The Strawberry Farm, Bramshall

No meeting in April

Details for May in next magazine!


Charles Dale 01889 500428 Chris Brown 01889 567492

Andrew Shepherd 01889 566581

John Redfern 01538 722176




Easter is later this year with Ash Wednesday falling                  on  6th March

The word “Lent” is derived from the Old English word “Lencten”, which means “spring”, or when the days begin to “lengthen”.


The ASH WEDNESDAY Area Service will be held at

St Mary the Virgin, Uttoxeter

at 7:30 pm.

6th March 2019






We shall again be holding Lent Lunches in

Checkley Community Centre

 on Fridays in Lent,

beginning on 8th March 1:00– 2:30 pm;

However, please note that the first lunch will be in      Checkley Cricket Club as a new floor is being

fitted in the Community Centre at that time-

so book the dates now!


All monies raised will be for the Bishop’s Lent Appeal, which  supports people in need in this country and abroad.

































St. Mary & All Saints’, Checkley

We warmly invite you to join us at our




End of Term Service Thu 11th April

9:15 am


Palm Sunday   14th April

10:45 am Procession from the Community Centre

followed by Family Communion

with Distribution of Palms


Wednesday in Holy Week   17th April

7:00 pm Stations of the Cross


Maundy Thursday   18th April

7:00 pm Passover Meal, including Holy Communion

and Stripping of the Altar

9:00- 11:30 pm- Gethsemane Watch of Prayer


                 Good Friday 19th April

7:30 pm Meditation at the Foot of the Cross


Easter Day   21st April

8:00 am Holy Communion

11:00 am Family Communion & Easter Egg Hunt






18th APRIL 2019

7:00 pm

By sharing in this Passover meal, our Church recalls that Jesus of Nazareth, whom we claim to be the Lord Christ, celebrated the Passover with his disciples and, by his words and actions, transformed it into something which is at the centre of our worship, the Eucharistic Feast.


If you would like to be present at  this service with a Passover Meal, which recalls the Last Supper and

incorporates the Eucharist and stripping of the altar, please contact The Rev’d Irene Smith on 01538 722975.



Dear Andrew and Lesley,

Join Tearfund at a Christian festival or event in 2019.

How’s your 2019 social calendar shaping up? Blocked out Wimbledon fortnight? Preparing the picnic hamper for Glyndebourne? Packing your wellies for Glastonbury?

Don’t worry, We’ve got something even better.
And it’s free!

Volunteer with Tearfund at one of this year’s big Christian events – like HTB Focus, New Wine, the Big Church Day Out and more. You can check out the full selection online...
You’ll be helping out at the (legendary) Tearfund Café, our exhibition stand, or roaming around meeting the punters, spreading the word about Tearfund’s work.

It’s insanely good fun and you get half of each day to check out the great music, teaching and worship. And expect to make a bundle of new friends as you meet your fellow volunteers.

As well as free entry to the event, you get all your meals, as well as reasonable travel costs reimbursed.


Your help at events like these is so important to our work. You will be finding new supporters for us. And with more supporters, we can commit to more work around the world, wherever the need is greatest.

What are you waiting for? Sign up now and get ready for a (poverty) smashing spring and summer ahead. Wimbledon can wait!

With every blessing,

Ben Cohen

Web Editor, Tearfund

PS - If you can’t join us but know someone who might be interested, please forward this email on.