Welcome to Churches Together Marple Area

Welcome to our website

Links to the Churches in our area are at the bottom of this page.

We are now in strange times so I have simplified the front page and am trying to post  each day something that will help, encourage and support us all.  As this page gets fuller I have moved some past posts to the Past Event page
TODAY  has been designated   THE DAY OF PRAYER FOR VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF ABUSE.

Prayer for Healing and Reconciliation

Praise to you Father of our Lord Jesus Christ the source of all consolation and hope.

Be the refuge and guardian of all who suffer from abuse and violence.

Comfort them and send healing for their wounds of the body, soul and spirit.

Help us all and make us one with you in your love for justice as we deepen our respect for the dignity of every human life.

Giver of peace, make us one in celebrating your praise, both now and forever.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.     Amen.

 

“STAY SAFE”  we are now saying to each other as we  stay at home . But sadly for some people home is not a safe place.

1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men are affected by domestic abuse in their lifetime.

During lockdown, cases are expected to rise. While most of us see home as a safe space, for some it’s where they feel most at risk.

You can call the Domestic Abuse team on 0300 123 5101, but if in immediate danger and able to access a phone, call the police.

*Please share to make sure everyone knows where to get help if in danger in their own home*

EDUCATING CHILDREN WHILE WORKING AT HOME

This a little more positive than the photo posted on April 1st !

It may feel too late as the school ‘holidays’ approach but there are some good ideas.

 

JESUS SAID

A lovely poem & film too!    https://www.northernheartfilms.co.uk/a-kingdom-united

Thank you,  Sarah,  for this

 

USEFUL GENERAL UPDATES

WHAT CAN I DO? …. MOTOR TAX DUE BUT GARAGES CLOSED FOR MOT.

Your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT expiry date will be extended by 6 months if it’s due on or after 30 March 2020 – but you must keep your vehicle safe to drive.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-mots-for-cars-vans-and-motorcycles-due-from-30-march-2020

BIN COLLECTIONS

From Monday 30 March 2020, (TODAY) there will be a new schedule for bin collections due to the effects of coronavirus on the service.  For details see

https://www.stockport.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling-coronavirus

   Thank you,  Suzanne, for this
 

Cardboard 24 hours
Plastic 2-3 days
Stainless Steel 2-3 days
Aerosols 3 hours
Copper up to 4 hours

That’s the current thinking on how long this little nasty can survive on our families or supermarket or takeaway product or in fact any surface.

sooooo…

Gloves outside – don’t touch face.
Get home – remove gloves wash hands.
Store products
Wash hands
Open and dispose of packaging … wash hands then use or consume.
it dislikes heat not too bothered about life in the fridge apparently.

I am writing this mostly for my (and those we are supporting benefit) but thought I’d share.

Keep hands away from Face.

CANCELLED 

Two events that we are usually very involved with in May and June have been cancelled

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK ACTIVITIES   If you are a regular helper of our House to House Collection you will already have heard from Elizabeth Paxton. Christian Aid say “Under the current circumstances, sadly, house-to-house collections should not go ahead. Also events such as Big Brekkies or Lent lunches, where food is shared, cannot go ahead.

We are working on alternative plans that will allow people to take part in Christian Aid Week in different, creative ways – by post, by text and online that strengthen our communities during this challenging time. Christian Aid Week is our single-most important fundraiser, so we would welcome your ideas on how we can creatively show love for our neighbours at home and abroad, as a community.”

https://www.christianaid.org.uk/about-us/christian-aid-week/coronavirus-guidance

MARPLE CARNIVAL  is also cancelled.   https://www.marplecarnival.org.uk/

 

KEEP PRAYING

ALL SAINTS are inviting you to join them for Prayer 

Night Prayer:  Monday Wednesday and Friday   at 8pm

https://www.facebook.com/pg/allsaintsmarple/videos/

Morning Prayer :  Tuesday and Thursday at 9.30 am using ZOOM

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7751057784

ST MARTIN’S BRABYNS BROW  Compline  Thursday at 8 pm by telephone conference. It’s very simple to join in and all are welcome. if you would like to know how please contact Revd Ann (427 5767 or Ann.Hyde@btinternet.com). 

ST THOMAS MELLOR   Thank you to Tracy Ward who is continuing to stream prayer daily at 10 am and 7 pm from the vicarage. Please join her.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUI_VQEoL1RHcxOlXq8DmhA

Click on the above link and click ‘subscribe’  also click on the bell symbol ‘all’ and when she starts a new prayer you will be notified.

 

HELP OFFERED IF YOU ARE SELF ISOLATING

OVERVIEW OF SERVICES

Fruit, Veg, Meat, Milk, Eggs, Bread etc 

Archers – 0161 427 2075. New opening and delivery times:    6th –  closed; 7th / 8th – deliveries only; 9th – 10am-5pm + deliveries; Good Friday 10th – closed; 11th – 10am-4pm + deliveries.

Cheshire Wholesale Limited 0161 430 5784

J H Neal Green Grocers –  07438 286453.  Please phone between 9am-2pm

McQueensDairies – 330 555 5588

Hopewell Farm & Dairy – 01625 872 304

  • The Modern Milkman – 01282861845
  • Dutsons (now also offering veg boxes and delivery): 0161 484 5380
  • Mega Box veg boxes bookable via facebook
  • D & S Whites Butchers – 0161 427 2327
  • Littlewoods Butchers – 0161 427 1745

Pet Shops  (our volunteers can assist with delivery)

  • BenjisPet Food & Accessories 0161 879 6954, 07799 644 669 
  • Marple Pet Shop – 0161 427 0111

Opticians 

  • Ridings Opticians – 0161 427 4945
  • Roger Fishers – 0161 427 1319 
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  • Very Useful local shops 

*NB list  may change in light of Government advice 23/3/2020 

  • SVC Electrical – 0161 427 8431
  • Sew In – 0161 427 7493
  • Marple Newsagent – 0161 427 7493
  • Zo & Co – 0161 427 8507
  • The Magnificent Chocolate Company (taking online orders for delivery at contact@magnificentchocolate.co.uk or 07952 558640
  • Archers – delivering baked goods with one days’ notice 0161 427 2075 

Marple Food Bank

 Wider area and national information 

Educational free resources – Check out the websites 

  • Twinkle website
  • Paw Print Badges
  • British Sign Language
  • Audible Stories 

BE STILL AND LISTEN

It is good sometimes not to read but to  listen to someone reading to us.  They can bring out meanings we had never noticed before ….. or  just make us laugh.

‘Reading Matthew in Lent’ is a series of simple podcasts prepared for the Lent, offering a daily reading from St Matthew’s Gospel from Ash Wednesday to Easter Monday.                But it is never to late to start!
https://www.cbcew.org.uk/series/reading-matthew-in-lent/

 

For the children – and the young at heart!  Grandparents who are sadly missing their time with their grandchildren might like to pass it on .

 

Churches Together Secretary   contact marian37et@gmail.com

All Saints C of E Marple

Holy Spirit Catholic Marple

Jubilee Methodist Marple Bridge

Marple Methodist

Marple Quaker MeetingMarple URC

Marple Bridge URC

St Martin’s C of E Brabyns Brow

St Mary’s Catholic Marple Bridge

St Paul’s C of E  Compstall

St Paul’s C of E Strines

St Thomas C of E   Mellor

The Ridge Methodist  Hawk Green

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 





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