An exhibition of prisoner artwork has opened at Alderley Edge Methodist Church.
"Journey into Light" was unveiled by Daphne Southern and introduced by Rev. Rob Cotton, who went on to lead the morning service, on Sunday, 1st December,
Jean Walker commented "The theme of a journey into light, expressed very movingly by the prisoners of HMP Styal and HMP Thorn Cross in a most thought-provoking art exhibition, provided the perfect backdrop to the Church as we celebrate Advent and prepare for Christmas."
The exhibition is now open to the public every afternoon from 2pm to 4 pm until Sunday 8th December. There will be an ecumenical service at 6.30pm on Wednesday 4th December at which the Chaplain of Styal Prison, will be the preacher.
The exhibition week will culminate in a concert on Sunday 8th December at 2.30 pm featuring the vocal ensemble "Capriccio" accompanied by pianist Tim Walker and flautist Kate Fuggle.
Jean said "The concert, followed by tea (included in the price) promises to be a very enjoyable afternoon. Capriccio concerts are relaxed and informal, with a mix of music to suit all tastes from choral classics to arrangements of popular music. Capriccio vocal ensemble is not made up of sporty types, who can run, walk, swim or cycle! They prefer to raise funds for local charities by using their musical talents to benefit the community."
Admission to the concert is £5, and the tea will be served by the RVS Luncheon Club, who will receive the proceeds of the afternoon event.
The Luncheon Club meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Church Hall, providing a home-cooked, two course lunch for senior residents of the village, which has proved an invaluable service to the local community.