Building Community in the Heart of Hale

Sundays

8:30am Holy Communion, Book of Common Prayer (BCP)
10:00am Holy Communion
(with Junior Church first and fourth Sunday)
Other monthly services:
6:30pm Choral Evensong (first Sunday of the month)
4.30pm Cafe Church (second Sunday)
3pm Messy Church (third Sunday
4.30pm Taize Service (fifth Sunday)

 

Wednesdays

10:00am – Holy Communion (BCP)
followed by coffee in St Peter’s House

 

All are welcome, and
by all we really mean all.
Come as you are.

CHURCH OPEN: St Peter’s is open for private prayer, Monday to Saturday, typically 9:30am to 4.30pm.

Where we meet

We meet as a church family at St Peter’s Church, Ashley Road, Hale on Sundays at 8:30am, 10:00am and 4:30pm. We also have lots of activities and groups throughout the week for all ages! Click here for more info.

How to find us

We have accessible parking on site and there is a large inexpensive car park not far away. St Peter’s is also within walking distance of local bus stops and Hale station. Click here for more information. If you need help getting to church please call us.

What to wear

Wear whatever you like. Some people will dress casually and others will go for a smarter look but we have no dress code, you’re welcome as you are!

Who can come

Everyone. You are welcome at any of our services. Each has a slightly different style, click here to find out more and see which of our services you think would suit you best. The 10:00am service is probably best if you’d like to bring the whole family. 

Donate

Generous support from members of our congregation and community allows us to keep serving the community. We love being a hub where everyone can come. From baptisms, weddings and funerals, to weekly services or children’s parties, we open our doors to people from across the community.

We’ve made giving online easier than ever using Enthuse. Click the button below to give now. 

What’s On

Check out all the events, activities, services and groups we’ve got on!

From rambling, to ploughman’s lunches and our Flower Guild, we have many groups and activities to get involved with. We’d love for you to join us!

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Notices

Office Drop-in Hours

The office has drop-in hours for those who need to make an impromptu visit. These drop-in hours will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 12pm. Of course, the office is still open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm, so if you need to arrange a visit, please do call or email ahead.

 Occasionally, Alex (Parish Administrator) needs to work remotely. On these occasions, the office landline diverts calls to the mobile. 

Little Fish Picnic - Wednesday 10th August, 12pm, Church Lawn

For parents/carers and pre-school aged children. Bring a picnic and a blanket to sit on. Our wet weather plan will be the Veranda Room.

SPROUTS Walk - Sunday 21st August, 11.30am. Meet outside the Assembly Rooms

A 4.5 mile flat walk around Arley, on metalled roads, tracks and field sides, no stiles. Bring strong shoes/boots/poles/waterproofs/sunscreen, picnic lunch, a mat or plastic to sit on (no picnic tables or benches).
Mary Ballantyne
(0161 941 2602 / 07931 597 693)

SPROUTS Walk - Sunday 21st August, 11.30am. Meet outside the Assembly Rooms

A 4.5 mile flat walk around Arley, on metalled roads, tracks and field sides, no stiles. Bring strong shoes/boots/poles/waterproofs/sunscreen, picnic lunch, a mat or plastic to sit on (no picnic tables or benches).
Mary Ballantyne
(0161 941 2602 / 07931 597 693)

Hale Litter Pick - Sunday 28th August, 2pm. Meet outside St Peter's House

Bring some protective gloves. Refreshments in the Veranda Room from 3.30pm.

No Choral Evensong during August

Choral Evensong are taking a break over summer and will return Sunday 4th September, at 6.30pm. Choral Evensong is typically on the first Sunday of the month.

No Junior Church during August

Junior Church will not be taking place during August, and will resume on Sunday 4th September. 

Our Summer Holiday Club is Back!

Due to popular demand, we will be hosting another holiday club for primary school aged children (Reception to Year 6). The theme will be superheroes and we will have fun, games, crafts and stories all about heroes of the Bible. We will be learning a brand new song too!

This will be happening 22nd-24th August, 10am to 2pm at St Peter’s House. If you would like to take part in any capacity; whether it’s reading stories, doing crafts, serving refreshments, or helping to set up/take down, please get in touch with Melissa. It is a great experience to be part of. Volunteers have as much fun as the children do and capes are optional! More details and publicity coming soon.

