Leaping and Bounding (at last) recommences

After a long period of inactivity, work is now proceeding on the new church building.

All our plans to celebrate our 150th Anniversary in the new building evaporated, much to our great disappointment.  Hence the great silence here on our web-site.

However, the plasterboarding and plastering are done and painting and fitting is now underway.  We are very much hoping that it will be full-steam ahead to a completion of 1st April 2016.

Below are a few photos taken last week.

Hall - front view   Hall – front view, with a fire door out onto the carpark.

Hall - rear view

Back of the hall.  The entrance into the hall is on the right.  The next door (unlit) is into the storeroom and the third door is to the kitchen (lit).  The final door is another fire door which aligns to the pavillion’s fire door


Entrance Hall

Entrance Hall

the visible doors are to the Disabled Toilet and the Male/Female toilets.  Immediately to the right (not visible) is the door to the office, and hidden behind the yellow packaging is the door to the kitchen.


We have some roof tiles!

Work continues on the new building as the roof tiles are now being put up.



Can you spot the cross in the brickwork on the gable end? – there will also be a cross over the entrance just to emphasise that, despite some doubters,  this will be – first and foremost – a church!

Sadly, we have not been meeting for worship for a number of weeks due to my health issues, but I’m ever-hopeful this will not last much longer – so watch this space!!

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s …..

2. 4 Oct 2014    …….. A DIGGER!

On the weekend when we celebrate  that “all good gifts around us are sent from heaven above”, he also sends a digger!  So we will have an even greater reason to thank the Lord at our Harvest Supper this evening and at our Harvest Festival service tomorrow morning.

Come and join us – we’re the ones wearing huge grins!!!!

Lighthouse for Macmillan


This Friday (26th Sept) the Lighthouse team are holding a coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support.

There’ll be a ‘prize every time’ Tombola and a book sale as well as copious amounts of tea and coffee and cake (with grateful thanks to Park Cakes) all served with a smile by the Lighthouse team.

Do come along and join us, and raise funds for this worthwhile charity.



Can you help?

Our Scout groups provide some great activities and opportunities for boys and girls in the area, but it is sad to note that the Beavers are not currently meeting and the Scouts are currently sharing with 7th Manchester group – in both cases because there are insufficient leaders/volunteers available to help with the meeting nights.

This puts a tremendous strain on the current leaders who are battling to keep things going alongside their own family and full-time work commitments.  I’m pretty sure they would welcome any offer of assistance, even if it were only an occasional evening. If enough people offer an occasional evening or two it makes the job so much easier for all –  and you never know – you might actually enjoy yourself!   Please give this some careful consideration and prayer.