Read about the current pattern of services using this linkFor detailed information about services please check out our calendar.
Our Mission......is 'Sharing God's Love in the Community.'Our LeadershipRev 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.WorshipWe meet for worship on most Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and enjoy tea & coffeetogether 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.Lent BeckonsAs Advent, Christmas and Epiphany (Twelfth Night) fade into the past (see here for a report), Lent is onrushing. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 1 March.Easter 2017 will be celebrated with Good Friday on 14 April, Easter Sunday on 16 April.A Lent course will be available on Wednesday mornings, beginnning 8 March. And looking further ahead, find out about a Spiritual Direction course hereGood Friday and EasterOur Good Friday service will be at Wesley – service at 11am. As usual we will process from Highlands, and all who can do so are welcome to join us.On Easter Sunday – we are invited to join with the Salvation Army for their Sunrise Service at Strand Wharf at 6am.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.Upcoming EventsWomen's World Day of Prayer - 3 March If you're interested, click here. Or even if you're not, since the poster is wonderful.Summer at St Peter's click hereEnjoyed 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and attaching themSouthend HomelessFor 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 further updates here and here.Our Services have changedIf you have any queries please email us: click hereReflectionsWe now have a new folder of pages that we want you to add to. Find out more here.You can for example find a reflection on the nature of wisdom, and a prayerful response to the 'Brexit' vote.ArtHighlands is the proud owner of a new work by resident artist Maurice Dolphin. For a sneak preview click hereALL WE CANAt 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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