MOTHERS UNION – No group at present. Diocesan Members meet for prayer on the second Thursday in the month at 11.00 am in church.

Contact Pat Yates (0161 485 4546)

MEN'S SOCIETY – Monthly meetings on the first Thursday, September to May, at 8.00 pm in the Meeting Room.

Chairman: Bradley Torbitt (0161 486 9387).

Secretary: Mike Parry (0161 485 7876).

FRIDAY CLUB – Fortnightly meetings on a Friday at 7.30 pm, usually in the Meeting Room. Open to women of all age groups.

Chairperson: Muriel Prestbury (0161 439 1840).

Secretary: Lily Mitchelhill (0161 485 5187).

GUILD OF ST RAPHAEL – The Guild exists to encourage the Church's ministry of healing and the practice of regular intercessions for the sick. The branch meets monthly in church on the second Wednesday at 2.15 pm. Corporate Communion on the third Thursday of the month at 10.00 am.

Contact Pat Yates (0161 485 4546).

BIBLE READING FELLOWSHIP – Secretary: Julia Ball (0161 440 8647).

CHURCH CHOIR – We are very proud to have a choir who sing at our 10.00 am Family Eucharist and Choral Evensong (second Sunday in the month). We are always looking for new members both old and young. If you are interested please contact the Organist and Director of Music, Trevlyn Thomas (0161 485 8026).

JUNIOR SAINTS – We meet every Sunday in term time (except on the second Sunday of the month when it is Family Service). Aimed at school children from 4 to 11 years we have Bible based fun and games in the Meeting Room during the 10.00 am services. Come and join us. All children are welcome.

CRAFT GROUP – Meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 2.30 pm in the Meeting Room. Contact Frances or David Pickett (0161 439 8890).

1863 QUILTERS GROUP – Meet on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 2.00 pm in the Meeting Room.

AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY GROUP – This group usually meets fortnightly, between October and Easter, on a Tuesday afternoon to study and discuss chosen books or themes from the Bible. During the 2012/2013 season we shall be undertaking ten studies within St John's Gospel. Meetings will be held at 14 Lavenham Close, Hazel Grove at 2.30 pm.

Outline programme for 2014 will be available soon.

New members are always welcome – contact Pat Yates (0161 485 4546) or Michael Aiers (0161 439 7692).

NEW TESTAMENT GREEK STUDY GROUP – This group is currently making a detailed study of St Luke's Gospel in the original language, and using other passages from the New Testament as exercises in translation and parsing. As the group has been working for many years now, anyone wishing to join will need to be reasonably proficient at New Testament Greek. Contact Irene Walton (1061 439 6096).

ALL SAINTS' CHARITIES COMMITTEE – The Committee, which is chaired by the Vicar, comprises a cross-section of representatives from various organisations within the church. Its principal objective is to help charities both in this country and abroad, benefit economically. This it does through fund raising, an integral part of the Committee's remit, holding on average four social events per year, including a Christmas Fair. It is incumbent on members to select which charities to support – not easy given the many requests for financial aid we receive.

ALL SAINTS' FLOWER GROUP – Apart from Lent, there are always flowers in church. You will find pedestals in the porch, south east corner, by the altar and in the cloister. At Easter, Harvest and Christmas the number of arrangements double. The flowers on the altar are paid for by individual donations each week (the vacancies are published in the January Parish Magazine) as are some of the south east corner arrangements and all are arranged by the Flower Group. We meet four times a year to discuss rotas, finance, the festivals and the Christmas Coffee Morning. We can also arrange flowers for weddings and ask that you discuss your requirements with us about two months before the wedding. If you would like to know more about the Flower Group please contact Frances Pickett (0161 439 8890).


Cubs (7th Cheadle Hulme) Meet on a Friday 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm at Thorn Grove. Contact Andy Thompson, Section Leader (07815711996).

Beavers (7th Cheadle Hulme) Meet on a Friday 6.00 pm to 7.15 pm in the Parish Rooms. Contact Jacquie Metcalfe (0161 491 5129).

Brownies (11th Cheadle Hulme) Meet on a Monday 6.00 pm to 7.15 pm at Thorn Grove. Contact Julia Jones (07976 476 208).

Rainbows (2nd Cheadle Hulme) Meet on a Monday 6.15 pm to 7.15 pm in the Meeting Room. Contact Claire Cawley (0161 283 0513).