Support your local Food Bank

At this time of year we’re beginning to think of Christmas and spending money on our nearest and dearest. So please spare a thought for those who are finding it hard to make ends meet this Christmas. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation estimates that 14 million people live in poverty in the UK – over one…

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Advent Reflections from EMBRACE

https://www.embraceme.org/sign-daily-advent-reflections Follow the link above and sign up for a daily reflection to be sent to you from December 1st. Following the path to peace on earth will lead you through 25 moments of stillness in December, as we consider a different scripture about peace each day. By signing up for these daily Advent reflections you…

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Let’s Get Asia Bibi Out of Pakistan

Asia Bibi, is a Christian woman who lives in Pakistan, and the mother of 6 children; one of many thousands of Christians across the world who are persecuted for their faith. Asia was arrested in 2009 after an argument with fellow workers whilst picking berries. She was subsequently arrested and imprisoned. In November 2010, she…

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Remembrance Sunday – 100 Years

Today we commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. A quiet service at 8 a.m. started the proceedings, remembering those whose names are on our War Memorial, and praying for peace. The congregations were the first to see the seats ‘reserved’ in memory of those names – our own version of ‘Seen but…

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Celebrations!

This morning we had a real celebration: Canon Michael Ratcliffe celebrated 40 years of Priesthood, and during the service he baptised Theo Thomas Edward who has been coming to church since shortly after his birth. Michael reflected on 40 years of priesthood – what had changed for better or for worse – and shared some…

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New Remembrance Garden seat installed

At long last a new seat has been installed in our Garden of Remembrance today! We’re hoping that the new seat will enable to stay awhile and reflect in our Garden of Remembrance where ashes are interred. It was bought in memory of John Smither – a lovely gentleman who was a member of t…

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Church phone out of order

The church telephone is out of action until Saturday – fault at the exchange. If you need to get in touch with the Vicar before then please email at revannemorris@gmail.com or ring 07746129554. Thanks…

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The Big Clear Out! Well done everyone!!

A big THANKYOU and WELL DONE to all those who came to help with out big Church Clear-out last Saturday. We had been drowning in clutter and it was becoming more and more difficult to keep things clean and organised. Although all the clutter was out of sight, when I came back to church later…

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Church lunch

We’ll be celebrating St. Oswald’s Day (5th August) with another church lunch at Oakenhurst Farm, Darwen after the morning service. There’ll be a sign up sheet at church on Sunday. We had a really good time last time we went – please sign up, come along and join in. ENJOY!…

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