Community & social events in Walmsley Parish

There are many events – exciting community, social and musical occasions – happening here in Walmsley Parish this year to which everyone is warmly invited.

2024 is a very special year as it is our 185th anniversary!!

Scroll down to see the various opportunities for all our friends from church and the wider community to come together to celebrate this year…

Photography Competition – £1 entry – OPEN TO ALL

To raise awareness of the ecology of our area and encourage conservation.
Five categories to enter: Waterways – Walkways – Woodland – Wildlife – Wild Flora.

Exhibition and judging will take place on October 5th & 6th 2024 at Walmsley Parish Community  Hall. More details, entry form and rules can be found online here: photo comp.docx (2)

More info is also available in a separate post: https://walmsleyparish.org/christ-church-walmsley-photography-competition-and-exhibition/

 

We warmly invite you to our twice monthly Coffee mornings at St. Andrew’s Church Hall and at Walmsley Parish Community Hall:

 

2024 ~ Successful events earlier this year:
ECO DAY in and around CHRIST CHURCH WALMSLEY on SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY:
A FUN DAY FOR ALL THE FAMILY
Thank you to everyone who helped with – or came along to participate in – the activities at our ECO DAY. Everyone seems to have had a great time … see if you can spot the new nesting boxes as you walk through the grounds up at Christ Church Walmsley and the bug hotel as you walk around the back of church.
Thank you to HOWARTH TIMBER & BUILDING SUPPLIES, who donated all the materials for making the nesting boxes.
Huge thanks also to Ken Holt, who was the inspiration for the activity, to Nick Hitchen, who cut, prepped and assisted youngsters in the making of the nesting boxes, and to Aubrey McCreesh, Phil Shaw and Jenny Murphy, who helped on the day with building the BUG HOTEL and litter picking.
To see photos of the day, please access the separate post: https://walmsleyparish.org/eco-day-at-christ-church-walmsley-saturday-17-february-10am-4pm/
This was an opportunity for children – of all ages – and adults to get involved, make bird boxes, learn about our eco challenges, etc…
LIVE LOUNGE 2 – 7pm on SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY
This was an excellent evening at Walmsley Parish Community Hall.
Thank you to all the performers for sharing their musical skills and talent – and to Dean Lane and John Clayton for organising it.
Reverend Hannah Lane, our enthusiastic, energetic and enigmatic Team Curate here in Walmsley Parish, was the inspiration for this amazing concert to CELEBRATE the 185th YEAR of Walmsley Church – a wonderful concert performed by ASTLEY UNLIMITED BAND & CHOIR – 7pm on SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY in Christ Church Walmsley.
See our Walmsley Parish Facebook page for a write up of this amazing evening … and to watch Rev Hannah’s TERRIFIC TUBA SOLO if you’d like another listen :
(https://www.facebook.com/walmsleyparish/videos/408790791544681)
🎶🎉🤩 ❤️
Astley Unlimited Choir were amazing also, with a wonderful repertoire, a skilful accompanist who made our Bechstein parlour grand ‘sing’ … and we were treated to beautiful solos by Kathryn Whitfield (who happens to be Rev Hannah’s Mum!)
Our EASTER THEMED CAFÉ in the Hall at WALMSLEY PARISH COMMUNITY HALL on SATURDAY 9 MARCH: 10am til midday was a good community event. Thank you to all who attended or helped in any way. Special thanks to Wendy, Anne & Kim, who worked so hard in the kitchen with the other volunteers – and made beautiful Easter gifts.  They also knitted beautiful pink buttoned hearts ‘with love’ for all the ladies on Mothering Sunday in church.
SATURDAY 9th MARCH 2024
Thanks you to all who came along and had a wonderful time at the Ceilidh in Walmsley Parish Community Hall with a night of music and dancing for all ages and all levels of skill/ability. 
Special thanks to Sandra Morris for organising it and to our Hall Manager John Clayton (and his son-in-law, Josh) who manned the extensive bar.

We held an OPEN DAY at Christ Church Walmsley on SATURDAY 13 APRIL 10am-4pm. We hope you popped in, had a look around and learned lots about your church …

And, as this coincided with our Café at Walmsley Parish Community Hall from 10am til midday, we hope you came and shares a brew and a breakfast barm … maybe with a cake too + a browse of the stalls.

 

UNFORTUNATELY, THIS TEAM EVENT HAD TO BE CANCELLED, due to having sold few tickets…