St Bert's are holding their Community Fun Day on Sunday 7th August 1.00 pm to 4.30 pm. It will feature all sorts of entertainment, including a travelling zoo, and there will be a barbecue, games and stalls.
Look out as well for the St Bert's Church Barn Dance featuring the Nelson Peach Folk Band on Saturday 15th October at the Sandimoor Community Hall, 7.30 pm to 11.30 pm.
CTR PENTECOST DRIVE AND PRAY
People from several of the churches in CTR joined in the DRIVE and PRAY time at three significant locations in Runcorn.
Starting at Halton Castle, overlooking the town of Runcorn, a group prayed for the Holy Spirit to flood through the town. After 20 minutes of prayer people drove to Town Hall Park and standing opposite the town hall prayed for the political scene in the borough. More people joined in at this stage. After a further 20 minutes of prayer everyone drove up to Runcorn Hill, overlooking the Mersey and the industry along its banks and again prayed for 20 minutes concerning the commerce and welfare of the citizens of the town.
Different ways of praying were used, from times of silence to praying in groups and praying simultaneously. There was a great atmosphere of prayerfulness and those who took part felt that it was worthwhile.
June 2016 Prayer Briefing now online. Get your copy here
May 2016 Prayer Briefing now online. Get your copy here
The Church of England Archbishops have written to every serving parish priest in the Church of England expressing their longing “to see a great wave of prayer across our land, throughout the Church of England and many other Churches” from 8th-15th May. The invitation goes out to all churches to be part of this.
The week of prayer will culminate in ‘Beacon Events’ around the country over Pentecost weekend, where people will pray for the renewal of the Holy Spirit and the confidence to share their faith. In their letter the Archbishops said:
“At the heart of our prayers will be words that Jesus himself taught us – ‘Thy kingdom come, thy will be done.’ It is impossible to overstate the life-transforming power of the Lord’s Prayer. It is a prayer that is reassuring enough to be on the lips of the dying and yet dangerous enough to be banned in cinemas. It is famous enough to be spoken each day by billions in hundreds of languages and yet intimate enough to draw us ever closer into friendship with Jesus Christ. It is simple enough to be memorized by small children and yet profound enough to sustain a whole lifetime of prayer. When we pray it with sincerity and with joy, there is no imagining the new ways in which God can use us to his glory.”
Chairman of CTR John Beaney has written to churches about three things you can do during Pentecost to be part of this. Click here for his letter.
THE CTR EASTER OUTREACH AND WORSHIP PROGRAMME was really a blessed time, with the activities on Good
Friday at St Chad’s, the Easter Egg Hunt in Town Hall Park on Holy Saturday and the Easter Day Celebration at St Andrew’s. All three
events were well supported and thoroughly enjoyed by those who were there.
LOOK OUT FOR THE CTR EASTER OUTREACH AND WORSHIP PROGRAMME more details soon. Please note them for your congregation.
EASTER SATURDAY 26th March
Youth and children's fun in Town Hall Park (Heath Road/Boston Avenue) including Easter Egg hunt for children and families. Times and details to be confirmed.
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE 25th March
A CTR regular event is held on Good Friday every year. It is well supported by all the churches in the town and draws a crowd of people to remember the sacrifice of the Saviour.
Note the new venue: St Chad's School, Grangeway.
Time 10.30 am for an hour. Afterwards refreshments and fellowship.
EASTER DAY CELEBRATION Sunday 27th March
A new venture for CTR this year is the launch of an Easter Sunday Celebration of the resurrection! Jesus is alive! Death has been defeated. Come and celebrate with joy this amazing triumph. "Christ is risen!" "He is risen indeed!"
At St Andrew's Church, Grangeway 5.00 pm also followed by refreshments.
JOB ADVERT: Administrator for Runcorn Methodist Circuit, 6 Hours per week at £8 an hour – worked over 2 or 3 days. The Runcorn Methodist Circuit is seeking to appoint an Administrator to assist and support the Superintendent Minister to carry out her Circuit related duties and responsibilities. More...
The 1100th Anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in Runcorn was celebrated on 1st November at All Saints Church. Appropriately on All Saints day (1st November) churches in Runcorn hosted a civic service to celebrate the founding of the first Christian church in the town. In 915ad Saxon princess Aethelfleda arrived to plant a Community and a church. A fortress was built to provide protection from the marauding Vikings, and a priory established – both very close to the point where the current bridge crosses the Mersey. The priory later moved to Norton, and the church later became All Saints church, where the celebration was held. More....
Christmas Choir - Practices Scheduled two practices have been scheduled, both at St Berteline's to prepare for the carol singing in the Shopping Centre in December. See calendar.
November Prayer Brieifing now online. Get your copy here.