St Hilda, Firswood

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A lively growing local church, with lots of younger children and well attended youth activities, a commitment to our local community and a great desire to see the good news of Jesus lived out to the full locally.

The church has been undergoing change from a fairly traditional model a few years ago to a more free and creative style looking to keep things fresh and develop our ministry more appropriately for today's world. All our activities are shaped and inspired by the Bible whose radical storyline and message we constantly find exciting and stimulating. We also believe that God acts dynamically and so want to look for what he is doing and wanting to do, praying into this and asking him to lead, guide and equip us. We believe that God loves us with a passion and wishes to be involved in our lives in many ways in a deep relationship of love, and we expect our prayer life to open us up to deeper experience of his presence and power, including in prayer for healing.

We extended the church building a few years ago, with the help of the local children centre, to make the building a better resource space for our community and activities, particularly involving children, including providing excellent kitchen facilities.
We have a church primary school which is multi-cultural and multi-faith and is a wonderful example of true community cohesion (if you will excuse the jargon).
Within the church family we are seeking to meet local community needs with projects, for example, to help people for whom English is a second language improve their English, to offer support to people with health issues working with the NHS, to offer community learning opportunities in partnership with Trafford College and to help people locally with friendship and guidance.
We run an extremely popular coffee shop each week and during term time offer a pre-school breakfast to our school families on Fridays, seeking to encourage both family time together in the morning and walking to school together afterwards.

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Rev Ross Malkin
24 Canute Road
Stretford
Manchester
M32 0RJ
(0161) 283 7520 (Church) or (0161) 865 1802 (Rectory)

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Weekly Sunday Service
Service every Sunday morning, with children's groups (except on the first Sunday or in the summer holidays) Usual pattern: - First Sundays - Worship for All, shorter with everyone staying together for the whole service - Second/Fourth Sundays/Fifth Sundays - Communion - Third (some Fifth Sundays) - Morning Worship
Every Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Creche Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
 
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Sunday

Monthly Early Service
A relaxed early communion service, with usually a fairly small group attending, including a short sermon.
Every first Sunday at 8:15 AM for ¾ hour
Common Worship
Weekly Sunday Service
Service every Sunday morning, with children's groups (except on the first Sunday or in the summer holidays) Usual pattern: - First Sundays - Worship for All, shorter with everyone staying together for the whole service - Second/Fourth Sundays/Fifth Sundays - Communion - Third (some Fifth Sundays) - Morning Worship
Every Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Creche Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Monthly evening Praise, Prayer & communion
A more open time of worship and reflection, where prayer ministry and more open praise can take place, with a simple celebration of communion.
Every third Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship

Monday

Daily Prayer
We meet every week day to pray. This opens by reading a Psalm, then and Old Testament Passage together with discussion time for each reading before praying inspired by what we have read and shared. This includes praise and intercession and sometimes singing.
Every Monday at 9:15 AM for ¾ hour
English Conversation Class (ESOL)
A weekly class, in term time only, for non English speakers to be taught (informally) and practise English together. This is intended to build friendships across the language barrier and to help people for whom English is not their main language to access the English language all around them more effectively and grow in confidence in using it. (FREE)
Runs in term time only
Every Monday at 9:30 AM for 2 hours
Creche Refreshments

Tuesday

Daily Prayer
We meet every week day to pray. This opens by reading a Psalm, then and Old Testament Passage together with discussion time for each reading before praying inspired by what we have read and shared. This includes praise and intercession and sometimes singing.
Every Tuesday at 9:15 AM for ¾ hour
Spanish/English Conversation class
Spanish learning and practice for English speakers and English learning and practice for Spanish speakers. Informal conversational learning from each other facilitated by a native Spanish speaker. In term time only.
Every Tuesday at 7:00 PM for 1½ hours
Refreshments

Wednesday

Daily Prayer
We meet every week day to pray. This opens by reading a Psalm, then and Old Testament Passage together with discussion time for each reading before praying inspired by what we have read and shared. This includes praise and intercession and sometimes singing.
Every Wednesday at 9:15 AM for ¾ hour
Mothers Union Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Mothers Union, often with a guest speaker
Every first Wednesday at 7:30 PM for 2 hours

Thursday

Daily Prayer
We meet every week day to pray. This opens by reading a Psalm, then and Old Testament Passage together with discussion time for each reading before praying inspired by what we have read and shared. This includes praise and intercession and sometimes singing.
Every Thursday at 9:15 AM for ¾ hour
Coffee Shop
Weekly open time for chat, refreshment and catching up. Excellent coffee and range of food items, from tea cakes to egg & bacon sandwiches etc. Stay and play room for children with their parents, with selection of toys.
Every Thursday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments

Friday

Pre school breakfast
Time to share breakfast and conversation for parents (and some play for children!) before all walking to school together. Either come early for time and relaxed eating, or as late as 8.30ish for more of a last minute quick breakfast, before we all head off to school at 8.45.
Every Friday at 7:30 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments
Daily Prayer
We meet every week day to pray. This opens by reading a Psalm, then and Old Testament Passage together with discussion time for each reading before praying inspired by what we have read and shared. This includes praise and intercession and sometimes singing.
Every Friday at 9:15 AM for ¾ hour
3D: Years 4-6 Youth Group
A group for young people in Years 4-6 (aged 8-11). Lots of fun activities, some creative, som games, with some teaching content about Christian faith.
School term time only - special events in holidays.
Every Friday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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Alpha Course runs regularly; also other courses including Start! See web-site or posters/flyers for up to date information or enquire by phone or email. We will tailor courses to specific needs as appropriate.
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Incumbent: The Revd Thomas Ross MALKIN (Ross)
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 15893
Built: 1965
Style of worship: Open Evangelical Charismatic
Our Patron: Crown
Archdeaconry: MANCHESTER (241)
Deanery: STRETFORD (24107)
Benefice: Firswood and Gorse Hill (24/132BH)
Parish Legal Name: Firswood and Gorse Hill (240157 )
CofE Church Info: (624157 24/157)
Short URL: acny.uk/15893/
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The current editor is: TR Malkin

This page was last updated on Tuesday 26th April 2016
 
 
 
St Hilda : Kings Road, Warwick Road South, Firswood, Greater Manchester, M16 0JE

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