From The Vicarage June 2017
Spring is now well and truly upon us and there are signs of new life and grow all around. The days are becoming both longer and warmer. This is a time to be optimistic and enjoy life.

Of course, in the church year we are still in the season of Easter; it doesn’t end on Easter Sunday after the busyness of the proceeding week, but continues for seven more weeks up to Pentecost. It is therefore appropriate that are thoughts stay focused on the Easter message of resurrection life, of that new life we will be able to enjoy in a place infinitely better than anything we can imagine on this earth.

The month of June is also a time of anticipation, as we look forward to Pentecost, the third great festival in the church year; a time when 2,000 years ago the church was born with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. And it is this same Holy Spirit that is with us today, giving us both joy and peace in our hearts, enabling us to live life to the full and to appreciate the wonderful world which God has created.

I hope that you will be able to get outside in the coming weeks – to walk, to do gardening or just have a quiet sit in the sun – and as you do so, to reflect upon your life and say thank you to God for whatever blessings he has sent your way.

God bless,

Tim and Norma













Extracts From The

Parish Magazine

From the Registers

Sunday 14th May Archie George Hopkins.

Sunday 28th May James Hollis and Holly Massey.

Wednesday 3rd May Ian Thomas Wilson 63.

Wednesday 24th May Pauline Frances Beech 76.

Internment of Ashes
Sunday 21st May Neil Calvert.


At the end of April our Diocesan Festival was held in Chester Cathedral but it was too late to report about it in the May magazine.   Macclesfield Deanery managed to fill a coach with eight members attending from Henbury.  It was a beautiful service and three more speakers were commissioned during the service.  As some members may be aware, it has been doubtful whether or not we can continue holding our Diocesan Festivals at Chester Cathedral, or at least both of them each year, because of the expense in doing so.  We have to pay for the use of the Cathedral, the organ, the organist and the heating.  Luckily at this last service the collection managed to cover the fees charged with a little left over so there wasn’t a problem.  Discussions and investigations into other venues are underway so watch this space.

This year MU is launching their “Summer of Hope”.  We are asked to hold perhaps a garden party or BBQ and help put Faith in Action.  It is hoped to raise £125,000 – more than has ever been raised by the Summer Appeal, which helps to fund education, parenting courses and even community development projects.

 From the diary dates below you will notice that the Chester Diocesan AGM and Council meeting takes place this month.  Usually three or four of us attend from Henbury but this meeting is open to any members and it is always very interesting.  It enables members to put faces to names and also to meet members from other Branches across the Diocese.  If anyone would like to attend please let Judith know.


Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd June – Big Church Day Out to be held at Capesthorne Hall.  There will be an MU Soft Play Tent and also some Thy Kingdom Come prayer activities for both adults and children.  Members attending are asked to drop in and say “hello”.

Thursday, 15th June – Macclesfield Archdeaconry Prayer Walk starting at St. Paul’s Church, Strines Road, Marple SK6 7GB.  Meet at the Church at 10 a.m. and take a packed lunch.

Saturday, 17th June at 2 p.m. Cake and Home Produce Stall at Henbury Summer Fair – Volunteers required and donations of cakes, jams etc.

WEDNESDAY, 21ST  June -  Speaker David Warner – Wild About Weeds  (Unfortunately the date of our monthly meeting has had to be changed due to the general election as we cannot use the Church Hall and the speaker does not think the Church would be suitable for his talk.   An e-mail was sent round and from the responses received this date was the most voted for.)  

Refreshments: Trudi Ray and Sheila Hodkinson   Raffle & Table Flowers:  Trudi Ray          

Vote of Thanks: Chris Redfern

Tuesday, 27th June – AGM & Council at Hartford Church Centre 10 a.m.


Items for inclusion in the next month’s magazine should be

sent to Jackie Hulme by the 20th July.

11 Worthington Close Henbury

Tel:-  01625 429075 email:-

June 4




July 2

1st Reading

Acts 2:1-21

Isaiah 40:12-17, 27-end

Genesis 18:1-15

Psalm 86:1-10, 16-end



John 20:19-23

Matthew 28:16-end

Matthew 9:35-10:8

Matthew 10:24-39



Rita Russell

John Russell

Anthony Westnedge

Tony Dewdney

Anne Brown


John Russell


Roy Waller


David Plews

Lesson Readers

If you are unavailable on your allocated date, please arrange to change with someone else.


June 4




July 2

8.00 a.m.

Janet Tute

Roy Waller

Lynda Carter

Roger Hulme

Janet Tute

11.00 a.m.

Tony Curzon

Carole Curzon

Peter Bullivent

Carolyn Bullivent

Anne Potts

Carole Curzon

Frank Glynn

Christine Glynn

John Russell

Rita Russell

6.30 a.m.

Howard Hulme


Colin Marlow


Howard Hulme

Sidesmen Rota