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SUNDAY, 19th JANUARY 2020 – 2nd SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

posted 17 Jan 2020, 09:27 by Richard Jones


SERVICES

Today   

9.30am  Family Service

                Rev Roland Nicholson


Coffee is served after the service




Tuesday, 21st January

9.30am  Holy Communion

               Rev Roland Nicholson  


Sunday, 26th January 2020

3rd Sunday of Epiphany

 9.30am  Parish Communion

                Rev David Kennedy








PRAYERS FOR THE SICK

Giles Tipton, Peter Ledger, Janet Hartley, Harry and Millie Clarkson, Bobbie, Elizabeth Best, Stephanie Dominik, Mary Hill Barbara Jones, Len and Ros Jessop, James Kinder, 

Craig Parkinson and Christian Parkinson

PRAYERS FOR THE DEPARTED

Wally Thompson, Colin Ainsworth, Jennifer Hodgson, Leonard Jessop.

 

THIS WEEK

Monday - 6.00pm to 7.00pm Office Hour in the NARTHEX 

for the arrangement of Baptisms, Weddings or the discussion 

of any spiritual matter. 


Tuesday - 10.00am to 11.30am  Coffee Morning in the Narthex

                    

NEWS 


A Happy and Peaceful New Year to everyone.   May God grant you all that you need for a fulfilled life during the coming year !

Christian Stewardship Envelopes

Letters have been sent to those who use stewardship envelopes. If you require envelopes for next year, please speak with the Church Wardens or Helen Holroyd – we need to get them ordered soon!

Any questions about setting up a standing order, or gift aid,  please see Helen Adams or Helen Holroyd.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY


Tuesday, 28th January

2.15pm  ‘Little Angels’ in the Narthex 


Friday, 14th February at 7.30pm  

THE VILLAGE QUIZ in the Day School  - Teams of 4

Tickets (limited to 100) now on sale - £7.50 – incl Hot Pot Supper


ASH WEDNESDAY – February 26th          Eucharist at 7.30pm

A Service for the United Benefice hosted by Mellor.


Thought for the Week


Satisfaction:  The strange is that people are satisfied with so little in themselves but demand so much of others


If you wish to contribute anything to the notices please send an email to John Hartley at john.hartley828@btinternet.com by 12 noon on Thursday


SUNDAY, 12th JANUARY 2020 – THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST

posted 17 Jan 2020, 09:25 by Richard Jones


SERVICES

Today   

9.30am  Parish Communion

               Rev Jane Bury



Tuesday, 14th January

9.30am  Holy Communion

               Rev Jane Bury  


Sunday, 19th January 2020

2nd Sunday of Epiphany

 9.30am  Family Service

                 Rev Roland Nicholson


Coffee is served after the service







PRAYERS FOR THE SICK

Giles Tipton, Peter Ledger, Janet Hartley, Harry and Millie Clarkson, Bobbie, Elizabeth Best, Stephanie Dominik, Mary Hill Barbara Jones, Len and Ros Jessop, James Kinder, 

Craig Parkinson and Christian Parkinson

PRAYERS FOR THE DEPARTED

Colin Ainsworth, Wally Thompson

 

THIS WEEK

Monday - 6.00pm to 7.00pm Office Hour in the NARTHEX 

for the arrangement of Baptisms, Weddings or the discussion 

of any spiritual matter. 


Tuesday - 10.00am to 11.30am  Coffee Morning in the Narthex

                    7.30pm   Mothers’ Union in the Day School

                                    Speaker: Rita Gorman  - ‘Near and Far’ 


NEWS 


A Happy and Peaceful New Year to everyone.   May God grant you all that you need for a fulfilled life during the coming year !





DATES FOR YOUR DIARY


Tuesday, 28th January

2.15pm  ‘Little Angels’ in the Narthex 



Friday, 14th February at 7.30pm  

THE VILLAGE QUIZ in the Day School  - Teams of 4.  

Tickets (limited to 100) now on sale -£7.50 incl Hot Pot Supper.


ASH WEDNESDAY – February 26th          Eucharist at 7.30pm



Thought for the Week


Appearances:  Some Christians give the impression they have been baptised in vinegar !


