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The Bethel – Old Trafford Christadelphians Fellowship Weekend

Christadelphian YouPreach During the Fellowship Weekend 2010 and 2011, we ran a festival event in the local park. We hope the videos are encouraging and inspiring. The Bethel Christadelphian Church Henrietta Street Old Trafford M16 9GA
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A weekend in Stratford upon Avon – Part One

A weekend in Stratford upon Avon – Part One

Our first wedding anniversary was an occasion deserving of a memorable trip. It was exactly one year on from our mid September wedding, a day filled with overwhelming excitement, happiness and love. And as we drove into Stratford Upon Avon we knew that this historic town promised more of these same feelings as we celebrated our special weekend together.

It was Friday evening, and after a journey straight from work the grand exterior of Alveston Manor, our hotel for the weekend, was a most welcome sight. Inside, the hotel had an air of tradition and splendour in keeping with the town of Stratford Upon Avon. The friendly staff made us immediately feel at home and our plush room was a comforting retreat.

After freshening up, a sumptuous meal awaited us in Alveston Manor’s own restaurant. Starters of langoustine bisque were followed by a luxurious crab risotto and a perfectly cooked sirloin steak. An exquisite meal.

We awoke to brilliant sunshine on our first morning in Stratford Upon Avon, and after a brief discussion settled on ‘Shakespeare’s Birthplace’ as our first destination for the day. A short stroll from our hotel, over the bridge spanning the river Avon, and we were in the bustling heart of the town. Stratford Upon Avon has a varied mix of shops, from high street chains to locally run speciality shops, all spread along several streets. Seasonal flowers and greenery decorate the buildings and central beds, making a stroll around the shopping area most pleasant. It was along one of these streets that we found the ‘Shakespeare’s Birthplace’ attraction, a historic gem nestled amongst the modern day shops.

‘Shakespeare’s Birthplace’ is a house where it is thought William Shakespeare was born and spent his early years. As we walked around the attraction, stories of William Shakespeare’s life and times were told to us through videos, exhibits and real life characters in full historic dress. The highlight of the tour was a bedroom with a small crib sitting on the floor next to the adult bed… this was the room where William Shakespeare, the great poet and playwright, was thought to have been born.

After a lunch enjoyed in the sunshine, we took a stroll along the river Avon to Holy Trinity Church, William Shakespeare’s final resting place. We looked around the churchyard headstones spanning centuries, before entering the church itself. The grave marked as belonging to William Shakespeare was at the church’s alter, beside a register showing a record of Shakespeare’s baptism in the same church.

A session in Alveston Manor’s luxurious health club, complete with gym, sauna and swimming pool, prepared our appetite for dinner. We decided on the Thai Boathouse, just over the road from Alveston Manor and overlooking the river Avon. We enjoyed a wonderful meal together, discussing the day’s sights and experiences, before retiring back to our hotel room for an early night. Another day of our anniversary weekend in Stratford Upon Avon awaited us in the morning.

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Mormons meet for state conference services this weekend

Mormons meet for state conference services this weekend
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which has 12 congregations in the Tri-State area, will hold its semiannual state conference this weekend at the Evansville Ward at 8020 Covert Ave.
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Historic church celebrates 230 years
KINGS MOUNTAIN — When feet meet pine planks, a rickety creak echoes in the church sanctuary. For more than two centuries worshippers’ filled hand built pews, listening to God’s message from the pulpit. This weekend, Long Creek Presbyterian…
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APNewsBreak: US gay rights leaders headed to Utah
National gay rights activists said Friday they’ll descend on Salt Lake City’s Mormon church headquarters to deliver more than 100,000 letters asking a senior church leader to recant recent anti-gay statements.
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MILAN: Baptist church to celebrate 10th anniversary this weekend

MILAN: Baptist church to celebrate 10th anniversary this weekend
Milan Baptist Church is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its family center Saturday and Sunday with a family reunion.
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Banquet for First Baptist Church to celebrate 115 years in Madison
MADISON – The First Baptist Church of Madison, at 34 Cook Ave., is celebrating its 115th anniversary, and to honor the occasion plans a weekend-long Anniversary Celebration.
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First Baptist Church in Shaker Heights hosts ‘Rock of Faith’ concert Saturday
SHAKER HEIGHTS — “Rock of Faith: The Transformation of the Soul Spoken Through Rock Music,” will be from 4:30-10 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland, 3630 Fairmount Blvd.
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MILAN: Baptist church to celebrate 10th anniversary this weekend

MILAN: Baptist church to celebrate 10th anniversary this weekend
Milan Baptist Church is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its family center Saturday and Sunday with a family reunion.
Read more on The Milan News-Leader

Banquet for First Baptist Church to celebrate 115 years in Madison
MADISON – The First Baptist Church of Madison, at 34 Cook Ave., is celebrating its 115th anniversary, and to honor the occasion plans a weekend-long Anniversary Celebration.
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Whitman assessors may decide today if ex-church stays on tax rolls
The owners of the former First Baptist Church of Whitman plan to meet with the town’s assessors Tuesday night in the hope they can persuade the board to remove the defunct house of worship from Whitman’s tax rolls.
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St. Louis Catholic Church to hold festival this weekend

St. Louis Catholic Church to hold festival this weekend
CALEDONIA – St. Louis Catholic Church, 13207 Highway G, willhold their annual festival Friday through Sunday, Aug. 20-22. Hoursare 6 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.Sunday.
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St. John’s Church news: Aug. 19-26 — and a note about Tom Maccarone
Here’s what is happening at St. John the Evangelist Church, 174 Humphrey St., Swampscott — and news about an upcoming kidney transplant for parishioner and former Swampscott High School teacher Tom Maccarone ….
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Church takes aim at old library branch
Hoping to expand the facilities at St. James Armenian Apostolic Church, members of the Watertown congregation have their sights set on the land next door — home to a long-vacant branch of the public library. Public library – Armenian Apostolic Church – Watertown Massachusetts – Church – Christianity
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