A special photo

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.  (Psalm 121. v.1-2)

A recent aerial view of Sale, showing St. Paul’s Parish Church on Springfield Road and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Hope Road and the hills beyond.

St Paul’s Sale

Thank you to Daniel Stazicker for sharing this fascinating photograph with us.

Purple for Polio update

These photographs taken today, March 2nd, show some of the crocuses which were donated to the St. Paul’s Parish Church, Springfield Road, Sale by the Rotary Club of Sale for the Purple for Polio campaign, see link:-  https://www.rotarygbi.org/projects/purple4polio/

As spring begins we hope people will enjoy walking around the Church grounds appreciating the variety of spring flowers.

Lenten Cross

It has been a tradition at St Paul’s to use the trunk of the Christmas tree to create the Lenten Cross which is used during our Lent services in Church. This year because of the COVID restrictions on the use of the Church we have put the Lenten Cross outside the Church so it can be seen by passers by to remind them that we are still functioning. The photo below was taken during the live streamed service on the first Sunday of Lent.

Each Sunday a further symbol of Lent will be added to the Cross and an explanation of the symbol will be displayed below it.

St Valentine’s Day

If you are passing please take a rose and a card.

Saint Valentine

Clergyman, later Bishop and Martyr

Born Terni, Italy 226. Died in Rome 270.

Feast Day, 14thFebruary

Symbols include roses; Bishop with a rooster nearby.

Patron of engaged couples, happy marriages, love, beekeepers and those suffering from plague, epilepsy and fainting.

New Contact details

Our Vicar Barbara has now retired and we all wish her well in the next phase of her life.

Consequently our contact details have been revised and are as follows :-

Mr Harry Thomas – Churchwarden :diane.thomas1947@gmail.com

Mrs Yvonne Stevenson – Churchwarden  : yvonnestpaulssale@gmail.com

PCC Secretary –  Karen Salisbury : Karen.salisbury@virginmedia.com

The Parish Office : phone number is 0161 962 0082 and email address : salestpaul@aol.com

Hall Bookings : phone number is 0161 283 7668 and email address : salestpaulshall@gmail.com

or Eileen.craven1013@outlook.com

Suspension of Public Worship

It has been reluctantly decided to immediately suspend public worship due to the continued local increases in the rates of infection of the Covid-19 virus until the end of February and for this to be reviewed in mid February.

The Church will be open between 2pm and 4pm on Sunday afternoons for private prayer.

We will continue to endeavour to live stream from church wherever possible.