Tapton Hill Congregational Church
An independent church founded in 1853 - A member of the Congregational Federation  
  
 
 
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What’s On

See the Church diary for 2021 dates.

Due to Covid 19 all activities in the church building besides RASCALS breakfast and after school clubs are suspended. The Greek Orthodox Community have reverted to alternate Sunday worship within Government guidelines

The church did however enter the local Crosspool scarecrow competition in June  


Minister's Reflections during Covid 19 are now shown on the church blog 

 


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When the Coronavirus pandemic is over we will resume our regular activities as follows:

Lego Church

Lego Church will continue in 2021 with children and their adults given a themed challenge to make something out of the bricks by our Minister Rev Suzanne. The morning starts at 10.30am and closes about noon with a short time of family friendly worship.

Dates for forthcoming Lego church gatherings will be announced 

Afternoon Tea Services

Come and enjoy a short period of worship whilst enjoying good food and company:

DTBF

Coffee Afternoons

Come and enjoy refreshments and an opportunity to catch up with friends or make new ones.

Dates of future coffee afternoons: 

To be arranged after the current pandemic

Christian Aid May Day trek -  hopefully rearranged in the autumn

Members from Tapton will join walkers from other churches raising money for Christian Aid. Last year we raised £200.

Carols and readings

We are delighted to have the Loxley Silver Band returning to lead our Carol Service 2.45pm on 19th December.

 
Remember when we could do things together -  2019

Lent Groups

In conjunction with the other Crosspool Churches, Tapton participated in a series of Lent Study groups.
 

Hallam Churches Together - Good Friday Ecumenical Pilgrimage

A pilgrimage by members from the Churches Together in Hallam started with a 9.15am Service at St Luke's 
Reading at Lodge Moor shops, Reading at Lodge Moor Stoop, Reading at St Francis's with refreshments, Reading at Stephen Hill, Reading Crosspool shops, Reading St Columba finishing by a Reading, Service and light lunch at Tapton Hill CC.
2019 walk

 
Tapton Hill Advent Calendar
 
Following the success of last year we have repeated the use of an Advent Wall to collect for our nominated charities.  24 boxes are placed in church and instead of removing surprises users of the church bring gifts for three local charities: The MAHER Project in India, The Good News Family Care Centre for victims of domestic abuse, Chocolate Box.
 
This was not a wall that divides but unites, bringing all users of the church together in making donations.  Though only a small contribution we pray it will help to make someone happier or at least more comfortable.
Last years donations



The Last Supper - 17th April

A party of church members visited the Millennium Galleries in town to hear an interesting talk on the painting of the Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci given by Rev Suzanne Nockels. This was followed by a reconstruction of the Last Supper involving people who attended the evening.



Talk on the Moon Landing - 9th May

“Hello Universe”

The wonder of Scientific Discovery by Mark Wrigley from the Institute of Physics

Church Walk - Saturday 1st June,  9.30am 

A gentle stroll through Rivelin Valley chatting with friends or making new ones.

Christian Aid Night Hike - 29 June 2019

A 17 mile walk overnight from St Lukes into the Peak District 

 







 
 



Soup and Roll Club meets every first Thursday in the month.
 
Everyone welcome  -  From 11.30am to 1.30pm
 
Bible Study alternate Wednesdays at 7.30pm

Table tennis social and natter on the other Wednesdays.
 
 
RASCALS Breakfast Club Monday - Friday 7am to 8.30am
 
RASCALS After School Club - Weekdays in termtime
 
 
see diary for more information