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**NEW** News  from Caldy Valley 

Memory Walk for Alzheimer's

During September Avril Topping, from The Hurst Kingsley, will be doing the Memory walk for Alzheimer's, hoping to walk 100 miles. Avril's mother had Alzheimer's and now her only sister has been diagnosed, so it is a cause very dear to her heart.  Donations can be made via her Just Giving page, please click here for the link.

UPCOMING DATES

Just a quick notice that the next Church Safeguarding Officers meeting has been set for the evening of 22nd September.  An agenda and Zoom details will be sent out to Church Safeguarding Officers nearer the time.

Previous NEWS FROM CALDY VALLEY attached &  attached

The Methodist Church in Britain and All We Can have launched a joint appeal in response to the powerful earthquake that struck Haiti’s Southern Peninsula, on August 14.

The onset of tropical cyclone Grace on Monday and Tuesday this week looks set to impede relief efforts with many thousands of people having lost family and friends. The death toll is still climbing and casualties are overwhelming limited local medical provision.

We’ve been speaking with our networks, friend and partners in Haiti, and across the region, since the quake struck, understanding the situation and needs. Our local approach – working through partners already there, allows for an agile response

As the Methodist Church in Britain and All We Can stand together to bring hope, we invite you to stand with those affected in Haiti.

Please give, and join us in praying for the early response.

UPDATE:  BUNBURY & TIVERTON CHAPELS

Many thanks to all who have enquired about items from the two properties. If I haven't yet been back in touch with you, I will do so very soon.

Both chapels will be open on the 25th September between 10-12 when items that have been reserved can be collected, also if anyone wants to come and have a look to see if there is anything of interest you would be most welcome.

Blessings, Rev Jo Brown

As many of you will know, Bunbury and Tiverton Chapels ceased to meet for worship at Easter this year. As we are currently preparing the buildings for closure, there are a number of items that we would like to re-home where possible. If you have church members who have not returned to worship yet and want to consider gifting them a hymn book to use at home, there are a number of H&P and Singing the Faith available. There may be other items that you think you could use or re-purpose.

If you are interested in any of the items on either list, please email me at jo.brown@methodist.org.uk and copy in Mike Ridley at mikeridley100@btinternet.com to inform us of your interest. At the end of August we will arrange a date when you can come and collect the items, and on the same day we will be open for anyone to come and see if there is anything left of interest that you would like to take. We are not looking for payment of any kind, but if you would like to give something, the circuit treasurer would no doubt be more than happy to receive any donations.

Blessing, Rev Jo and friends from Bunbury and Tiverton

Bunbury Itinerary   Tiverton Itinerary

Letter from Caldy Valley Treasurer attached

Harvest Resources - from All We Can

For communities grappling with the devastating impact of Covid-19 and climate change, the next steps are possible – but not always easy. This year, you can help communities in Zimbabwe take their next steps towards resilience and recovery from the devastating impacts of the pandemic on lives, livelihoods, and local economies. Pre-order All We Can’s Harvest resources today to discover how your church, youth group or school can walk alongside communities in Zimbabwe and make a vital difference.

Click here to pre-order.

'God Treads Softly Here: You do not Hear Her Coming'  

 'God treads softly here: you do not hear her coming.' An evening of words and music with Trevor Dennis, Brian Heald and Lionel Clarke at St Mary's Church Handbridge on 15th September at 7.30 pm. Please contact Trevor, either by phone, 01244 638441 or email trevordennis11@gmail.com to book.  The event will also be available on St Mary's YouTube channel. Donations to Christian Aid.

See attached information.


NORTH WEST & MANN LEARNING NETWORK

Looking ahead to next Connexional year

Circuit Steward Training

Attend all four sessions, or just one.  Please book your place at least ten days ahead of the session.  All sessions 10:00am until 12:30pm on Zoom

• Saturday 2 October: The Calling and Role of a Circuit Steward

• Saturday 4 December: Distinctively Methodist

• Saturday 22 January: Positive Working Together

• Saturday 26 March: Continuing to Learn

Flyer here

To book your place, email Rob


Chester Aid to the Homeless
We send our thanks to all who have donated to CATH during lockdown, and to Margaret Fitzpatrick who has collected them at her home. Gifts will still be gratefully received but Margaret asks that in future could you please bring them to church rather than taking them to her home.

ENGLESEA BROOK CHAPEL & MUSEUM

Please see the attached poster for further information on the re:opening, revised opening hours and booking details.

NEWS FROM TARPORLEY

As you may be aware Nic Willis - the pastor at Tarporley Baptist and Methodist Church announced he would retire at the end of March 2020. With the pandemic descending in mid March - Nic thought it was right to stay in post temporarily - but he fully retires at the end of June 2021.  The Chapel Leadership team have continued to look for a new minister - a Baptist minister in line with their constitution. 
 
Gill Tyler, Church Secretary at Tarporley Chapel, is pleased to announce that they have called Mark Elder to be their new minister.  Mark is currently minister at St Peter's in Worcester and will be taking up his post in Tarporley on September 1 2021 and his ' welcome ' service will be on Sunday 5th September, more details will follow on this.

Imagination meets possibility

For lay and ordained leaders and staff in the Chester and Stoke-on-Trent District:  If you found the series ‘Imagining the new, noticing the marginal’ valuable, we are putting on four further conversations spaces to keep the imagining alive, whilst exploring how we can make it a reality.  Attached is a flyer introducing theses online workshops, where we hope to have some outside input and discussion space.  Save the dates and there will be more information to follow.  For further information, contact Alison Ball or Revd Peter Hancock who will be hosting.

For Caldy Valley folk:  GIFT AID ENVELOPE SCHEME  Pauline Edwards is now coordinating this and has asked if any one has any queries or requires any information about this to ring her on 07743436110, leave a message and she will ring you back or email her on paulineedwards31@yahoo.co.uk.  Thank you.