Due to the road closures in Sale because of the Manchester Marathon on Oct 10th it has been decided to cancel the 10am service and replace the 6pm Evensong with a Eucharist service to which all are welcome.
Here at St. Paul’s Church on Springfield Road, Sale M33 7YA we are preparing to throw open our doors for Heritage Open Day, part of the national Festival of History on Saturday 11th September, 10am to 5pm.
A fascinating display, featuring some recently discovered old photographs, entitled “A walk around Sale” will take visitors on a journey around Sale from olden times to the present day.
Highlights of the day include guided tours of the Church Tower, a rare collection of old aerial photographs of Sale, a display of vintage domestic bygones and for those who enjoy watching “Who Do You Think You Are” a unique opportunity to view the Parish Registers.
A quite area in the Church will be set aside to mark and remember the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 atrocity.
Victorian Afternoon Teas, delicious home-made cakes and sandwiches, plus bacon butties etc…will be available throughout the day in the Church Hall with professional Harpist Alice Roberts playing from 11am to 1pm.There will be performances from Traditional Morris Dancers, Bollin Morris at 1:30pm and Sale Brass Band will be playing from 3pm.
A traditional Punch and Judy Show will entertain all the family, plus Sale’s most famous resident Professor James Prescott Joule – the Father of the International Unit of Energy – will be making an appearance!!! and telling us about some of his most exciting experiments!!
The event was held on the canal bank and started a few minute late as more chairs had to be found due to the numbers attending. Hymns were sung (for the first time for over a year) to the accompaniment of the Sale Salvation Army Band. Afterwards refreshments were served in the Church grounds.
The slideshow below shows photos taken during the afternoon.