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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

Lunch Club - If you could give a couple of hours to help at the Lunch Club please have a word with Revd. Linda, Janet or Margaret, all help very welcomed. If you don’t feel you can help why don’t you think about coming for a great home cooked meal, meeting and making friends or just getting out of your house for a few hours. Who knows you might enjoy it. The winner of this month’s tote was Julie Parkes, a lunch club volunteer working in the kitchen.

Last week’s coffee morning raised 114.00, the next coffee morning will be on Saturday 10th March, cakes and raffle prizes would be very much appreciated for this coffee morning. If you could help at one of the coffee mornings during the year please have a word with Revd. Linda or Janet Colgrave.

We are looking for two volunteers to serve as sides people on the third Sunday of every month, alongside May Robbins. If you would like to help please have a word with Janet or David.

The Lent Group this year will meet on a Monday evening (together with F.I.T. members) to look at the book The Amazing Cross. We shall begin on Monday 19th February at 7.30 pm. Revd Linda has ordered 25 books so that, even if you are unable to join us, you can use this book as part of your Lenten observances. Please sign up at the back of the church if you wish to attend and would like a book or, if you are unable to attend but would still like a book (a special rate of 3.34 instead of 4.99 has been negotiated). Foreword for book ‘Learn again to feel the love and passion that stand behind he cross; recapture a vision of freedom and hope it won….’

Every year we update our Electoral Roll, the list of members of our church. This year we will be updating the roll from Sunday 25th February until Sunday 25th March. If you are not already on the roll, please see Janet Colgrave for a form.

A thought as we enter into the season of Lent: In a Jesus society you repent, not by feeling bad, but by thinking different – receive the Good News and believe!!

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