Sunday 24th March Gift Day
We’ll be having a special Gift Day towards the work of All Saints Church. Gift envelopes will be available from 17th March until 31st March. We are currently running at a deficit of around £5000 per year with limited reserves and are looking to God to help us. Please pray and give as God leads you.
Tuesday 26 March 09:45 – 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 Dates: 26th March; 7th May; 4th June; 9th July.
28th Mar 2019 – Bible Study
Reader Diane is leading fortnightly Bible Study sessions on Thursdays 1.00pm – 2.15 pm at All Saints’ Appley Bridge.
We will be using parts of the church Lent course alongside a study of the book of Galatians. The Lent course and Galatians focus of the impact of being a follower of Christ on our everyday lives. This friendly study group has 8 – 10 members Newcomers are very welcome.
Future Dates: 11 Apr; 2 May; 9 May; 6 Jun; 20 Jun; 11 Jul 1 Aug; 8 Aug; 22 Aug
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Confirmation March 28th 7.30 pm at Christ Church Parbold.
Confirmation is an important step in the faith journey for many adults & young people. It means confirming your profession of faith at a special service and entering into full membership of the church. For some who have come from other church backgrounds it’s a way of marking their membership of this church. You can be a youth of 11+ (School Year 6) + or an adult of any age! Our 2019 Confirmation service with Bishop Julian is 28th March 7.30pm at Christ Church Parbold.
Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) 28th April
Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) is on 28th April following a shortened morning service. If you would like to offer for Warden, PCC or sidesperson please have a word with one of the wardens.
The Electoral Roll is being fully revised this year so we all need to fill new forms in between 2nd March & 8th April. See Keely or John for forms.
Pathways to Prayer
The Diocese are running 3 ‘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 Bishop Philip 30th March at Whalley Abbey
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
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
An application form is on the Diocesan website:http://www.blackburn.anglican.org/routes-of-faith-programme
One of the Routes of Faith modules Following Jesus Through the New Testament will be delivered at our church on Wednesday evenings between 1st May and 12th June.
Save the Date
All Saints C of E Primary School are holding their annual school summer fair on Saturday, June 29 2019.
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!
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 email@example.com