Calendar 2024

 "The Church of the Warm Heart and the Open Mind"


 

A MEMBER CHURCH OF THE CONGREGATIONAL FEDERATION


A MEMBER CHURCH OF CHURCHES TOGETHER IN WALKDEN 


WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE                                                          OF WALKDEN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 

 

We are situated at the heart of the community, close to the crossroads  in the centre of town, between Walkden Gateway                                  and the Gill Medical Centre, opposite the Ellsemere Shopping Precinct.

 

As our Church Motto says, we seek to be                                            "a church with a warm heart and an open mind."

                                                             
Some years ago the Church Meeting resolved that these fine words should be more than just a motto and so applied to register our church for Same Sex Marriages. Confirmation that we are legally authorised to conduct same-sex marriages was confirmed on the 21st of December 2016.

We were the first mainstream Christian Church in the City of Salford to offer this ministry.


We believe that for the Gospel to truly be "Good News"                          it must be a gospel of;

extravagant grace,

radical inclusion

and relentless compassion.                                                                            

To that end, we welcome people of all ages and backgrounds

and affirm that God`s love as revealed in Jesus Christ is for everyone and not just a chosen few.                                                                                                          You are welcome to join us for worship any Sunday morning at 11am and to get to know us better over a cup of tea or coffee and a chat. 







     










                      





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For PARTY BOOKINGS or HALL HIRE, see the menu bar below for the relevant contact details. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE MINISTER

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Jesus didn`t reject anyone -


Neither do we - 


Whoever you are - 


Wherever you are on life`s journey -

     

You are welcome here!




THROUGH THE WEEK

AT WALKDEN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH


Sunday

11am -12.00 Sunday Worship

followed by coffee and biscuits


Sacrament of the Lord`s Supper on the 1st Sunday

unless announced otherwise


Church Lunch on the 3rd Sunday

unless announced otherwise


Monday

11am-1.00pm Line Dancing

4pm-9pm Drama Group

8pm-10.00pm Badminton


Tuesday

1.30pm-3.30pm Sequence Dancing 4pm-9pm Drama Group

8pm-10.00pm Badminton


Wednesday

(First Wednesday)

10.00am-11.00am Book Club

11.00am-12noon Theatre Group

(Third Wednesday)

12noon-1.00pm Book Club

11.00am-1.00pm Photographic Club

2pm-3.30pm Third Wednesday Club

(Every Wednesday)

4pm-9pm Drama Group

8pm-10pm Badminton


Thursday

9.30am-11am Walkden Daytime Choir

2pm-3pm Bible Study & Prayer Group

8pm-10pm Badminton


Friday

10am-12noon Community Coffee Morning

6.30-7.30pm Doggy Training


Saturday

Hall available




CALENDAR 2024


January 5th 10am-12:       Community Coffee Morning


January 6th 8.30am:          Churches Together Prayer Breakfast

                                        Bethany Church



January 7th 11am:         The Sacrament of the Lord`s Supper

                                        Celebrant and Preacher

                                        Rev Alan Kennedy



January 10th 7pm:            Deacons Meeting in the Coffee Room


January 11th 2pm:            Bible Study Group in the Coffee Room


January 12th 10am-12:     Community Coffee Morning



January 14th 11am:        Worship led by Rev Foday Kamara

                                         NW Area Church Support Worker



January 15th 7.30pm:        Churches Together AGM at Bethany Church


January 17th 2pm:             Third Wednesday Club

                                         New Year Quiz with The Minister


January 18th 2pm:             Bible Study Group in the Coffee Room


January 19th 10am-12:       Community Coffee Morning



January 21st 11am:         Worship led by Rev Alan Kennedy

                                          Followed by Church Lunch


January 21st 3pm:           Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service

                                          Bethany Church



January 25th 2pm:              Bible Study Group in the Coffee Room


January 26th 10am-12:        Community Coffee Morning



January 28th 11am:           Worship led by Chris Lawton



February 1st 2pm:                 Bible Study Group in the Coffee Room


February 2nd 10am-12:         Community Coffee Morning


February 3rd 8.30am:            Churches Together Prayer Breakfast

                                            St John the Baptist



February 4th 11am:            The Sacrament of the Lord`s Supper

                                             Celebrant and Preacher

                                             Rev Alan Kennedy



February 8th 2pm:                 Bible Study Group in the Coffee Room


February 9th 10am-12:          Community Coffee Morning




February 11th 11am:           Worship led by Rev Barbara Bridges



February 15th 2pm:                Bible Study Group in the Coffee Room


February 16th 10am-12:         Community Coffee Morning



February 18th 11am:           Worship led by Rev Alan Kennedy

                                              Followed by Church Lunch



February 21st 2pm:                Third Wednesday Club

                                             "I Never Knew That!"

                                              Judith Atkinson 

   

February 22nd 2pm:                Bible Study Group in the Coffee Room


February 23rd 10am-12:          Community Coffee Morning



February 25th 11am:            Worship led by Leo Roberts



February 29th 2pm:                 Bible Study Group in the Coffee Room


March 1st 10pm-12:                 Community Coffee Morning


March 2nd 8.30am:                  Churches Together Prayer Breakfast

                                              Our Lady & Lancahsire Martyrs



March 3rd 11am:                   The Sacrament of the Lord`s Supper

                                               Celebrant and Preacher

                                               Rev Aaln Kennedy 



March 7th 2pm:                       Bible Study Group in the Coffee Room 


March 8th 10am-12:                Community Coffee Morning



March 10th 11am:                  Worship led by Will Wilson

                                                Mothering Sunday



March  13th 7pm:                     Deacons Meeting in the Coffee Room


March 14th 2pm:                      Bible Study Group in the Coffee Room


March 15th 10am-12:                Community Coffee Morning



March 17th 11am:                   Worship led by Rev Alan Kennedy

                                                 

