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

If you’d like to receive a weekly email about these events, then please sign-up here.

Reach the City Prayer meeting

Sunday Evening Extra

Join us at 6pm for our Church Prayer Gathering.

Christmas at Platt

All our services in December are on our website here.
Please note some of the changes of time!

Booking for Carol Services: 
Sun 5 Dec: 6pm & 8pm 
Sun 12 Dec: 3:30pm (all-age) & 6pm. 
To help manage numbers we are asking people to book in.
So do invite friends and family, and sign up for a place here.

Platt Advent Party

Discover the Meaning of Christmas

Christmas is approaching and we want to share its joy with international students in Manchester! On Thursday 2 December, we are hosting a one-off taster Bible study with the theme “Discover the Meaning of Christmas”. This study will be aimed at students from overseas who are non-confident speakers of English as a second language. It will run alongside regular SBS on Thursday, sharing a meal together beforehand. Please invite any students you may know or meet at church who are interested in finding out more.

Overseas Missionary Prayer Meeting

Meet up with our world mission partners for an hour together on zoom: up-to-date news & prayer, 8pm on Mon 6th Dec. Contact the office for the Zoom link.

Host an International student for Christmas

Christmas is a great opportunity to offer hospitality to those far from home. If you are interested, or you want to find out more, please email hosting.manchester@friendsinternational.uk The cut off date for hosts is 15 Dec.

If you are a student and would like to be hosted, please:
1)  Sign up to the free Friends International app
2)  Click on local link and complete the form. It is especially important to give a Postcode .
3)  Under “hobbies or interests” please put: CHRISTMAS HOSTING”

Tuesday Christmas Service

Join us for a Tuesday Service Christmas Special! We’ll meet at 1:15pm for some food together, followed by a short carol service at 2pm and some dessert together afterwards at around 2:45pm. Everyone of every age is welcome to come to as much or as little of the afternoon as they are able.

Delighting in Christ

Find more information and sign up via the North West Gospel Partnership website here.

Tearfund - Advent Daily Devotional emails

By Tearfund – you can sign up online here.

Windows of Light

Last year we ran a ‘Windows of Light’ trail where households created a trail of art using the windows of their homes. This involved decorating a window where the design would be lit up to be visible in the dark evenings. We were so encouraged by the windows on our trail last year in the way that they spread light and joy to our streets and initiated conversations.  Therefore, we want to share the hope and joy of Christmas with our community in the same way again this year. This year’s theme is ‘Joy to the World’ and you can find the detailed brief here including images of some of last year’s windows. If you are interested in taking part, please let us know by filling in this form.

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.

Spotify Playlist

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.

Manchester Local Care Organisation offer help and advice. If Covid-19 has changed your personal circumstances, they have produced a Helping Hands Pocket Guide which you can download here.

Newcomers' Welcome

If you are new to Platt, we would love to invite you to a series of welcome zooms over the coming month. We hope it will provide an opportunity for you to learn more about us as a church, get to know some other people, and for us to get to know you too. Fill in one of our welcome forms for more details.

Christianity Explored

Get in touch for the zoom link. Invite a friend and come with them. This week we will be looking at ‘Jesus: Man, Myth or God?’.

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.