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Hope Central Foodbank at The Welcome (last updated 27th March)

An update from HOPE CENTRAL: The Welcome is no longer operating as a Cafe, but is now re-organised as a spacious Foodbank for Hope Central, which is badly needed as more […]

KMC Weekly Newsletter — Friday 27th March

As we begin to come to terms with a very different world we give thanks for all the people working to keep our country going. We pray for those who […]

Rev. Rob’s 74th Epistle (APRIL)

Dear Friends, It is only a few weeks ago that I was writing about ‘Tempus fugit’ (the Latin phrase meaning “time flies”) and yet now, it seems like the world […]

All Services inside KMC cancelled until further notice

At 5pm on Tuesday 17th March 2020 the Methodist Church has issued the following guidance to each individual church:  It is with sadness that we recommend that worship services in [...]

Latest Methodist Church advice (at 5pm Tues 17th March) on Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Coronavirus advice : Updated 17 March 15:00 It is with sadness that we recommend that worship services in Methodist Churches are suspended for the time being in line with […]

“Streaming” of Methodist Church services (April)

You might like to take a look at the Methodist Church website, for: • Links to Worship at home sheets and home worship ideas • Information about streaming of […]

“Encouragement” by Chris Templar (April)

Today’s Scripture Union – (Daily Bread – aka Words for Life) – reading is based on 1 Thessalonians 3: 6-13 and entitled ‘Encouraged by you’. As I read and reread […]

Homelessness and the Embassy Bus

Manchester has one of the highest rough sleeper rates in the country and more homeless people died in Manchester than in any other local authority area in England and Wales […]

Zac’s House (April)

Romans 8:28 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good.” ZHKC hosted Watoto Children’s Choir on 3rd March 2020. The Choir started their […]

Jolly Tots! (April)

We have been encouraged by yet more newcomers to Jolly Tots. I was particularly touched when told by one mum recently that she had turned down the opportunity to work […]

Apostolic Trip to Uganda, February 2020 (by Neal Stanton)

I travelled with a small team to Uganda on mission at the end of February, with Peter Ashburner (Elder ZKC), Angie Sherridan (ZKC), and Ann Donaldson (Created to Soar ministries), […]

Children and Families — by Peter Freeman (April)

It has been a busy few weeks, with two events that I wish to report on. The first was in the half term, when we held a Messy Church. The […]

FROM Carol Cotton (Church and Community Pastoral Worker) — April

Hi Everyone, As I write this letter to you I am aware that we are living in unique and strange times. A number of people are already self-isolating for health- […]

Rev Robs 73rd Epistle (March)

Dear friends, ‘Tempus fugit’ is the Latin phrase meaning “time flies” and as we begin preparing for Easter during the season of Lent, I am wondering where time is going? […]

Marriage and Relationships Discussion at KMC

The Circuit held a consultation and discussion on Sunday 9th February at KMC around the Marriage and Relationship report. Everyone was invited, and there were 2 keynote speakers Rev Glayne […]

Zac’s House (March)

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvellous things you have done. Psalm 9:1 This is a very exciting time for ZHKC, […]

Friendship Café (March)

One of the wonderful benefits of the Friendship Café is that we all make new friends, whether it is with the people who attend, their families/carers or with other volunteers. […]

Children and Families (March)

I guess it is right to say this last month has been challenging in the extreme, with all my personal issues to deal with. I think it is right to […]

Church and Community Pastoral News (March)

Hi Everyone, By the time you read this we will be part way through Lent and I will be cooking 3 vegetarian meals a week, not drinking tea or coffee […]

Rev Robs 72nd Epistle (Feb)

Dear friends, A Happy New Year and New Decade to all of you reading this letter, who I have not had opportunity to greet in person. As I write to […]

I don’t like going to the dentist!

I have never liked going to the dentist. As a child I always seemed to need to have a filling and my dentist did not believe in giving anaesthetic. So […]

EDI. What is that?

(This topic was the theme of KMC's Cafe Church on Sunday 5th May). The initials stand for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. The Church Council is a formal body, and makes [...]

