News and Events

Tuesday Conversations

We’re glad to note that the Tuesday Conversations continue on Zoom on Tuesdays at 7:30pm

As we step into Lent, we will be sharing in a 5-week series starting on 8th March based on the film “I, Daniel Blake” – The story of a 59-year-old carpenter who, after surviving a heart-attack, must fight bureaucratic forces to receive Employment and Support Allowance.

Please note the Zoom details are as follows:

Meeting ID: 856 2836 0477
Passcode: 694220

Oldham & Tameside Partnership Gathering – Sat 5th March

We grew out of a brave, radical vision for being a church – committed to following Jesus, healing the divisions within the church, and making a Jesus-shaped difference in our communities and nations.  

 When we set up Missional Partnerships, we did so in response to a fresh call of the Spirit and in order to “see Jesus more clearly, love him more dearly and follow him more nearly”.  

This is a day to discover and celebrate the excitement of just how unique and radical our United Reformed Church is!  We’ll examine what it means to be a URC in order to be able to respond even more faithfully to all that the Spirit has for us.  We’ll explore:

  • Why we govern ourselves through Councils (church meeting, Synod and General Assembly)
  • Why the Bible is as important as it is to us
  • Why we’re so passionate about joining with other denominations
  • Just how committed we are to discipleship and mission
  • How important our public, prophetic role is in our wider society
  • How we can expect the Spirit to lead us into growth and more faithful witness in our communities

Your money back if you’re not excited and inspired

(it’s free …)!

Next Gathering – Save the New Date

The date for our next Partnership Gathering had been set as Saturday 29th January but had to be postponed to the the impact of the Omicron variant.

The new date has been agreed as Saturday 5th March 9:30am – 12:30pm and will conclude (as usual) with an opportunity to join together for a soup n roll lunch. We are hoping to meet at Shaw & Heyside URC and, if we can get the techie stuff to work, we may be able to go hybrid, or at least record some/all of it for later viewing.

Further details will be shared nearer the time, but make sure you have it clearly marked in your diary – we’d hate you to miss out!

Winter Dawdles with Graham

Dates and times below – all welcome, nothing really strenuous but breathing, fitness, wellbeing improving with all who have been on many of the walks.

  • Friday, 11 Feb, 14:00 – Reddish Vale visitors centre SK5 7HE
  • Wednesday, 23 Feb, 14:00 – Daisy Nook visitors centre M35 9WJ
  • Tuesday, 1 Mar, 10:30 – Etherow Country park, SK6 5JD.
  • Monday, 7 Mar, 14:00 – Jet Amber Fields Car Park, Dunkirk Ln, Hyde SK14 4
  • Saturday 12 Mar, 14:00 – Croft Edge (off Greenbridge Lane), Greenfield, Oldham OL3 7EW. We might explore a pub that has been recommended or sample the delights of a cafe to enable us to decide on the next series…. days, times 

Contact Graham for more information (revgtarn@gmail.com)

Next Gathering – Save the Date

The date for our next Partnership Gathering has been set as Saturday 29th January 2022 9:30am – 12:30pm, and will conclude (as usual) with an opportunity to join together for a soup n roll lunch. We are hoping to meet at Shaw & Heyside URC and, if we can get the techie stuff to work, we may be able to go hybrid, or at least record some/all of it for later viewing.

As with previous gatherings, the objective is for as many folk as possible from our partnership churches to come together to listen and share on a particular theme and to get to know one another as individuals and as church fellowships. The theme for this one is looking at what is the URC and what are Missional Partnerships within it. Some of us have known the URC for many years, some of us are very new to it and maybe haven’t explored it very much, others are feeling weighed down by all the legal requirements and don’t see the point of it all. And I think most of us have questions about the Missional Partnership approach. To help us get to grips with what it’s about, our Mission Mentor (Lawrence Heath-Moore) will be leading us through some of the key points and issues so that we can ensure our Christian witness is as effective as possible.

Further details will be shared nearer the time, but make sure you have it clearly marked in your diary – we’d hate you to miss out!

Christmas at Hope

  • Christmas Fair Saturday 27 Nov 10:30-14:30.  A variety of stalls, cakes, tombola, plants, filled jars, gifts, raffle and bacon butties. Santa will be there, too!
  • Carols by Candlelight Service Sunday 19 Dec 4pm.  (no morning service) please bring your torch or candle in a safe holder.
  • Midnight Communion Friday 24 Dec 11:30pm. Come and welcome the Christ Child.
  • Christmas Day Service Saturday 25 Dec 10:00am. Bring your favourite present, provided you are not waiting until after lunch to open them.
  • Sunday 26 Dec Boxing Day no service

Christmas at Trinity

  • CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR  Saturday  20th November 10 – 3pm Lots of Craft Stalls, Breakfasts, Lunches and Afternoon Teas on Sale – and of course Santas Grotto.
  • LANCASHIRE NIGHT Saturday 27th November at 7pm   with Hot Pot Supper and entertainment by AMICHE Tickets £6 can be bought or reserved from Lesley Rolls (07791264194).  All proceeds being split between Willow Wood Hospice, Francis House Childrens Hospice and Trinity. 
  • NATIVITY SERVICE + TOY SERVICE Sunday 5th December at 10.45am.   All toys being donated to Infinity Initiatives.
  • CAROL SERVICE Sunday 19th December at 4pm.  All Welcome
  • CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE Saturday 25th December  at 11am