Pet Service

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.

Blessing of the Animals
Sunday 9th September
10.00 a.m.

First World War Commemoration

On the 22
nd 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.

Poppy Commemoration
Saturday 22nd September
St. Wilfrid Mobberley
2.00 p.m.

Harvest Festival

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 Communion
10.00 a.m.
Harvest Songs of Praise
6.30 p.m.

Patronal Festival

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.

Patronal Festival
Sunday 14th October
10.00 a.m.

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 Eucharist
Sunday 4th November
10.00 a.m.

Commemoration of the Faithful Departed
Sunday 5th November

6.30 p.m.

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday is always an important and sombre day but this year is even more so.  This year both Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day fall on the same date but also that date is the centenary of the end of the First World War.  We welcome members of Her Majesties Armed Forces to join us, both current and ex-service men and women, as well as representatives of Cheshire East and Mobberley Parish Council.  we welcome also members of the local uniformed organisations as well as children from Mobberley Primary School who will again be making a presentation.  Following the service in church we will gather around the war memorial for the traditional Act of Remembrance followed by refreshments down at the Victory Hall.