Monday, December 24, 2007


A Happy Christmas from the fellowship at All Saints!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

The Bishop pays a call

Way back in 2006 the Bishop of Chester booked a morning service with us for Advent Sunday 2007 - and that was today. He also found we had a baptism this morning with a sizable extra party but he coped very well with us as we is of him at coffee afterwards.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Bit of a rota

In view of my - currently chaotic schedule - here is part of the Dec-Jan rota

well it should give you opportunity to swap away from dates!
And here is a slighly more complete pdf version with the source file - though you will need to have (a free download) installed to read the original source!
The pdf link is now a complete rota and unless anyone spots something(!) will go to print!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Two links

Firstly a tribute to Anita Roddick on the Sojourner's blog telling of her rediscovery of faith through Greenbelt.
And an interview from the Church Times with Ray Gaston - I (Robert) used to be a lay reader at this church - though it wasn't quite as radical then!

Another rota

Again a draft is here for comment!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

August-Sept Rota

A draft of the next rota is available for comment!

Friday, June 01, 2007

White Nancy

Having beaten my camera into submission here is a picture from last night's walk:
I'm putting all the Summer walks photos here on my home webserver - be kind to it!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

New Rota

A new rota is available - only in draft at the moment - from here

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Summer Walks '07

The Summer walks start on Tuesday - they are usually on Thursday evenings - but as the first one coincides with Ascension Day, that one has been moved slightly! The schedule looks like this -

  • 15 May - Ryles Arms, Higher Sutton
  • 24 May - Royal Oak, Rushton Spencer
  • 31 May - Holly Bush, Bollington
  • 7 June - The Old Park Gate, Over Peover
  • 14 June - Stanley Arms, Wildboarclough
  • 21 June - Rising Sun, Rainow
  • 28 June - Ship Inn, Wincle
  • 5 July - Horseshoe Inn, Astbury
  • 12 July - Leather Smithy, Macclesfield Forest
  • 19 July - Royal Oak, Rushton Spencer
  • 26 JUly - Miners Arms, Adlington

You might think from the above that these are visits to pubs - but we do have a walk first. Meet up at the All Saints' Car Park at 7pm (that's generally a leaving time!)
I'll try to get around to editing this and adding some links to the various pub web sites!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Fifth Sunday

We try to do something different on the 5th Sunday of the month - when it happens. Today we had a Songs of Praise with Hymns introduced by 'ordinary' members of the congregation. Nothing ordinary in what they said - plenty of food for thought for the week.
On Friday (11th) we have a combined quiz night social with St Albans at their church hall at 7:30 - entry £3 - all welcome!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Good Friday Walk

This year we went on a circular walk around Goostrey, ending with a service in the village hall. Photo album of my pictures is here

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Lent 1

The team rector, Graham Turner was with us:
Lent is like turning off the tap to external things

We don't need all that acclaim if we know who really are.

from Graham Turner's talk on Sunday morning - which can be listened to here.
The list for the Good Friday walk is up on the notice board - please sign it!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Feb 18th

We started this Morning Worship by celebrating an important birthday for one of our churchwardens. We were then encouraged to attend the team Lent Groups which start on Tuesday 27th Feb 6th March to give us a focus as be begin a period of interregnum. Chris (Campbell-Kelly) led the service including a short meditation with a pause and a piece of music for us to develop our own thoughts.
We are made in the image of God and that is expressed in how we live.

Chris (Gleaves) then spoke - the last in our current stewardship series about the importance of financial giving and its need to be at least proportionate to our income (if not tithing).

Sunday, February 11, 2007

A leaving lunch

after seven years we said goodbye to Rod with our best wishes for his future ministry and happy memories of and Lynne's time amongst us. I'm sure this picture would benefit from a good caption (that's Rod on the right). More photos are here Unfortunately my camera misbehaved on some that had to be junked.