Churches Together in Goostrey

St. Luke's church joins with Goostrey Methodist Church for 'Churches Together' activities. These include joint services and various projects and events throughout the year.

Methodist Church

Methodist Church, Goostrey

Harvest Project - St. Luke's and Goostrey Methodist churches choose in alternate years, the project to be supported financially from the Harvest Festival celebrations. In 2010 the proceeds from joint activities resulted in a donation to the Savation Army in Northwich for improvements to the hostel accommodation.

Christian Communicare - a team of willing volunteers offer to take people to the Health Centre or to hospital by car. Often driving several times a month, they request only a small allowance towards the cost of petrol, and are able to help a good number of grateful villagers.

Rose Day Float - The churches join together to create the Churches Together float on Rose Day. In 2007 the float was dressed as 'Noah's Ark' - especially appropriate in the very wet last week of June.
Floats in recent years have taken themes such as 'The Red Barrows', based on the Red Arrows with wheelbarrows replacing the aircraft. 'He's got the Whole World in his Hands' involved a giant pair of hands supporting a globe with participants wearing costume from different parts of the world.

Red Barrows

Red Barrows - Rose Day 2001

Sponsored Cycle Ride - Each year a Sponsored Cycle Ride is organised in aid of the Cheshire Historic Churches Preservation Trust. The route varies from year to year, visiting a selection of churches in the area. Cyclists can undertake long or short sections of the route and are invited to stop and visit the churches on the way, many of which are small village churches or chapels in pretty surroundings and with many interesting features. The riders receive a friendly welcome together with biscuits and drinks.

FairTrade - St. Luke's and the Methodist church both support FairTrade products and each has a stall once a month during coffee time after a service, when good selections of FairTrade products are for sale. FairTrade involves a long term trading commitment, guaranteeing a fair minimum price for goods so that the workers who produce the goods can receive a decent wage, live in adequate housing and experience reasonable health and safety standards in plantations and factories. Look out for the FairTrade mark, which can also be seen on coffee, tea, sugar, orange juice, cocoa, honey, chocolate, biscuits and snacks in the supermarket!