Harvest

Nest Sunday is our Harvest Festival All Age Eucharist at 10 a.m. We’ll be collecting food for Blackburn Foodbank  and learning about the hunger and poverty that are all around us but which often don’t see. This will be a short, informal service with activities and things for parents, children and other adults to join…

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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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Sermon – Trinity 17

The modern addiction to success, or being better, (or even the best) is dangerous and is leading us slowly but surely into disaster. It was this philosophy of racial superiority which lead to the tragedy summed up by the word ‘Auschwitz’ – although the extermination of European Jews was much, much wider than Auschwitz alone…

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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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Sermon Trinity 9 Proper 12

The stories of the feeding of the 5000 and of the calming of the storm are both terribly familiar to us. They are also problematic: how many seafarers have, in the last 200o years, drowned at sea despite their prayers? How many parents, have, over the past 2000 years, and even today, watched their children…

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