What’s Happening - March 2024


Sunday 3rd March

10.30am Morning service. Rob preaching on Jesus in the wilderness.


Sunday 10th March – Mothering Sunday

10.30am Service with communion. The annual report of church activities in 2023 will be shared.


Sunday 17th March

10.30am Open service – bring a testimony, verse, thought or song to share.


Sunday 24th March – Palm Sunday

10.30am All-age service followed by a bring and share meal.


Friday 29th March – Good Friday

Open Air service 5pm Eccles Pike, (Meet at church 3.50pm to walk up)


Sunday 31st March – Easter Day

10.30am All age service with communion.


Please note – there is no evening communion & healing service in March, as we have the Shabbat service on Sunday 24th – see * below


Thursday prayer meetings– 7-8am on Zoom. All welcome. Please ask for login details.


Prayer for youth and revival – Friday mornings 7-7.30am and 9 - 10am on Zoom. See Cheryl for details


Men’s Prayer group – usually on Friday afternoons, ask Rob or Matt W for details.


Unite to Pray – Saturday 23rd March at Uniting Church 10am – 12noon

Midweek events


Lent groups      Wed 10.30am to 12 noon at Sacred Heart Church

Wed 1.30pm to 3.00pm at Holy Trinity Church

Wed 7.30pm to 9.00pm at Good News Church


Wednesdays – TNT youth drop in 3.10 - 5pm. Please pray for this weekly group.

Sunday evenings 5-6pm – TNT Sundays. Please pray for this new group.


*Shabbat celebration Fri 22nd March 6.30pm, and Sunday 24th March 6.30pm.

Whaley Bridge Churches Together Shabbat Services led by Rev Keith Sandow at Fernilee

Come celebrate the beginning of the weekend with a joyful act of praise and prayer on 6:30 pm Friday, March 22nd at Fernilee Methodist Chapel followed by an afterglow at the Shady Oak.  Then gather at  6:30 pm, Sunday March 24th at Fernilee for a contemplative service of prayer to close the weekend and prepare for the week ahead. 

Shabbat is an ancient Jewish tradition that gives thanks for the gift of the Sabbath - a period of time set aside for rest, family and thanksgiving for God’s blessing.    Everyone will be greeted with a cold drink as they enter church.  This is a time where you can say hello to friends and light a candle to give thanks for the gift of the Sabbath and to remember people in your life.    A brief, but joyful act of praise follows and involves a reading from the Psalms, an uplifting thought for the day,  an opportunity to share stories and a time of prayer.   A time of fellowship follows the service.  The service on Sunday follows a similar pattern, but is more contemplative to prepare for the week ahead.

Other dates


Friday 1st March – World Day of Prayer – 1.30pm at Uniting Church


Saturday 2nd March – Open morning and dedication of extension work 10 – 12 noon. We say “Thanks be to God” for Phase One of the building project.


Tuesday 5th March – Open The Book team practice. 7.30pm at Uniting Church


Saturday 9th March – CTWB coffee morning 10am – 12noon at the Mechanics


Monday 11th March – Pastoral team meeting


Wed 13th March Open the Book – Next Whaley school visits


Monday 18th March Church AGM – 7.30pm at church. Agenda, accounts and reports will be sent to church members in advance.


Thursday 28th March – Come to coffee, 10.30am at Church with a reflection at 11.30am


Maundy Thursday – 28th March. We plan to have an evening Passover meal and reflection.  Please let Rob and Cheryl know if you are interested. Venue TBC


Holy Saturday 30th March

We are walking Day 1 of the Hope Pilgrimage, Edale to Castleton or Hope.

The walk includes visiting churches to pray and reflect, whilst enjoying nature. If you are interested in doing this, please speak to Rob.

Further details and guidebooks available at www.peakpilgrimage.org.uk

Future dates

Monday 8th April – CTWB Holiday Club 9.30am – 3.00pm at Uniting Church


Wednesday 8th May 11am – 3pm Open the Book Team training at Uniting Church.

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Prayer – if you would like to meet up with others to pray regularly please get in touch. A number of people meet and have formed prayer “triplets” to meet every week or fortnightly to pray for and support each other. Let us know if you’d like to do this too.

Books – We have a number of Christian books available to borrow - please take a look