Services & Events

Past Events (2011)

January 2011

Musical Festival

Our regular annual music festival this year was bigger than ever, and this year we used St Mary's church pictured here as the venue for the adult choirs. See more photos from the festival on our music pages.

Musical Festival
April 2011

Maundy Thursday Shoe Shine

The church leaders from the six churches in Cottingham joined together on Maundy Thursday to offer free shoe shines in a modern day streetwise symbol of Jesus' washing of the disciples feet. Our tagline was 'We're better at souls than uppers'. People were thrown by the fact that it was free, but we had a steady stream of happy customers through the morning.

Maundy Thursday Shoe Shine

Good Friday Walk of Witness

The churches of Cottingham, following a service at Holy Cross wakled together through to Zion URC church, stopping at several stations to read the Easter story, sing and pray.

Good Friday Walk of Witness
June 2011

Working with the Hope in Hull team, the ecumenical team put on the Hull Faith Festival once again. This year, as well as many contemporary songs, we had school choirs, testimony and later in the evening a whole session dedicate to the youth..

Clerical Errors

Our last swan song - Clerical Errors, where the circuit staff perform skits, dramas, play music and sing for the entertainment of the circuit.

Clerical Errors
September 2011

Circuit Service

David Gamble, ex president of conference led us in worship as a circuit coming together on the 18th of September, at Bricknell avenue church

Circuit Service

Freshers Fayre

Andy, is also the Chaplain for the University of Hull, and each year the Chaplains present their wares, and details of our church at the fayre. Supported this year by a facebook campaign.

Freshers Fayre
October 2011

Cottingham Fraternal

The six church leaders in Cottingham meet regularly to pray for the village, and plan mission together. This year we undertook a 24 hour retreat in Hornsea together and looked at Fresh expressions.

Cottingham Fraternal
November 2011

Church Retreat at Sleights

Once again, fourteen souls ventured to Sleights to the Order of the Holy Paraclete in Whitby for a weekend retreat. Our focus this year was on being the people of the book.

Church Retreat at Sleights

Bonfire Party

Once again Steve hosted a fantastic bonfire party at his home, and many from church joined us.

Bonfire Party

Memorial Gates - Remembrance Day Service

The memorial gardens having been refurbished, and the plaques updated with the recently fallen, a service of remembrance was held in Hallgate outside the gardens on November 11th. Our minister Andy, and the other clergy of the village took part.

Memorial Gates - Remembrance Day Service

Cottingham Musical Festival

We were again fortunate to have Elizabeth Altmann to join us once again, and entertain us with a special concert responding to requests from local members. Elizabeth in her own adaptations, managed to play the parts of a whole orchestra in bringing the pieces to us she did, with her usual flair and skill.

Cottingham Musical Festival

Lights Night

The turning on of the Christmas lights in Cottingham was again a big occasion, with around 8000 people turning out. The church as usual served mince pies, raising money for the Women's Refuge and outside this year we had a new feature, that was well used - our nativity display.

Lights Night

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