Serving the community
As individuals and as a church we do our best to follow Jesus' commandment to 'love your neighbour'. We support local, national and international charities, as described below, and we run a number of regular activities that aim to serve our local community in Woodley and Stockport.
Together with friends from several neighbouring churches we normally run a café in our church building on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 noon. The café is handy for visitors to the Woodley shopping precinct and the health centre next door to our church. It serves hot and cold drinks and home-made cakes and offers a friendly environment for fellowship and refreshment.
We also run a busy Thrift Shop on Wednesday and Saturday mornings 9:30 am - 12:00 noon. Goods are donated mainly by members of the congregation and there is a wide range of books, clothing, bric-à-brac and small items of furniture for sale. The shop has recently been refurbished and reorganised. It is a well-used resource for our local community and saleable items are always welcome.
We try to be generous with our resources and, as a church, we have given over £5,000 to charity during the past year. Each year we decide which organisations to help. We have ongoing commitments to support a children's home in Lesotho, as described on the Mission Project page, and The Wellspring, which is a charity in Stockport that helps people who are or who might become homeless. It is open every day of the year and offers its clients a wide range of services, advice and practical assistance.