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Risen Christ church is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Many people living in Wyken still remember the slogan ‘Be a brick, buy a brick’ when people were asked to contribute 6d each week to buy a brick, so helping to pay for a new Church in Wyken.

Subsequently Risen Christ Church was consecrated in June 1967 by Bishop Cuthbert Beardsley and has been worshipping and working in the community ever since. Risen Christ Church is a much loved place of worship with both contemporary and traditional services being offered and the list of people who have worshipped here is endless and their witness in the community has been and is very visible.

Over the 50 years we have welcomed many from the community at celebrations such as Weddings and Christenings and we have conducted many services of thanksgiving at times of personal loss. We regularly hold coffee mornings (second Saturday of each month 10.00 – 11.30am) to bring community together for a chat over a bacon batch! Likewise we have seen thousands of people gathering for community activities in the church hall and smaller rooms such as dancers, slimming clubs, youth clubs, allotment meetings, music groups, pension and advice sessions, older people using our day care and lunch club and children and parents/carers using the play groups.

We will be marking the 50 years anniversary in many ways, look out for 50 decorated wooden crosses in front gardens around the area giving out the message that the Church of the Risen Christ is alive and kicking, and working within our community. Pop in and collect a free car/window sticker and help us to advertise our continuing presence in Wyken croft.


Keep an eye on our website for a list of activities we shall be having throughout the year as we continue to celebrate

‘Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’ in our Community!


Risen Christ

50 years serving the community

yesterday, today and tomorrow

Do you know of anyone who could give a couple of hours helping at the lunch club if you do please have a word with Revd. Linda or Janet Colgrave. The winner of the tote was Vi Powell and member of our lunch club. If you would like to support the continued fund raising by the lunch club and would like a number in their tote for next year please see Sandra Tranter (if you already have a number it will automatically be transferred to next year).

‘Advent for Everyone’, the course continues on Monday 4th December at 7.30 pm in the Bennett Room all welcome.

The children from Wyken Croft School will all be coming to our Church for Christmas Assemblies – please support our outreach by coming to meet them and help serve biscuits and drinks.

Dates are:

Mon 11th Dec 1.30 pm Yrs 5 & 6

Tue 12th Dec 1.30 pm Yrs 1 & 2

Wed 13th Dec 1.30 pm Yrs 3 & 4

Also, on Thurs 14th Dec at 1.30 pm Yr 6 will be holding their Carol Concert in church for parents and carers and we are all to attend.

Our next coffee morning is on Saturday 9th December, cakes would be very much appreciated. Please come along to join in with the carol singing which will be led by members of Stoke St Michael’s choir.

The mini bus will be going out for the 9.30 am family service on 10th December, if you would like a lift (or know someone who would) please have a word with Revd. Linda or Janet Colgrave.

Please pray for Jesus' light and love to be shared in our wider community as we prepare for Christmas. Please support and pray for the opportunities up and coming as we endeavour to make Jesus known through our outreach. Help us to share Jesus love in – the carol singing around The Brambles, school assemblies, our Reading and Carols service, the Christingle service as well as Midnight Mass service. Please share this information! God gave us His all in Christ – how much are we prepared to give Him in return?

Are you able to support and help at our ‘Christmas Cracker’ event on Friday 8th December from 3.00 pm – 5.30 pm? This is a wonderful event aimed at families in our area to come along and make Christmas goodies and share in fellowship, fun and pizza. Have you a craft activity that the children would like to do with the help of their ? If so, then please speak to Revd. Linda or Janet Colgrave so that resources can be made available. It really is a good way of introducing families into our church building and helping them to engage in the Real Reason for the Season.

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