Dawdles without Graham

It is good to know the Dawdles will continue even though Graham is unable to lead due to his sabbatical. Glenys and Philip France have been trialling a few walks and have set up the following schedule – all on Wednesdays.

Kathleen and Pauline will act as contact points and they ask that if you plan to join any of the walks to let them know (so that they know to wait if you are a little late). Contact numbers are Pauline (07879 359 783) and Kathleen (07876 366 575)

DateSet off timeAreaNoteDistance
Wednesday 27 April10:30amDobcrossSteps and incline at beginning then flatapprox 4 miles
Start = OL3 5NP Newbank Garden Centre, Dobcross New Road

Wednesday 4 May10:30amStalybridge CanalCanal walk, can be muddy in parts approx 2.5 miles
Start = SK12 2BJ Tesco Car Park, meet near entrance near canal

Wednesday 11 May10:30amPark Bridge Ashton to Alexandra Park OldhamIncline at beginning then flatapprox 3.5 miles
Start = OL6 8AH Heritage Centre Car Park

Wednesday 18 May10:30amHobson Moor, StalybridgeIncline at endapprox 2.5 miles
Start = (No post code) Turn off Mottram Road opposite Waggon and Horses Pub (SK15 2SU) onto Hobson Moor Road. Keep left until 3rd junction on right (Dewsnap Lane) and then park on Hobson Moor Road

Easter Events across the Partnership

Albion “Experiencing Easter”

Albion are offering a chance to take time to reflect and pray at a series of stations recalling the events of Holy Week.  There will also be activities for children.  The times are as follows:

  • Wednesday 13th April             2:00-5:00pm                6:00-8:00pm
  • Thursday 14th April                 2:00-5:00pm                6:00-7:00pm
  • Maundy Thursday Communion Service at 7:00pm
  • Friday 15th Aril                        10:00-11:00am
  • Good Friday Service at 11:00am

All are welcome, come and go as you wish.

Macedonia “Easter Adventure”

On Saturday 9th April, 10:30 – 12:30, Macedonia will be holding an Easter Adventure where we plan to explore the Easter Story through arts and crafts and then enjoy worship and a meal together!

Everyone is welcome.

Macedonia “Supper and Story”

Macedonia will host a faith supper on Maundy Thursday at 7:30pm – just bring something you like and we will share all the offerings together as we remember the story of events leading up to Jesus arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane.  If the weather is suitable we hope to finish in the garden, so bring suitable warm, waterproof clothing.

Union Street Good Friday Service

Union Street will hold a Good Friday Service in the church at 11:00am  All are welcome to join in as we reflect on the trial and death of Jesus of Nazareth, “King of the Jews”.

Spring (ish) Dawdles with Graham

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

  • Monday 21st March, 14:00 – Quarry Car Park, Werneth Low Rd, SK14 3AA,
    top of Joel Lane, slightly left and on right. Hilly but NOT the hill.
  • Wednesday 30th March, 10:30 Mill Brow (car park), OL1 2RT, Nr St.
    Matthew’s Church perhaps with a stop in the cafe in Chadderton Park.
  • Friday, 8th April, 14:00, Hurst Nook URC, OL6 9HJ, on street parking – will be
    walking along Nook Lane toward the golf course and Knott Hill Reservoir.

Graham will be on sabbatical after these dawdles, but the walks will continue on Wednesday mornings after Easter (starting 27th April). So watch this space for details of times and meeting places.

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