Ainsworth Community Coffee and Conversation is our new venture to support the older folk of the area, especially those who might be in need of some company. It runs on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10.30am to 12 noon, at Ainsworth Church & Community Hall. There is a bookstall (profits to Bury Hospice). There is a nominal charge (£1) for coffee / tea & biscuits.
'A cup of coffee shared with others is happiness tasted and time well spent.'
Borough Dean: on 29th June, the Vicar (Revd Dave) was licensed as the new Borough Dean for Bury. This is in addition to being Vicar of Ainsworth.
The role involves promoting the civic role of the Church of England in the public, private, voluntary, community and faith sectors. It will mostly involve: building relationships; encouraging Anglican churches to engage in public life more; attending civic functions as Bishop David’s representative; and attending lots of meetings!
The photo (taken at his licensing) shows Revd Dave (2nd left) with Cllr Sharon Briggs (1st left), the Mayor of Bury (Cllr Dorothy Gunther) (middle), Bishop Mark and, Leader of Bury Council, Cllr Rishi Shori.
We have a new Deacon! Debra Johnstone was ordained at Manchester Cathedral on 2nd July. The dog collar suits her!
Porch Boxes are desperate for the following goods to fill Crisis packs - dried pasta, rice and noodles, packet soups, and foil wrapped tea bags (in 40's).Please can we help them? Donated items placed in the large container in the Church porch will be taken swiftly to the collection and distribution centre. Many thanks.
Our Stewardship Campaign takes place during October (to coincide with Harvest). This is a special opportunity for all of us to prayerfully consider the support we give to the mission of the Church, both in terms of our time and financially. See Revd Dave’s magazine article for September.
MacMillan Coffee Morning (A date for your diary) on Friday 29th September, we will again be holding a MacMillan Coffee Morning from 10:30am to 12 noon in ACCH. Please come and join us and, if you are able to bake a cake for the occasion, that would be very welcome - cakes can be brought to the church from 9:30 to 11:30 on the Wednesday morning (27th), to the vicarage from 5pm to 8pm on the Thursday (28th); or to the Church Hall from 9:00am to 10:30 on the Friday.
Christ Church CE School has been given an outstanding rating following in its recent Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools report. Follow this link for the Bury Times article.
Ainsworth Parish Church Mothers Union: Meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday in the Ainsworth Church and Community Hall. Meetings commence at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome.
Branch Contact - Sue Mellon (01204 371903)
Choir: if you enjoy singing, why not join our choir? New members, including juniors, are always welcome. To find out more, pop into the choir vestry one Sunday morning before the 10.30am service.
And this video by the Bible Society presents some really Good News!
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