Thursday 30th May 9am – 10am Prayer at Christ Church
A time of prayer for God’s renewing work in All Saints’ and in Christ Church. All welcome. This will be a weekly event – come when you can.
Thursday 30th May 1pm – 3pm. NEW Thursday Craft Group.
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. More details can be downloaded below.
Tuesday 4th June 9:45am – 10:15 am
Children’s and Youth Work Prayer Meeting
Prayer Meeting to pray for youth and Children’s work in All Saints’ Church and at Christ Church led by Tracey, the Children’s and Family worker from Christ Church Parbold. Tracey will be joined by Rev’d Sue, Reader Diane and people from both churches. All Are welcome.
Future Date: 9th July.
Thy Kingdom Come Monday 3rd – Saturday 8th June
Christ Church, Parbold will be open during the following times:
Monday 3rd June: 9.00 to 11.00 a.m. & 6.00 to 8.00 p.m.
Tuesday 4th June: 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Wednesday 5th June : 12 noon to 2.00 p.m. Also Evening Communion Service from 7.30 p.m.
Thursday 6th June: Prayer Time 9.00 to 10.00 a.m. Also Holy Communion 10.30 a.m and Evening Reflection 7.30 – 9.00 p.m.
Friday 7th June: 8.00 to 10.00 a.m.
Saturday 8th June: 5:18 – Special Service for Pentecost – 7.00 p.m. – Timeout Service 8.15 p.m. – Pentecost Praise.
6th June 2019 – Bible Study 1pm – 2.15 pm
Reader Diane is leading fortnightly Bible Study sessions on Thursdays 1.00pm – 2.15 pm at All Saints’ Appley Bridge.
We will be studying the book of Genesis and using some material from the church sermon series. This friendly study group has 8 – 10 members Newcomers are very welcome.
Future Dates: 20 Jun; 11 Jul 1 Aug; 8 Aug; 22 Aug
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bishop’s Bible Challenge
OUR BISHOP Julian has introduced his Bishop’s Bible Challenge, to encourage congregations in Lancashire in his words: “To learn key verses of Scripture, to create a kind of ‘internal treasure store’ of the promises and command of God.”
The Bishop, in his introduction to the challenge, says this: “At the heart of Vision 2026 lies the call for Christians to be first and foremost disciples of Jesus Christ.
“That entails, in part, a deeper commitment than attendance at services of public worship, a more generous giving of time, talents and money in promoting the Gospel and growing God’s Kingdom, and a better knowledge of the Scriptures; God’s revelation of who He is, what He has done and what He requires.”
Bishop Julian sees the Challenge as part of our stated aim to have an ongoing ‘focus on discipleship’ … seeking to create ‘whole-life disciples’, living out their faith every day.
The Challenge will be a key part of our current work as a Diocese to develop ‘whole-life disciples’.
At the Primary Visitation of Churchwardens held in Adlington earlier this month, the Bishop’s Bible Challenge was given a further impetus when a new booklet was introduced, suitable for all ages, entitled ‘Knowing The Scriptures Better.’
Written by Ruth Hassall, the Diocese’s Director of Discipleship, ‘Knowing The Scriptures Better’ is a focussed six week study booklet allowing you to consider the Bible more deeply, with memory verses to learn, and space for your notes as you pray and talk to God.
All Saints has obtained 100 copies of the booklet, which will be available to members of the congregation in church from Sunday June 2nd.
There is also a Bishop’s Bible Challenge ‘memory verse’ at the top of the ‘Blackburn Prayers’ prayer diary for each day on the Diocesan website at https://www.blackburn.anglican.org/blackburn-prayers-including-daily-email.
For this year, 12 verses (one a month for a year) have been chosen for each of three Vision 2026 themes of making disciples, being witnesses and growing leaders, hence 36 verses in all.
Sunday 9th June
9.00 am Family Time. An outdoor family event will follow the service.
9.45am Community Morning: after Family Time some of our young families will going across to school to help tidy the grounds ready for the School Summer Fair. Games will be arranged for the children. After the 10.15am Communion service we’ll have brioche style refreshments over at school and then everyone is invited to either help with some light gardening at school (please bring your own tools) or just to chat with the families there.
