Church Organisations - Timperley Parish

The Parish of Timperley
Christ Church  -  Holy Cross
The Parish of Timperley
Christ Church  -  Holy Cross
The Parish of Timperley
Christ Church  -  Holy Cross
The Parish of Timperley
Christ Church  -  Holy Cross
The Parish of Timperley
Christ Church  -  Holy Cross
The Parish of Timperley
Christ Church  -  Holy Cross
The Parish of Timperley
Christ Church  -  Holy Cross
The Parish of Timperley
Christ Church  -  Holy Cross
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Church is not an organization you join; it is
a family where you belong,
a home where you are loved and
a hospital where you find healing.
Nicky Gumbel
Church Organisations...
Pastoral Care Team...
The parish has a dedicated team of volunteers who assist the clergy to care for the emotional and spiritual needs of church members who are ill, isolated or struggling in whatever way. They contact individuals, visit in their homes, and listen, talk and pray with them, as well as taking Holy Communion to them.

If you would like to talk to a member of the team, please contact the parish Churchwardens: Judith Woolley and Stephen Taylor.
Breakfast Club...
Breakfast club meets every third Sunday the month at 8.45am onwards at the Parish Hall, to enjoy breakfast
and a chance to chat together while the children join in various themed craft activities before
an informal short time of worship.

EVERYONE is very warmly invited to this friendly, relaxed start to a Sunday morning.

Community Cafe...
Every Monday morning between 10am and 12pm, the Community Café is open in the Parish Hall – it’s somewhere to come to chat, enjoy something to eat and drink, make friends and it’s all completely free!

Contact Margaret Thomason for more information on 0161 941 4203 or by email

The Community Café is a registered Place of Welcome, where everyone is accepted and welcomed. For more information, please see

House Groups and Bible Study...
Following a series of Bible study meetings the idea of having House Groups in the parish was considered.  After many discussions and prayer, we established two groups that meet regularly.  Both groups meet at 7.30pm to 9.00pm, with the kind permission of generous hosts, on a fortnightly basis.

The evenings begin with a quick catch up of news and a welcomed drink (tea or coffee) before the group settles down for prayers and the business of the evening.

We have previously used the Pilgrim course materials exploring the Eucharist, the Creeds and Church and Kingdom.  Each member has their own copy and if they have time, they can read the “homework” for the next session.

The meetings give those attending a safe and confidential place to explore their faith, to express their thoughts and know that the group will respect what is shared.

If you wish to know more or would like to join a House Group please contact Linda at the following email address
Mothers' Union...
Mothers’ Union is a Christian organisation open to both men and women of any age.  It is a registered Charity with over 4 million members in 84 countries working tirelessly to serve their communities whilst offering Christian care for families regardless of faith or background. Our aims and purposes are to demonstrate the Christian Faith in action by the transformation of communities worldwide.
    • Maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service.
    • To promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children
    • To help those whose family life has met with adversity.
Our branch meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 1.30 pm in the Parish Hall and open with a short act of worship. We have a varied programme of activities and speakers. Meetings are open to non-members; visitors are welcome to join us.  For those wishing to become a member a short enrolment service usually takes place during a Midweek or Sunday service.
As a member of Holy Cross with Christ Church Mothers’ Union you would belong to friendly, supportive caring organisation.  We fundraise to support the programmes of the Worldwide charity and practical support in our local area and our Diocesan network. We have 2 main fundraising events per year.
Over the past 2 years we have knitted blanket for refugees, supplied items for prison release bags, supported Baptisms in our own Parish and Away from it all holidays which gives a holiday to less fortunate families within our own community plus lots more.
To learn more, visit our Chester Diocese website at
Church Socials...
Throughout the year, Timperley Parish holds a varied programme of social events;

    • Christmas and Easter Craft Fayres
    • Summer BBq,
    • Afternoon Teas,
    • Evening Speakers,
    • Burn's Night Celebrations,
    • Quizzes
    • Curry Evenings.


These events not only help us raise funds for the Mission and Ministry of Timperley Parish, but more importantly they provide welcoming community events open to anyone who wishes to take part.

Everyone is invited to all of these occasions, details of which are available prior to each event through our What's On page and Weekly Newsletters. Alternatively, keep in touch with any regular member of the Parish and they will be happy to let you know what's on.

Christ Church Choir...
Christ Church has a long history of having a high standard of music especially the choir. We now have a small but dedicated choir affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) who sing at all Sunday services as well as other special festivals throughout the year.

For certain special occasions their number is swelled by members of other local choirs.

They meet weekly for choir practice on a Thursday evening at 7:15pm. So...

You DO NOT NEED to be an experienced or trained singer to join!

You DO NEED to be enthusiastic and up for a challenge!

We WILL PROVIDE full TRAINING and an opportunity to ENJOY MUSIC!

If you are interested in joining the choir or have a child that you feel would enjoy and benefit from the challenge, environment and singing skills they would learn then please contact Neil our Director of Music and Organist here to find out more about how it works.
Holy Cross Music Group...
Holy Cross Music group started life when what is now the Parish Hall was St. Catherine’s Church, with the building used by a multiplicity of organisations as well as for services.  When the organist at that time emigrated to the United States, anyone with any expertise on a musical instrument was invited to volunteer to accompany the singing at the services and members of several families rose to the challenge.  Then teenagers outnumbered the adults by two to one and wind and brass instruments all but drowned out the sound of one lonely keyboard.

Now, about twenty five years later, we play in a lovely modern building with a mixture of wind and stringed instruments together with an electronic organ.  From the beginning anyone wishing to join us was welcomed with open arms and the instruments they played, from violins to recorders, incorporated gratefully.

The congregation has always been supportive of our efforts and generous in acceptance of our mistakes.  In the future we would again like to welcome other players to join us, particularly youngsters learning different instruments. We can even provide simplified parts for them at the touch of a computer button.

Why not give it a try?

Contact Vivienne by email
Craft Group...
Craft Group meets monthly on a Monday evening, in the Parish Hall at 7.45pm,
when everyone is very welcome to join us for enjoyable evenings of various
crafts activities and fellowship.

For further details please contact Judith Woolley on 0161 969 1455 or you can purchase through our online shop by clicking here

Some examples of our work that can be purchased, proceeds to the mission and ministry of the parish...

The Wednesday Men Group...
The Wednesday Men Group welcomes all men of Timperley Parish for fellowship and conversation.

We normally meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 12.00 at the Quarry Bank Inn for lunch and refreshment.

For more information contact Stephen Taylor
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