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.
A lovely poem & film too! https://www.
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.
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
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.
Gloves outside – don’t touch face.
Get home – remove gloves 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.
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.”
MARPLE CARNIVAL is also cancelled. https://www.marplecarnival.org.uk/
ALL SAINTS are inviting you to join them for Prayer
Night Prayer: Monday Wednesday and Friday at 8pm
Morning Prayer : Tuesday and Thursday at 9.30 am using ZOOM
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.
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
- Ridings Opticians – 0161 427 4945
- Roger Fishers – 0161 427 1319
- 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 email@example.com or 07952 558640
- Archers – delivering baked goods with one days’ notice 0161 427 2075
Marple Food Bank
Wider area and national information
- Stockport Council - https://www.stockport.gov.uk/topic/coronavirus
- Government information - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
- NHS website https://111.nhs.uk/
- World Health Organisation - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
- Marple Citizens Advice 0844 826 9800111 444 – National Advice line
- HMRC’s helpline for help and advice: 0800 0159 559. If you run a business or are self-employed and are concerned about paying your tax due to coronavirus.
- Talking to your children about Covid19 - Young Minds website Childline
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org