Second Sunday of Epiphany, 17 January 2021

Love and blessings to you

You are beautiful
for you are fearfully and
wonderfully made.

Psalm 139:14

Dear friends,

As always, our message for you each and every week is for FAITH, HOPE, PEACE, JOY and LOVE.

“Although we will have packed away our Christmas decorations, the crib, the Advent Wreath, the cards etc, let’s think how we can keep the light of Faith, Hope, Peace and Joy alight in our lives and in our homes. It is not easy and it may well take a renewed decision and commitment.” – from Peter Reiss

Please find links to information and worship resources in this cover letter and its attachments.

A reminder: If it is your birthday soon, and you would like a ‘shout out’, please let us know.  We wish Brian Porter a very Happy Birthday in this coming week.

As our churches are currently closed for public worship, our prayer list is included in the newsletter from this week. Please let us know what you think of this idea.

The Parish Newsletter is the first attachment; please click to open and have a read.  Our Parish Prayers leaflet includes words and reflections from people you will know from our Parish, our wider Team and beyond.

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

Reverend Carol Hayden, Iain Stewart – Church Warden, Angie Foster – Assistant Church Warden, Dawn Hitchen – Church Warden & Authorised Lay Minister for Pastoral Care

Public Worship Still Paused

The wonderful weekly online service, led by our Team Rector, Peter Reiss can be found HERE

Virtual Evening Prayer

From our own Walmsley Parish, we share with you another ‘VIRTUAL EVENING PRAYER’, led this week by Adrian Golland. Iain Stewart (Church Warden) reads from the Old Testament and the New Testament reading is given by John Evans (ALM for Worship). Those of you who usually attend Evensong at Christ Church Walmsley may wish to wait until 6.30pm for an element of ‘normality’, but this link is available to watch now: WATCH NOW.

Worship at home

New and exciting ‘Worship at Home’ resources for adults and children are created each week by the worship Team at St. Maxentius.  Available from the Team Website.

Online shopping

A reminder for you if you place orders through 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 (The Parochial Church Council Of The Ecclesiastical Parish Of Christ Church, Walmsley With St Andrews, Bromley Cross.)

Please help if you can when you shop at    – bookmark this link so that all your future Amazon purchases contribute to our parish.

NEWS from Walmsley Parish Community Hall

Please visit our Hall’s Facebook Page

Walmsley Parish Community Hall Manager

Gemma Gardiner can be contacted for Hall Booking enquiries via

Walmsley School Admissions 2021

Please see this update from the Chair of Governors, which also includes notes on Admissions for September 2022.

Race for life

A reminder: our Walmsley Parish Minister, Reverend Carol Hayden has entered the RACE FOR LIFE in July in memory of her late husband Mike:  #runfortaff

Please visit this link to sponsor Rev Carol.  Thank you.

Other links of interest…

Mothers’ Union

This month’s Thursday Prayers, which looks at The Journey of Epiphany, went live on the Mothers’ Union Manchester YouTube Channel on Thursday at midday.  The service sheet is attached below. Thank you to all those who have contributed to this.

 We are already working on next month’s Thursday Prayers where we will be looking at the promise of spring.

If you would to receive the weekly Parish Newsletter via email, please contact Dawn Hitchen


  1. Parish Newsletter
  2. Parish Prayers
  3. Liturgy Sheets for the whole of January 2021
  4. Worship at Home
  5. Children’s “LOOK” Resource Sheet
  6. Urban Outreach Prayers for December & January
  7. Mother’s Union – Thursday Prayers
  8. Electoral Roll Application for Enrolment Form
  9. Standing Order Mandates for Christ Church & St Andrew’s and Gift Aid Declaration