Welcome to the Wilford Church website
Hello from everyone at Wilford Church - or St Wilfrids Wilford as it's more formally known.Our website tells you a little bit about us and gives you some news about what the members of our church family are doing, both within the church itself and within our local community. The Calendar lists our service times (usually 8:00 and 10:30 every Sunday) as well as the many other events, activities and courses we run. If you don't know us, then it would be great to see you at a service or at one of these events.If you can't find the information you need, then please contact us directly.Revd Phil Marsh
25 May 2014: The road ahead
Following on from the church AGM (part 1) we promised we'd get together for part 2. This will be an evening when we can come together to look at our vision for the church and 'the road ahead'. It's set for Thursday 5 June. You'll find out about our current missional activity and the plans various groups already have in hand. Then we'll explore what else the future could hold for us as a church and church family within our local community. We hope to see you there. It's also not long until Pentecost - the Sunday (this year 8 June) that is often called the church's birthday. If you want to know a bit more about Pentecost then see our facebook page for a short video - and there are plenty of Pentecost events listed on our newsletter. Finally, our church halls are not just somewhere to have a coffee after the Sunday morning serrvice. The halls are available for hire for childrens' parties and many other things. If you want more information or to make a booking, then contact Anne Mason (0115 981 7193 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
26 April 2014: It's that time of year again
Once a year the church, like many organisations, needs to hold its annual general meeting - sometimes called the annual parochial meeting - along with the vestry meeting. But whatever you want to call it, it's being held in church tomorrow directly after the morning service. The reports from various areas within the church, including the finance report, have been written in advance as usual and you'll find them in the 2014 AGM booklet. You can ask questions on any of the reports at the meeting, after the important business of electing church wardens, church council members and deanery synod representatives. Before then don't forget that tonight we're showing Les Miserables in the church hall as the culmination of the Lent explorations that have been based on the film.
12 April 2014: Easter updates
The dates for all of our Easter services have been on the newsletter and are now in the calendar too - we hope to see you at one or more of these services at this very important time in the Christian year. We've added something new to the mix - so on the afternoon of Good Friday (from 2-4) we're taking over the Silverdale Community Centre for an Easter Celebration. This will be suitable for the whole family and for all ages. It's about the story of Easter - with lots of crafts and activities - and it's about being a community. We'll provide refreshments too. Then after the lows and highs of Easter, it's on to the formal business of the church's annual meeting. Among other items, it's where church wardens, church council members and deanery synod representatives get elected. So if you're interested in any of these roles, contact Phil or church council secretary Paul Wicks. (Don't forget to follow us on Facebook - StWilfridsWilford - for regular updates and photos of church life.)
6 March 2014: Sunday 'gatherings' planned for Lent
Throughout Lent we're running an evening service, or maybe it's better called a ‘gathering’. It's based on some material by the dour Yorkshire comedian Les Miserable. Sorry, that was a poor attempt at a joke, the evenings will actually explore themes from Victor Hugo's book (now a musical and film) Les Miserables. You may adore this or you may not know much about it – that’s fine, all are welcome. We'll be watching clips from the film, looking at verses from the Bible and discussing issues arising from them. We'll end each session with an informal time of sung worship to give us chance to reflect and respond to what we’ve been talking about. We hope you can come and you might like to bring a friend - maybe someone you have discovered to be a ‘person of peace’.
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Courses and Workshops
Ask the church office for details of the latest courses we're running. Recently we've put on:
- the Alpha Course
- the BIG Ask
- Christianity Explored
- the Apprentice and