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Churches welcoming people to Harvest Services

Churches welcoming people to Harvest Services

by Henry James (September 2021)

THE CofE churches in Maghull and Melling are now fully open and they want to welcome people to their Harvest Services on Sunday, October 10.

St Andrew’s church Maghull will open at 10am; St Thomas, Melling 10am (Harvest Holy Communion); St Peter’s, Moorhey Road 11.15am; and St James church, Green Park (11.15am).

A spokesman for CofE churches in Maghull and Melling said: “We are encouraging our people to bring along tinned foods etc to distribute to our local food banks.”

Meanwhile on Friday, October 8 there will be many young people coming through Maghull for the relay walk of witness in Merseyside, which takes place on Friday, October 8 and Saturday, October 9.

This walk, which now has over 30 churches walking on eight different routes, is being supported and promoted by the Bishop of Liverpool, Christian Aid, Together Liverpool and Faiths4change. The walk is called “Rise to the Moment. Walk to COP26- Merseyside” and more information can be found at the https://togetherliverpool.org.uk/

Inspired by Young Christian Climate Network (YCCN) who want to see climate justice agreed at COP26 in November, there will be a total of eight relay walks from across Merseyside over two days culminating in a large gathering of people at Liverpool Cathedral.

The spokesman added: “They should arrive at St Andrew’s at around 12:-1pm. They will make their way from St Andrew’s, leaving around 12:45pm and make their way to St Giles’ Aintree and then onto St Mary’s Walton where the walk will finish for the day.”

The churches are opening their Memory Café for people living with dementia on Friday, October 8 at St James Church Green Park. This will be from 1pm-2.30pm and they will have both the Mayor of Maghull and the Community Services manager at Maghull Town Council, Phil Dillon at the opening.

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