August – September 2020 Newsletter

Dear Friends  Since our last Newsletter in July 2020, we have had relaxations in the restrictions to combat the Covid-19 virus; but we are at present looking over our shoulders at parts of Lancashire not too far from Preston, where spikes of the virus have returned and some restrictions have been re-introduced.  The Elders met […]

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May – June Newsletter

Dear Friends In our last edition I began by reviewing all the activities planned in a busy run up to Easter. Regrettably only the World Day of Prayer Service and the recording of Reform Magazine took place. The rest were postponed by the restrictions imposed because of the Coronavirus pandemic. No public worship, no meetings.  […]

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July Newsletter

Dear Friends I trust that we have been keeping well and safe in this new world to which we are becoming accustomed and have coped with changes imposed without too much stress.  I hope that we are longing to return to church as soon as it is safe to do so. I have watched church […]

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May – June Newsletter

Dear Friends In our last edition I began by reviewing all the activities planned in a busy run up to Easter. Regrettably only the World Day of Prayer Service and the recording of Reform Magazine took place. The rest were postponed by the restrictions imposed because of the Coronavirus pandemic. No public worship, no meetings.  […]

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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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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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September – October 2017 newsletter

SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2017  Dear Friends I was pleased, along with Margery, to be able to attend the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of the Windermere Centre held at Carver URC on 15th July.  The Rev Stephen Thornton, who first conceived the idea of the Centre, the three successive Directors – Rev Graham Cooke,  […]

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Diary Dates – January/February 2017

January       Sun 1st   10:30am   Morning Worship   The Worship Group   Fri 6th   6:45pm   Hymn Practice   Sun 8th   10:30am 6:30pm   Holy Communion Evening Worship   Rev John Maiden Mr Mike Prendergast   Mon 9th   7:30pm   Craft Group   Fri 13th   6:45pm   […]

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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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