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Churches in the Partnership

Monday, 11 May 2009

Anniversary Walk

This walk to celebrate the anniversary of the formation of The Southern Edge Mission Partnership followed a route that took in all of the churches of the partnership. It was a splendid event which consisted of walking, praying and lots of eating! Members of the various congregations (and dogs!) joined us at different points along the route and at each church we visited we received a warm welcome and very often food!
The journey took us through us housing estates, alongside factories and we also enjoyed the beauty of a canal side walk. People were able to talk together and visit churches they had never ventured into before. This was truly an act of Mission with passers-by asking what we were up to! Special mention must be made of Nancy (our fund raising Guru) who completed the whole route in her wheel chair.

Alistair Helm the Partnership Convenor says: ‘we’re always careful to ask how our activities contribute to our mission aim. This activity clearly did. It was a walk of contrast; not only in the places we passed, but in the buildings we visited. Our walk started with worship at Saint Christophers and finished with a wonderful service of evening prayer at Saint James the Greater under the watchful eye of the Patron Saint of travellers. I think this is an event that should be repeated, but I’m moving on, so that is for someone else to decide!’

Friday, 8 May 2009

Treasure Hunt

A Treasure Hunt has been arranged for Monday 22nd June meeting at the Car Park on Countesthorpe Road South Wigston starting at 6.00pm. Groups will be departing at intervals between 6-6.30 pm.

The Treasure Hunt will take place around South Wigston and it is just over a mile in distance unless you get lost!

The evening will finish with a cold buffet afterwards at the Horse & Trumpet at Wigston, the same venue as last year. However on this occasion the Function Room at the back has been booked, which is also the Skittles Alley. Consequently, should the Treasure Hunt have to be abandoned because it is too wet skittles can be played instead!

Cost £5 per person plus 50p for each quiz sheet.

For further details and enquiries contact Robert Pike:
Tel:0116 2783357