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In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice.

Please join with us as we pray for all those affected by the virus, for all those working to mitigate its effects, and for us as a church as we seek to discern the best ways in which we can reach out and support our local community.

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Wednesday 23rd April 2020

Breaking news from the Tameside South and Longdendale Foodbank::

The box is back
at Tescos Hattersley...

So please let's try and fill it, folks!

But in the meantime, the food reserve situation is still the same - normally, the Foodbank would have a couple of months of food to hand, but at the present, they are running on only about two weeks stock!


Drop off
You can drop off donations at Hattersley Baptist Church, Melandra Crescent, at these times:
Tuesdays from 10am – 4pm and Fridays 10am-4pm

Opening times for collections by clients
Tuesdays from 12pm -1pm & Fridays from 2pm-3pm

Street collections
Some people are asking everyone in their street to contribute items, and drop them off at their door (obeying distancing rules). They then bring them all in to Hattersley Baptist Church (see times above).

Could you do this in your area?

Doorstep donations
The Foodbank are trialling a new idea, where you leave a bag of the usual tins and storecupboard items on your doorstep before 4pm on Thursday. They will collect before 7pm.

The trial is in the SK14 3 postcode area to start with.

Can you do this?
Send your address to the Tameside South and Longdendale Foodbank Facebook page

Can you offer to pick up some doorstep donations?
Send an email with your name and contact details to If you aren't allowed out - could you ask your friends, neighbours and grandchildren to help?

Financial donations
Fly the flag - see below.... 

Don't forget - if you would like the church flag to be dedicated to someone you care for, then please make a donation to the local Foodbank, check the flag page on the parish website for an unclaimed date and let us know by sending us an email using Tony Kershaw's contact form.

Links to the flag page and the foodbank below:

Details for on-off or regular giving by cheque, bank transfer or standing order, together with a gift aid form, can be found here:


Useful Contacts:


Click here to download a more comprehensive list of contacts in the local area.