The Trinity team ready to walk round Tittesworth Reservoir for Christian AidTrinity’s Enid Munro and Dennis Wood, accompanied by Neil Munro, joined the annual sponsored walk around Tittesworth Reservoir, near Leek, to raise funds in support of Christian Aid.

In the days leading up to the event, the weather had continued relentlessly wet but, as luck would have it, on the day of the walk the weather started bright and sunny and continued dry to the end.

As usual there was a good crowd of people ready to set off at the official start time of 10.00, though quite a few people we met on the way looked like sponsored walkers who had set off earlier.  Being keen young things, the three of us wanted to get to the front of the crowd and press ahead! We managed to slide through almost to the starting tape and then made a succession of nifty overtakes.

Trinity hosted a concert by Audley Male Voice Choir, led by their wonderful musical director, Christopher Cromar, and their star accompanist, Anna Chiu. The event was organised by Douglas Parker of Trinity who is also a member of the choir. The event raised more than £1,400 for church funds.

Audley Male Voice Chor at Trinity

On 17th December, the third Sunday of Advent, the regular 4pm service at Wellspring was outdoors(!) in our car park. Happily, the weather was fine, though a bit blustery.

Wellspring candy caneThe numbers attending built up slowly initially but, swelled by young people, parents, local residents and our own folk, there were in the region of 120 attending soon after the start. Our stewards were kept busy wheeling out more and more chairs! More orders of service needed to be printed hastily too.

Fortunately, the outside mobile refreshment bar serving hot drinks and mince pies was able to cope and was very much welcomed in the cool fresh air.

The augmented Wellspring music group, consisting of violin, guitar, flute and electric piano, worked splendidly to accompany the singing of the carols including :- O come, all ye faithful; Many years ago, in a stable far away;  Hark! The herald angels sing; Riding out across the desert.

'Advent Hope' musical performance at TrinityFor the afternoon Circuit Service at Trinity on 3rd December, the first Sunday in Advent, Trinity Singers & Friends celebrated Advent by performing Advent Hope at Trinity.

Members of the congregation and friends had prepared a presentation in words, songs and hymns from the Roger Jones Organisation. They are not a trained choir but once nerves subsided and the music flowed, it proved to be a valuable experience for both singers and congregation.

Wellspring 30th anniv :: SantaOn Sunday, the 10th of December 2023, Wellspring was delighted to welcome back Dr Phil Botham to lead our nativity service and help us launch our year-long celebrations. Phil preached at the first ever service in our brand-new building on the morning of Sunday 19th December 1993. The official opening was soon afterwards, on Saturday 8th January 1994.

At the anniversary service, candles were lit for the second Sunday in Advent and Phil outlined some of the early history of Wellspring, covering the coming together of Congleton's two Methodist Churches, Kinsey Street and Mossley.

Phil outlined how life had changed over the thirty years by way of technology and that in so many other ways things were very different. He challenged us to still “make way for Jesus” in these present and future times.

Coming up soon . . .

Sunday 16 Jun 4.00pm
Wellspring Teddy Bear Service
Saturday 22 Jun
Safari Supper at L Withington
Sunday 23 Jun 3.30pm
Farewell Revd. Yvonne
Friday 28 Jun 7.30pm
Mary Bosanquet Lecture 2024
Saturday 29 Jun 7.30pm
Biddulph and District Community Orchestra
Saturday 6 Jul 8.00am - Monday 8 Jul
Hill Top Flower Festival
Saturday 6 Jul 10.00am
Open Art Exhibition, Biddulph
Sunday 7 Jul 10.00am
Open Art Exhibition, Biddulph
Monday 8 Jul 10.00am
Open Art Exhibition, Biddulph
Saturday 13 Jul 7.30pm
Organ and Song at Biddulph