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Tuesday Group Christmas Coffee Evening

The photos below were taken on Dec 10th at the Tuesday Group’s Christmas Coffee Evening.


Confirmation – 18th November

The evening service at St Paul’s on Nov 18th was a Confirmation Service with candidates from St Paul’s and St Anne’s. The service was conducted by the Bishop of Chester. The Choir were joined by the St Anne’s Choir and provided wonderful music for the occasion. Our Organ Scholar, George Warren, accompanied the Choirs and we thank all of them for their contribution.

Bishop Peter gave inspiring words to the Candidates and the rest of the congregation.

The photos below were taken in the Hall after the Service and show Rob, Carole and Anna-Maree with Bishop Peter and Barbara and also cutting their cake.

Remembrance Sunday 2013

On November 10th St Paul’s were once again involved in the annual Remembrance Day Service at Sale Town Hall Cenotaph. The Vicar led the service with other clergy and the Choir led the hymn singing.

The photos below were taken on the day by JR Earnshaw.

Harvest Weekend 2013

On the weekend of 19th and 20th Oct St Paul’s held their Harvest Supper and Harvest Festival Service.

The supper, held in the hall, included a full meal with entertainment by the Nomads. There were the usual highly contested quizes and raffle.

At the Sunday service, in a full church, a huge number of harvest gifts were brought and the Springfield School choir sang Harvest songs.img_1617

During the service Rosie Allen was presented with her Light Blue choristers award from the Royal School of Church Music and Frank Tolley was congratulated on his recent award of the BEM. Photos from the weekend are shown in the slideshow below.

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Heritage Open Day 2013

St Paul’s hosted the annual Heritage Open day event on September 14th. The weather was fine and the rain held off. The theme was Victorion with many dressed in costume with 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 “Bollin Morris Dancers”, “STORIES FOR ALL AGES” from Professional Storyteller Helen Stewart and a The Three Fiascos (clowns).

In church there was 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.

Music was provided in the morning in the hall by the Sale Handbell Ringers and in the afternoon on the lawns by the Scout and Guide band

Once again the tours up the tower proved very popular as did the food from the barbeque.

More photos taken during the day are in the slideshow below.

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130th Birthday Party

On a beautiful afternoon on July 6th, St Paul’s held a party to celebrate the 130th birthday of the Church.

The hall, church and gardens were in use to host the events with games for the children, bingo for the adults, singalongs and a dancing exhibition.

There was a large spread of food, including the special birthday cake and drinks ranged from the usual teas to wine and beer. Ice cream was also on hand, a very necessary provision on the hot day.

The photos below show the cake being cut by the oldest and youngest attendees and the dancers who gave the display.

For more photos see the slideshow below.

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St Paul’s 130th Birthday

At the morning service on June 30th we celebrated the 130th birthday of St Paul’s Church.

During the service a new banner for the Mother’s Union was dedicated. Also during the service Happy Birthday was sung to Effie Holt as she celebrated her 90th birthday.

The Sunday School prepared a celebratory banner and after the service a Bring and Shar lunch was held in the Hall.

Photos taken during the day are shown below.

Men’s Soc Bowling Match

On a damp evening on June 27th the Men’s Society held their annual bowling match at the Navigation Club. 18 members and friends were present and 10 took part in the damp bowling.

The previous two years winners and runners up contested the semi final and the eventual winner, retaining his trophy, was Brian Kerridge. Philip Hadwen was the runner up.

The photos below were taken during the event.


The annual Pentecost Service organised by Churches Together in Sale was this year hosted by St Joseph’s on May 19th.

The photo below was taken during this service.image


Good Friday & Easter Day

Over the period from Good Friday to Easter Day St Paul’s were involved in their usual activities during this special time.

As well as the usual services on Good Friday the Choir sang hymns in School Road, Sale as the photo below shows.image-9

On Easter Sunday the Easter Garden showed the stone rolled away from the tomb, the Easter Cross was decorated during the service and afterwards the Easter Bunny appeared, giving hugs and eggs to young and old alike. The photos below and at right were taken during the day.


Palm Sunday

The traditional Palm Sunday procession began in the Church Hall prior to the morning service.

A new Easter garden has been set up inside the Church.

After the service Harry & Pauline Spriggs were presented with a cake to mark their 50 years of marriage, the anniversary falling on the 23rd March.

The photos show the Vicar , Emma and the choir in the Hall and Harry & Pauline with their cake.

Soup & Roll Lunch

On March 7th the Mothers Union held a Soup & Roll lunch to raise funds towards their new banner.

The event was well supported and the photos at right and below were taken during the afternoon.

Dedication of new Aumbry

At the morning service on March 3rd a new Aumbry was dedicated in memory of Les and Dorothy Vickers.

The Aumbry has been presented by the family of Les and Dorothy and many were present during the service.

The photos below show the Aumbry in place in the Chancel and the plaque on its top.

Service at Costa Coffee

On Feb 6th at 5:00pm the Vicar hosted an informal service at Costa Coffee on School Road, Sale.

The plan is for these services to be held monthly at the café.

The first session proved popular with more than 40 people from the Churches Together in Sale group attending.

The idea behind the services, which are part of an initiative called Café Church, is to give both new and regular church goers the chance to worship or find out more about faith in an informal setting.

The service included opening and closing prayers and had a theme of “new beginnings”.

Busker Mykie, who can regularly be found performing in School Road, also came along to perform for the