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What's On

Don't miss out on the events in our community

  • 25March
    9:00 am
    Croston, Palm Sunday 2018

    Palm Sunday Procession Dolly and Jelly the donkey's are looking forward to…

  • 25March
    9:30 am
    Mawdesley, Palm Sunday Family Communion

    A family friendly Eucharistic service, all welcome

  • 25March
    11:00 am
    Bretherton, Palm Sunday Holy Communion

  • 25March
    1:00 pm
    Croston, Open Church

    St Michael & All Angels Church will be open for visitors on…

  • 26March
    7:00 pm
    Croston, Quiet Reflection & Compline

    Each evening of Holy Week we are holding short services in our…

  • 26March
    7:30 pm
    Croston Bell Ringing Practice

      We are pleased to announce that with the completion of the…

  • 27March
    7:00 pm
    Mawdesley, Stations of the Cross

    This year we are joining the congregation at St Peter and St…

  • 28March
    10:00 am
    Croston Holy Communion

    Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM for 3/4 hour

  • 28March
    10:45 am
    Messy Church

    The event is taking place in the Choir Vestry next to the…

  • 28March
    7:00 pm
    Bretherton, Quiet Reflection & Compline

    Each evening of Holy Week we are holding short services in our…

  • 29March
    7:30 pm
    Croston, Maundy Thursday Eucharist

    Thursday 29th March 2018 at 19:30hrs During the service the clergy will…

  • 30March
    9:00 am
    Mawdesley, Morning Prayer

    Reverends Michael and Janet, and the Lay Readers meet in churches¬†for a…

  • 30March
    9:15 am
    Croston, Good Friday Family Service

    A short 30 minute service for all ages.

  • 30March
    10:30 am
    Mawdesley, Good Friday Worship

    All Are welcome, please come and join us.

  • 30March
    11:00 am
    Bretherton, Good Friday Worship

    This morning members of the Congregational Church fare joining us for an…

  • 30March
    2:00 pm
    Croston, The Last Hour

    The Last Hour service of reflection. Please come and join us.

  • 1April
    6:45 am
    Easter Dawn Eucharist

    This year we are celebrating our open air Dawn Eucharist in the…

  • 1April
    8:00 am
    Mawdesley, Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

Welcome to Our Community of The Three Churches

Hello and welcome.

The 3 churches of St John the Baptist Bretherton, St Michael & All Angels Croston and St Peter Mawdesley have come together as a single community.

Reverend Michael Woods, has just celebrated his first year as Rector of the United Benifice of Croston, Bretherton & Mawdesley with Bispham.
He is a local person who started his working life at Leyland Motors, living in Leyland & Longton before hetrained at Ripon College, Cuddesdon in Oxfordshire. He then served his curacy at St Aiden’s Bamber Bridge before moving to Rishton where he has been the rector for the last nine years.
Reverend Janet Taylor will continue to serve as a self-supporting Associate Priest in the three parishes, working alongside Reverend Michael building up a ministry team.
Reverend Michael is looking forward to meeting the people from the local communities & visiting the schools.
His Licencing & Instillation is due to take place on Thursday 19th November.
We will confirm the final arrangements in due course and we are sure that all in the 3 parishes will want to join Dignitaries, Family, Friends, Clergy & Readers at the service & offer him a warm welcome as he takes up this new challenge.
We also look forward to welcoming members of the congregation from St Peter & Paul, Rishton.
There will be refreshments in the Old School next to the church after the service.
Thanks to all those who were involved in the selection process in any way.

Croston Church wins Heritage Lottery Fund support for major repairs

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For urgent Pastoral needs call Rev Michael on 01772 600548


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