If you wish to contribute anything to the notices please send an email to John Hartley at john.hartley828@btinternet.com by 12 noon on Thursday


SUNDAY, 5th JANUARY 2020 – THE FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY

posted 9 Jan 2020, 05:36 by Richard Jones


SERVICES

Today   

9.30am  Parish Communion

                Rev John Hartley


Coffee is served after the service

        

Tuesday, 7th January

9.30am  Holy Communion

               Rev John Hartley   


Sunday, 12th January 2020

The Baptism of Christ

 9.30am  Parish Communion

                 Rev Jane Bury









PRAYERS FOR THE SICK

Giles Tipton, Peter Ledger, Janet Hartley, Harry and Millie Clarkson, Bobbie, Elizabeth Best, Stephanie Dominik, Mary Hill Barbara Jones, Len and Ros Jessop, James Kinder, 

Craig Parkinson and Christian Parkinson

PRAYERS FOR THE DEPARTED

Wally Thompson

 

THIS WEEK

Monday - 6.00pm to 7.00pm Office Hour in the NARTHEX 

for the arrangement of Baptisms, Weddings or the discussion 

of any spiritual matter. 



Tuesday - 10.00am to 11.30am  Coffee Morning in the Narthex 


 

NEWS 


A Happy and Peaceful New Year to everyone.   

May God grant you all that you need for a fulfilling life during the coming year !





DATES FOR YOUR DIARY


Mothers’ Union -  Tuesday, 14th January at 7.30pm

Speaker: Rita Gorman  - ‘Near and Far’

Tuesday, 28th January

2.15pm  ‘Little Angels’ in the Narthex 


Friday, 14th February at 7.30pm  

THE VILLAGE QUIZ in the Day School  - more details soon.

Teams of 4.  Tickets will be limited to 100.



Thought for the Week


‘The wise men opened their treasures, and presented unto him gifts; gold, frankincense, and myrrh’

St Matthew 2.11 


If you wish to contribute anything to the notices please send an email to John Hartley at john.hartley828@btinternet.com by 12 noon on Thursday


SUNDAY, 29th DECEMBER 2019 – 1st SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS

posted 26 Dec 2019, 10:22 by Richard Jones

 

 

SERVICES

Today   

11.00am  United Benefice Service

                  at St Leonard the Less

                  Samlesbury 

Tuesday, 31st December

9.30am  Holy Communion

               Rev David Kennedy  


Sunday, 5th January 2020

The Epiphany of Our Lord

 9.30am  Parish Communion

                 Rev John Hartley


Coffee will be served after the service







PRAYERS FOR THE SICK

Giles Tipton, Peter Ledger, Janet Hartley, Harry and Millie Clarkson, Bobbie, Elizabeth Best, Stephanie Dominik, Mary Hill Barbara Jones, Len and Ros Jessop, James Kinder, 

Craig Parkinson and Christian Parkinson

PRAYERS FOR THE DEPARTED

 

 

THIS WEEK

Monday – NO Office Hour 

Tuesday – NO Coffee Morning


£900 has been generated for church funds this year (via Hilda and attendees) from the sale of cups of coffee on Tuesdays.


Loose Change  - Hilda has sent £50 to the Air Ambulance.  

                                                

NEWS 


Our church is again taking part in the Church of England’s Christmas campaign  - Follow the Star. 

It begins on Christmas Day and follows the footsteps of the Wise Men to meet Jesus.  You can join the campaign by simply going onto the C of E website at www.churchofengland.org and follow the instructions to sign up.


'Christmas on Jesus'
Thank you to all who contributed to the Kingdom Outreach appeal.  £160 has been collected in the envelopes which will provide hampers for 5 needy families in Blackburn with Darwen.


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY


Mothers’ Union -  Tuesday, 14th January at 7.30pm

Speaker: Rita Gorman  - ‘Near and Far’ 


Friday, 14th February at 7.30pm  

THE VILLAGE QUIZ in the Day School  - more details soon.



Thought for the Week


The New Year

Many are the plans in the human heart, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will be established.

