November – December 2019 newsletter

NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2019 Dear Friends Our visit to the NW Synod Meeting in October was something of a bittersweet experience. Synod was held at Carver Uniting Church, Windermere. This was our first visit since attending the Service of Thanksgiving fat the closure the URC Windermere Training Centre, the home of many inspirational training courses […]

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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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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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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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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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November – December 2013 Newsletter

PASTORAL LETTER  NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2013                  To quote Victor Meldrew   “I don’t belieeeeeve it!”  This is the last newsletter for 2013 – where has 2013 disappeared to?  I know some people would say it is a sign of advancing age but I don’t like that idea. Last year was busy because of all the preparation for Preston […]

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Musings from the Manse

Dear Friends,   On the 5th October 2012, the United Reformed Church reached the ripe old age of 40!! They say that this is when life begins, but how true will this be of our relatively young denomination? In 1972 when this all happened, I had no idea who or what the URC was – […]

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November – December newsletter

The Right Worshipful, The Guild Mayor of Preston Councillor Carl Crompton Guild Mayoress Councillor Linda Crompton   Mayor’s Parlour, Town Hall, Preston, PR1 2RL Telephone (01772) 906113                                                                                               14/9/2012 Dear Fulwood, URC, To all of Churches Procession participants I would like to thank you for putting on such a wonderful show for Preston. The […]

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Musings from the Manse

Dear Friends,   The other morning, whilst eating my breakfast, I was watching the morning news on the BBC. The two presenters were interviewing an actor, who was advertising the latest edition of a book called ‘Dear Me’. In the book, celebrities had been invited to write a letter to their 16 yr old selves […]

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November December Newsletter

GOD’S CARE How brief is our span of life compared with the time since you created the universe. How tiny we are compared with the enormity of your universe. …yet during every minute and every second of our lives you are present, within and around us. You give your whole and undivided attention to each […]

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