Church and Community Pastoral News (Feb)

Hi Everyone, I know this is the February Newsletter, but Happy New Year to you all anyway. I am about to do a review of Christmas, when we are already […]

Zac’s House (Feb)

“I lift my eyes to the hills where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121 1-2 Zac’s House […]

Friendship Café— 3 years and still going strong! (Feb)

As we celebrate our 3rd anniversary of the Friendship Café, we give thanks that God holds us all in the palm of His hand. We say this at the end […]

Rev Alan Bradley is coming to Knutsford

The Rev Alan Bradley has accepted the Circuit’s invitation to be the Circuit Superintendent , and the Minister for KMC, which includes the oversight of Zac’s House, wef 1st September […]

Rob Cotton’s contribution to “the Story Project”

Click on this link to watch our very own Minister, Rev Rob Cotton, talk about Zac’s House and the trip to Uganda, and then ask how the church’s “global mission” […]

Friendship Café (Dec)

It is a known fact that music plays a massive part in awakening memories for us all. At the Café, we use music in all sorts of ways, from having […]

Zac’s House (Dec)

November has been another active month for all at Zac’s House. Our Renew52 wellbeing cafe is going well. We are continuing to work towards partnering with other organisations, so that […]

Children and Families Work (Dec 2019)

The run up to Christmas is always busy and, while Advent is certainly a time of celebration and anticipation of Christ’s birth, it is more than that. It is only […]

Church and Community Pastoral News (Dec 2019)

Hi Everyone, ‘The Calling of the Methodist Church’ is to respond to the Gospel of God’s love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission. Let […]

Rev Rob’s 71st Epistle (Dec 2019)

Dear friends, I am writing this letter from my bedroom study at ‘Gladstone’s Library’, where I am on a 24 hours retreat with the Superintendent Ministers of the Manchester and […]

KidzZone tree on display in Mobberley Methodist Church

This is  a picture of the tree that KMC’s KidzZone have prepared for this year’s Mobberley Christmas Tree Festival.  The theme is “Recycling”, and all the decorations are items left […]

Foodbank (part of Hope Central)

The work in Knutsford that previously operated under the name “Hampers for Hope” continues as “Hope Central”. This is an umbrella organisation covering Knutsford, Wilmslow (Lacey Green) and Handforth. Overall […]

Children and Families (Nov)

At the beginning of October we held the Harvest Experience in the church and we welcomed the Year Fours from the three community schools. It was great to have six […]

“Sharing with other Christians”, by Eve James

There is something about singing ‘And can it be’ with 2800+ Christians that stirs the soul…. Why wouldn’t you want the opportunity ?…….. and if it’s in the Lake District, […]

Zac’s House (Nov 2019)

This past month has really seen our new premises, “Hope52”, taking off. We had wonderful times of prayer and worship, and many opportunities to both come alongside and connect with […]

Church and Community Pastoral News (Nov)

Hi Everyone, Where do the months go? As you read this, we will be in November. A quote for you: ‘In November, the earth is growing quiet. It is making […]

Rev Rob’s 70th Epistle (Nov 2019)

Dear friends, We have enjoyed together the season of Harvest, with 160 school children and their teachers from local schools coming to share in the Harvest Experience with Peter Freeman […]

Remembrance Sunday at KMC

KMC will observe Remembrance Sunday at both morning services (9.15am and 10.45am) on 10th November. Rev Rob Cotton will lead each service.

“My Soldier Boy”, by Elizabeth Mason.

“Remember me”, my true love wrote,Just hours before he closed his eyes.How precious is this final note.I sit and read, then kneel and cry. “Put poppies on my grave” he […]

Admire the new glass doors at KMC !

