Levenshulme Community Directory

Over the past year Levenshulme Community Association has developed the Levenshulme Community Directory. This LCA project, developed and led by LCA Secretary Jeremy Hoad, is a resource for our community and promotes Levenshulme to the wider world.

The Community Directory shares information, supports community cohesion and links people together as well as supporting several key aims identified in the Levenshulme Community Manifesto.

The Directory provides listings organised into five themed sections as well as a complete A-Z page:

The Community Directory is a “live” resource and always open to additions and improvements. If you have anything you think should or could be added then please get in touch.

St Peter’s Church West Window Repairs

The West Window of St Peter’s Church that faces onto Stockport Road is to be restored.

The congregation of St Peter’s is delighted to announce that, following fundraising from within the congregation, grant awards and with the support of the community, this project is now going ahead. Work began on 1st February 2021 on the West Window of the Church, which due to age and weathering is in need of repair and restoration. The project is costly and has been made possible with a large grant from Viridor Credits Environmental Company, smaller grants from the All Churches Trust and The Duchy of Lancaster and generous giving from individuals.

The building can now be made weather proof for the continued use by the congregation and their community support initiatives as well as a resource for the community. Following the restoration of the Lych-gate in 2018 in time for the First World War Centenary, St Peter’s hopes this project will enhance the view from the A6 and the visual environment of Levenshulme.

George Reeves, Rector of Levenshulme said:

“St Peter’s church is an iconic building in the heart of Levenshulme.  As well as a treasured place of worship, its work in the community is secured by the renovation of the big West Window, generously funded by Viridor Credits, other grant makers and members of the congregation of St Peter’s.” 

The full press release can be read HERE

Photo courtesy St Peter’s Church

Levenshulme Remembers 2020

Levenshulme remembers in an event for Remembrance Sunday at the Levenshulme War Memorial outside St Peter’s Church. The event was pre-recorded before the current pandemic lockdown restrictions were imposed by the government. Lead by Reverend George Reeves, Rector of St Peter and St Mark’s parish Levenshulme.

You can also view the video for the Manchester City Council Remembrance Commemoration 2020 lead by Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester HERE.

School Uniform Free Shop

St Peter’s and St Mark’s Levenshulme are having a second session of their free second hand school uniform shop at St Peter’s Church on Wednesday 26th August.

This will be Covid-Secure and will need to strictly operate half hour pre-booked slots from 9.30am. Please private message George Reeves (Rector) to book a slot to collect some donated uniform. You can do this via the post on Facebook HERE

Lots of St Andrew’s, some St Mary’s, Chapel Street and bits of other schools branded sweaters are available including shirts and trousers / skirts for various ages. There are also some high school items, including some blazers.

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak to all Muslims in our community, particularly in these difficult times when so many places are closed and we must observe strict social distancing rules as part of the covid19 lockdown.

St Peter & St Mark Easter

St Peter and St Mark Parish is holding an Easter celebration at 16.00 on Sunday 12th April via Zoom. Please contact Rev. George Reeves, Rector, if you want joining details (07484 310276 or via Facebook

The Parish website is HERE

St Peter’s Church Annual Meeting

St Peter’s Annual Church Meeting is on Sunday after the 11.15am service with the meeting starting at 12.30pm. All are welcome. There are still opportunities to take on roles and get involved.

Madina Masjid Open Day

Madina Masjid and Community Centre open day.

  • Q&A session
  • Tour of the Masjid
  • Refreshments

Sunday 18th February 2018, 12.00-16.00

2 Barlow Road, Levenshulme

A Community Manifesto For Levenshulme

Levenshulme Community Association is supporting a new project to develop a Community Manifesto for Levenshulme.

The first meeting took place on 27 September and identified a wide range of issues that people wanted addressed. We will hold monthly meetings leading up to publishing our Community Manifesto in Spring 2018.

The first meeting identified key priorities and areas to be addressed. This is a starting point, not a definitive list:

1. Community cohesion

2. How to communicate more effectively with different groups / communities

3. Public transport

4. Traffic levels and cycling provision

5. Personal safety, crime and policing

6. Antisocial behaviour

7. Older people’s issues

8. Youth provision and support

9. Landlords – private and commercial

10. A6 corridor – development, shopping offer, visual appeal, high rents, number of takeaways

11. Quality of housing

12. Recognition of the character and heritage of the area, particularly the architecture – promotion of the Conservation Area

13. Planning issues and enforcement

14. Clean air

15. Generating clean energy / local energy supplies

16. Green spaces – quality, support and use

17. Street trees

18. Playgrounds

19. Redevelopment of Old Baths

20. Public facilities including new use for Old Library

21. Employment opportunities

22. Business development and support

The next meeting will take place at 7.30pm in the Community Room at Levenshulme Methodist Church on Wednesday 25 October.

Levenshulme WI Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Levenshulme WI will take place at St Marys Church Hall Lounge, 7:30 pm on Tuesday 22nd November.

Christmas Activities At St Peter’s And St Mark’s Parish Churches

Christmas activities at St Peter’s and St Mark’s.

Levenshulme Players: The Importance Of Being Earnest

Get yourselves down to Levenshulme Baptist Church this afternoon for the final performance of The Importance Of Being Earnest by Levenshulme Players.

Levenshulme Players… Handbags At Dawn

Next month the Levenshulme Players will be staging the Oscar Wilde classic The Importance of Being Earnest.

It will be on at Levenshulme Baptist Church on the 10th and 11th of November at 7PM with a Saturday matinee on the 12th at 2PM.

Watch out for Lady Bracknell… 

Tickets can be bought here:

http://www.levenshulmeplayers.co.uk/tickets-for-importance-of-being-earnest/

Levenshulme Good Neighbours Lunch and Karaoke at St. Mary’s

Levenshulme Good Neighbours & St Mary’s Active Retirement Groupinvites you to… An Afternoon of Lunch and Karaoke

Thursday 11th February 2016 from 12noon until 2pm

at St Mary Social Club, St. Mary’s Parish Centre,

Elbow Street, Levenshulme, Manchester M19 3PY

This event is for people aged over 50.

Transport can be provided with prior arrangement,

please call Levenshulme Good Neighbours on 0161 850 1066.

  

Levenshulme’s Madina Mosque Help For Cumbrian Flood Victims

Hi everyone ! A group of volunteers will be leaving from Madina Mosque , 2 Barlow Road Levenshulme tomorrow (Sunday ) at 7.30 am to Penrith (Cumbria) to help the flood victims .We will help people in lifting and shifting and take some tinned food items and cleaning products to be distributed there . Please see if anyone can join .Nasar Iqbal 

07763313864

nasariqbalch@outlook.com

St Mary’s Country and Irish Music Festival

St Mary’s Parish Centre will be holding a country and Irish music festival on Saturday 5th September 2015.

Contact Brenda Harkin for more details – 0774 679 8609