Hartford Victorian Christmas – volunteers needed
This annual community event takes place on Saturday 1st December. We urgently need volunteers to sign up, please, to help with this event, which is a massive opportunity to welcome over 1,000 people into our church buildings in one day. It’s only 3 weeks away but we are short of people for the following important roles:
- Managing the Church or Church Centre for the day (between 8am and 3pm) supporting stall holders set-up, clear down and providing refreshments for them throughout the day. You need to be organised and welcoming but you won’t be on your feet all day and will have time to mingle with the crowds.
- Welcoming and greeting the public at the entrance to both venues - 1 hour slots between 9.30am and 2.30pm - Victorian dress preferred but optional.
- Decorating the Church and Church centre - on Friday 30th November in the afternoon - assisting Judi Rigby, including decorating the Christmas trees, preparing decorative signage, etc.
- Lifting and shifting - setting up both venues from 1pm on Friday 30th November, usually finishing around 6pm unless we have more helpers!
- Unloaders - helping stall holders unload their cars so that we can clear the church car park for the stalls and entertainment space - Saturday, 8 -9.30am. This may also include helping to set up the gazebos for the entertainment space.
- Bakers - making cakes, traybakes etc for the café. Please can you deliver to the Church Centre kitchen on Friday 30th November after 1pm.
Thank you in anticipation that you will come forward as usual to support this event.
Christianity Explored is an informal 7-week course for anyone who would like to investigate Christianity, see what the Bible really says or ask any questions that they have.
Next course! Our next Christianity Explored course starts after Christmas on Tuesday January 15th in St John's Church Centre.
Looking at Mark's gospel, the course explores who Jesus is, why he came, and what it means to follow him.
To watch a video trailer, please click to go to the Learning More section of this site.
Churchyard Grass Cutting
Many people have commented on the state of St John's churchyard, in particular the very long grass. The church is acutely aware of this problem: it has an impact on the appearance of our village and causes distress to families visiting graves.
However, the churchyard is the responsibility of Cheshire West and Cheshire Council (CWAC), not the church.
You may also like to contact your local councillor.