Talks & discussions

  • Wed
    05
    Aug
    2015
    Thu
    31
    Dec
    2020
    Unitarian Chapel, King Edward Street, Macclesfield

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    Macclesfield Quakers hold meetings twice a month.

    You're invited to join us for Meeting for Worship at the beautiful King Edward Street Unitarian Chapel.

    The Quaker Way is firmly based in the belief that everyone has equal access to the Divine.

    Simple, silent group communion with the Divine - however it is thought of - is at the core of the British Quaker Way.

    There is no service and no priest, just the willingness to directly experience the Sacred as a group, rather than through a mediated service or personal meditation.

    During this simple yet rich worship, anyone may be deeply moved by the Spirit to speak, enriching the silence rather than interrupting it.

    Meeting for Worship begins at 2.30pm for one hour, followed by refreshments and informal discussion.

    The chapel provides a wheelchair ramp for access from the street, a loop system for the hearing impaired, and accessible toilet facilities. There is ample car parking across the road."

    Quaker Meeting for worship is held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month at the Unitarian Chapel on King Edward Street from 2.30-3.30pm.

    Contact Jill Maguire on 01625 432437 or email artscps@talktalk.net

  • Tue
    28
    Jan
    2020
    Fri
    31
    Jul
    2020
    7:30 pmSalvation Army Hall, Roe Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6XD.

    Meetings are open to the public, and admission is £2 for members and £3 for non-members including refreshments.

    For more details please contact macclesfield@fhsc.org.uk.

    2020
    28th January
    History from Local Sources a talk by Ian Doughty.

    25th February
    Wagon’s West a talk by Ian Cameron.
    Three Cheshire brothers converted to Mormonism in its early years in England and in about 1850 set off for the US with their families, heading for Salt Lake City on sailing ships and on wagons crossing the Great Plains, with three entirely different outcomes.

    24th March
    Studying the three R’s: an introduction to School and Education Records for Family Tree research
    a talk by Claire Moores.

    28th  April
    What did he die of? a talk by Sylvia Dillon.
    Exploring causes of death and where you might find death records.

    26th May
    Women of Macclesfield  - short talks.
    Some you may have heard of and others may be new to you.

    23rd June
    Tabley House a talk by Claire Pye.

    July
    Visit to Tabley House (date to be arranged)

    25th August
    Researching Military Medals a talk by Peter Ramsden

    22nd September
    AGM and “Show and Tell” bring along a family heirloom or two and tell us why they are so precious to you.

    27th October
    Bollington History including some Bollington families
    a talk by Tim Boddington

    24th November
    What’s new in Family Search?
    a talk by Val Moss

  • Sat
    20
    Jun
    2020
    Queen's Park, Crewe, Cheshire

    Pride in the Park postponed - further details here

    The line-up for Cheshire East Council’s Pride in the Park 2020 event has been announced and there are some big acts leading the way, as it moves into its third year.

    The headline act for the event at Queens Park, Crewe on Saturday 20 June, is Bang Bang Romeo. The Doncaster three piece supported Pink last year on her European tour playing in front of huge crowds throughout the summer and recently released their debut album ‘A Heartbreaker’s Guide to the Galaxy.’

    Bang Bang Romeo

    Sam Callahan will also be appearing on the day at Queens Park. Sam was an X Factor finalist on the tenth series of the talent show and has become more and more involved in the  LGBT+ scene having performed at Pride events around the world. He’s also enjoying a prolific modelling career and has been on the front cover of Gay Times twice.

    Danny Beard is another big crowd-puller who will be at this year’s Cheshire East event. He is a performer, singer and cabaret artist who made his name as Drag Idol winner in 2015 before going on to be a semi-finalist on Britain’s Got Talent the following year.

    Councillor Jill Rhodes Cheshire East Council cabinet member for public health and corporate services, said: “It’s brilliant news to be having all these top quality acts performing at our Cheshire East Pride event in Crewe and I know that residents and visitors will come in their numbers to support the day.”

    There will also be DJs, a magician and an opportunity for an open mic competition winner to appear at the Queens Park Pride event.

    The council’s first open mic event for Pride will be held at Tom’s Tap and Brewhouse on Thomas Street in Crewe on Sunday 29 March from 3pm. That event will be compered by William Read, who himself enjoyed success as part of the group ‘The Showbears’ on Britain’s Got Talent.

    Anyone can come along and have a go, it doesn’t matter what your act is!

    Councillor Stewart Gardiner, Cheshire East Council member equality champion, said: “I’m really looking forward to Cheshire East Pride mark three. Following on from two previous successful events I am sure this year’s will be even better. I am particularly excited to see that we are attracting a crop of current stars to our event.”

    Visit the Pride website for more details of the event. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Kathy Bradley