Lent services

Throughout Lent, Sanctus1 services (every Wed 7.30pm / Sunday 10.30am) are focused on the theme of Feast or Famine, exploring a range of issues concerning inequality - individual, national and global - particularly focusing on food.

15th and 18th Feb - Fasting - going without in a culture of want?
22nd and 25th Feb - Debt - some feast while others famine
1th and 4th Mar - Food service - Markets - farmers vs supermarkets
8th and 11th Mar - Go without Church - time to do something else yet also spiritually enriching?
15th and 18th Mar - Food banks and food poverty - food issues in Manchester
22th and 25th Mar - Community-led service - Fast food/fast life?
29th Mar and 1st April Food Service - Agape feast (Communion)
5th April - Easter day - joint service with Methodist Central


Calendar - Dec

During the next few weeks we are looking at waiting.....

Sun 7th Dec is Godly Play waiting

10th and 14th Dec The Waiting Room

17th and 21st Dec The power of waiting

24th No service 

28th Service to be planned

31st No service

4th Jan 2015 Normal services resume

Up and Coming

Events coming up

Sun 2nd November - God's Fireworks

Wed 5th November -  Firework Social at Platt Field.  Meet Nexus for 6Pm

Sun 9th Tues 12th Later harvest service

16th/19th and 23rd/26th Community services to be announced

Sat 29th Novmber Community Away Day, more details later



Without really realising it, autumn is upon us!   A time of change, trees losing leaves, days drawing in and clocks changing.  It also a season of remembering.  "Remember, Remember the 5th of November" and Remembrance Day.  But this only Sunday service (Wednesday will be focused on fireworks), we looked at reclaiming Halloween as a time to remember those who we have known but have died, and also those who have died and no one was around to remember them.  Rest in peace.

Music Service 1

One of the disires I have had for a while is that we try to use our musical talent at Sanctus in a creative way of expressing something to or of God.  So it seemed appropriate as a follow up to the Love Language services that we look what song would you like to sing or play to God.  So we had a service that looked at peoples songs that they wanted to sing or play and asked why this song?  We concluded with a spirit inspired jaming session which sounded wonderful; a must do again!

Love Languages

During September we have had a series of services thinking about the most essential part of our lives - love.

Love September 2014

Mind Body Soul

Sanctus 1 sported a Christian presence at the Mind Body Soul Exibition held at Central in Manchester on 10th/11th May.  Our stand was prominent and different from other stands around us.  What was also different was we weren't selling anything, just talking and sharing.  We  developed an amazing prayer wall over the weekend.  We gave away blessing bracelets, crocheted hearts and love heart sweats.


2014 Community Away Day - Mission

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We are privileged in that a lot of our community really look forward to meeting up for a full day together. Given we have two regular services, a large proportion of Sanctus 1 rarely see each other. This was our third annual away day and this time we met at St Agnes church in Reddish.

Guest speaker and Fresh Expressions researcher/theologian, Michael Moynagh, talked to us and with us  over the course of a few sessions about the subject of mission. He brought some interesting perspectives and some much needed reassurance about what could be (and what might not be) considered mission.

We realised that actually a lot of us are already engaged in some form of mission, which is a good thing given one of the Sanctus 1 shared values is to be missional. It gave us lots to think about (as these away days often do) and I'm sure we will explore the subject further in upcoming services.

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