13th May 2021

Dialstone Lane News

Golden Wedding

Our congratulations to Val and Barry Daykin who celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary on 22nd May. We hope you can celebrate this wonderful event with your family and enjoy the occasion.

With love from all your friends at Dialstone Lane.

Zoom Morning Coffee and Chat

These will continue on the 3rd Thursday at 11.00am on June 17th, July 15th etc

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Meeting ID: 925 9944 4343   Passcode: 626898

Afternoon Tea Chat & Cup of Tea

This will be discontinued afterThursday June 10th at 4pm,

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Meeting ID: 939 0341 9254    Passcode: 013198

The Next Newsletter and Church Plan for June and July

You will see that the circuit newsletter is dropping down to a monthly rather than a fortnightly appearance from this issue, the next one being due around June 4th. I therefore suggest that we also drop the church news part of the newsletter down to monthly as well. So, if you have news or notices you wish to share with the church community in the next newsletter please let Pat (456 5314) or Catriona (487 2010) have it by June 1st.

As we won’t yet be having a weekly notice sheet in church, please try and include events that seem well in the future (they come round very quickly!), so that we’re not having to ask Margaret Bryant to send out lots of emails in between. It makes it hard to keep those who rely on hand delivery fully informed.

You will find the plan for June here.. We look forward to welcoming you in Church, but remember that there is still the 3pm circuit service on zoom too if you can’t get out or prefer to wait until we get the “All Clear”.

Catriona Stoker

Dialstone Lane Church A.G.M.

This will be held on zoom on Saturday 19th June 9.50am for 10am start. If you would like to be part of this meeting but do not have internet access, you can log in by phone or speak to one of the Stewards for further information. You can also give your comments for the meeting to them if you will be unable to join in.

Four Seasons

Depending on the weather, we can again try to have a meeting on Thursday 3rd June at 2.00pm. we will still need to sit in groups of six and the groups need to be socially distanced from one another. Bring your own chair, drink and snack if you wish. All welcome.

Recycling Tablet Blister Packs

Many thanks to those who have brought their tablet packaging to Church for recycling at Superdrug in Mersey Square. Please keep up the good work, particularly in view of the fact that when I took the packaging in this week, I realised that it’s a way of raising funds for Marie Curie nurses.

Catriona Stoker

Toilet Twinning

You’ll remember that we have raised funds in Church by twinning our toilets with toilets in other parts of the world where sanitation is much harder to come by. Now the same organisation has launched a new appeal:

“Twin your fridge and help save lives"

Last year, when the pandemic hit, we launched Tap Twinning to raise urgent funds for our Covid response. And you responded in the most incredible way – donating more than £500,000 in just a few months to help improve water access, hygiene and public health awareness.

A year on, the pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the world – pushing more and more vulnerable communities into extreme poverty.

Now, more than 40 million people are going hungry because of Covid. Lockdowns and restrictions have left many without work and unable to feed their families.

That's why we are launching Fridge Twinning to help families put food on their table.

There are no social safety nets, no food banks or furlough schemes in countries such as Afghanistan, South Sudan, Yemen and Democratic Republic of Congo, which are among the worst hit.

So our partners are extending their support to vulnerable communities – beyond water, hygiene and sanitation projects – to distribute basic food supplies and cash vouchers. And they are providing training and resources to help people start small businesses.”

But, to continue this work, they need your help.

By donating £30 to twin your fridge, you can help provide emergency food and livelihood support to families across the world who are suffering most from the economic impact of Covid. In return we’ll send you a set of fridge magnets you can customise your fridge with to show your support.

More information is available from www.toilettwinning.org

It is also possible to twin your dustbins, raising funds for people in countries where safe rubbish disposal facilities are rare. More information on this scheme can be found on their website: www.bintwinning.org

Praying for Our Planet

Praying for Our Planet is an exciting programme of talks by seven scientists whose work is related to the climate and ecological emergency. Each scientist, who is also a Christian, will speak about their area of interest and how their scientific understanding affects their faith. Following the talk, the audience will be invited to divide into breakout rooms to reflect and respond to what the speaker has said.

The sessions are free, open to all and do not require any pre-existing knowledge of the topics. They will be on weekday evenings through May and June.

Bramhall Methodist Church are hosting these as part of their Climate Year and in partnership with Greater Manchester Churches Together.

To view full programme and book tickets go to:


Caroline Dean School of Dance

We are the Caroline Dean School of Dance and can't thank you enough for the warm welcome we have received. 

A little bit about us and the school ....

I opened the school in 1998 at Davenport - Mile End Scout Hut after attending stage school, qualifying as a teacher and then becoming a professional dancer for many years. 

Darcey Frost is my right hand man, who attended my classes from being 4 years old before going off to Dance college to gained her teaching qualifications amongst other performing and teaching positions. 

At the school we run annual Tapathons , Bi-annual Stage Shows , Grade and Medal Test Examinations, Open Days, Holiday Fun clubs and much more, so there is never a dull moment !! 

During these events we have raised money for charities including The Christie, Beechwood Cancer Care Centre , Scleroderma & Raynauds UK, Alzheimer's Society , Cancer Research and Children in Need, to name a few. 

We run classes for all age groups, starting with our lively Tiny Tots class for pre school children from 3 year olds. 

We have classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz & Street Dance for primary, secondary and college students and we also have Ballet, Tap and Modern Jazz Classes for Adults, who are either new to dancing or have been dancing for years. 

You can read more about our classes at www.carolinedeanschoolofdance.co.uk

We are excited to be a part of the Church community and hope that we can follow in Margaret Lapham's footsteps and be here for many years 

Thank you for inviting us to introduce ourselves in your Church Newsletter.   

Best Wishes, 

Caroline Dean 



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