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
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’.
8 February 2014: A new sermon series is beginning
We are looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday as we gather together for worship and to reflect together on how God is calling us to live for him. Join us as we begin a new sermon series entitled Occupy. Looking at the story of Zacchaeus we'll be reflecting on how we choose to see ourselves. If we see ourselves as planted by God in the places we are, then can this influence and change the ways in which we see and understand the opportunities God provides us with. So, do you want to make a difference where you are? Then come along as we reflect together on just how we might make that happen. We'll continue this train of thought next week as we consider the importance of being rooted, as we seek to live for Jesus Christ in the places we find ourselves. The services start at 10:30 as usual.
13 January 2014: Twelth Night now a memory
It was great seeing so many of you over Christmas at our various services and events. Photographs taken at these Christmas festivities have been appearing regularly on our facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/StWilfridsWilford) and if you missed them you can scroll back through the timeline to discover them. Some have also been added to the Photos gallery on this site so that you can see what's available. Keep coming back to this site's Calendar, or subscribe to our weekly email newsletter, to find out what's happening in this new year at Wilford Church. (Contact the church office if you do want to subscribe). As we mentioned at the end of last year, we'd like to know what you think about our communications - so we have a short survey for you to complete. It will only take a few minutes and you can do it online (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/stw2013comms) or by getting a paper copy from church. Have a (bit belated) Happy New Year.
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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