We had a brilliant prayer walk on Monday 7th August when we thanked God for our beautiful parishes and prayed for our two churches.
GFS display wins Certificate
Congratulations to our GFS group after winning a Certificate of Achievement at the Diocesan GFS Festival Exhibition competition this month. The display that caught the judges’ eye is currently to be seen at the front of Church.
Emily Lyon and Ruby Fox Climb Ben Nevis
Emily Lyon and Ruby Fox of our All Saints Congregation, and both pupils at All Saints School, climbed Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain at 4,406 feet above sea level, on Saturday July 1st to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. So far they have raised £1200-00!!
The girls tell us: “We are both 10 years old, and wanted to climb Ben Nevis. We both agreed that we would like to walk for Cancer Research.
“A lot of people are affected by cancer and it is very upsetting so we are hoping to raise money to help. Please donate anything you can, even a £1 can help.
Thank you for donating, love Emily and Ruby xxx”
Here’s the link to the girls’ JustGiving page. Please donate if you can – every penny helps in the fight against the scourge that is cancer.
We had a great time at 5:18 on Friday 16th June celebrating the Holy Spirit and hearing an inspiring talk from Rev’d David Banbury.
Family Time 11th June 2017
We had a whale of a time learning about Jonah! All of the children helped with the whale big banner.We pulled grumpy faces to be grumpy like Jonah and had happy faces to be kind like God.
Christian Aid Week Big Breakfast event at All Saints’ School
Thank you to all the Appley Bridge folk who supported our Big Brekkie for Christian Aid on Saturday morning May 20th at All Saints School.
The event exceeded all our hopes and prayers, and thanks to the help of so many members of our congregation and the generosity of those who have attended we have raised £750. This means that All Saints will have provided funds to buy two valuable cows for communities in Ethiopia, a refrigeration system for a refugee camp in North Africa to preserve food and drink at the right temperature, and two stoves to provide cooking facilities for up to 50 refugees in temporary accommodation.
Our Traidcraft shop was also well supported, takings were just short of £200-00 on the morning.
The atmosphere was wonderful, getting off to the right start with an inspired opening by the Bishop of Burnley, the Rt Rev Philip North, who reminded us of the Gospel imperative to share the love of God with our neighbours, and thanks to the multitude of activities including games hosted by our Brownie and Guide groups, Colouring competition, face painting, bookstall, Jacobs Well stall, Tradecraft shop, breakfast cafe, and our Prayer Table, the morning really went with a swing!
Thanks to all those who helped to set up, organise and participate in our first ever Big Brekkie, and we look forward to making it into an annual event at All Saints.
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Easter 2017 – Church Decorations
Our Easter Vigil service on Saturday 15th April was a big success, starting round the fire and then moving inside to renew our baptism vows and celebrate the light of Christ.
The Bishop of Blackburn, the Rt. Rev’d Julian Henderson, confirmed twenty young people at an inspired Confirmation Service in Christ Church, Parbold, on Wednesday 23rd March. Candidates for Confirmation came from Christ Church, All Saints Church Appley Bridge and St Anne’s Church, Shevington. The church was filled with family and friends of the confirmees, and the Bishop was assisted by Christ Church and All Saints Parish Priest the Rev Sue Timmins, St Anne’s Shevington Parish Priest the Rev Philip Dennison, and All Saints Reader Diane Green.
The service was followed by refreshments, as the confirmees and their families celebrated with church officials.