- “ENGAGING ISSUES”………..The next meeting will be on Tuesday 22nd January at 7.30 pm. at the URC, Church Stretton. The speaker will be a former Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Sir Peter Fahy. He is a practising Catholic and was knighted for services to policing in 2012. Following his retirement from police service he has been working on human trafficking issues.
- The next series of SATURDAY CONCERTS at our church will be ………
- Feb 2nd, Music for Violin, narrator and piano with Haru Sekiya, Geoff hardy and Nao Dickson
- Mar 2nd, Music for piano quartet, Anne Tupling – violin, Sarah Fairbank – viola, John Fairbank – cello and Richard Walker – piano.
- Mar 30th, Quintessential – Music for wind quintet. Each concert lasts approx. 1 hour, followed by refreshments in the church hall. Admission free with a retiring collection for The Methodist Church and local charities.
- SANDFORD SERVICES Our next communion service at the Sandford will be at 11.00am on Wednesday 23rd January and then the third Wednesday of each month, i.e. Feb 20th, Mar 20th, Apr 17th, May 15th, June19th, July 17th, Aug 21st, Sept 18th, Oct 16th, Nov 20th and Dec 18th. Don’t forget, anyone can support us at these services. Please put the dates in your 2019 diary.
- WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY Arrangements for this year’s local events are on page 50 of Stretton Focus and are as follows – Friday, 18th January, prayer meeting at St Michael’s, All Stretton at 8.30am; Sunday, 20th January, United service with the Taize group at St Milburga’s at 6pm; Monday, 21st January, prayer meeting at St Laurence’s at 9.20am; Wednesday, 23rd January, prayer meeting at the URC at 9.30am; Friday, 25th January the Quakers are hosting a meal in our church hall 6.30 for 7pm but spaces are limited (see Ann if you have a burning desire to attend!)
- SOUTH SHROPSHIRE INTER FAITH HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY A Commemoration of all victims of The Holocaust & subsequent Genocides
- Natalie Cumming – Author of “The Fiddle” is the guest speaker at a meeting at the URC Church Stretton at 2.45pm on Sunday 27th Jan 2019. There sill be refreshments available from 2.30pm. This is a true story, tracing a precious violin across landscapes devastated by war and terror. Abraham and his family flee the Bolsheviks through the freezing Russian winter, from St Petersburg to Odessa and on to safety in the UK. His daughter Rosa’s skill takes her and her violin to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra to Mauthausen, Auschwitz and Belson. Natalie is Rosa’s niece.