Events 

PCC meeting: Tuesday 22nd May, 7.45pm. For PCC members, in the church hall commitee room. 

Safeguarding Training: Wednesday 23rd May, 7.30pm-9.30pm. If you have a voluntary or paid role at St Paul's please try to access a training session. Any questions, please contact Lea or Elizabeth. To book a place, email: bookings@anglican.org.uk

Organ Recital: Wednesday 23rd May, food from 5.15pm and recital from 6.15pm. Tickets £5/£2.50 (u.16s) on the door, which includes food and drinks. 

Messy Church: Wednesday 30th May, 10.30am. The theme will be the Parable of the Sower. At Christ Church, West Didsbury. 

Book Group: Wednesday 13th June, 7.30pm. We will be discussing Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. See here for more on the book. It is available at the library and you will be able to pick up cheap second hand copies. Let somebody know if you are struggling to source a copy. At Eve's -- please email for details (eve_waterside@hotmail.co.uk) or talk to Eve after church. Flat is down some steps, so please let us know if this creates an access issue and we will look into alternative venues.

Farewell Concert: Wednesday 20th June, food from 5.15pm and recital from 6.15pm. Dan has been with us for the last 4 years as a choral scholar and more recently as assistant director. In July, Dan will be leaving us to join the Göteborg Opera Chorus in Sweden. Daniel will he joined by special guests in this recital, including Michael Davies, Piano, and Stephen Laidlaw, ‘cello. Tickets £5/£2.50 (u.16s) on the door, which includes food and drinks. 

Please see here for our fantastic music events!

Weekly Events

Bible study: most Mondays, 2.30-4.30pm (with a break between Advent and Lent). We read the Gospel passage for the week, and reflect on jumps out to us from the passage. This is not academic-type bible study, and is open to all with an interest in exploring the weekly readings. It is held at Pam Hall's house. For an address, and/or more information please contact Pam at: pamgascoignehall@gmail.com

Home Guard: Tuesdays, 7.30 for 8 pm. This is  an informal  house-group promoting  frank and free discussion of issues of life and faith. For more information e-mail Charles (cgwpilkington@btinternet.com), or Ian (ian.purver@btintrnet.comto find out more, or ask to be introduced to them on a Sunday morning.

Choir Practice: Thursdays, 7.30-8.30pm; Sundays before services (arrive for 9.50am). Contact our music director for more info (david.cane@student.rncm.ac.uk)

Monthly Events

Nine Beats Discussion Group: A monthly group to discuss the beatitudes (see here) and to explore living the beatitudes as a way/rhythm of life. We will be working through the Nine Beats Notebook, which you can buy here. It is not necessary to buy the book if you can't afford it because photocopies of relevants sections will be made available each week. Please speak to Eve or Noel for more information (email eve_waterside@hotmail.co.uk, or noeltu@gmail.com). 

Announcements

Eve and Bea from St. Paul's will be travelling to Calais in late June to volunteer with Help Refugees and would like to take monetary donations from the congregation to give to the Help Refugees warehouse in Calais directly. This money will be spent on necessary provisions such as food for the community kitchen, sleeping bags, tents, socks, and shoes. Please speak to Eve or Bea after the service, and check back soon for a link to our online donation page. Many thanks!

"Last Sunday morning Rev Bob Smith announced his intention to retire. Bob has been part of St Paul (and St Paul’s has been part of Bob!) since he was a boy. He served as a Reader for a time and some ten years ago  was ordained as an OLM (Ordained Local Minister). Despite his stroke some years ago and his subsequent move further away from St Paul’s, Bob has continued to make a contribution to the life of our church.  Now with his 65th Birthday coming up he has decided to retire on the 10th anniversary of his ordination, on 1 July. Until then he will remain a regular, very welcome and much appreciated presence at St Paul’s, in the pew, in his stall, in the pulpit and behind the altar."