15 Jul

Summer Services

In August, our Sunday services at St. Peter’s at 8.00am, 9.15am & 6.30 pm
all take place as usual. There is no Encounter. We will combine our 10.30am and 11.00 am congregations for joint All-Age Worship with an Eco
theme.
04 August – 11.00 am St. Peter’s Centre for
Café Church: Wonderfully Wild
11 August – 10.30 am Church of the Good Shepherd
All-Age Communion:
Was Noah the first Conservationist?
18 August – 11.00 am St. Peter’s Church with
baptisms: The Tree of Life
25 August – 10.30 am Church of the Good Shepherd
Jesus and the earth

15 Jul

Uganda Coffee and Prayer

There will be times to pray for the teams on mission in Uganda on Wednesdays: 17th, 24th and 31st July in St Peter’s Centre from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm.
43 young people and leaders will be running the projects in Uganda schools and their communities; offering practical help and lessons in
hygiene care and dental health, environmental and computer education.

15 Jul

YF mission journey has begun

… the team has left Heswall for Uganda…. Please pray for them

During their trip to Uganda you can keep in touch with their blog posts here. They left on July 12th, 2019 for three weeks. There are three teams of 12 people including leaders and there is also a medical team who will be running rural clinics with our Ugandan friends.

The teams will each spend one week at each school. They will learn about Ugandan traditions, way of life and culture. They will deliver lessons and play with children, visit them in their homes and provide mattresses etc to needy people.

They will continue previous projects such as putting up mosquito nets to stop malaria. Teaching about dental care and teaching girls how to make re-useable sanitary pads as without them they exclude themselves from school.

Now projects include recycling waste, composting of biodegradable material, recycling charcoal dust by making brickets, recycling plastics and reducing their use and how to make a solar cooker out of cardboard and tin foil.

05 Jul

Congratulations!


It was announced this week that Lyn Weston will be leaving the Chester Diocesan staff in September to take up a national position with the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity (LICC) as Director of Church of England Relations.
Please pray for Lyn as she joins LICC working with Dioceses across the country on whole life discipleship. She will work from her home base in Heswall, so she will also be able to continue her ministry in the Parish.

03 Jul

Parish Weekend at Home


Over the weekend of Friday evening 4th to Sunday, 6th October, there will be a number of opportunities to gather with people from all our congregations to worship, pray, learn, share fellowship, laugh!

Please put the weekend dates in your diary and plan to join in.

22 May

Summer Reading Challenge

Whatever else you’re planning to read this summer, can we encourage you to get hold of a copy of Pete Grieg’s “How to Pray”; read it in the garden, by the pool… wherever. Holidays are traditionally holydays; invest in your spiritual life with this great read!

10 May

Preparing for Uganda 2019

Please pray for the leaders and youth team as they prepare for the trip to Uganda this summer.

We are collecting the following items for the Rock of Joy Trust. Please leave any donations at the back of Church:
– Good quality children’s shoes, trainers and clothing.
– Girls briefs – all sizes for 9 – 16 years old
– Craft materials such as children’s scissors, glue
sticks, sellotape, string, crayons and pens.
– Toothbrushes (child and adult size).
– Fully functioning laptops
– Financial donations to fund the purchase for our
Mosquito net project – cheques to ‘Heswall PCC /YF
Uganda’ (Please see forms at the back of Church
for gift aid declaration).

Thank you for your support, Christine Blair

29 Mar

Prayer Post Box

We believe in the power of prayer and thanksgiving. In St Peter’s
Centre and the Church of the Good Shepherd Church, we have placed
prayer boxes and prayer/praise cards. Prayer request cards allow you
to fill out your requests anonymously or share with others to pray together. Praise report cards allows you an opportunity to thank God for answered prayers, His provision, His faithfulness or share a testimony
of His unfailing love.

09 Mar

Marriage Matters

We will be offering an evening for couples providing time, space, inspiration and wisdom to invest in your relationship. Fine dining; tables for two; hosted by Martin & Sarah Cannam; videos produced by Care for the Family; starting Saturday 2 March, 8.00 pm; tickets £25 / couple from the Parish Office or Eventbrite (searchMarriage Matters Heswall).

Sat 2nd March CHERISH – the forgotten vow and how to keep your love alive
Sat 11th May CONNECT – understanding each other and the art of communication
Sat 21st Sept COLLABORATE – dealing with pressure points and handling conflict well
Sat 7th Mar ‘20 COMMIT – love is a choice when the going gets tough

The videos we’ll be using feature: stories from real-life couples; interviews with leading relationship specialists; humorous street vox pop; inspiration and trusted wisdom to take away.

Each “Marriage Matters” is a stand-alone evening and will take place in St. Peter’s Centre. Places are limited to 15 couples and must be booked in advance via the Parish Office or Eventbrite. Please let us know any special dietary requirements; dress for dinner; bring your own wine; come to enjoy!