November – December 2016 Newsletter

PASTORAL LETTER, SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2016 Dear Friends I have been wondering what to write in this month’s letter for several days.  Having attended the Joint Pastorate Elders’ meeting and the October NW Synod, it seems unlikely that a solution to the current and impending ministerial shortage has a short term solution, further, the response […]

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Diary Dates for November & December 2016

November       Fri 4th 7:00pm Hymn Practice   Sun 6th 10:30am Morning Worship Rev Shirley Farrier Fri 11th 1:00pm & 7:00pm Autumn Fair preparation   Sat 12th 2:30pm AUTUMN FAIR   Sun 13th 10:30am 6:30pm Holy Communion Holy Communion Rev David Greenwood Rev John Fisher Fri 18th 6:45pm Hymn Practice   Sun 20th […]

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September – October 2016 Newsletter

PASTORAL LETTER  SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2016 Dear Friends In the last edition of the Newsletter we included the letter from the NW Moderator regarding Future Patterns of Ministry and the current difficulties in provision of ministry. I received a further letter at the beginning of August, following the 8 Roadshows around the 4 Synod Areas, […]

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July-August 2016 newsletter

Pastoral Letter, July-August 2016 Dear Friends As I am writing this letter, there is a great deal happening both locally and nationally, but to start with an introduction to the new URC Logo.  For the past six months, the URC’s design team has been working to make the denomination’s visual identity more positive, striking and […]

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May-June 2016 Newsletter

PASTORAL LETTER – MAY-JUNE 2016 Dear Friends Those who attended Rev’d Helen’s induction service way back  in 2007 may well remember the Rev’d John Proctor, who was one of Helen’s tutors at Westminster College Cambridge.  Those who more recently took part in the Big Day Out at Southport last July will remember the fascinating Bible […]

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Diary dates for May & June 2016

May        Sun 1st 10:30am Morning Worship Mrs Anne Oakden Fri 6th 7:00pm Hymn Practice   Sun 8th 10:30am Holy Communion Rev John Maiden 6:30pm Holy Communion Rev Malcolm Hickox Mon 9th 7:30pm Craft Group   Fri 13th 7:00pm Hymn Practice   Sun 15th 10:30am Morning Worship Mrs Cynthia Longden 3:00pm CTFB Pentecost […]

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March / April 2016 newsletter

PASTORAL LETTER  MARCH – APRIL Dear Friends Whilst waiting for ideas to write this Pastoral Letter, I received my daily e-mail from Synod containing the day’s  Lent reflection. These have been written by a group of people from the Northern and North Western Synods.  Similar collections of devotions have been produced recently for Advent and […]

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January / February 2016 newsletter

PASTORAL LETTER, JANUARY – FEBRUARY 2016 Dear Friends, A happy and peaceful New Year to all our readers!   At the beginning of a New Year we look forward in prayerful hope that the vacancy in the Central Lancashire Joint Pastorate will be filled as soon as possible. We also look forward to the next […]

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