We also need cardboard boxes of any size for our big craft sessions e.g. building a life-size Goliath. Please drop o  boxes on Sundays or during office drop-in hours. If you’d like to ask any questions or would like to discuss it further, please contact Melissa at melissa@stpetershale.org.uk

Exploring Faith Matters (EfM)

 Are you looking to deepen your faith? Do you want to know more about the Bible, Christian Tradition and Church History? Are you hoping to understand how your personal experiences and beliefs bring you closer to God and God’s people?

If “yes,” EfM (Exploring faith Matters) may be for you. EfM is a four-year Christian Formation program. Through study, prayer, worship and reflection, EfM groups journey together through scripture, church history and theology. (Participants are invited to make a small monthly contribution to cover the cost of training their mentors and to pay for the resources from the University of the South in Sewanee, USA).

We hope to re-start the EfM group meeting on Monday evenings in person and perhaps occasionally on Zoom from September. So what is an EfM group? An EfM group consists of one or two mentors and up to twelve participants. The group meets up to 36 times during the course of a year.

Years One & Two study the Hebrew Scriptures, the Gospels and the New Testament.

Year Three looks at Church History.

Year Four reads about Systematic Theology to enable participants to develop and enhance their own theology.

Participants can sign up to any of the four topics, so it is recommended that you sign up for something that really appeals to you and really want to know more about.

During a weekly session, the group does 5 things:

1) Check-in – how has the group encountered and responded to God since our last session?

2)Worship – participants lead worship.

3) Reflect theologically (TR) – after agreeing upon a shared focus, the group examines tradition and culture, paired with experiences and beliefs.

4) Study coursework – participants discuss insights and implications of assigned readings, there are no essays to write!

5) Hospitality – the group spends time in fellowship.

Interested? Talk to Rev’d Kaz, Julie Withers or Mary Graham.

Tinned and dried goods for the Hope Centre, Partington

Please place your donations of tinned, dried and packet foods for the food club at the Hope Centre, Partington, in one of the labelled plastic boxes at the back of church. Particularly requested are instant coffee, tea bags, Longlife milk, pasta, tinned meat and tuna, plus tinned rice pudding, fruit and custard. Thank you.

Donations for the Tree of Life Centre, Wythenshawe

We are now collecting clothing for the Tree of Life Centre in Wythenshawe. Please place your donations of clean clothing in the labelled boxes at the back of church. Don’t worry, you can still donate to our various other charities.

The Tree of Life Centre increases the quality of life for low or no-income families and is a lifeline for many in desperate need of clothing, dignity and a sense of belonging.

The Tree of Life Centre accepts all types of clothing, from casual to formalwear, partywear to school uniforms, in any (clean) condition.

Sidespeople Wanted

Can you help your church and be a sidesperson? It’s a great way to meet fellow parishioners and get to know their names.

Duties of a sidesperson are to:

Assist the church warden on duty, be responsible for greeting members of the congregation, newcomers and visitors as they arrive and handing out service sheets. 

 Guiding the congregation for communion at the altar and for taking and counting the collection as well as tidying and counting the collection as well as tidying up the church after the service. 

 To find out more or to sign up to volunteer, contact church wardens Michael and Margaret Moore: michael@stpetershale.org.uk, margaret@stpetershale.org.uk 

 

Churches Together in Hale - August Services

Sunday 7th August 10.30am, 
Holy Angels RC
Parish Mass.

Sunday 14th August, 4.30pm, 
St Peter’s, Hale
An informal service on the lawn (in church if wet).

Sunday 21st August, 7pm, 
Altrincham Baptist Church
A Celtic service of the word.

Sunday 28th August, 6.30pm, 
Hale Methodists (Hale Road)
A half-hour contemplative service.

Salford Van Collections - Next collection is on Sunday 11th September, before 1PM

Please ensure all donations are left outside the door at the back of the Assembly Rooms before 1pm on the day of the collection. Salford is accepting clean bedding, warm clothing, and small household items in good condition. Please keep donations in bags to protect against weather. No collections over July and August.

Harvest Lunch and Fundraiser - Saturday 24th September, 1pm, Main Hall, Assembly Rooms

The Harvest Lunch will be held at the Assembly Rooms, and tickets will go on sale at the beginning of September. £15 per ticket. We shall also be holding a raffle. If you can help with making an apple crumble, please let us know. Cooking apples can be provided. Contact Margaret Moore. Further details to follow in September.

Good as New Sale - Saturday 15th October, from 10am, Assembly Rooms

This popular bi-annual event is a great opportunity to sell and buy baby things in great condition: toys, clothing, books, car seats, furniture, moses baskets and more. A portion of the proceeds goes to Wythenshawe Hospital neonatal unit. More details coming in September.

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