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Mosaic making

Messy Church starts the new term with a fun-filled and action packed morning!

Our growing Messy Church group have started the Autumn 2017 term learning about the faith of a Roman centurion in a morning filled with stories, craft, singing and a generally wonderful time!

12th Sep 2017

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Super tots

Teddy Bears' Picnic is a great success with more 'Supertots' in attendance than ever before!

Our regular 'Supertots' group started the new term with a fabulous 'Teddy Bears' Picnic' which saw more attending than ever before, including a guest appearance from a super sized bear!

5th Sep 2017

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Private George Ellis restored memorial

Memorial to Private George Ellis re-dedicated at St. James', Ince

Members of our congregation, the local community and further afield joined together to re-dedicate memorial to former villager who died at the 'Battle of Passchendaele' 100 years ago this August.

20th Aug 2017

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Basketball skills

Pyramid Rock Holiday Club 2017

Our annual 'Holiday Club' took place over the last week with the theme 'Pyramid Rock.' Have a look at our gallery of photographs to see what a wonderful time everyone had. See you next year!

19th Aug 2017

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Confirmation Bishop Libby Lane Ince

Confirmation service with Bishop of Stockport, Rt Revd Libby Lane

Wonderful service of confirmation held at St. James', Ince in an historic first for our parish with the Church of England's first ever female bishop celebrating and preaching.

13th Aug 2017

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George Ellis Menin Cemetery group photo

Passchendaele memorial restoration project gathers pace with help from local groups and supporters!

The Western Front Association Merseyside Branch visited Ypres last week as part of the commemorations to mark the start of the Battle of Passchendaele. Read about their visit to the cemetery where Private George Ellis is buried in this article.

7th Aug 2017

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Main new disabled toilet

Church Hall, Elton re-opens after major refurbishment project to toilet facilities

We are pleased to announce that the Church Hall, Elton has now re-opened following the completion of a major refurbishment and upgrading project to the toilet area facilities

3rd Aug 2017

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Sea aster

Andy Ankers' Nature Notes - July 2017

Andy's latest instalment of 'Nature Notes' is published here. This month he comments on a vast array of birds in the garden and sightings of many wild flowers both during his regular walk on the Mersey Estuary and in his garden at Wood Farm, Ince.

19th Jul 2017

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Church Hall Elton

Church Hall, Elton to remain closed until Monday 7th August 2017

Completion of Church Hall renovation works delayed until Monday 7th August.

14th Jul 2017

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Jess Piper

Jessica Piper ordained deacon at Chester Cathedral!

We offer our prayers and congratulations to Jess Piper who was ordained deacon at Chester Cathedral on Sunday 2nd July 2017

5th Jul 2017

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Andy and Barbara open house

A sunny day for an 'Open House' at Wood Farm, Ince is enjoyed by all!

Many members of our congregation and good friends enjoyed a lovely morning and afternoon in the home and gardens of Andy and Barbara Ankers in Ince.

2nd Jul 2017

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Andy Ankers' Nature Notes - June 2017

Andy's latest instalment of 'Nature Notes' sees him reflect on all the birds currently in full song around his Wood Farm home, an update from his regular 'duck count' on the banks of the River Mersey and the relationship between rabbits and buzzards in the local area.

5th Jun 2017

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Messy Church Elijah

Telling the story of Elijah at Messy Church!

Messy Church had a fantastic time on Saturday 13th May 2017 learning all about Elijah. Check out our photographs to see all the wonderful activities the children (and adults!) attending got up to!

15th May 2017

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Birkenau

Reflections on a visit to Auschwitz/Birkenau, January 2017

A member of our congregation, Simon Eardley, visited the city of Krakow in Poland in January and took a trip to the site of Auschwitz/Birkenau. Read his reflections from the latest parish magazine here.

14th Mar 2017

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Would you like to do something a little more than 'give up' something for Lent? Why not take the '40acts' challenge this year?

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6th Mar 2017

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Nature Notes Article - March 2017

This month Andy describes rainfall amounts, his visit to Burton Mere Wetland Reserve and the birds that herald the arrival of Spring.

2nd Mar 2017

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Team outside All Saints' Hoole

Planning for outreach and to grow our church here in Thornton-le-Moors, Ince and Elton!

Church leadership team meet up in Chester for their annual 'away day' and to plan their goals for the coming twelve months.

25th Feb 2017

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Nature Notes article - February 2017

Here's Andy Ankers' latest 'Nature Notes' article for February 2017 which includes comments on local rainfall, ladybirds, the interesting relationship between the Robin and the Nuthatch and much more!

6th Feb 2017

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Christmas robin

Nature Notes article for December 2016/January 2017

Every month, Andy Ankers who lives in Ince and is a long-standing member of our congregation, writes a short 'Nature Notes' article for our Parish magazine. Here's his latest!

16th Jan 2017

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Elton Youth Club

Elton Youth Club starts the New Year on a new day!

We are pleased to let everyone know that Elton Youth Club will start 2017 once again on Wednesday 11th January - a new day of the week but the usual activities on offer!

11th Jan 2017

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Nativity scene

Full house Crib Service heralds the 'start' of Christmas at St. James'!

Local people from right across our three villages enjoyed a live and action packed retelling of the birth of Jesus on Christmas Eve at our annual Crib Service and Nativity Play.

24th Dec 2016

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City of Chester Brass Band

Brass band gets concert goers into festive mood!

Back by popular demand, the City of Chester Brass Band entertain concert-goers at St. James, Ince to a mix of musical favourites from films, popular Christmas tunes and well known carols!

16th Dec 2016

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YBible logo in blue, where the Y looks like a candle with light shining from it

A thought for each week of the year!

At our special Advent Sunday service on Sunday 27th November, members of the congregation were given the opportunity to take away a small book of favourite Bible verses or '52 thoughts', one for each week of the year.

28th Nov 2016

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Poppy wreaths

Parish comes together for Remembrance Sunday

Uniformed organisations and civic dignitaries join local congregation to observe Remembrance Sunday.

14th Nov 2016

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Photograph of Elton Methodist Chapel, a single-story brick building

History of Elton Methodist Church online

Anglicans and Methodists formed a formal partnership in our area in 2010. Read a short history of Methodism and Elton Methodist Church online now.

19th Oct 2016

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Baptism first for St. James', Ince!

One of our busiest services ever in St. James', Ince with a combined baptism, confirmation and end of Holiday Club celebration with the Bishop of Birkenhead too!

13th Sep 2016

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New Website graphic, with a megaphone

Entering the digital age - new website launched!

Parish of Thornton-le-Moors with Ince and Elton enters the digital age: new website launched!

28th Aug 2016

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