Christ the King Sunday, 22 November 2020

Love and blessings to you all…

The Lord is a great God,
and a great king above all gods

Psalm 95:3

Thank you to those who continue to connect with others for your ongoing help and support. Please get in touch if you have any news, poems, prayers or words to share. Thank you. Please know that you continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.  Stay safe and keep well.

Love and blessings,
Reverend Carol Hayden, Jane Dent – former Church Warden, Iain Stewart – Church Warden & Dawn Hitchen – Church Warden + Authorised Lay Minister for Pastoral Care

Light a Virtual Candle

Sadly, we can’t light candles, personally, for our loved ones in Church right now – or can we? We want to continue to offer all the things we normally would, or try to – just thinking out of the box a little…

We have a page on the team website with our altar as the backdrop and candles in rows that we hope people will dedicate in memory of their deceased loved ones this Advent. All the Churches in the Team have their own page, you can view these from the Team website homepage. The candles will remain ‘virtually lit’ until January 2nd.

  1. Each person can have a maximum of 3 candles but each candle should be in memory of a different person.
  2. You can have two people named on one candle if they shared the same surname.
  3. Your brief message should be a maximum of 50 characters.

There is no obligation to donate but we would be delighted if you wished to support us. A donation button is on the website.  Please have a look at our Light a Virtual Candle page if you would like to have a candle ‘virtually lit’ in memory of your loved one.

To light a virtual candle this Advent, simply email: or text 07958 293 971 and include the following:

In Memory of:
Short Message (no more than 50 characters):

Links to online services

You can enjoy each Sunday’s ‘virtual service’ led by our Team Rector, Canon Peter Reiss, HERE. As in past weeks, accessing this link will enable you to watch a wonderful, recorded service (also on FaceBook) from 8am on Sunday morning.

From our own Walmsley Parish, we share with you another ‘VIRTUAL EVENING PRAYER’ recorded in church and led this week by Adrian Golland. Jane Dent (former Church Warden) reads from the Old Testament and the New Testament reading is given by John Evans (ALM for Worship).

Worship at Home

Wonderful resources for adults and children are available on the Team Website.  New and exciting materials are created each week by Revd Jan Ainsworth, Jan Bennett (ALM for worship) & Jo Haslam (ALM for Youth Ministry + Children Changing Places Project member)

A request from Canon Peter Reiss

Thank you to all who have contributed to the provision of household goods for refugee families. The gift of pans, appliances, bedding or furniture makes such a difference to those who have very little, and the recipients are very grateful.

If you do have kitchen-ware, kitchen utensils, or household goods that you think others might need, we can find a new and good home for them.

A particular request: there is a family with three secondary school age children. Do you have an Xbox or Play Station you no longer use in your family? It would bring such joy to these children. Thank you.

Please let Peter know – 07935395040

Parish Community Hall

We’re hiring! We’re looking for an enthusiastic, community-minded person to take on the newly created role of ‘Hall Manager’ for Walmsley Parish Community Hall.

Flexible hours and a chance to really get involved in achieving the potential of this amazing facility at the heart of Egerton Village. FIND OUT MORE.  Deadline for applications is 8 December 2020.

And if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email

Walmsley CE Primary School – Admissions

Information from Anthony Slack, Chair of Governors about admissions to Walmsley CE Primary School for September 2021. Deadline for applications is 15 January 2021.

Yoga with Kim

I will be recommencing community yoga classes at Walmsley Parish Community Hall from Monday 7th December 2020 (pending any further government restrictions).

If you would like to book any classes from this date, then you can do so online, or I can reserve a mat on your behalf. I thank you for your support on this matter and I hope to see you very soon!

Stay Safe! Namaste, Kim

Shopping with Amazon

As a registered charity, Walmsley Parish PCC has a link with Amazon Smile, which allows supporters to make Amazon purchases as normal, but 0.5% of the sale will go – at no cost to yourself – to Walmsley Parish

Add THIS LINK to your bookmarks and use it every time you shop with Amazon.

You know better than  I

May this song inspire you to have faith and trust in God, even when everything around us collapses into darkness… because He (God) knows better than us! WATCH HERE


  1. Newsletter
  2. Pew Sheet readings for the whole of November 2020
  3. Parish Prayers
  4. Children’s “LOOK” Sheets for the whole of November 2020
  5. Advent Wreath Devotions for 2020
  6. ALM Course Prospectus
  7. Urban Outreach Prayer Diary October & November 2020
  8. Origami Angels
  9. Electoral Roll Application for Enrolment Form
  10. Standing Order Mandates for Christ Church & St Andrew’s and Gift Aid Declaration