Tuesday 29 January 09:35 – 10:15
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 Reader Diane and Tracey, the Children’s and Family worker from Christ Church Parbold.
Future Dates: 26th Feb; 26th March; 7th May; 4th June; 9th July.
31st January 2019 – Bible Study
Reader Diane is leading fortnightly Bible Study sessions on Thursdays 1.00pm – 2.15 pm at All Saints’ Appley Bridge.
Continuing a study of the book of Hebrews. It’s a great topic for Bible Study as it brings together key concepts from the Old and New Testaments and gives helpful insights into Christian philosophy. We will also be following the church Lent course in 2019. This friendly study group has 8 – 10 members Newcomers are very welcome.
Dates for 2019: 14 Feb; 28 Feb; 14 Mar; 28 Mar; 11 Apr; 2 May; 9 May; 6 Jun; 20 Jun; 11 Jul 25 ; Jul 8 Aug; 22 Aug
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Setting God’s People Free
3.30pm Monday 11th– 2pm Wednesday 13th February 2019
Discipleship Course at Whalley Abbey, The Sands, Whalley, Clitheroe BB7 9SS led by Archdeacon Mark Ireland & Ruth Hassall Director of DiscipleshipHow do we live as a Christian from Monday – Saturday when we are at work, at leisure or caring for our families?
The focus will be on living as a confident disciple of Jesus in everyday life.To book your place, please contact WhalleyAbbey on 01254 828400 or email@example.com
£130 full board for dinner Monday up to and including lunch on Wednesday.
7.00 pm Thursday 21st February
Making Music Evening at All Saints’ Appley Bridge Church
7.00 – 7.45 pm music practice with guitars and any other instruments which are brought along
7.45 – 8.30 pm is choir practice for singing.
Our All Age Choir and music group rehearses monthly on Thursday evenings. Adults and children aged 9+ who sing and/or play instruments are most welcome. The group has members of all levels of music ability from beginners to experts – all are welcome.
Future Dates: Thursday 21st Mar 2019; Thursday 25thApril; Thursday 23rd May; Thursday 27th June
9.30 – 11.30 am Saturday 2nd March in All Saints’ C of E Primary School Hall – The Big Brekkie:
A morning of food, fellowship and fund raising for Christian Aid. Our theme will be volunteering and there’ll be food for thought too.
Joint Songs of Praise at Christ Church Parbold 10.30 am on Sunday 3rd March.
Hymns and worship songs for this special joint service will be selected by parishioners. If you would like to select a hymn or song, please let Rev’d Sue or Diane know by 10th February. You may wish to speak briefly in the service or make a comment in writing about the reasons for your choice.
Confirmation March 7.30 pm at Christ Church Parbold.
Thinking of being confirmed? 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. Please see Sue by Jan 20th if you’re interested or for more details.
The Afternoon of Sunday 19th May 2019
Appley Village Festival and Duck Race: after the huge success of the event in summer 2018, once again the Appley Bridge Community Association is bringing the village together on the canalside to see the spectacle of hundreds of plastic ducks making their way down the waterway. The afternoon will start as this year with a churches together service.
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.
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