fairy lights.Once again the catering was by “Jucy M’s” and was, as usual, excellent and enjoyed by all. Two quizzes kept everyone guessing and a raffle with several prizes was held.

We welcomed back the Cantus Chamber Choir under the leadership of Musical Director Daphne Sumbler. They provided great musical entertainment before the meal was served.

The photos above show the diners ready for refreshments and the choir during their performance.

The following day the Harvest Festival service was held with the choir from Springfield Road school in attendance. The photos above right were taken on the day.



St Paul’s hosted the annual Heritage Open day event on September 8th. The weather was glorious. The theme was Victorion with many dressed in costume and old-fashioned afternoon teas supplied in the hall.

A display in the Church centred on “A walk down School Road” over the years.

Events during the day included “Ye olde Traditional Morris Men”, “STORIES FOR ALL AGES” from Professional Storyteller Helen Stewart and a ‘Traditional Punch and Judy Show’.

In church there was a Rag Rug making area and Dressing-up Box for the youngsters, the usual displays of wedding photos and the Parish Registers viewing area. The Choir sang hymn requests and Professor James Prescott Joule – the Father of the International Unit of Energy – also made an appearance.

The Cadishead Brass Band played for an hour by the Tower and played requests.

Once again the tours up the tower proved very popular as did the food from the barbeque. For more photos see the slideshow below.

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Men’s Soc Bowling Match

On a glorious evening on Jun 28th the Men’s Society held their annual bowling match at Navigation Bowling Club. 21 members and friends took part and enjoyed a great supper after the contest which was keenly fought with the winner being Brian Kerridge and the runner-up Eric Shakeshaft. Last year’s winner, Garry Prolze, provided a bottle of bourbon which was shared around afterwards. The photos below were taken during the evening.

Sale Jubilee Jamboree

On a very wet Sunday afternoon on June 3rd St Paul’s hosted a Jubilee Jamboree event in the Church and Hall.

Approx 100 persons sat down for the lunch and then were entertained by the Rainy City Barbershop singers and joined in community singing. Music was played across the area from the tower and at 3:00pm the bells were rung with the rest of the country.

There were games for all and the children had a craft making area finishing with a ‘best crown’ competition.

There was a Real Ale and Pimms stall for the grown-ups and afternoon tea was served. A well supported craft and baking competition was held and a raffle added to the prizes on offer. An extensive exhibition of royal memerabilia was on display ij the church.

For more photos see the slideshow below.

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Men’s Society Visit to Halton

On 31st May, 9 members and friends of the Men’s Soc visited theVeterans Rally Museum at the Halton Royal British Legion clubin Runcorn.

A very detailed talk was given by the curator, bringing out memories in many from St Paul’s.

The evening concluded with a hotpot supper at the club.The photos show the interior of one room of the museum and the party with the curator in the other room.


Whitsunday Ecumenical Service

In a break from the traditional venue at Worthington Park, Churches Together in Sale held the annual Whitsunday Ecumenical Service in the Vicarage Gardens at St Paul’s.

On a glorious hot afternoon the turn-out exceeded expectations and extra chairs had to be brought out from the Church cellar.img_0648

The service was led by our Vicar and the Homily was given by Fr. Stephen Woolley from St Joseph’s.

Music was provided by the Salvation Army band and the afternoon concluded with tea and cakes. For more photos see the slideshow below.

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Christian Aid Super Soup Lunch

A lunch in support of Christian Aid was held in the Hall on Friday April 27th.

A good turnout had a choice of 4 soups, served by smartly dressed waiters.

The soup was followed by cakes and tea or coffee.

The photos below show the event in full swing.

Easter Sunday 2012

A well attended Easter Sunday service was held on April 8th and included the blessing of the Easter Garden and the decorating of the cross after receiving communion.

As a special treat at the end of the service for the young and young at heart the Easter Bunny was in attendance. Photos taken during the service appear in the slideshow below.

In the hall after the service an Easter Egg tree was on display and can be seen in the photo at right.

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Soup and Roll Lunch

On March 1st the Mothers Union held a Soup and Roll lunch to raise funds for a new Deanery Banner in memory of Ted & Dorothy White who were members of St Mary’s congregation.img_0448

As the photo above shows the MU enlisted some male helpers. More photos are in the slideshow below.

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Pancake and Quiz Night

A good turnout, including many children, took part in a Pancake and Quiz night on Feb 18th in the Hall.

The Vicar ran proceedings and had concocted a great many quiz questions covering a wide range of categories.

The pancakes were made to order with a constant stream of customers at the hatch as the team of cooks prepared them.

A competition was held to find the best decorated tablecloth using the crayons provided.

The raffle also contributed to a good sum raised for church funds.

The photos below were taken on the night.