...is 'Sharing God's Love in the Community.'
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.
Advent is the time before Christmas when we prepare to celebrate Jesus's birthday on 25 December. This year Christmas is on a Sunday, so the 4 Sundays before that (starting on 27 November) are the 4 Sundays of Advent. For each week of Advent, Julia will be writing a reflection. You can link to each one here:
...and soon it's Christmas
Here are our Christmas services. Unless shown otherwise, Julia is leading these services.
- Parade and Toy Service Sunday 11th December 10.30 am (Worship Leaders)
- Carol Service Sunday 18th December 4.00 pm
- Christingle Service Saturday 24th December 5.30 pm
- Midnight Communion Saturday 24th December at 11.15 at Belfairs
- Christmas Morning Sunday 25th December at 10.30 am (Kathy McCullough)
And finally please note that our New Year's Day service will be a section service at Belfairs
Collections at our Christmas services will be donated to the marvellous Southend Mencap Showstoppers. To learn more about Showstoppers click 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.
Enjoyed the birthday celebration...but still want more?
Gluttons for punishment can find a way to watch the panto video here. And if anyone has any photos of any part of the 90th birthday weekend they want to share, do please email them by clicking this link email@example.com and attaching them
For many of us, as days shorten and nights get colder, our thoughts rightly turn to those who are homeless, for whatever reason. You can find some information about our response to this here, with a further update here
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.
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
We now have a new folder of pages that we want you to add to. Find out more here.
Highlands is the proud owner of a new work by resident artist Maurice Dolphin. For a sneak preview click 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.