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Lunch n Natter

On the 13th May we held one
of our regular Lunch n Natters.

These provide an opportunity for
people to meet old and new
friends for lunch.
Transport is provided if required.

MU

St. Thomas’ Day
Cream Tea

To celebrate our patron saint’s day the MU organised a cream tea in the Church Hall.

HARVEST SUPPER

The Harvest Supper was very well attended and enjoyed by all.

The Weston Community Choir provided the entertainment.

PLOUGH SUNDAY

We held the traditional Plough Sunday service at St Thomas’, Henbury. This is a service that has taken place here for decades – very probably every year since the church was built in 1845. Plough Sunday is a traditional English celebration of the beginning of the agricultural year, which can be traced back at least as far as the 15th century. The service is held during the season of Epiphany between 7 and 13 January. A plough is usually brought into the church and prayers are said over it. At St Thomas’, the work of local sheep farmers is also recognised through the blessing of a lamb. Work in the fields would not begin until the day after Plough Sunday. Although farming has changed dramatically since St Thomas’ Church was built, Plough Sunday is still seen as a way of celebrating farming and the work of farmers.

The Plough and new born Lamb

HARVEST FESTIVAL

Our Harvest Festival was very well attended with a large group of enthusiastic children and their parents.

There were the usual harvest hymns and also several tunes that the children had learned in school.

As you can see these were sung with great gusto by the children led by the Rev. Norma Robinson.

After the service refreshments were served in the Church Hall.

MU at Macclesfield Fun Run

Sue Ryder, Chris Redfern and Di Waller representing Henbury MU at Macclesfield parkrun on Sat 7 March to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March

MU Lenten Lunch

CAMEO


Our first meeting of CAMEO (Come And Meet Each Other) took place on Friday 20th August from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. 27 people attended, which was wonderful. It was so lovely to see one another again and catch up. This event takes place monthly (on the 1st Friday of each month at St John’s and the 3rd Friday of each month at St Thomas’). The next meeting will be on Friday 17 September. CAMEO is open to anyone – there is no need to have an existing link with the church and there is no charge for attending! We even offer a lift if you need one. It’s a great opportunity for people to meet and have a chat, whilst enjoying tea and cake.

For more details contact Carole 611477, Christine 511784, Linda 424505


We were very pleased to welcome Scott and Amanda back to St Thomas’ Church on 26 September, along with their family and friends. The couple were married at St Thomas’ in 2011 and were celebrating their 10th Wedding Anniversary by renewing their wedding vows. Congratulations Scott and Amanda!


Joint service Service of Reflection and Remembering

This joint service took place last Sunday evening and was very well-attended. Here is a photo of the beautiful floral tribute that was created from the flowers which represent loved ones who have passed away.