Zac’s House (October)

Prayer, Partnership and Participation are the values at the heart of Zac’s House Kingdom Community and, over the past 12 months, there has been plenty of each. As we reflect […]

Children and Families Work (October)

There is a moment when you ask ‘Should I put this down? Is there any point in carrying on?’ It is part of the process of constantly reviewing what is […]

Church and Community Pastoral Report (October)

Hi Everyone, Autumn is on its way, one of my favourite times of the year—if only we could then, just skip winter and move straight into spring! An autumn quote […]

Rev Robs 69th Epistle (October)

Dear friends, What a wonderful few weeks of worship we have enjoyed at KMC recently. I have certainly loved preaching a short series on Jeremiah and greatly appreciated the positive […]

“Journey of the Magi” by Springs Dance Company

For more details, see under “Events” section for 22nd December.

Rev Rob’s 68th Epistle (Sept)

Dear friends, I trust that you have all enjoyed the Summer, I know that many of you have been away and a number have attended Christian Festivals such as Keswick […]

A trip full of prayer, partnership, and participation – UGANDA August 2019

Right from the first moment we landed in Entebbe and throughout our time in Uganda, Jude, with the help of Andrew, looked after us. They not only drove us from […]

Children and Families Report, by Peter Freeman

It seems slightly premature to be planning for 2020 but this is what is happening at the current time. Part of this is due to the event that was held […]

Open The Book 20th Anniversary

The celebrations for 20 years of ‘Open the Book’ have been going on all over the country. It’s been celebrated in services at Truro Cathedral, Gloucester Cathedral , Wells Cathedral […]

Friendship Café (Sept)

We have been busy over the summer months continuing to meet on a weekly basis, with a constant number of people attending the Café. In July, we had great fun […]

Church and Community Pastoral Report, by Carol Cotton (Sept)

Hi Everyone, Happy New Year! For those of you who think I have gone slightly mad, the Methodist New Year begins in September, when Ministers have moved and begin their […]

Zac’s House Uganda Trip Blog

Here is a link to the latest "news and views" of the team's visit to Uganda, enabling you to follow the activities each day and to pray for them: Https:// [...]

An evening with Paul Jones (ex-Manfred Mann) and Fiona Hendley.

An Ideal Opportunity to Invite Friends & Family An Evening WithPaul Jones (Manfred Mann) & Fiona HendleyHear how God has changed their lives Tues 1st Oct 7pmGiovanni’s Restaurant, KnutsfordTickets £17.50 [...]

Quotes of the Week (from Rob Cotton’s Sermon 14th July)

Quote 1: "I don't believe that any Church, or committed Christian,  should be able just to pass by on the other side when most of the world lies half-dead in [...]

Rev Rob’s 67th Epistle (July)

Dear Friends, I begin my letter, by thanking people for attending our recent Garden Party at the manse, celebrating my significant birthday and also acknowledging your support of the Zip-wire [...]

Zac’s House (July)

What an incredible and amazing trip to Uganda we have just ventured on, which saw 3 of us go to Jinja to prepare for a team of eleven to pray, [...]

Report from Peter Freeman (July)

Children and Families Work.......IMPACT Following on from my review of the work I am doing with schools, I have now reviewed, in a similar fashion, my work with families. What [...]

Result of Christian Aid Week 2019

This year Knutsford raised £3725.67 during Christian Aid Week, including £180.10 from the Big Brekkie. This fantastic amount will help provide vital frontline health care for mothers and their babies [...]

Friendship Café (July)

  “Be present in all things and thankful for all things” This quote by Maya Angelou, is very much at the heart of all that we do at the Café. [...]

Church and Community Pastoral News (July)

Hi Everyone, I cannot believe I am writing a magazine letter for July and August. Some days it has felt like we are in October or November! First of all [...]

Spring Harvest April 2020

COME & BE INSPIRED Last year a group of 8 “intrepid” old Spring Harvesters revisited our youthful days by attending Spring Harvest (SH) Harrogate. Gone were the big tops, the [...]

Zac’s House (June 2019)

What an incredible and amazing trip to Uganda we have just ventured on, which saw 3 of us go to Jinja to prepare for a team of eleven to pray, [...]

Church and Community Pastoral Work (by Carol Cotton , June 2019)

Dear Friends, I don’t know about you but I am so thankful that we have a God who gives us second chances and more. In the charity GROW , which [...]

