With January behind us, and maybe the snow, we start to look forward to spring and the new life that brings. In the Church, we also begin to think of Lent, which this year starts on Wednesday 6th March. After the indulgencies of Christmas, many will think about giving something up for Lent as we remember the forty days Jesus spent in the wilderness being tempted. Shrove Tuesday (pancake day) is the day before Lent, and I for one will be having pancakes. Did you know that Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday? Traditionally this is the time to use up the fat in your house before Lent begins. The churches in Timperley will be sharing lunches each Friday at Timperley Methodist at 12.30pm from 15th March. The churches will also be taking part in discussions based around the film "I, Daniel Blake" each Sunday evening at Holy Cross, Timperley from 10th March leading up to Easter.
Before that however, on Tuesday 19th February, we have the visit of a former minister of Timperley, Revd Bruce Thompson, to discuss his new book, "Echoes of Contempt", and for a long overdue catch up. Come along to see him at 7:30pm in the Cornerstone Room. Refreshments will be served from 7pm.
Did you know that Timperley Methodist Church (TMC) is one of South Trafford Foodbank centres?
Trafford South Foodbank has five centre's across Trafford.
TMC currently stocks approximately 23787.14 Kg of food to supply stocks to the centres which see on average 15 clients a week per centre. This means we are providing over 70 emergency three day food supplies to local people at crisis point every week.
TMC have supported this charity for over five years, providing a free warehousing facility where over 100 volunteer staff are working with them.
Since April 2018, we have provided over 4,500 emergency food parcels locally.
For more information please visit their website:
There are various local donation points if you would like to contribute to their cause - one of which is at the front of TMC'S popular cafe area.They are currently short on stocks of Cordial and UHT fruit juice, instant mash potatoes, UHT milk, coffee and toilet rolls.