28th January Faith a Light Touch: 9.30-10.00 am after assembly
If you have time, join in by watching the video below (Alpha Film Series – Episode 1 Is There More to Life than This?) then stay on in All Saints’ Church after the Tuesday assembly for coffee and chat 9.30-10.00 am – we’ll discuss it then. If you can’t watch the video you are still welcome to stay and chat about faith.
Morning Prayer Meeting – Thursday 30th January 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.
30th January 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.
Thursday 6th February – 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 are studying the book of Genesis. This friendly study group has 8 – 10 members Newcomers are very welcome.
Future Dates: 20 Feb (20th Feb only session will be 1.30 – 2.45); 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
11th February 2020 Faith a Light Touch: 9.30-10.00 am after assembly
In this session we’ll chat about the video below (Alpha Film Series – Episode 2 Who is Jesus?
Monday 17th February 2020 10.45 am – 1.00 pm. Refresh.
An hour of musical worship and reflection followed by a ‘bring and share’ lunch. It’s a chance to spend time with God and to be refreshed by the presence of his Holy Spirit.
Thursday 20th February 10.00 am – 4.00 pm Quiet Day at Whalley Abbey
‘A Touching Place’ Led by Canon Dr Patricia Impey. A day exploring the journey of prayer.
The day will cost £20 which includes a sandwich lunch.
Address: Whalley Abbey, The Sands, Whalley, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 9SS
The full programme of spirituality days at Whalley Abbey is available to download below.
25th Feb 9.30-10am Faith a Light Touch: 9.30-10.00 am after assembly
In this session we’ll chat about the video below Episode 3: Why did Jesus die?
Saturday 29th February 2020 9.30 – 11.30 am Big Brekkie in All Saints C of E Primary School
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
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?
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 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.
Bring your own lunch so the day itself is free and includes free access to the beautiful Whalley Abbey grounds.
Standish Chorale Presents ‘Come and Sing Messiah’ on Saturday 28th March
at St Wilfrid’s Church, Rectory Lane, Standish, Wigan, WN6 0XA under the direction of Peter Kwater and accompanied at the organ by Carol Kwater.
Fee £10.00 for guest singers
To take part in the evening performance it is necessary to attend the afternoon rehearsal from 1.30pm to approximately 4.30pm. at St Wilfrid’s Church.
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
The performance will be at 7.30 pm. The dress code for the concert is all black.
The concert will be open to the public. Tickets will be £10 for audience members, £8 concessions.
Mon 30th March 2020 Confirmation Service 7.30 pm at Christ Church Parbold with Bishop Jill Duff
Thinking of being confirmed?
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.
Adults can be confirmed at any age. At All Saints’ Appley Bridge young people need to be in school year 6 or above to be can be confirmed
Please see Diane or Rev’d Sue by 20th January 2020 if you are interested.
For more details visit: https://www.churchofengland.org/life-events/confirmation