notices

What's coming up at Platt

In addition to our regular church activities there are other events at Platt and around the local area. Details of these can be found below

Summer Sundays

Over the summer, we’ll have two largely identical services at 10:30am and 6pm. There will be no children’s groups during this time.

Church Office Opening Times

The church office will be closed between 30th July and 7th August. 

Help and support needed for Holiday at Home

Items required for short term loan(!):
– Thick cardboard tubes (to become Greek columns!)
– potted olive trees or other large pot plants
– Blue glass bottles
– Faux vines or other faux greenery
– Greek posters/flags/other items of interest
– Fishing nets, buoys etc.
– Chalkboard
– Outdoor games (e.g. boules / croquet)

Cakes are also required.

Email holidayathome@plattchruch.org if you can support with any items or cakes and we’ll be in touch.

Summer Socials

The next of our Summer Socials will be a picnic and games in the park following the 10:30am service on 7th August. All are welcome! 

You can download the full list of events as a PDF here, or paper copies will be available on Sunday.

Summer Socials

Join us for a Big Quiz hosted by Sotonye Waribere and Ed Harris on Wednesday at 7:30pm in the breakout space! Come and join us for an evening of nibbles and knowledge. All are welcome – no sign up required. 

You can download the full list of events as a PDF here, or paper copies will be available on Sunday.

Summer Socials

Join us for a trip to the pub with Adam and Debbie Jones on Wednesday at 7:30pm at the Metropolitan in West Didsbury. All are welcome – no sign up required. Contact the office for more information.

You can download the full list of events as a PDF here, or paper copies will be available on Sunday.

Platt Fields' Shakespearean Gardens Celebration

Holiday at Home 2022

Holiday at Home is back and this year they’re off to Greece! From 16-18 August there’ll be lots going on at church for our senior members and community folk. If you or someone you know would like to attend, you can find out more information and download the sign-up form as a PDF here. Paper copies will also be available. 

If you are available to help as a volunteer over some or all of those dates, help would be most welcome. Please contact the office to find out more or fill out this form.

Fallowfield and Withington Foodbank

The Fallowfield and Withington Foodbank are currently in need of donations of:

– cereal
– tinned meat
– UHT juice
– jars of pasta/curry sauce

If you would like to contribute, please drop items off in the crates in the breakout space lobby. They can also be dropped off in Sainsbury’s, Fallowfield.

NWGP Ministry Training Course

Responding to the Ukrainian refugee crisis

As well as praying, there are practical things that can be done. Here are 3 organisations to make you aware of:
1. Individuals and organisations can make a pledge to be a sponsor at the Sanctuary Foundation website. These pledges will aid government policy.

2. Individuals and organisations with accommodation to offer can register interest on the government website

3. The organisation “Reset” is helping register and match refugees from Ukraine with sponsors across the UK. See the “Reset” website here.

A key message from these organisations is to think ahead if you are offering housing. Consider your situation, the space you have, any family considerations, proximity to local services like schools and doctors. As a church we are exploring what practical and financial help we can provide.

Electoral Roll

If you haven’t already signed up, we would like to invite you to join the church Electoral Roll. Being on the Electoral Roll is one way of signalling your membership at church. It also means you are eligible to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) next spring. If you aren’t currently on the Electoral Roll and would like to be, please fill in and return this form.
If you would like to know more about the Electoral Roll, or what it means to sign up to it, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Hardship Fund

Our hardship team is now up and running and people have begun to benefit from it. If you’d like to know more please contact hardship@plattchurch.org.

Compass Hike

A moderate 8 mile hike in North Wales. Please bring a waterproof jacket, suitable footwear and a packed lunch.

If you wish to come, please let Jacqueline know at compass@plattchurch.org, including whether you will need or are able to offer a lift.