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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.

Jeanette Kelly would appreciate donations towards church flowers she would also be grateful of more help to arrange the church flowers, no special knowledge needed and Jeanette will give you some tips on flower arranging.

We will be holding a Macmillan Coffee morning on Friday 29th September 10.30 – 12.00, everyone welcome. Donations of cakes, raffle prizes and help would be appreciated.

Harvest Supper and silly games evening: come along to try ‘bag it’ and ‘fling it’ these can be played by all ages, there will be a fish and chip supper - 5.00 adults : 2.00 children – tickets available next week from Shelia Hughes.

Please do consider your stewardship to the church and to the furtherance of God’s kingdom here in Wyken. Most churches in this deanery are being asked to significantly increase their giving to ensure that the level of full-time clergy we have will remain. As part of the Caludon Parish we are currently blessed with two full time ministers and one house for duty priest. Unfortunately our giving does not equate to this level of ministry – please prayerfully consider your response. God calls us all to be good Stewards! (Perhaps you also were raised to believe that ‘what you can’t afford, you can’t have!!)

Bazaar – 18th November: Wanted: NEW mugs for our Mug Stall – please put any mugs in the “bazaar” box at the back of Risen Christ or give them to Eileen Cudworth.

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