Paul Moores, the new Regional Manager for The Leprosy Mission (TLM), will give us the latest info on its world vision, recent successes and further plans. With limited resources they still manage to cover half the world and hope to increase this significantly. There will be film of the locations where TLM is active, especially interviews with doctors from Perulia Hospital who depend so much on our support.
At Norbury, we support a significant number of Christian organisations both in the UK and across the world which seek to share the love of Christ. On Sunday June 10th, a display in the Legh Room will highlight the wonderfully wide work of these societies. The evening service that day will celebrate and pray for the organisations and the amazing work they do. All of the organisations welcome individual supporters so be open to getting involved!
Val Hindmarsh will be ordained priest at Chester Cathedral, 5.00pm on Saturday 2nd June. We are organising a coach for those wishing to attend – leaving Norbury at 3.00pm and returning around 8.00pm. Cost will be approx £8-£10. Please sign the list in the narthex, so we know what size coach to book! Many thanks.
Do join us for our Summer fashion show in aid of 3 charities: AFIA, Virtual Babies and Turner Syndrome. Entry is £5 with a glass of Prosecco on arrival. Raffle and refreshments to buy on the evening.
We’ve planned a Quiet Afternoon on 30th June, 2.30-5.30pm. St. Martin’s Church & Hall, Shrigley Road North, Poynton have been booked, with good parking and access to the Middlewood Way. The session is based around – “I wait for the Lord, my soul waits…” and will include short talks, silence (when you can stay in the building or take a short walk), with refreshments.
Attendance is limited to 30. Sign up sheets are available in the church narthex.
On 22nd May it will be one year since the Manchester bomb that killed 22 people. Our Quiet Space reflection this month takes place on the anniversary of the bombing and will take the form of a service of reflection and remembrance. All are very welcome to share this service on 22nd May at 7.30pm
This will take place in the afternoon. Soup & Sandwiches will be served at 1.00 pm (tickets £2.50 from Florence Barlow), followed by a Presentation by Angela Klabou of her time as Diocesan Secretary & President. All are welcome to come and hear more about all the interesting projects in which MU is involved.
3, 6 or 8 mile walks start from St. Martin’s Church Hall, Higher Poynton between 10am and 11am. Registration is free but adults are expected to raise at least £10 in sponsorship (or sponsor yourself.) For Gift Aid purposes, please give this money to Kathleen. Please sign the form in the Narthex. Thank you to all who have already signed up to sponsor us as a group. Norbury Walkers will be catching the 392 bus that leaves Hazel Grove Station for the Boar’s Head at 10:10am. We will be at St Martin’s to register soon after 10:30am. If you would like to walk with us, meet on the bus or at St Martin’s
Dimitrios Kechagias has offered to demonstrate and teach us some Greek dancing and share his experiences. Greek nibbles during the break. There is no entry fee, donations welcome. Please assist us with numbers by signing up on the sheet in the narthex if you are attending.
As usual, we will be marking this major festival in the Church’s year with a Communion service at 7.30pm. All are very welcome.