2010 Archive

Musings from the Manse

Dear Friends, Rev Helen Higgin-Botham The weather in the last few days has really brought home the fact that autumn is well and truly with us. The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder – and I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel like bedding down in a corner and […]

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November / December Newsletter

ST MARYS JACOBITE SYRIAN CHURCH On the second Saturday in October we were able to welcome to the use of our premises, St Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Church. Following an approach to Fulwood Methodist Church about the use of a church in the Preston Area for a gathered congregation in the north of England and the […]

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Musings from the Manse

Dear Friends, When you read this, I will hopefully be enjoying the bracing landscape and seascape of the North of Scotland – specifically Thurso and the surrounding area – a place the Higgin-Botham’s have not ventured to before! Colin has great plans to resurrect his passion for fishing – though as yet he has no […]

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September/October newsletter

VISION 4 LIFE –YEAR OF PRAYER The NW Synod Retreat Group held a meeting in the Garrett Room in late April. Rev’d Helen and Mac attended.  The Revd Helen Marshall gave a most interesting talk entitled   ‘Deepening our Spiritual Journey’. Helen is an Anglican priest who has always tried in her ministry to make a […]

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Musings from the Manse

Dear Friends, In May, I was fortunate to have some holiday time, interspersed with a Minister’s Retreat on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne – and as I’ve reflected on my experiences since then, I realise how blessed I have been in coming into contact with some of Earth’s ‘Thin Places’. ‘What is a thin place?’ […]

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July / August newsletter

THE MODERATOR’S CYCLE MISSION 19 July – 15 August 2010 Dear Friends Two year ago when I first thought of getting on my bike and cycling around our four areas to attend mission events and hopefully stimulate thinking about how we relate to the communities amongst which we worship and witness, it seemed like a […]

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Message from the Manse

Dear Friends, Well, the excitement and hectic schedule of Easter services is now over and we’ve entered into a period in the church’s year called Eastertide. I don’t know about you, but I’ve often wondered whether there is a deeper meaning to be found here. As I’ve been researching and reflecting this week, I’ve come […]

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May/June Newsletter

Vision4Life –YEAR OF PRAYER LENT BIBLE STUDIES: The six Lent Bible Studies which we have now completed, were both thought-provoking and challenging. The Rev Helen’s choice of another Philip Yancey’s book – Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? was certainly appropriate  It was good to share the course with friends from both Christ Church Longridge […]

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Readings & Prayers for Holy Week

Sunday – 28th March (known as Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday)   Liturgy of the Palms Readings: Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29 Luke 19: 28-40   Prayer: Giver of light, your steadfast love endures forever.  Open our hearts to the Blessed One who comes so humbly, on a borrowed colt.  Open before us the gates of […]

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