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Thy Kingdom Come

Join us on our daily Thy Kingdom Come web page for the next 11 days. Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus. Since its start in May 2016, just three and a half years…

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Ascension Day Message

Happy Ascension Day! Ascension Day is traditionally celebrated the 40th day after Easter Sunday. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven forty days after the resurrection. Here is a message from Ven. Mark Ireland, Archdeacon of Blackburn. The Ascension Day The Collect Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that like as we do believe thy only-begotten…

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March to May – Spring Blossom at the Vicarage 1

Here are some photos of this year’s spring flowers and blossom at St. Oswald’s Vicarage taken just before and during the first part of the lockdown. Another set will be this time next week. We hope you like them and that they will bring some joy at this sad time.    …

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Easter 6 – Worship this Sunday – ‘Voice for the Voiceless’ from Blackburn and Liverpool

Join us for this week’s service, led by the Revd Canon Dr Crispin Pailing, Rector of Liverpool, and Revd Canon Dr Rowena Pailing from Blackburn Cathedral, who calls on Christians to be a ‘voice for the voiceless’. The service also includes contributions from Dean Sullivan, who played Jimmy Corkhill in Brookside, Dr Sarah Rushworth, a…

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Taizé Daily Bible Readings

We are now carrying daily Taizé Bible Readings on our home page. These one verse readings are are ideal for people who want a short quiet moment of Christian reflection each day. There is also an option of looking up a longer Bible passage. The Taizé Community is an ecumenical monastic order in Taizé, Saone-et-Loire,…

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Rev Kate Bottley and Chine McDonald lead worship 9am onwards this Sunday

This week’s service for Sunday 24th April is led by BBC Songs of Praise presenter and former Gogglebox star Rev Kate Bottley, with Christian Aid’s Chine McDonald preaching and prayers signed using BSL by Carolyn Denmark. The service is interpreted throughout using BSL by Gill Behenna. The weekly sermon called, The Easter message is always the same,…

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