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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

Help is very much needed in our lunch club, if you do know anyone who could help by giving a couple of hours each week please have a word with Revd Linda or Janet Colgrave. The lunch club will be closed for a week commencing Monday 23rd October, re-opening 31st October.

Bazaar – 18th November : If you are able to help with a stall at our bazaar please have a word with Revd. Linda or Janet Colgrave. Grand draw tickets are now available please take a bundle to sell among relatives and friends. Wanted: any groceries which are red i.e. red jelly, salmon etc to fill another hamper.

This Christmas we will be donating new toys to the City Mission instead of filling shoe boxes. If you do buy toys please bring them to either ofthe Church services on 3rd December, so that they can be distributed in time for Santa’s workshop. Further details on noticeboards. If you would like to still contribute to the Shoebox Appeal please bring the boxes (together with 5.00 for transport costs) and we will contact a co-ordinator to collect them.

A new faith musical is being premiered in Birmingham ‘Heaven on Earth.’ Tickets are reasonably priced (from 19.00). Dates 4th – 7th Dec. If you are interested in going please speak to Revd. Linda and she will try to purchase block tickets as well as exploring transport costs. If you would like to know more: www.heavenonearththemusical.co.uk.

Service of Love and Memory – The book of Remembrance is at the back of the Church, if you wish please enter the names of your loved ones in the book which will then be presented at Service.

The lunch club is going on a trip to The Valley (formally Evesham Country Park) on Wednesday 22nd November, leaving Risen Christ at 9.45 am. We will be using a coach with a lift the cost (coach only) is 10.50. If you are interesting in going on this trip please have a word with Janet Colgrave.

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