Fifth Sunday of Lent, 21 March 2021

Dear friends,

And so we complete a full year since the first National Lockdown last March. A whole year since the start of the Pandemic, which forced our churches to close for public worship and the weekly ‘Walmsley Parish Newsletter’ began, this being ‘EDITION 52’.

However, there is a wonderful glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, and we look forward to celebrating Palm Sunday next week in our two churches in Walmsley Parish. As always, our heart-felt message to you is one of FAITH, HOPE, PEACE, JOY and LOVE.

Until then, we sincerely hope that you are continuing to use the wealth of fabulous ‘Worship at Home’ and Lent resources produced from across the Turton Moorland Team via newsletter, via the Team website and, for those without internet, hand-delivered.


 Please know that you continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Stay safe and keep well.

Love and blessings,
Reverend Carol Hayden
Dawn Hitchen – Church Warden + Authorised Lay Minister for Pastoral Care
Iain Stewart – Church Warden
Angie Foster & Keith Lewis – Assistant Church Wardens at Christ Church Walmsley
Gary Charnock & Michael Rawlinson – Assistant Church Wardens at St. Andrew’s
John Paton – Honorary Church Warden at St. Andrew’s