St Anne’s is the daughter church of St Bartholomew in the Parish of Wilmslow and is situated on Nursery Lane.
There are many initiatives which are shared between the two churches and this encourages a cohesive and community focused approach to both worship and outward facing mission opportunities. The Food Friend is a good example of this collaborative ministry and is supported both practically and in the provision of resources.
Another shared activity is that of Home Groups. These are a smaller and more intimate way of exploring faith issues and enjoying time with other people of faith in a small group, which meets in someone’s home. The lent groups also are shared and members from either congregation have the chance to mix and widen their churchmanship.
‘God for Grown Ups’ is a series of sessions which provides an open and affirming environment in which to explore and learn about some of the big things about our world and how God works. The group meets when there is an expressed wish to further delve into this area and is also shared across the parish.
The ‘All Age’ service on the third Sunday of the month is an opportunity for the children and young people in our community to have an integral and proactive role during the worship. The unique and refreshing perspective that children can bring to this service enriches everyone’s experience of encountering God.
The Sunday school or JAM club as it is now renamed (Jesus and Me) is run by enthusiastic parents and helpers. All those involved are subject to an enhanced DBS check. The children are encouraged to learn about prayer and know the Bible stories through creative arts, role play and story telling. All children of any age are welcome, but younger children need to be accompanied by a parent or carer.
We have strong links with St Anne’s school which is opposite church. The children attend regularly each Thursday in term time for an assembly to connect the Christian and Biblical stories with the subjects and themes they are learning about in class. In addition the current curate visits the school regularly to develop a closer personal link with the ministry team and the children themselves.
The service timetable can be found on the main Parish Webpage.