posted 15 Feb 2015, 00:57 by Richard Jones



10.30 am Parish Communion

All Age Worship

Rev’d Canon John Hartley


During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation is invited to join the Choir in the singing of the hymn shown in black on the board.


6.30 pm Evensong

Rev’d Roland Nicholson

Tuesday 17 February

9.30 am Holy Communion


Sunday 22 February

First Sunday of Lent


10.30 am Parish Communion

Rev’d Gary Hunt


6.30 pm Holy Communion

Rev’d Dr John Darch






Mike Fields, Giles Tipton, Eileen Ridley, Ann Macey, Peter Ledger, Roslyn Jessop, Mary Hilton, Pam and Chris Hodgson




Monday 16 February

Benefice Office Hour 6.00 - 7.00 pm at the Vicarage, Mellor, for discussion of arrangements for Baptisms, Weddings, or any other spiritual matter.

Tuesday 17 February

Coffee Morning 10.00 – 11.30 am.



Wednesday 18 February

Choir Practice 7.00 – 8.00 pm.

Ash Wednesday Service with Imposition of Ashes 7.00 pm at St. Leonard’s, Balderstone.


Friends of Chernobyl (FOCC) Can you help?  FOCC is run by volunteers who raise funds to bring children over to Blackburn to visit host families.  The next visit is in June when twelve children will be arriving from Belarus.  To boost fundraising the

charity shop on Lord Street West in Blackburn has been booked for the next week 16 – 21 February.  We need to fill the shop with bric-a-brac, books, good quality clothing, un-wanted Christmas presents - in fact anything we can resell apart from



electrical items.  Please could you hand in donations at the shop ideally tomorrow Monday 16 February or at any time later in the week.  If you able to help in the shop, we are in need of volunteers on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 February.  If you need more information about the charity or wish to donate items, please contact:  Liz Skupski, Blackburn Coordinator FOCC, at


Wednesday 25 February This year the Lent Study will be held jointly with Mellor Methodist Church.  Titled "Magnificent Jesus" it will be a bible study looking at Jesus' "I Am" sayings in John's Gospel.  Meetings will be on Wednesdays in Lent starting at 7.15pm at Mellor Methodist Church and will be jointly led by Rev’d. Albert Gayle, Rev’d Geoffrey Peddie and Amma Sue.

This is a wonderful opportunity to study God's word in company



with our Christian brothers and sisters from the other churches in our United Benefice so please do make it a firm date in your diary. Don't worry if you can't make all the meetings - just come to as many as you can! There's a poster at the back of church and in the porch with all the details.

Wednesday 4 March The next FOSMS Meeting will take place in school at 7.30 pm.  All welcome.

Wednesday 13 May 'South Pacific' at Thwaites Empire Theatre


If you wish to contribute anything to the notices please send an email to Chris Davis at  by Thursday evening.