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Macmillan Coffee Morning

Friday, 3rd August, 2018 at The Bungalow, High Street, Mawdesley from 11am to 3pm.  Please […]

July 28, 2018

Mawdesley Scarecrow Festival 2018

We wish to thank all who contributed towards the making of the Scarecrows, supplied clothes, […]

July 28, 2018

Mawdesley Weekend Scarecrow Festival 2018

21st & 22nd July Don’t miss this opportunity to visit Mawdesley and see the scarecrows […]

July 21, 2018

What's On

Don't miss out on the events in our community

  • 22August
    10:00 am
    Croston, Holy Communion

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

  • 24August
    9:00 am
    Mawdesley, Morning Prayer

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

  • 26August
    9:15 am
    Croston, Holy Communion

  • 26August
    9:30 am
    Mawdesley, Family Service

    A child friendly service (sometimes with puppets) lasting about 45 minutes

  • 26August
    11:00 am
    Bretherton, Holy Communion

  • 26August
    1:00 pm
    Croston, Open Church

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

  • 27August
    7:30 pm
    Croston Bell Ringing Practice

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

  • 29August
    10:00 am
    Croston, Holy Communion

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

  • 31August
    9:00 am
    Mawdesley, Morning Prayer

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

  • 2September
    8:00 am
    Mawdesley, Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

  • 2September
    9:00 am
    Bretherton Family Service

    We are trying the new start time for a trial period, please…

  • 2September
    9:15 am
    Croston, Holy Communion

  • 2September
    11:00 am
    Mawdesley, Holy Communion

  • 2September
    6:30 pm
    Mawdesley Evensong

  • 3September
    7:30 pm
    Croston Bell Ringing Practice

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

  • 4September
    11:00 am
    Mawdesley, Would you like a chat and a cup of coffee?

  • 5September
    10:00 am
    Croston, Holy Communion

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

  • 7September
    9:00 am
    Mawdesley, Morning Prayer

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

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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