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 www.barnabus-manchester.org.uk

More about Barnabus in Holmes Chapel.
 

      link to church home page

 
 

Fairtrade

          

 
Fairtrade logo

 

 
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
 

      link to church home page

 

     
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.
     
      link to church home page

Holmes Chapel Events

Wednesday 27 Jun 7.00pm
Holmes Chapel Men's Evening
Thursday 28 Jun 12.01pm
Holmes Chapel Singles Lunch
Saturday 30 Jun 10.00am
Holmes Chapel At Home Coffee Morning

Coming up soon . . .

Saturday 7 Jul 2.00pm
Lower Withington Village Rose Day
Saturday 14 Jul 7.00pm
Biddulph - Organ Recital Dr Ian Tracey
Saturday 14 Jul 7.00pm
Trinity 50th Anniversary Meal
Sunday 15 Jul 10.45am
Biddulph - Festival Service & BBQ
Tuesday 17 Jul 8.00am
Trinity Prayer Breakfast
Sunday 5 Aug 6.00pm
Biddulph - Big Sing
Sunday 12 Aug 6.00pm
Lower Withington Social & Fundraiser
Saturday 25 Aug 2.00pm
Afternoon Tea at Trinity
Friday 31 Aug - Saturday 1 Sep
BIBLE WEEKEND - Rediscovering Joy
Saturday 1 Sep 10.00am
Trinity Coffee Morning