Reader Diane is leading fortnightly Bible Study sessions on Thursdays 1.00pm – 2.15 pm at All Saints’ Appley Bridge.
From 18th October we will be beginning 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. This friendly study group has 8 – 10 members Newcomers are very welcome.
Dates for 2018: 1 Nov; 22 Nov; 29 Nov; 13 Dec.
For more information contact: email@example.com
7.00 pm Thursday 25th October 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.
Dates for future rehearsals -Thursday evenings in 2018: November 22nd; December 6th
For 2019: 28 February; 28 March
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.Thinking of being confirmed?
Sunday 4th November 13.00 until 16.00
Remembrance Event in Appley Bridge Community Centre
This interesting local event has been organised to commemorate the 1918 Armistice and raise funds for the Royal British Legion. Among other things, the event will include opportunities to:
- read the stories of the men commemorated on the Appley Bridge memorial
- enjoy refreshments with homemade cakes
- share a table with There But Not There silhouettes sponsored by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust
- purchase Royal British Legion merchandise
Monday 12th November 10.45 – 1.00 pm: Refresh
An hour of musical worship and meditation followed by a bring and share lunch. This is a great opportunity to spend time with God and may people find it refreshing as the name suggests.
Saturday 24th November 11.00 am – 2.00 pm
All Saints’ Christmas Fair
Our popular annual Christmas Fair will feature: home-made cakes, plants and garden items, games, tombola, a great cafe, book, toys, sweets, games Santa and much much more. Stock up with Christmas goodies and have some festive fun.
Evenings in Advent
Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 12th, Wednesday 19th December, 8 pm – 8.30 pm
Compline (Night Prayer) at All Saints’ Appley Bridge.
Compline or Night Prayer is a peaceful and lovely Anglican prayer liturgy. The short meetings will involve: prayer, muisc, a 5 minute talk and a short time of silence in the candle light. They will be joint events for Christ Church and All Saints’. Reader Diane will be leading. Book yourself a little peace to contemplate the reason for the season. All welcome.
The Morning of Saturday 2nd March 2019 At All Saints’ C of E Primary School – The Big Brekkie
A fund raising morning for Christian Aid with lots of activities and fun.
The Afternoon of Sunday 19th May 2019 – Appley Bridge Village Festival and Duck Race starting 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