Entries by Kerensa Sather-Berrisford

Christian Aid Week – generous Bowdon

This year the Christian Aid Week house-to-house collection in Bowdon raised a wonderful total of £6315.  56% of the donations were gift aided and the reclaimed tax will bring our total to £7203.  This reflects great generosity, and is a testament to the hard work of our team of 41 collectors and area organisers who […]

Farewell to Catherine and Ambi

Catherine Cleghorn and Ambi Naylor will be ordained deacon in Chester Cathedral on Sunday 22 July. It will be a day to rejoice with Catherine and Ambi as they step out into the vocation to which God has called them, but for us it will be liberally mixed with sadness at having to say goodbye […]

Ordination of Jess Piper

On Saturday June 2nd, our lovely Curate, Jess Piper, was ordained priest at Chester Cathedral. Family and friends, parishioners from her previous parish, from husband Calum’s and of course from Bowdon were there in force to support her. The service was intensely moving. The Gospel reading from St Luke told the story of the miracle […]

Relay race of faith

I wonder if you enjoyed school sports days. And if you did, what was your favourite sport? When I was at school, I often got nominated to do most of the activities, seeing as I was the only girl in my form group who appeared to be even a little bit interested in sport. This […]

My journey to faith and the Home Group

My journey to faith wasn’t achieved by sitting in a pew on Sunday morning: it was made possible by small groups meeting informally on weekday evenings. The groups helped me explore my thoughts about faith, learn more about Christianity and the Bible, and start on repentance and renewal. I met like-minded people, made friends and […]

The Griffin Charity Festival

On Saturday 30 June from 12.30 – 7pm The Griffin, together with Altrincham Matters, is having a Charity Festival. This will be a fantastic occasion with the aim of raising money for MacMillan Cancer Support and there will be plenty to interest people of all ages. There will be lots of stalls to enjoy including […]

The Booth Centre – rebuilding lives

At the Ladies’ Continental Breakfast in April we were inspired by a talk on the Booth Centre in Manchester from our churchwarden, Sue Redford, who has been appointed the first ambassador for the Centre. The Centre is not a hostel, but caters in a wide variety of ways for people sleeping rough; men make up […]

Funding the Future of Bowdon Parish

From time to time all organisations need to take stock and Bowdon Parish is no exception. Over recent months we have been looking in particular at what money we need to sustain our present work and have also been considering our ambitions for the future. The Parish is a thriving centre of Christian worship celebrated […]

Together we can withstand the storms

Christian Aid Week 13 – 20 May For 70 years, Christian Aid has been supporting people in need around the world; not only Christians, but people of every faith and none. It works through local partners to respond to humanitarian crises and to help people in some of the world’s poorest areas to build sustainable […]