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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September-October 2018 Newsletter

SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2018 Dear Friends Following on from the launch of our Missional Partnerships on Pentecost Sunday, an event has been arranged in each Missional Partnership Area. For our Area this will be held on Saturday 6th October 2018 from 10:00am to 13:00pm at Chorley United Reformed Church. It is hoped that this event […]

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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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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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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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September / October 2014 Newsletter

PASTORAL LETTER SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2014     When I last wrote the Pastoral Letter, for the May-June Newsletter, I referred to an article in the URC Reform Magazine written by the Rev’d Roberta Rominger, the URC General Secretary. It was entitled “Things I love about the United Reformed Church.” How did her choices compare with yours? […]

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September / October newsletter

WELCOME TO FULWOOD We extend a very warm welcome to Rev’d Malcolm Hickox, the new minister at Fulwood Methodist Church. We pray God’s Blessing on his ministry and on his wife Christine and their family and hope they will soon feel at very much at home in Fulwood.     PRESTON GUILD 2012 At the […]

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Musings from the Manse

  Dear Friends, August is usually a quiet month – not many meetings – schools out for the summer, folks away on holiday. So when I received an email from Mohammed Ali Amla, asking me to circulate an upcoming event called ‘Experiencing Ramadan’, I was both intrigued and inspired. Ali had recently organised a series […]

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September /October 2011 newsletter

TALKING REFORM – STILL TIME HELP? In the July-August Newsletter we included an appeal for volunteers help the teams that produce recordings of the URC Reform magazine each month for blind and partially-sighted people. The recordings are made at Galloway’s Society for the Blind, Penwortham, on the second Monday of each month starting at 12 […]

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