Thursday 22nd August 9.00am – 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 22nd August 1pm – 3pm. Thursday Craft Group at All Saints’ Church.
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.
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22nd August – 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 are currently looking at the story of Abraham. This friendly study group has 8 – 10 members Newcomers are very welcome.
Future Dates: Bible Study: 29 Aug 2019; 12thSept; 26 Sep; 3 Oct 2019; 31 Oct; 7 Nov; 14 Nov; 28 Nov; 12 Dec.
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Monday 28th August 7.30 pm Joint Prayer Evening at Christ Church
Future dates: 11th September also 7.30pm at Christ Church Parbold
Monday 2nd September 10.45 am Refresh at All Saints’ Appley Bridge
An hour of refreshing musical praise and worship followed by a bring and share lunch.
Future Date: Monday 14th October
Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th September. Back to School Coffee and Chat.
7.30 pm Saturday 7th September at Christ Church Parbold.
Songs and Tales – An Audience with Jonathan Veira.
This will be a most enjoyable and entertaining evening of music and comedy. Jonathan Veira is a great performer who has a very broad appeal.
The show will end at approximately 10.00 pm. Ticket prices will be £10 each or £30 for a family ticket for 2 adults + 2 children aged 10 -16.
Find out more about Jonathan Veira by watching this short video.
21st September 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 Bishop Julian 21st September at St Ambrose Leyland
Day with Bishop Jill 19th October at Xavarian Mission Spirituality Centre
Monday 23rd September 7.30 pm Harvest Supper in All Saints’ C of E Primary School Hall Doors open at 7:00pm (Quiz starts at 7:30pm prompt)
Catering by Fur Clemt (The Wigan based food and cafe project, which aims to tackle food waste)
This is great annual event when we enjoy food and social time together. We also auction our harvest produce for charity.
Saturday 19th October from 10.30 am at Blackburn Cathedral – A Celebration of Baptism
A day to celebrate and re-imagine baptism as a way to strengthen our church mission for details use the link below.
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
Saturday 29th February 2020 9.30 – 11.30 Big Brekkie in All Saints C of E Primary School
Sat 21st March 2020 10.00am – 4.00pm Appley Bridge All Saints’ Away Day at Whalley Abbey
We’ve booked Ruth Hassall our new Diocesan Director of Discipleship and Sarah Earnshaw the Diocesan Children’s Work Adviser to lead the day for us.
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.
Ruth will be coming to speak at Family Time and will preach at 10.15 on 12th Jan so that we can get to know her.
Bring your own lunch so the day itself is free and includes free access to the beautiful Whalley Abbey grounds.