We held our first pet service 3 years ago and it continues to be hugely popular. We come together each year as a part of our celebrations of harvest to give thanks to God for the great gift he has given us in our pets. It might seem odd to include our pet service in with Harvest Thanksgiving but at harvest we remind ourselves, in song, that ‘all good gifts around us are sent from heaven above’. In accordance to the instruction in the hymn we then ‘thank the Lord for all his love.’
As well as giving thanks for our animals we bring them up to receive a blessing, also we pray that they might be protected from harm. Too often we are made aware of how much animals are made to suffer in our world to due to human neglect or greed, things that will surely end when God’s kingdom comes.
So come and join us, bringing with you your pets whether they woof, meow, squawk, hiss, squeak or whistle, they are all welcome in God’s house.
Sunday 9th September
First World War Commemoration
On the 22nd
September we shall be holding a special commemoration in church remembering all
those from Mobberley who went to fight in the First World War.
As a part of that commemoration the graves of those who returned and are
buried in the graveyard will be marked with a large poppy. This will be a civic as well as a religious
commemoration and we will be joined by a brass band which will lead us in the
singing of war time songs as well as hearing a selection of war letters,
readings and poems.
We have done our very best to identify these graves and to discover any surviving family. There is a complete list of the Mobberley Roll of Honour in the Rajar upon which the names of those buried in Mobberley are highlighted in pink and those with known families underlined in black. If you have a personal interest in this, please check the list in the Rajar.
At our Harvest services we ask people to bring flowers which will be distributed to the poorly, the housebound or the bereaved in Mobberley Parish. A list will be in church for the names of those you would like to receive a harvest gift.
We have 2 very special Harvest services, the first of which is our celebratory Harvest Communion at 10 a.m. when we give thanks to God for Harvest Home. In the evening, at 6.30 p.m., we shall be holding our Harvest Songs of Praise, a mixture of readings both Biblical and secular on the theme of autumn and Harvest alongside our favourite Harvest hymns.
Do come and join us as we celebrate the Harvest, give thanks God for all good gifts around us, and draw our Harvest celebrations to a conclusion.
Harvest Festival Services
Sunday 7th October
Harvest Songs of Praise
On the 14th October we celebrate the life of our Patron Saint, Wilfrid of York. Wilfrid was a pivotal figure in the life of the early Church in England at an important moment when the Church transitioned from the Celtic model of Church based around the monasteries and Abbots to the Catholic model based around Dioceses and Bishops. tradition dictates that all churches dedicated to St. Wilfrid were founded by him and although our church here in Mobberley dates from a long time after him it does appear it was built on the site of an earlier building.
Sunday 14th October
All Saints' & All Souls
The lives of those who have struggled, overcome and achieved act as a great inspiration for us. In the life of the Church we should be inspired by those who have gone before us, those who through their hard work, their courage and their faithfulness took the light of the gospel to the darkest places of the world, including these islands. This days give us the opportunity to remember both the 'great and the good' whose lives are recognised and proclaimed by the whole Church, but also those who lives of simple faithfulness and obedience revealed to us the presence and love of Jesus and led us on the road to faith.
All Saints’ Day
Sunday 4th November
Commemoration of the
Sunday 5th November