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28th October 2012

Three Baptisms at HCBC

We are proud to celebrate the Baptism of Vicky, Joel and Dan at HCBC.

See their testimonies below.

7th July 2012

Hill Cliffe "flags up" Fairtrade on Walking Day

Warrington has a long tradition of annual "Walks of Witness," both in the town centre and in many different districts around the town. Hill Cliffe is part of "Bridgewater Churches Together" and together these churches walk through the streets of Stockton Heath on the first Saturday in July, to share their love of the Lord Jesus with the huge watching crowds who always gather. Every year there is a theme to the various posters and messages that congregations carry on the walk. Proceedings start with a combined open air service in Alexandra Park and churches take it in turns to lead both this service and the procession.
This year it was Hill Cliffe's turn to lead and the chosen theme was the Olympics. Hill Cliffe is a Fairtrade church and chose to use this opportunity to support Fairtrade. On the walk members of the congregation, young and old handed out 150 "Fair Play" flags produced by the Fairtrade Foundation for the Olympics, to flag up the need for trading rules around the world to be made fairer for producers in developing countries. At present many trading rules are biased towards rich, highly developed countries, rather than supporting the poor. 400 Fairbreak chocolate wafer bars were also distributed so that people in the watching crowds could discover for themselves how delicious Fairtrade products are! Leaflets were handed out which gave details about all the activities held at Hill Cliffe and inviting them to a free cream tea and children's entertainment that was provided at church after the walk. The photo shows a few of the walkers holding Hill Cliffe's main processional banner.

For more pictures see the Warrington Guardian

13th March 2012

ACT for Justice group

A new ACT for Justice group has been launched in Warrington, the aim of the group is to help fight the crime of human trafficking here in the U.K. by campaigning, raising awareness and fund raising for the charity 'Hope for Justice'.

Hope for Justice concerns itself with the issue of Human Trafficking - i.e. the sale, transport and profit from people who area forced to work for others against their will. This trade in human life is taking place on a vast global scale and is the world's fastest growing crime. Hope for Justice operates on four main fronts:

• Investigating and bringing about the rescue of victims from the abuse of human trafficking
• Assisting in the protection and rehabilitation of victims
• Ensuring perpetrators are held responsible for their crimes bia prosecution
• Campaigning at local, national and international level to ensure the laws on human trafficking work effectively to combat the problem.

For more info visit www.hopeforjustice.org.uk

The next ACT for Justice group is on Tuesday 13th March, 7-8pm at Hill Cliffe Baptist Church.

For more details contact Cath Cainen at cath.cainen@gmail.com or John Harper at youth@hillcliffe.info '

31st Oct 2011

Broomfield's Youth Project to receive another award

The BYP (Broomfields Youth Project) which has been engaging with local young people on a Friday night for nearly 3 years (in various forms), bringing down crime rates significantly, has won another award for Community Involvement. It is the “Sheriff‟s Award”, sponsored by the Company of Security Professionals and will be presented in their building on Victoria Embankment, London, by a Sheriff of the City of London on 16th November.

17th June 2011

Broomfield's Youth Project has received a Cheshire Chief Constable commendation awards

The award recognises Broomfield's Youth Projects great work in providing a variety of activities for teenagers on Friday nights.

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