                                                (Church Lunch postponed until next week)



March 18th 7.30pm:                  Churches Together Meeting

                                                Our Lady & Lancashire Martyrs


March 20th 2pm:                       Third Wednesday Club

                                                Composing Legends of the 20th Century

                                                Dr Eric Lupton


March 21st 2pm:                        Bible Study Group in the Coffee Room

                                          

March 22nd 10am-12:                Community Coffee Morning



March 24th 11am:                    Worship for Palm Sunday

                                                  led by Rev Alan Kennedy


                                                  Followed by Church AGM & Lunch



March 29th 10am:                       Good Friday

                                                  Short Service of Reflection

                                                  led by Rev Alan Kennedy


March 29th 10.45am:                   Churches Together Walk of Witness

                                                  Walkden Costa to Little Hulton Precinct


March 29th 11.30am:                   Churches Together Good Friday Service

                                                   Little Hulton Precinct



March 31st 6.15am for 6.30am:    Easter Sunday

                                                  Churches Together Easter Sunrise Service

                                                  Blackleach Country Park

                                                  Led by Rev Alan Kennedy

                                                 

                                                  Followed by refreshments at St John`s.

                                                  



March 31st 11am:                     Easter Sunday

                                                   The Sacrament of the Lord`s Supper

                                                   Celebrant and Preacher

                                                   Rev Alan Kennedy



April 4th 2pm:                            Bible Study Group in the Coffee Room


April 5th 10am-12:                     Community Coffee Morning


April 6th 8.30am:                       Churches Together Prayer Breakfast

                                                 Bethany Church



April 7th 11am                          Worship led by Shirley Booth



April 11th 2pm:                           Bible Study Group in the Coffee Room


April 12th 10am-12:                    Community Coffee Morning



April 14th 11am:                       Worship led by Avis Gordon



April 17th 2pm:                           Third Wednesday Club

                                                  The Golden Age of Comedy 

                                                  Brian Halliwell


April 18th 2pm:                           Bible Study Group in the Coffee Room


April 19th 10am-12:                     Community Coffee Morning



April 21st 11am:                        Worship led by Rev Alan Kennedy

                                                    Followed by Church Lunch



April 25th 2pm:                           Bible Study & Prayer Group in the Coffee Room


April 26th 10am-12:                     Community Coffee Morning



April 28th 11am:                        Worship led by Chris Lawton



May 1st 7pm:                              Deacons Meeting in the Coffee Room


May 2nd 2pm:                             Bible Study Group in the Coffee Room


May 3rd 10am-12:                       Community Coffee Morning


May 4th 8.30am:                         Churches Together Prayer Breakfast

                                                  St Paul`s Walkden




May 5th 11am:                           The Sacrament of the Lords` Supper

                                                    Celebrant and Preacher

                                                    Rev Alan Kennedy




May 5th 2pm:                              Bible Study Group in the Coffee Room


May 10th 10am-12:                      Community Coffee Morning


May 10th-12th:                            Congregational Federation Assembly

                                                   University of Essex in Colchester



May 12th 11am:                          Worship led by Will Wilson



May 15th 2pm:                              Third Wednesday Club

                                                    Say It With Flowers

                                                    Richard Hall


May 16th 2pm:                              Bible Study in the Coffee Room


May 17th 10am-12:                       Community Coffee Morning




May 19th 11am:                          The Sacrament of the Lord`s Supper

                                                     Pentecost Sunday

                                                     Celebrant and Preacher

                                                     Rev Alan Kennedy                                                     

                                                     Reception of New Members                                                                                     either this Sunday or November 3rd




May 23rd 2pm:                            Bible Study Group in the Coffee Room


May 24th 10am-12:                      Community Coffee Morning




May 26th 11am:                         Worship led by the Deacons




May 30th 2pm:                             Bible Study Group in the Coffee Room


May 31st 10am-12:                       Community Coffee Morning


June 1st 8.30am:                          Churches Together Prayer Breakfast

                                                   Our Lady & Lancashire Martyrs


June 1st:                                      North West Area Assembly

                                                   Chinley Chapel



June 2nd 11am:                          The Sacrament of the Lord`s Supper

                                                    Celebrant and Preacher

                                                    Rev Alan Kennedy



June 6th 2pm:                              Bible Study in the Coffee Room


June 7th 10am-12:                       Community Coffee Morning


June 8th 2.30pm:                         Afternoon Tea in the Coffee Room



June 9th 11am:                           Worship led by Leo Roberts



June 11th 6.30pm:                        North West Area Executive Meeting

                                                    in the Coffee Room


June 12th 7pm:                              Deacons Meeting in the Coffee Room


June 13th 2pm:                              Bible Study Group in the Coffee Room


June 24th 10am-12:                       Community Coffee Morning



June 16th 11am:                         Fathers Day Service

                                                     Led by Rev Alan Kennedy

                                                     Followed by Church Lunch



June 17th 7.30pm:                        Churches Together Meeting 

                                                    St Paul`s Walkden


June 19th 2pm:                              Third Wednesday Club

                                                     Northern Humour and Song

                                                     Rob Mason


June 20th 2pm:                              Bible Study Group in the Coffee Room


June 21st 10am-12:                        Community Coffee Morning



June 23rd 11am:                           Worship led by the Deacons



June 27th 2pm:                               Bible Study Group in the Coffee Room


June 28th 10am-12:                         Community Coffee Morning



June 30th 11am:                            Worship led by Chris Lawton