Rev. Rob’s 66th Epistle (June 2019)

Dear Friends, How good it is to have time to rest and pray. Jesus certainly modelled and taught the need to take time out, seeking God’s will and presence, keeping [...]

Children and Families Worker report (June 2019)

It is good to review the role you are playing on a fairly regular basis and in recent days that is what I have been doing. Using what I call [...]

Rob’s 65th Epistle [May 2019]

Dear Friends, After another inspirational celebration of Easter as a church family with wonderful worship at KMC, ‘The Good News Singers’ and many visitors, it has also been good to [...]

Friendship Cafe (May 2019)

by Paula Lambe Over the last few weeks we have enjoyed a very creative time using our many talents to make beautiful things! I am sure many of you have [...]

Church and Community Pastoral News (May 2019)

by Carol Cotton Hi Everyone, I had a birthday in April (they just keep coming!!). For one of my gifts I was given a "Daily Bread" Promise Box. Rob has [...]

Children and Family Worker Report (May 2019)

With school holidays this year set away from Easter so that Easter Sunday is on the last weekend of the spring holiday, the Easter Experience was held two weeks before […]

Zac’s House (May 2019)

Our Alpha Awayday was spent at Chapel-in-the-Fields, and was a fantastic time to explore more of what faith and discipleship can look like. Taking time together to explore more of [...]

Toilet Twinning in Uganda

Toilets under construction funded by donations from KMC toilet twinning project last Christmas.

Christian Aid Week: ‘All mums should live’ by Jo Taylor)

    Sierra Leone is the world’s most dangerous place to become a mum. Every day 10 women die from giving birth. In Sawula district, the community struggle with a [...]

Mary Jones and her Bible – A seed is sown!

Following Jill Lee’s imaginative and interesting presentation at Tuesday Fellowship on 26 February, it is proposed to organise a visit to the Mary Jones’ World visitor centre by Bala Lake […]

Friendship Cafe (April)

“Variety is the spice of life” – do you remember the dog food advert with that catch phrase? Well, variety certainly is the order of the day at the Café. […]

Church and Community Pastoral News (April) by Carol Cotton

Dear Friends, I am going to begin my letter this month with a little chat about ANTS. At the March Cameo Rob and I talked about teamwork and supporting each […]

Rev. Rob’s 64th Epistle

Rev Robs 64th Epistle Dear Friends, As I write, I am just coming to terms with the disappointing news of my birthday Charity Zip-wire Challenge having been postponed due to […]

Zac’s House April 2019

The community in Northwich continues to grow and we are seeing God move in amazing ways in the town.

Christian Aid Week

This year CAW is May 12th to 18th. Please save the date and speak to Jo Taylor if you can help.

Rob’s Zip Wire Challenge

LATEST NEWS – Delayed due to bad weather in Wales! New dates for May are being planned

Firefest 2019 resources

Firefest at KMC has drawn to a close, with Rev Scott Manning leading SNL (Sunday Night Live) along with guest worship leaders from USA, Shane Rootes and Randy Seedorf.

Firefest 2019 gets underway

Firefest 2019 at KMC launched on Friday night. A full church was led in worship by Shane Rootes and the KMC worship group, with inspirational songs from Randy Seedorf.

Firefest starts this Friday

Starting this Friday at 7pm, with an Evening Celebration with Shane Rootes, Randy Seedorff and KMC Worship Band, and preacher Revd Steve Wild.

Children and Families – Feb 2019

January has been a month of setting things up, filling my diary with dates, as well as continuing with the week to week work.

Rev. Rob’s 63rd Epistle

Dear Friends,
I have just returned from a ‘Re-Imagining Circuit’ morning at Mobberley

Church and Community Pastoral News – Feb 2019

Hi Everyone
Having had the last 3 months not working (sort of!) as unpaid leave, it has been helpful to refresh and meet up with family and friends and support Rob in all that he does.

Zac’s House March 2019

We have had an exciting few weeks. Our Alpha course is going from strength to strength

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