Church Minshull

Sharing Café Church

Home » News » Sharing Café Church
image006
image005

The introduction of Café Church to St Bart's a couple of years ago has certainly enabled our church in Church Minshull to grow our congregation. Due to its success we wanted to share what we do with other churches in the Diocese who are maybe struggling with decreasing congregations as we were, by looking at 'Fresh Expressions of Worship'.

With that aim we decided to hold a one day Café Church course on Saturday 4th November at St Bart's from 10.30am to 1.30pm. Every church in the Diocese was invited and we were pleased to welcome 17 delegates representing 10 churches from as far away as Meols on the Wirral and Macclesfield, plus more closer to home from Crewe and Sandbach. We also had the Diocesan Mission officer in attendance.

The course program included;
· Introduction
· What is Café Church,
· What we do in St Bart's; Why and how we started and where we are going in the future,
· We held a full Café Church Service theme 'God Welcomes Allsorts'
· Hints and tips
· Q&A
· Closing prayer

As always there were lots of our delicious Cakes and Coffees plus a Hot Pot lunch followed by Apple crumble and custard.
We had some wonderful feedback — and would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all who helped make the day such a success.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

lastnightoftheproms1
Arena Webteam: Thu 15 Aug 4:30pm

Last Night of the PromsThe BBC's 'Last Night of the Proms' is being shown on the big screen in Church Minshull village hall.Please come along on Saturday 14 September 2019, doors open at 7.00 pm with the programme starting at 7.15 pm and runs for about three and a half hours. There will be an interval part way through when the programme switches from BBC2 to BBC1.Bring your...

MinshullBaptism20190811_141232
Arena Webteam: Sun 11 Aug 4:48pm

Today, St Bartholomew's welcomed Reuben John Minshull, parents Steve and Emily and over a hundred guests to Reuben's baptism.A chapel was demolished by John Minshull and a new church built on the site in 1541 but no Minshull has been baptised, married or buried in the church or churchyard since 1788, a gap of 231 years. John, who resided in Minshull Hall, became the first minister of...

IMG_1819 copy
Arena Webteam: Tue 06 Aug 9:09pm

It is just over 3 weeks to the Madness weekend.Are you Ready?To get you in the mood and help you plan here is some information.Uk Bjorn are tuning up for the Friday night and they need to be ready as it looks like it will be a sell out show. There are still tickets available but they are going fast. The first act takes the stage at 7:30pm for what will be a fantastic evening made better by...