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    Lent 2020

    This year Christ Church Walshaw is sharing in some Lent activities with St Andrews Radcliffe and Christ Church Ainsworth.

    Lent Study (due to the current coronavirus situation, this is suspended from 17th March. Sessions 3 - 6 will take place after Easter)

    During Lent, on Saturday mornings, 10am - 11am, we are exploring the Book of Hebrews as we look to learning more about Jesus. We will be meeting at the Victoria Walshaw, in Walshaw. Lots of chat, this is a very informal and relaxed time together with refreshments provided. All are welcome to come for all or some of the sessions which will be led each week by a different person from one of the three churches.

    Lent Lunch (cancelled to to coronavirus situation)

    During lent on Wednesdays 12 - 1pm at St Andrews Church Radcliffe there will be a chance to share in soup and a roll and share in conversation as we walk together through the Passion story. All welcome. £1 donation optional.

    Lent Night Prayer (cancelled to to coronavirus situation)

    On each Tuesday evenings during Lent, at 7.30pm, there is a chance to come together with others, at Christ Church Ainsworth, to pray together. This reflective and traditional little service aims to provide an oasis during this special season in the Church calendar.

    Prayer during Holy Week (cancelled to to coronavirus situation)

    In the lead up to Good Friday during Holy Week ... mornings Monday to Thursday, 8.15am - 8.45am, there will be Morning Prayer at Christ Church Walshaw. Also on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening there will be Night Prayer at Christ Church Ainsworth. All are welcome to these service too.

    Regular Sunday services @ Christ Church
    For information about our pattern of services for Sunday mornings please click here

    'Faith at the Musicals' presented by 'West End has Faith' & 'Tearfund' 7.30pm - 9.30pm (doors open at 7pm): Postponed ... new date to be confirmed

    We are very excited to be having professional performers from London's West End stage joining us this evening at Christ Church Walshaw to sing songs from all your favourite musicals like Les Miserable, Phantom of the Opera and more. They will also be sharing something of their own stories as well as the work of Christian relief agency Tearfund. This promise to be a very special evening and tickets will be in demand and are limited so book yours soon. Tickets are £6 each or £18 for a family of four. Refreshments at the interval. All welcome.

    Tickets are available from Steve Openshaw 0161 797 5121 / revsteveopenshaw@gmail.com and online on the 'eventbrite' site here

    Holy Week Prayer at Christ Church Walshaw

    Unfortunately all acts of public worship are suspended because of the coronavirus situation

    We will be beginning Holy Week with a Palm Sunday service on the Sunday morning and our cafe style 'Engage' service at 6.30pm in the evening, when we will be looking at an issue which has been in the news recently.

    During this final week of Lent we will be having early morning prayer meetings at Christ Church Walshaw ... a chance to spend some time in prayer ... speaking to and listening to God ... before moving into the rest of the day. You might this time helpful if you have things or people on your heart, if you are in a dark place at the moment, if you want to thank God for something He has done or is doing in your life, or if you want to simply spend time in His presence.

    In the evenings our neighbouring parish, Christ Church Ainsworth will have Lent Night Prayer services on th Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7.30pm 

    On Good Friday we will spend an hour at the cross ... remembering with Bible readings, songs and a reflection what happening on that day in Jerusalem 2000 years ago.

    Good Friday: 10.30am Friday 10th April 2020 at Christ Church Walshaw

    Unfortunately all acts of public worship have been suspended because of the corona virus situation

    This morning we will be reflecting on how much God loves us ... so much that He sent His Son to die in our place on the cross. Bile readings, songs and reflections this will be a meditative service before we look forward to celebrating the resurrection in just a few days time. All are welcome.

    Walshaw Village Easter Family Fun: Saturday 11th April 2020 starting at 10.30am at Christ Church Walshaw

    Unfortunately because of the coronavirus situation this event has been cancelled

    We are partnering with Richard, Lisa and the team at the Victoria Walshaw again for this very popular annual event.

    In church we will be making Easter Hats, decorating the cross for Easter Sunday and watching a video which tells the story of Easter. There will be refreshments available while we are busy being 'crafty'. Then at 11.30am the Village Easter Egg Hunt starts ending at the Victoria Walshaw.

    Places are limited so please book by contacting the Victoria Walshaw 0161 762 5255. This event is free. Hope to see you.

    Easter Sunday: 11am, Sunday 12th April 2020 at Christ Church Walshaw

    Unfortunately all acts of public worship have been suspended because of the coronavirus situation

    Today we are celebrating the resurrection of Jesus with magic, songs, sharing a Family Holy Communion, and more. We are very pleased to have Keith Wills joining us with 'Magic & a Message' (Keith is a great speaker and a member of the Magic Circle!), as well as our very own Walshaw Community Choir. Everyone is very welcome to join us on this very special day of celebration in the Church calendar ... a warm welcome is assured as is lots of fun. Refreshments from 10.30am.

    Best of British brass comes to Christ Church Walshaw: 7.30pm Friday 17th April 2020 Unfortunately due to the coronavirus situation this event has had to be cancelled

    This evening we have the young people who have participated in a British Army Music Spring Academy entertaining us alongside the British Army Band Catterick with a short )approx one hour) brass band concert. It is always such a joy to see young people playing in brass bands and today they will be playing alongside the best ... the British Army Band Catterick. This event is free (there will be a leaving collection to help support the work of Christ Church Walshaw in our community, enabling us to host events such as this). Hope to see you.

    Community Games Night at Christ Church Walshaw, 7pm - 9pm, Friday 24th April 2020 Postponed ... new date to be confirmed

    After the success of our last brilliant games night ... we are having another. All sorts of games to suit young and old ... very much a community evening where you can come on your own or bring all the family. Warm welcome is assured as is lots of fun. Refreshments provided. Free event. Hope to see you.

    Christ Church Walshaw

    text for 2020:

    "They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer."

    (Acts 2:42)

    Christ Church

    High Street 

    Walshaw

    Bury

    BL8 3FS

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