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.

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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.

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St. Paul foundation stoneSt. Paul's from Station

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

Meeting at Church -Update

St Pauls church will be open  on Wednesdays from  5. 30  – 7 30 pm

And on  Sunday afternoons  2-4 pm

For  Private Prayer

Services will continue to be live streamed at the usual service times.

Rev Barbara  will be in the church  grounds between 1 and 3 pm on Saturday if anyone wants to come and say hello.

It would be helpful if those who come by car  could  bring their  own chair to sit on.

We will not at this time be able to meet in a group larger than 6 so may need to have separate groups at a good  distance from each other.

Envelope Scheme

Dear friends.
I have been reminded that the dated envelopes for giving will run out soon , the new ones which start in July have arrived and are available from Brian Kerridge .   You can either make contact with Brian or with me to arrange to either collect them or to have them delivered to you .  Our giving has been very low at this time and we are not getting our usual level of church hall rents. So any donations towards our finances would be most gratefully received .
Rev Barbara

PS Are you aware that an alternative to the Envelope scheme is to give via monthly standing order? Not only does this ensure the Church gets a steady flow of income but also prevents handling of cash when the Church is able to reopen.

Trafford AgeUK Information

The information below has been supplied by AgeUK Trafford. Click on the links to view the information.

Please find attached our latest Newsletter with articles on keeping well and accessing support if needed.

 Additionally, there is information on scams and staying alert and a door sign is also attached.

MLAS Newsletter – May 2020

Doorstep Caller Sign

iCAN Trafford Application Form