November – December 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends At the beginning of October, the first Get-Together of the South Missional Partnership churches was held at Hollinshead Street URC, Chorley, kindly organised by Daleen ten Cate, the Lancashire Mission & Discipleship Mentor. Each church was invited to speak for 5-7 minutes about their current mission projects. Chorley spoke about ‘Hollies’ charity shop […]

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January – February 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends We wish all our members and friends a Happy and Prosperous 2018! Last January, I wrote about the carol “Good King Wenceslas” which I had heard on the radio just once in the long build up to Christmas. It seemed quite some time since we last sung it. I suppose it is not […]

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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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November – December 2015 Newsletter

PASTORAL LETTER NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2015 Dear Friends, Sadly I was unable to attend the NW Synod meeting at Greenmount URC, Bury in October, which was disappointing, not least because I had done my homework and studied the Book of reports beforehand. However, I did receive two extra things from Synod which have also occupied […]

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September / October Newsletter

PASTORAL LETTER SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2015 In the collection of Newsletters from churches which Margery visited on her holidays, one item in particular took my eye and made me think. It was from the magazine of Parish of Dalton-in-Furness, Newton, and Ireleth with Askam. “Whenever I’m disappointed with my spot in life, I stop and […]

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July / August 2015 Newsletter

PASTORAL LETTER JULY-AUGUST 2015 Dear Friends In the many Newsletters we receive from other churches, I often admire the quality, variety and content of many of the Pastoral Letters they include and read with interest the messages and challenges they contain. Without having any news about a change in our vacancy situation, and as the […]

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May / June 2015 newsletter

PASTORAL LETTER – MAY / JUNE 2015 Dear Friends For both Fulwood URC and for the wider NW Synod area, the past two months have been a time of departures. In our Church fellowship we have the sudden passing of two of our own members, both much loved and respected here and as former long […]

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March / April Newsletter

PASTORAL LETTER MARCH – APRIL 2015 Dear Friends Our service on the first Sunday in Lent, was conducted by Rev’d Ron Lewis. It included the following “Hymn for Lent” which Ron has just written and we had the privilege of being the first congregation to sing to Ron’s chosen tune Abends (RCH 292; CMP 618 […]

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Newsletter – January / February 2015

PASTORAL LETTER JANUARY – FEBRUARY 2015       The month of January was so named by the Romans in honour of Janus, their god of beginnings and transition and thereby of gates, doorways, passages and endings. He is usually depicted as having two faces, since he looks to the future and to the past. Looking back […]

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November / December newsletter

PASTORAL LETTER NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2014       Are you ready for Christmas yet? This is a question that we will hear regularly over the next few weeks. Restaurants are advertising Christmas meals, supermarkets are stocking Christmas chocolates, biscuits and cakes and Christmas cards are on sale in all sorts of places – at least I haven’t heard […]

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