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      Our Mission...
    ...is 'Sharing God's Love in the Community.'
    Click above on the Activities tab (then Regular Activities) to see what's happening at Highlands.
     
    Our Leadership
    Rev Julia Monaghan, our minister, moved to Leigh from Birmingham in 2012, along with husband Sam, a director of Barnardos Children's Charity. Previously Julia worked for 25 years as a Local Authority Social Worker then served for 5 years as a Methodist minister on the Birmingham circuit.  Supporting Julia is a church family that includes local preachers, a mission enabler for older people, church stewards and many members who take care of our building.
    Julia will be enjoying a well-earned period of sabbatical leave from 1 October to 10 November 2017.
    Worship
    We meet for worship on most Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and enjoy tea & coffee
    together after the service. We'd be delighted if you came and joined us. 
    The exception is the 1st Sunday of each month.  On those days we'll meet for tea/coffee at 9:30 am and then join our friends at Wesley for a joint service at their newly refurbished building. Lifts will normally be available.
    Also, a friendly group of Highlands' people meet in a home every two weeks for fellowship. We meet at 7.30pm on Tuesdays. A warm welcome awaits you if you would like to join us. Contact Kathy on 01702 714528, or click here for more details.
     
    Highlander Magazine
    The Highlander is our monthly magazine. You can click here to read the latest issue.
     
    Advent & Christmas Services and Events
    You can find all the dates and times in our calendar here.
     
    Our ever-popular annual Nativity Trail starts on 4 December.  Absolutely guaranteed to keep children and spouse out of your hair for at least an hour. All you need to do to get started is to a obtain a Nativity Trail leaflet from Highlands, or download and print one here.
     
    Meanwhile details of an Advent Reflection on 5 December at Highlands can be found here.
    Our Christmas Fair on 25 November raised £965 - some pictures here
    We offer you through this site online Advent prayers and reflections for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th weeks of Advent and for Christmas Day
    Meanwhile to get you in the mood, here is a wonderful Christmas song.
     
    Mencap Rocks Highlands
    Picture and report here
    And you can read about the Michael Glaysher concert here and see some exclusive pictures here.
     
    Do you get the Midweek Blues?
    Fed up? Nothing but doom and gloom on the news? 
    Need a bit of a lift?
    Come and have a chat on a Wednesday.
    Find the details here.
     
    Healing and Well Being
    Benfleet Methodist Church has a Healing and Well Being Service every last Wednesday of the month. On November 29 this focuses on Depression and Mental Health. Details on the calendar

    Our Services have changed

    Read about the current pattern of services using this link. For detailed information about services please check out our calendar. If you have any queries please email us: click here

     
    Reflections
    We now have a new folder of pages that we want you to add to.  Find out more here.
     
    ALL WE CAN
    At Highlands we support a Methodist charity called All We Can.
    All We Can is a pioneering international development, relief and advocacy organisation that helps people to find solutions to poverty and become all that they can, in order to create positive, long-term change in some of the world’s poorest communities.  Find some inspiring stories about All We Can, and about how you can help by using this link to their website
     

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