Proverbs 19.21


If you wish to contribute anything to the notices please send an email to John Hartley at john.hartley828@btinternet.comb y 12 noon on Thursday


SUNDAY, 22nd DECEMBER 2019 – 4th SUNDAY OF ADVENT

posted 20 Dec 2019, 07:11 by Richard Jones


SERVICES

Today   

 9.30am  Parish Communion 

                 Rev John Hartley

 4.00pm  The Nine Lessons and Carols

                The Clergy

                    Coffee and Mince Pies

                are served after this Service

        


Tuesday, 24th    Christmas Eve    

                            morning 

  9.30am  Holy Communion

                  Rev John Hartley


  4.00pm  Christingle Service

                  Mr Geoff Gill

11.30pm  Midnight Mass

                  Rev Jane Bury

Christmas Day

  9.30am  Parish Communion

                  Rev Roland Nicholson



Sunday, 29th December 2019

1st Sunday of Christmas

11.00am  United Benefice Service

                  at St Leonard, Samlesbury






PRAYERS FOR THE SICK

Giles Tipton, Peter Ledger, Janet Hartley, Harry and Millie Clarkson, Bobbie, Elizabeth Best, Stephanie Dominik, Mary Hill Barbara Jones, Len and Ros Jessop, James Kinder, 

Craig Parkinson and Christian Parkinson

PRAYERS FOR THE DEPARTED

Baby Alice Pamela Hodgson, Hilary Lodge

 

THIS WEEK

Monday NO Office Hour 

The next is on 6th January


Tuesday - 10.00am to 11.30am  Coffee Morning in the Narthex 


Incidentally, £900 has been generated for church funds (via Hilda and attendees) from the sale of cups of coffee on Tuesdays.


Loose Change  - Hilda has sent £50 to the Air Ambulance.                                                  

NEWS 


Our church is again taking part in the Church of England’s Christmas campaign  - Follow the Star. 

It begins on Christmas Day and follows the footsteps of the Wise Men to meet Jesus.  You can join the campaign by simply going onto the C of E website at www.churchofengland.org and follow the instructions to sign up.

Christmas Fayre

Thank you to everyone who generously supported the event.

The amount raised for church funds was £1793.73 


'Christmas on Jesus'
Thank you to all who contributed to the Kingdom Outreach appeal.  £160 has been collected in the envelopes which will provide hampers for 5 needy families in Blackburn with Darwen.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Friday, 14th February at 7.30pm  

THE VILLAGE QUIZ in the Day School  - more details soon.





Thought for the Week


‘A great and mighty wonder…..the Virgin bears the Infant’


If you wish to contribute anything to the notices please send an email to John Hartley at john.hartley828@btinternet.com by 12 noon on Thursday


SUNDAY, 15th DECEMBER 2019 – 3rd SUNDAY OF ADVENT

posted 13 Dec 2019, 08:47 by Richard Jones


SERVICES

Today   

 9.30am  Family Service 

                Rev Jane Bury  


Coffee is served after the service          

Tuesday, 17th December

 9.30am   Holy Communion

                 Rev Roland Nicholson

Sunday, 22nd December 2019

4th Sunday of Advent

9.30am  Parish Communion 

                Rev John Hartley

4.00pm  The Nine Lessons and Carols

                    Coffee and Mince Pies are served 

                after this service        






PRAYERS FOR THE SICK

Giles Tipton, Peter Ledger, Janet Hartley, Harry and Millie Clarkson, Bobbie, Elizabeth Best, Stephanie Dominik, Mary Hill Barbara Jones, Len and Ros Jessop, James Kinder, 

Craig Parkinson and Christian Parkinson

PRAYERS FOR THE DEPARTED

Baby Alice Pamela Hodgson, Hilary Lodge

 

THIS WEEK

Monday 6.00pm to 7.00pm  Office Hour in the NARTHEX 

                    for the arrangement of Baptisms, Weddings or 

                    the discussion of any spiritual matter.

                    



Tuesday - 10.00am to 11.30am  Coffee Morning in the Narthex

Incidentally, £900 has been generated for church funds (via Hilda and attendees) from the sale of cups of coffee on Tuesdays.


Loose Change  - Hilda has sent £50 to the Air Ambulance.                         

NEWS 

'Christmas on Jesus'
Thank you to all who contributed to the appeal organised by Kingdom Outreach.  The amount of £160 has been collected in the envelopes which will provide hampers for five needy families in Blackburn with Darwen.


CHRISTMAS FAYRE

Thank you to everyone who generously supported the event.

The amount raised for church funds was £1793.73   A list of Christmas Draw Prize Winners is posted in the Narthex.

