Didsbury Arts Festival at DBC

Didsbury Arts Festival

We are looking forward to opening our doors for the Didsbury Arts Festival 2013. We will be hosting five events this year. Performers include:
Jill Fogden, Sat 22 June 8pm
Ella Fontaine and Anikó Tóth, Sun 23 June 7.30pm
Matthew Halsall and Band, Fri 28 June 8pm
Storyville, Sat 29 June 7.30pm
Simon Armitage, Sunday 30 June, 7.15pm.
There are limited tickets for some of these events so please see the Arts Festival website for further details.

Day Conference at DBC

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Christmas at Didsbury Baptist Church

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Christmas Concert at DBC

On Saturday 22 December we will welcome Voci Dolci and friends to perform a Christmas concert at Didsbury Baptist Church. The concert is in aid of Francis House Children’s Hospice and tickets cost £10 (available from Jill (see below), at the church or on the door). Join us if you can for what promises to be a great fun-filled evening on the Saturday before Christmas.

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Didsbury Arts Festival 2012

We are pleased to be hosting a number of events for the Didsbury Arts Festival again this year. The Festival takes place from Thursday to Sunday 27-30 September. It promises to be an excellent festival and details can found here.

Three events will take place at Didsbury Baptist Church:

Friday 28 September, 7.30pmImage
Flamenco de la Vuelta
£8 / £7 Concessions
‘Flamenco de la Vuelta’ is a brand new collaboration of UK based flamenco artists. Featuring music by singer Chico Pere and guitarist Glenn Sharp, with the dance of Gloria Lopez Castejon. ‘Flamenco de la Vuelta’ was originally a short film made by director, Guillermo Ibanez, featuring these artists and is now a live performance created for the Didsbury Arts Festival 2012.

Saturday 29 September, 7.30pm
Border Fiction
Free
Comma Press presents three exciting authors, whose short story collections cross personal and political borders. Jane Rogers’ collection, Hitting Trees with Sticks, ranges from Uganda to Australia to the West Indies. Zoe Lambert’s The War Tour paints a picture of the world’s conflict zones, giving voice to the silenced casualties. Michele Green’s forthcoming Jebel Marra, explores the complexities of the ongoing war in Darfur.

Sunday 30 September, 7.30pm
Frambuesa Tango Quintet
£5 (in aid of St Ann’s Hospice)
Frambuesas are musicians from the Halle orchestra and friends. They will perform classic Argentinian tangos, concert tangos by Piazzolla and be joined by Didsbury dancer Belinda Gough, star of the Manchester tango scene, and her partner. A rare chance to experience the Tango and support St Ann’s Hospice.

We look forward to seeing you at any or all of these events!

Didsbury Churches Big Picnic

Tomorrow, after morning worship, we will be joining with other Didsbury churches for a picnic at the Nazarene College – come and join us if you can!

Christian Aid Week 2012

This is Christian Aid Week (13-19 May)! Didsbury Baptist Church, along with other local churches, will participate in the door-to-door collection for our area. We will also take up a special offering in church. If you cannot give in these ways but would like to make a contribution, you can donate on-line at the Christian Aid Week website here.

Holy Week at the cross

I haven’t seen it yet but by now a cross should have been erected in Didsbury village on the land next to Caffe Nero. Every day this week people will gather there at 1pm for quiet meditation and witness. Each day, a different Didsbury church will lead a reflection using the last words of Jesus spoken from the cross. If you are in the area, come and join us. You would be very welcome.

Grand opening of our newly refurbished church building

After years of fund-raising and planning and after seven months of holding our church services at Beaver Road Primary School, we are delighted to be back in our own building. Our century-old church building (built in 1900 actually) has been renovated and extended. It now has a new main entrance and foyer on School Lane. New rooms include an office, a small meeting room, kitchen and toilets. The sanctuary has been completely refurbished and new windows are currently being installed. The ground floor is entirely accessible throughout. Extensive renovations have also been made to the Beaver Road entrance, foyer and hallway. The Marion Scott Playgroup and Beaver Road PlayStation are now fully operational at the Beaver Road end of the building and other community groups have now resumed their evening activities in the upstairs hall.

Celebrations to mark the opening of our newly refurbished building will take place from Saturday 14 January 2012. These will include:

Saturday 14 January
2.30pm Ribbon cutting
3.00pm Service of Dedication and Thanksgiving
7.30pm Celebration Concert

Monday 16 – Saturday 21 January
Open Week
10 am – 12 noon
display exhibition
tea and coffee served

Wednesday 18 January
Visit of Pat Took (President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain)
12 noon Meeting for ministers and clergy
7.30pm Evening Celebration

Tuesday 24 January
7.30 pm Convivia in Concert

If you can make any of these events, we’d be delighted to see you.

Songs of Praise

As a curtain closer for Didsbury Arts Festival, Churches Working Together in Didsbury will be joining together for a Songs of Praise evening at Christ Church, West Didsbury (Corner of Darley Avenue and Princess Road) tomorrow evening. Each church will introduce a favourite hymn. We will sing and worship God together and afterwards refreshments will be served. If you are near Didsbury on Sunday why not join us? All are welcome.

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