Monday 17th June 7.30 pm Joint prayer evening at Christ Church Parbold:
Saturday 29th June 2019 All Saints C of E Primary School Summer Fair
There will be lots of activities for all ages, including amazing BBQ, Cake Stall. Wine and Chocolate Tombola, Super Summer Raffle, Face Painting, Bouncy Castle, Nerf Gun Challenge and much much more. Fun for all the family!
Sunday 7th July
10.15 am Church Family Gathering in Church followed by the church picnic in Worden Park from 1.00 pm
We meet near the car park in Worden Park, Leyland, PR25 1DJ. There’ll be fun and games for the children and social time for the adults. Everyone is welcome.
7th & 14th July 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm Soul Action Café Taster Evenings for Year Six.
This is our youth group for young people of secondary school age (11 – 18). It involves café-style music, food, worship, games, themes etc. The group meets on Sunday evenings in term time in Christ Church Parbold. These two taster evenings are to give year six a chance to try the group with a view to joining in September if they like it.
Thursday 11th July 7.30 pm Joint prayer evening at Christ Church
Starting Thursday 18th July God@Work Group 7.30 – 9.30 pm
A small group is being set up to help those who wish to discuss the application and practice of their faith in the workplace environment. It will run for 3 sessions only. The sessions will be on Thursday 18th July; Thursday 25th July and Thursday 1st August. It will be led by Rev’d Michelle Plant from Christ Church, Parbold.
It will be in the style of cafe church with food and drink provided by those who are hosting. For further details concerning the venues and the course please email: email@example.com
Routes of Faith
A course run by the Diocese of Blackburn for anyone who is interested in learning more about their Christian faith. There are six modules, each lasting five weeks and you can choose to take one or more modules. The programme’s modules aim to help you to:
- Know the Scriptures better
- Pray with greater depth and urgency
- Talk about your faith with more confidence
- Think about how we show God’s love in action
- Reflect on how our churches fit in to today’s context
- Consider your own participation in the Church
One of the Routes of Faith modules Following Jesus Through the New Testament will be continuing to be delivered at our church on Wednesday evenings between 8th May and 12th June.
An application form is on the Diocesan website:http://www.blackburn.anglican.org/routes-of-faith-programme
Pathways to Prayer
The Diocese are running ‘Pathways to Prayer’ events over the next few months. This is a wonderful opportunity for all people of every tradition to explore fresh perspectives on patterns and styles of prayer, contemplation and meditation through a diverse range of workshops. For further details, and to book, click on the links below.
Day with Archdeacon Mark 6th July at St Oswald’s Preesall
Day with Bishop Julian 21st September at St Ambrose Leyland
Day with Bishop Jill 19th October at Xavarian Mission Spirituality Centre
A message from our Archdeacon, the Venerable Mark Ireland
Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Come apart with me and rest awhile.’
Why not respond to Jesus’ invitation by making a retreat or quiet day at Whalley Abbey part of your plans for 2019?
The retreat house is a wonderful place to come apart and pray, set in the beautiful ruins of a Cistercian abbey, on a site made holy by the prayers of generations of monks, and yet with modern en-suite accommodation and good home cooking.
We have a full and varied programme for 2019, as part of a focus on making disciples for Jesus Christ. We hope there’s something for everyone. Do consider bringing a friend or a group from your parish. As well as the advertised programme, the Abbey welcomes individuals to stay and make their own retreat whenever space is available. Bookings from parish groups are warmly encouraged. We hope you can come!
Details are in this leaflet 2019_Spirituality_Programme
Ven Mark Ireland,
Archdeacon of Blackburn
Holy Land Pilgrimage 2019
The Archdeacon of Blackburn, Mark Ireland, will be leading a pilgrimage to Israel and Jordan with his wife Gill in autumn 2019. The dates are 26th September – 7th October 2019. This will be a pilgrimage with a difference – suitable for those who have never been to Israel before, but also offering something extra for those who have. If you might be interested in joining the pilgrimage, please see the poster at the back of Church or email firstname.lastname@example.org