Wednesday 26th February 8.15 am to 9.15 am Fashion Exchange Collection
Fashion Exchange nearly new and good quality used clothes collection at church – please support this community based project which also aims to help local schools and the global environment. For more details see our News Features page.
Morning Prayer Meeting – Thursday 27th February 9.00 -10.00 am at Christ Church Parbold
A time of prayer for God’s renewing work in All Saints’ and in Christ Church. This will be a weekly event in 2020. All welcome. Come when you can.
Thursday 27th February 1.00 – 3.30 pm Craft Group at All Saints’ Church. ‘Crafty People’
Bring any kind of handicraft and join the group for an enjoyable, informal, chatty, crafty time. Mutual help will be encouraged but you don’t need to be skilled already. £1 per meeting with 50p for refreshments. The group will meet weekly, but just come when you can.
Saturday 29th February 9.30 – 11.30 am Big Brekkie in All Saints C of E Primary School
Thursday 5th March – Bible Study 1.00 – 2.15 pm
Reader Diane is leading fortnightly Bible Study sessions on Thursdays 1.00pm – 2.15 pm at All Saints’ Appley Bridge.
We are studying the book of Genesis. This friendly study group has 8 – 10 members Newcomers are very welcome.
Future Dates: 5 Mar; 19 Mar; 2 Apr; 16 Apr; 30 Apr; 14 May; 28 May; 11 Jun; 25 Jun; 9 Jul; 23 Jul; 6 Aug; 20 Aug and 3 Sep.
For more information contact: email@example.com
Friday 6th March 2.00 pm ‘World Day of Prayer’ – a churches together event hosted at All Saints’ Appley Bridge
Women, men and children of all ages are called to ‘Rise, take your mat and walk’ to join this day of prayer. Women of Zimbabwe have prepared this year’s service and they encourage us all to reflect on the difficulties and unrest that have plagued their country over many years. They share the challenges they have met and the hopes they have for the future.
World Day of Prayer is an international, inter-church global organisation which enables us to hear the thoughts of women from all parts of the world: their hopes, concerns and prayers. It is celebrated in over 170 countries.
For further information see the WDP website:http://wwdp.org.uk
8th March 10.00 am (after Family Time) – Team Up to Clean Up
Those not involved with the 10.15 am baptism service in church on 8th March, may like to join the Friends of All Saints’ Appley Bridge C of E Primary School in their team clean up of the school garden and their preparation of the school’s pond in time for frogspawn 🐸 and spring wildlife. 🌼
Please park your car as requested at the back of school if you are helping with this event.
10th March Faith a Light Touch: 9.30-10.00 am after assembly
In this session we’ll chat about the video below Episode 4: How can I have faith?
Tuesday 10th March 1.00pm – 2.15 pm Confirmation Preparation
Some church members will be welcoming and helping pupils from Year 6 of All Saints’ C of E School who are coming into church to learn about being part of the church community, and to learn about communion as part of their confirmation preparation.
Monday 16th March 10.45am – 1.00 pm Refresh at All Saints’ Appley Bridge
An hour of refreshing musical worship and contemplation followed by prayer and a bring and share lunch when we have some time to be together.
Future date: 20th April
Sat 21st March 2020 10.00 am – 4.00 pm Appley Bridge All Saints’ Away Day at Whalley Abbey
We’ve booked Ruth Hassall our Diocesan Director of Discipleship and Sarah Earnshaw the Diocesan Children’s Work Adviser to lead the day for our church members.
There’ll be activities for different age groups during the day – adults, children, families – as well as times to be together as a church family.
Bring your own lunch so the day itself is free and includes free access to the beautiful Whalley Abbey grounds. A full programme for the day can be downloaded below.
The places are almost all filled – if you want to go and have not signed up please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Standish Chorale Presents ‘Come and Sing Messiah’ on Saturday 28th March
The performance is of parts 2 & 3 of Messiah which are traditionally sung at Easter – the first movement sung will the chorus “Behold the Lamb of God”
Singers will need to bring their own copy – The New Novello, Watkins Shaw, edition is the preferred edition. It is available from Amazon
Mon 30th March Confirmation Service 7.30 pm at Christ Church Parbold with Bishop Jill Duff
Confirmation is an important step in the faith journey for many adults and young people. It means confirming your adult profession of faith at a special service and entering in to full adult membership of the church. For some, who have come from other church backgrounds, it’s a way of marking their membership of this church.
For more details visit: https://www.churchofengland.org/life-events/confirmation
Adults from Appley Bridge All Saints’ and from Christ Church are being confirmed alongside children from Y6 of All Saints C of E Primary School.
Whalley Abbey Spirituality Days
The full programme of spirituality days at Whalley Abbey is available to download below.
Save the Date
17th May 1.30 pm at Appley Bridge Community Centre Village Festival
Including a time of worship with four churches together.
There’ll be a duck race, a dove release and lots of fun by the canal and at many venues around Appley Bridge.
21st – 31st May Ascension to Pentecost – Thy Kingdom Come Week
Thy Kingdom Come – an international prayer initiative. Details to follow.