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Green Sheet – 28th August 2022

Cheshire South Circuit – Audlem Mission Area

(Minister: Rev Robin Fox. Tel: 01270 812820 email:
Newsletter for Audlem, Hankelow & Hatherton Methodist Churches
For the week commencing 28 August 2022

Services this Sunday (22nd in Ordinary Time)
Morning service today is led by Peter Robertshaw
HYMNS: 317 419 362 443 411

Hankelow with Woore: Morning service at 10.30am will be led by Robin.

The Audlem service is live streamed each Sunday morning from 10.30am To join it go to or visit the website and click on 'watch the service live' at the top of the page. Sadly there will not be a live stream today due to a technical problem which we hope will be quickly resolved.

Services next Sunday (23rd in Ordinary Time)
The service at Audlem will be led by Robin
Hankelow with Woore: Morning service will be led by Malcolm Lorimer

The next Midweek service and lunch is this coming Wednesday 31 August commencing at midday. If you were unable to join us last time please let Fran know that you will be coming this time. Telephone 01270 812038.

Ecumenical Early Morning Communion Please note that the September Early Morning Communion service will be a week earlier than expected, on 11th September at 8.30am. The service in October and subsequent months will revert back to the third Sunday in the month.

Advance Notice: The Harvest Festival at Audlem will be celebrated on Sunday 25th September. We also plan to have a Harvest lunch following the service. More details to follow.

Action for Children If you have an 'Action for Children' lantern collecting box it is now time to have it emptied. Could you please bring it and its contents to chapel before the end of September so that I can send the total to their headquarters. If you are unable to get to chapel please give me a ring on 01630 653805 and I will happily collect it from you. However much or little there is in the box, every little helps!
Your support continues to give children a safe and happy childhood.

The next meeting for our friendly group will be on THURSDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER at 2.30pm in the small room in Audlem Chapel. The book chosen is 'Through a Glass Darkly. Journeys through Science, Faith and Doubt – a Memoir', by Alister Mc Grath, who is currently a Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University. He is also a Theologian, a Natural Scientist and has been an Anglican priest in Oxford, as well as a prolific author and broadcaster who can be understood by ordinary people.
New faces always welcome. Contacts are Chris Denney, Peter Goringe or Christina Lawson for further info.

Poole Methodist Chapel Quiet Garden & Labyrinth. Wettenhall Road, Poole, Nantwich CW5 6AL
Teas in the Garden, Wednesdays in August 2-4pm. Homemade cakes and scones, gift stall.

Please send any items for inclusion to or telephone 07889 128524 by 5pm on Fridays

Below is a reproduction of an article published by the Quiet Garden Movement which you may appreciate;


Recently I preached at Audlem Methodist Church, and was awe-struck by the new garden they have created at the back of the church.

It is part of their renovations of the building and creation of new rooms. I have visited quite a few quiet gardens but this was amazing.

The use of the space with the imaginative tree sculptures – created from tree stumps, by a student from Reaseheath College.

The seating areas are very good, and once the planting has been completed it will be quite a garden – even the walking areas are created with old rubber tyres!

The garden will be open all the time; there will also be services in the garden.
It will be available for use by people from Audlem walking in and having quiet moments. It is a real addition to the Quiet Gardens in the Circuit, and well worth a visit.
Malcolm Lorimer.

Starting on Wed 21st September there are a series of 9 lunchtime talks via Zoom on John's Gospel. They only last 50 minutes (1.10pm-2pm) but are delivered by various theologians. If you are interested in finding out more contact they will send you the Zoom login details. I also have a flier which I can send to anyone interested via email if you want more details. The sessions on Matthew's Gospel earlier in the year were very good indeed. Anne Draper

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