posted 29 Sep 2014, 01:39 by Richard Jones



10.30 am Parish Communion

Rev’d Barbara Knight


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 Holy Communion

Amma Sue

Tuesday 30 September

9.30 am Holy Communion



Sunday 5 October

Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity


10.30 am Parish Communion

Rev’d Canon John Hartley


6.30 pm Evensong and Sermon

Amma Sue







Mike Fields, Giles Tipton, Eileen Ridley, Irene Holt, Roly Peagram,

Ann Macey




Today Pizza and Praise 6.30 – 8.30 pm.  A new United Benefice youth event for those aged 11-16 at Mellor Brook Community Centre.  Please encourage your youngster along for food, fun and praise.

Monday 29 September

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 30 September

Coffee Morning 10.00 – 11.30 am.


Wednesday 1 October

6.30 – 7.30 pm Choir Practice

7.00 – 8.00 pm “O LORD, HEAR MY PRAYER…” see below for details.

Thursday 2 October

Harvest Festival at St Leonard's Church, Balderstone at 7.30 pm.  Please could you sign your name on the list in the Narthex if you would like to attend the Harvest Supper in Balderstone school and indicate if you need transport.



Amazing Result! Over the last academic year FOSMS has raised the tremendous amount of £9320, the majority of which has funded the purchase of iPads and covers.  Other items have included transport, picnic benches, school forest resources, the life education mobile classroom and garden club resources. Thank you to everyone who has come along to help and support our events.  The FOSMS committee rotates every two years, therefore we would like to thank the team for all their hard work

during this time, and with their help hope to ensure the smooth take over by the new FOSMS team, Emma Hilton, Vicky


Dewhurst, Zoe Metcalf, Helen Dawson-Smith, Stuart Woodward and Julie Olsson. The school disco is on Friday 3 October starting at 7.15pm to 9.00pm for years 1 to 7. The entry fee is £2.50 per child which includes hot dogs (meat & veggie) squash and fruit cups.  Sweets and glow sticks are available to purchase on the night.

Harvest Gifts These will be distributed around the village from 9.30am onwards on Monday 13 October.  If you can help with this, whether or not you have transport, please let me know. Many thanks, Sonia Tipper.


Wednesday 1, 8, 15 & 22 October “O LORD, HEAR MY PRAYER…” Do you ever wonder what all this praying stuff is about?  Not sure that you are getting your praying “right”?  Getting bored with your usual way of praying?  Then this is for you!  Four meetings exploring what prayer is and experiencing some different ways of praying at BALDERSTONE ST LEONARD’S CHURCH from 7.00 to 8.00 pm.


Tuesday 7 October Mothers’ Union Dinner at Beeston Manor, Hoghton.  Cost £15.  All ladies very welcome – please contact Pam Jackson or Margaret Ashton.

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