Pet Service

On Sunday 22nd September St Paul’s hosted a Pet Service and Pet Show in aid of the Mayor of Trafford’s Charities – The Alex Hulme Foundation, the Society for Abandoned Animals and the Manchester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charity.

The Hall was filled with dogs, hamsters, a snake, a tortoise and their owners.

The judges were the Mayor and special guest Eamonn O’Neal.

Another guest was Wayne Devlin who reported on the event in his column in the Sale Messenger weekly newspaper.


In the photo above are Michael Riley, Mayoress of Trafford Zoe Marshall, Mayor of Trafford Cllr Rob Chilton, Wayne Devlin and Eamonn O’Neal.



Heritage Day

On a glorious September Day St Paul’s opened its doors to the annual Heritage Day event.

On display following restoration and erection in Church are three World War One Memorials, one from the Sale Presbyterian Church, which stood on Northenden Road and two from Sale Congregational Church which have been in storage since 1979 and have not seen the light of day for over forty years.

Highlights of the day also included guided tours of the Church Tower, a rare collection of old aerial photographs of Sale, a display of vintage domestic bygones and  a unique opportunity to view the Parish Registers.  

Victorian Afternoon Teas were served in the Church Hall  with Harpist Becki McIlroy and  the Sale Handbell ringers providing entertainment.  A Barbeque and performances from   the Bollin Morris Men  and Sale Scout and Guide Band Band were  held on the lawns.

Professional Storyteller Helen Stewart and a traditional Punch and Judy Show entertained all the family, plus Sale’s most famous resident Professor James Prescott Joule – the Father of the International Unit of Energy – made his usual appearance. 

The photos below were taken on the day.

Babes and Tots

Babes and Tots will re-open at 9:30am on September 10th.

We urgently need more helpers to prepare the drinks and toast so if anyone can spare an hour or so for even one day (Tuesday or Thursday) a month we would be most grateful. If you think you can help please contact the vicar on 973 1042.

Afternoon Concert and Tea

70 people sat down to tea after the concert which featured the choir singing spirituals, a little orchestra playing Boyce, Kevin playing the organ, some pieces for two pianos with 4 and 8 hands and Michael Birtwhistle singing some Flanders and Swann songs.  It was attended by the deputy mayor and mayoress of Trafford.

The photo below shows our oldest and youngest performers:  Frank (98) and Ben(10).

Ben played a piano solo.


The photos below show the performers and audience enjoying the tea on the lawns

Anne’s postscript after the concert :-


Bowls Evening

The Men’s Society annual Bowls match was re-arranged for July 11th to allow for the Canal trip in June.

20 members and friends attended the Linden Club for the event. Two hours after a torrential thunderstorm in the afternoon, it dried up and 16 bowlers took part, the final being between Eric Shakeshaft and Gary Prolze with Gary winning. Splendid refreshments were provided by Carole and her team.

The photos below were taken on the night.

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Civic Service update

The Mayor was delighted to receive a cheque towards his Mayoral Charities from his Chaplain, the Vicar of St Paul’s, Sale, Rev Mrs Barbara Sharp (pictured with Churchwarden Harry Thomas). This was from the collection at the Mayor’s Civic Service last Sunday, and totalled £879.48!