Partnership Thanksgiving Service

A Note for your diary

We have set the date for a Thanksgiving Service for our Partnership, which will include the formal Commissioning of the Partnership (we’ve only been working in partnership for 2 years already).

The date agreed is Saturday 25th September at 10:30am in the hope that we will be able to gather in person at Trinity, Audenshaw.

The details are yet to be worked out, but book it in your diary.

June/July Dawdles with Graham

The dawdles continue.  I’ve found a further series of short walks – which of course are still permitted.  The details and dates are below with a bit of a gap in the middle due to a holiday.  To reassure anyone wanting to join in, it is not a mountain trek, we walk at a speed convenient for all – including pauses to look at the scenery, flowers, buildings – or to simply take a break.  They have generally been an about an hour and range from 1.22 to 2.45 miles.  Most of the small group had a celebratory cup of coffee at the end of the last walk to mark the end of the first ‘season’. 

It isn’t a mountain trek but the surface isn’t as smooth as a newly laid tarmac road surface, more like a pavement or canal path surface.  The weather, with one exception that threatened drizzle, has been excellent.  I think everyone has been to at least one place they’d not visited before…. and there’s more below.  All welcome.

  • Wed 23Jun 10:30 / Cemetery Rd, Audenshaw M34 5AH (Shepley Rd end)
  • Tue 13Jul 14:00 / Croft Edge OL3 7EW, park on road (or if difficult, Tescos OL3 7AF)
  • Mon 19Jul 10:30 / Debdale Park (Wall Way, M18 7WY)
  • Fri 23Jul 14:00 / Daisy Nook Country Park entrance (junction of Newmarket Rd, Lumb Lane and Stannybrook Rd, M35 9WJ)
  • Sat 31Jul 16:00 / Waggon Rd (first layby with space from Ashton Rd up Peak Bridge Rd – toward Heritage Centre)

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Tuesday Discussions

Our Tuesday discussions are now looking at the 2021 Spring Harvest theme “Worshipping – the God of all in all of life” – a six week series which began on 15th June. The sessions start at 7:30pm and will run until 20th July with the following Zoom details:

  • Meeting ID = 936 519 5146
  • Passcode = 1251

On 27th July, the discussions will begin a new series based on The Character Course and the Zoom details will be advised nearer the time.

Dawdle with Graham

Graham Tarn will be at each of these places mentioned below. Different days, times and venues which will hopefully enable everyone from across the Partnership to find one (or several) that work for you and we can all meet, learn about each other, become friends – for an hour (or so).

  • Friday 14 May, Cheetham Park, 2pm (main entrance off B6175)
  • Thursday 20 May, Silver Springs & Chadwick Dam, 10:30am (meet at car park)
  • Wednesday 26 May, Werneth Low, 2pm (Quarry car park)
  • Tuesday 1 June, Hyde Park (NOT London), 10:30 (Park Dr & Park Rd junction)
  • Monday 7 June, Cowbury Dale, 2pm (Carr Rise car park)
  • Saturday 12 June, Haughton Dale, 4pm (By St Mary’s Church, Meadow Lane – HILL)

For these first outings, the plan is to stay within the park – but everyone can do their own thing as it might be rather limiting for some.  However, the fresh air, exercise but more importantly, the conversations will be what makes the day.

Contact Graham for more information (