St Mary’s Social & Fund Raising Committee


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY


Dec 29th at 11.00am   United Benefice Service at Samlesbury 

Christmas Eve     9.30am   Holy Communion  (normal Tuesday)      


                                4.00pm  Christingle Service

                              11.30pm  Midnight Mass

Christmas Day      9.30am  Parish Communion


Thought for the Week


‘It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities’

Dumbledore:  in ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ 


If you wish to contribute anything to the notices please send an email to John Hartley at john.hartley828@btinternet.com by 12 noon on Thursday


EASYFUNDING DOUBLE DONATION WEEK

posted 11 Dec 2019, 04:20 by Richard Jones

Come on everyone lets raise some money during DOUBLE DONATION WEEK. This money is FREE. Remember to log on and buy through easyfunding for Christmas presents. It cost nothing.

Please pass this on and encourage everyone you know.


http://t.e.easyfundraising.org.uk/r/?id=h29c4b610,19b00ce4,19bbfd66&utm_source=adobecampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=doubledonationweek-2019&utm_content=cause_engagement_engaged_raised_retail_20191210&origin=CE185

CHRISTMAS FAYRE

posted 6 Dec 2019, 03:51 by Richard Jones

Thank you to everyone who generously supported the event.

The amount raised for church funds was £1793.73   

A list of Christmas Draw Prize Winners is posted in the Narthex.

St Mary’s Social & Fund Raising Committee








SUNDAY, 8th DECEMBER 2019 – 2nd SUNDAY OF ADVENT

posted 6 Dec 2019, 03:41 by Richard Jones


SERVICES

Today   

  9.30am  Parish Communion

                 Rev David Kennedy 



 4.00pm  Candlelit Advent Carol Service

                 for the United Benefice

 

Tuesday, 10th December

 9.30am   Holy Communion

                 Rev Roland Nicholson 

Sunday, 15th December 2019

3rd Sunday of Advent

9.30am  Family Service 

                Rev Jane Bury  


Coffee is served after the Service        





PRAYERS FOR THE SICK

Giles Tipton, Peter Ledger, Janet Hartley, Harry and Millie Clarkson, Bobbie, Elizabeth Best, Stephanie Dominik, Mary Hill Barbara Jones, Len and Ros Jessop, James Kinder, 

Craig Parkinson and Christian Parkinson

PRAYERS FOR THE DEPARTED

Baby Alice Pamela Hodgson

 

THIS WEEK

Monday 6.00pm to 7.00pm  Office Hour in the NARTHEX 

                    for the arrangement of Baptisms, Weddings or 

                    the discussion of any spiritual matter.

                    

 

 

Tuesday - 10.00am to 11.30am  Coffee Morning in the Narthex  

                          7.30pm   Mothers’ Union Christmas Party in School                 



NEWS 

Our church is again taking part in the Church of England’s Christmas campaign  - Follow the Star. 

It begins on Christmas Day and follows the footsteps of the Wise Men to meet Jesus.  You can join the campaign by simply going onto the C of E website at www.churchofengland.org and follow the instructions to sign up.

 

CHRISTMAS FAYRE

Thank you to everyone who generously supported the event.

The amount raised for church funds was £1793.73   

A list of Christmas Draw Prize Winners is posted in the Narthex.

St Mary’s Social & Fund Raising Committee


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Dec 22nd at  4.00pm   Candlelit Nine Lessons and Carols

                                        Note the time  - the Magazine is incorrect

Dec 29th at 11.00am   United Benefice Service at Samlesbury 

                                        NO Service at St Mary’s at 9.30am



Christmas Worship is listed in December’s Magazine


Christmas Eve      4.00pm  Christingle Service

                              11.30pm  Midnight Mass

Christmas Day      9.30am  Parish Communion


Thought for the Week


‘No one has ever become poor from giving’     Anne Frank (1929-1945)


If you wish to contribute anything to the notices please send an email to John Hartley at john.hartley828@btinternet.com by 12 noon on Thursday


Christmas on Jesus

posted 24 Nov 2019, 09:28 by Richard Jones



 The Kingdom Outreach group are planning to make sure that families who are struggling financially have a Christmas Dinner by providing a  ‘Christmas on Jesus’ hamper.


Each hamper will contain a fresh chicken, vegetables etc, books telling the Christmas story - appropriate to the ages of children in the family, messages and cards etc.


The families who receive the hampers have been referred by Blackburn with Darwen Children’s Services but if you know of any family who would benefit from a hamper please let us know.


We can help in various ways – writing cards, packing hampers, collecting and delivering, praying, donating £30 which will provide one hamper.


Please see sheet in the Narthex and sign up if you feel able to help in any way or contact:-


Kingdom Outreach  - Kat 07562 377609


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