The next Mr and Mrs Strange
This weekend saw the wedding of ex-Tansley resident and Tansley Methodist Member Matthew Strange with the very lovely Lucy (nee Hare)
They were married in St Mary & All Saints’ Church in Checkley, Staffordshire
It was a beautiful day and the bride looked truly stunning – please enjoy some photos courtesy of Sylvia Norman…
The members of Tansley Methodist would like to wish Matt and Lucy every blessing in their marriage. With love to you both. God bless!
by Paul Strange
Church, but not as you know it!
Seated at tables, cafe church is an interactive service… with coffee (or tea)
We are informal, the atmosphere is relaxed and best of all, we have fun.
All are welcome. We have toys and books for the children.
You are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household ~ Ephesians 2 11-22
The Book Club
Mission: A multi-media book club to share and discuss ideas and stories that have touched our lives and expanded our thinking.
About: Sometimes you read, hear, or see something new and it sparks a thought or idea… You’re excited. You want to talk about it with someone. But no-one you know is either interested, or has time to research what it is you’re talking about. If you have ever felt that way (or would like to feel that kind of inspired thinking) and can make yourself available on the fourth Monday of the month, you are exactly the person we are looking for.
You might have been inspired by a book? Or a blog? Or a movie? Maybe, like me, you watch podcasts (I’m particularly hooked on TED)? Perhaps for you it’s poetry? Or maybe it is through a medium I haven’t even mentioned? If something has touched you and you’d like to share; both in terms of touching others and expanding your thinking by discussing and debating the ideas that have sprung as a result, we would love you to be part of The Book Club.
When: We will meet at The Hollies, Holly Lane, Tansley DE4 on the fourth Monday of the month at 7.30pm for two hours, starting next Monday, the 28th January. Because this is the first meeting we will mostly be getting to know each other and we will collectively set our agenda for the year ahead.
All are welcome. If you need to bring children, please let me know in advance and I will organise a toy and games room for littles.
Nibbles and refreshments will be provided.
the Julies x
(Holmwood & Barber)
One of the lovely things about living in Tansley at this time of year is the Christmas Tree Festival. Organised and hosted by The Holy Trinity Church, local people and organisations provide and decorate trees within the church.
There is a children's tree, decorated with chocolate and candy canes, asking to be eaten. A firm favourite with the smaller people.
Some small trees made of magazine pages really caught my eye. Attractive and unusual!
Tansley Methodist have a tree. Donated by Scotland Nurseries it was decorated by Agnes – which means it's beautiful.
Tea, coffee, home made cakes and good company available to all.
There's still time to go along – the festival is on today and tomorrow. Please check opening times on our 'What's On' page
Meanwhile, here are some photos taken yesterday…
Max enjoying chocolate from the children's tree, stood in front of the Tansley Methodist tree
A wintery tree, complete with snowman
The view as you enter the church
An Invitation From Tansley Methodist Church
Maybe you've not been to church for ages, or perhaps you've never been?
We would really like you to come and see what a friendly 'bunch' we are on 'Back to Church' Sunday; 30 September at 10.30am
The Rev Lyn Houghton will be taking the service, there are toys, jigsaw puzzles and books for the children and you are invited to stop for coffee/squash, biscuits and a mingle afterwards in the Brunswick Rooms.
See you there!
A Christian worship event for teens and twenties in the Derbyshire area
Theme: 'Time to be real' with guest speaker Mike Wildsmith, Pastor of Bridge Chapel, Liverpool
- Food for thought bookstall
- Hog roast supper, vegetarian option available
- Camping available at the showground on Friday night
For more information go to their Facebook page
Under 18's must be accompanied by a responsible adult