Work in the Community – Social Action

craft work at Barnabus

Barnabus logo

providing food and drink at Barnabus

• As part of the mission of Holmes Chapel Methodist Church, a strong link is maintained
  with Barnabus

• Barnabus is a Manchester Christian charity working with homeless people,
  and people in the red light district

• Staff and volunteers help provide shower facilities, food, drink and blankets

• The Beacon Drop-in Centre opens 5 days a week to provide a lifeline to over 
  350 people, many of whom have severe addictions or mental health problems

• In addition, Barnabus helps people find shelter and obtain ID, and assists them
  with benefit
or housing issues

• Barnabus has a medical suite with voluntary NHS nurses

• Weekly activities include classes in Maths, English, cookery and IT skills, in 
  addition to tending an allotment and joining in a street soccer project

• Barnabus is entirely funded by donations. This can be money or the food,
  clothing and toiletries collected by Holmes Chapel Methodist Church and others

Contact details for Barnabus at Holmes Chapel Methodist Church
                   or visit

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Fairtrade event with MP and bunting


• Holmes Chapel is a Fairtrade church
which means that whenever refreshments are
  served, they are from Fairtrade sources

• Regular Fairtrade events are held in the church  –  to spread interest and awareness,
  and motivate the congregation to buy Fairtrade produce in their regular shopping

• We have a monthly sale of Fairtrade items after worship

phone numbers for contacts for FairTrade

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More to Life?
This group is for women who ask ‘is there more to life than this’.
We enjoy a mix of light-hearted and more thought-provoking evenings.  We have hilarious games evenings and have a go at card-making, learn about stress management, discuss the changing role of women previously and now, and enjoy a Christmas meal together.
When we first tried Circle Dancing, it was so much enjoyed that several members went on to  travel to a special class each month.  We are now looking forward to their tuition of the rest of us!

This is not just another social group.  Instead, we are there to provide mutual support and encouragement as we explore various aspects of life, taking a look at the glimpses of God we see in those aspects and allowing safe exploration of spirituality for women of all faiths and none.

We are always grateful to those who have led evenings, inspired us with their stories, and made us laugh, think and learn.
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Holmes Chapel Events

Friday 13 Dec 7.30pm
Choir Christmas Concert
Sunday 15 Dec 10.30am
Nativity Service
Sunday 15 Dec 6.00pm
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday 18 Dec 2.00pm
Memory Cafe
Friday 17 Jan 7.00pm
Christian Aid Quiz Night

Coming up soon . . .

Thursday 19 Dec
Congleton Carol Service 2019 (advance notice)
Sunday 22 Dec 4.00pm
Trinity Carol Service
Sunday 22 Dec 6.00pm
Biddulph - Lessons & Carols
Sunday 22 Dec 6.30pm
Lower Withington Candlelight Carol Service
Tuesday 24 Dec 3.30pm
Biddulph - Around the Crib
Tuesday 24 Dec 4.00pm
Trinity Come to the Manger
Tuesday 24 Dec 11.15pm
Biddulph - Midnight Communion
Tuesday 24 Dec 11.30pm
Trinity Holy Communion
Wednesday 25 Dec 10.00am
Biddulph - Christmas Celebration
Wednesday 25 Dec 10.00am
Trinity Christmas Day All Age Worship