Day 19Alderley Edge & Knutsford Circuit
The Alderley Edge & Knutsford Circuit has 8 churches ranging from small rural to large town, including ‘The Welcome Church’, one of the original Fresh Expressions, birthed in the mid-1990s, which became a full church in its own right in 2010. Over the last 10 years, the circuit has been pursuing a policy of growth and seeking ways to develop our circuit through the themes of Our Calling.
We are looking forward to the new ways of working through the change of staffing and through the Co-Superintendency and to supporting Julie, the Welcome Church's Lay Pastor who was accepted as a candidate for the presbyteral ministry this year.
We have many exciting things going on in the circuit - ‘Hampers of Hope’ at Knutsford with the Hope Centre meeting at the Council House each Monday, Youth Schools Mission ‘Higher’ in partnership with ‘The Message’ and 4 ‘Open the Book’ teams in junior schools. Our Family Missioner at Alderley Edge is reaching out into 6 local groups, whilst there is huge growth in work at The Welcome Church, sustained growing work at Mobberley linking to residential homes, fantastic ecumenical links at Snelson with local Anglican congregations, amazing coffee mornings at Plumley and growing work at Mottram St Andrew as the sole Christian presence in the village.