Activities for Adults

Choir

 

Our choir is a four-part choir (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) with some thirty five enthusiastic members whose ages span seventy years or more.  Rehearsals are on Friday evenings, with the Juniors beginning at 6.45 pm.  The Seniors arrive a little later and stay longer.

 

The Juniors are trained in the "Voice for Life" scheme of The Royal Schools of Music, and progress through their "in house" badges before achieving their Dean's and Bishops awards.  As well as developing skills in traditional church music, they enjoy preparing more secular and jazzy pieces of music for performance in Parish Concerts which are normally held in the Summer.

 

The full choir is kept very busy preparing various styles of music,both "ancient  and modern".  We sing anthems each month as well as for special feasts and holy days.  Larger scale works such as Faure's Requiem, and Vivaldi's Beatus Vir and Gloria, have been prepared for special occasions.  At Christmas, carols sung in the open air in the town centre raise money for charities, and we also visit local residential homes.  We go singing round the wards of our local Hospital on Christmas Eve - a tradition going back some twenty five years.

 

On the fourth Sunday of each month an instrumental group leads the proceedings instead of the organ.  This group is drawn from the congregation and the choir - typical of the team spirit in the music-making at St Anne's with St Francis.

 

Fund raising for the Church and for charities is an extension of our weekly commitments, with coffee mornings,cake stalls, concerts and Singalong sessions.

 

There is a splendid two-manual Wadsworth tracker organ in the church and the organist is kept busy playing for weddings and funerals as well as for Sunday services.

 

For more information phone 0161 969 0067.

 

Mothers' Union

 

MU is a Christian mission organisation working in 83 countries with people of all faiths and none; it provides a network for us to serve Christ worldwide as well as in our own communities. 

 

Here at St. Anne’s our meetings are informal and visitor-friendly; we enjoy each other's company and encourage one another as active members of St. Anne's church family.  New members are very welcome. We meet on the 2nd Monday of the month at 8.00pm in the Church Hall, sometimes with guest speakers.  We also have a monthly Prayer Group that meets usually on the 4th Monday of the month in a member's home.  

 

We pray; volunteer; fund-raise for MU projects overseas and in the UK as well as support local needs.  Each year we sponsor the "Moira Garnett Prize" - a public speaking project currently running in Sale Grammar School's Year 7.

Despite the name, our 4 million members are not all mothers or even all women. We are single; married; parents; grandparents; or young adults just beginning to express a social conscience. We campaign nationally and internationally for social justice for those on the margins and for greater recognition of the value of stable family relationships.

 

For more information: www.themothersunion.org

Branch contact: to be decided

Overseas Group

 

The aim of the Overseas Group is to develop the relationship between our parish and congregation and the world wide church in mission. The set of values in our ‘Givings’ policy led us to partner with three mission agencies on a long term basis. It’s our job to ensure a lively engagement through prayer, practical and financial support and to broaden our insight into what it means to be Jesus Shaped People. Our Mission partners are our local Trafford Youth for Christ, the Bible Society (an Open the Book team has been set up with local churches to take Bible stories into primary schools) and United Society Partners in the Gospel (USPG) and through them we are a Partner in Mission with ‘Education for Change’ and the Church of Ceylon. We also support a mission agency or charity on a short term basis; from 2019 for three years this is the Sale Churches debt service. 

In addition, we are responsible for developing our link with the Boaz Trust who support destitute asylum seekers in Manchester and for fulfilling our commitment as a fair-trade parish. A small, separate team run a Traidcraft outlet with a stall in church, a larger stall fortnightly in the Church Hall and selling to other churches and at occasional events.

 

We are a dynamic and creative team and take any and every opportunity to encourage our parish and congregation to share in God’s Mission.

Open the Book with The Wisemen's Story
An ecumenical group, including members from St Anne's, who present Bible stories to Primary Schools. We are small in number but big on enthusiasm and eager to welcome in people who can be free on Tuesday or Friday afternoons.  We also welcome requests to take our stories elsewhere.  
Christian home study group

 

We have a number of home groups that explore the Christian faith. If you would like to know more, their times and days, please phone 0161 973 4145 or look on the weekly Inspiration sheet.

 

Book Group

 

Do you read and never have a chance to talk about it? The Book Group is your opportunity to read and talk!  We meet on Mondays at about 6 weekly intervals. Books are chosen from the Church Times and elsewhere and cover a variety of genres. For more information, email howard.mason1@btopenworld.com





Women's group or "Thursday Girls"

Thursday girls is a group of ladies who meet on the last Thursday of the month for various activities. It is a chance to meet different people and our activities have included craft, line dancing, theatre trips, and quiz nights. We email out what is happening to our email group and advertise in the weekly church sheet, inspiration. We would love you to join our group so if you are interested please contact Nicola on 07771907908 or emailnic@nicandal.co.uk “



 





 

 





Wednesday Lunch in the Church Hall

 

​Wednesdays 12.00 noon.

A hot two course meal is served at a cost of £3.50 to anyone who wishes to join us. Most people live within Trafford, and just want to share a meal and chat, many live alone and everyone is welcome. Every Wednesday we serve a meal, you don’t need to book just turn

up when you can. Volunteers- we

are always short of helpers.

 

For more information contact

Margaret Ward – Tel 282 7434

or Elizabeth Mills 

emills-sale@hotmail.co.uk

Church Fellowship

1st Monday of the month at 2pm in the Church Hall.  The Church Fellowship is a strong body of men and women who meet monthly to listen to speakers and to enjoy Christian fellowship with one another. For more information, phone 0161 962 8946



 

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