Villages Remember

Remembrance Sunday 2016 Our villagers were united with people throughout the world as we remembered all who have lost their lives in wars and conflicts throughout the world and to pray for the safekeeping of those who still risk their lives to ensure our freedom. Members of the British Legion joined our communities, schools and […]


Bretherton, Closed for Maintenance work

Maintenance work in church will be taking place during the period Monday 14th November to Friday 25th November. During the day while the contractors are working access to the church and its grounds may be closed, this is both for the safety of the workmen and visitors. Please watch out for signs and closure notices, we […]


All Soul’s Services at Croston & Mawdesley

Invitation to a Service at St. Michael & All Angels Church, CrostonSunday 30th October 2016 at 6:30 p.m. or St. Peters Church, Mawdesley with Bispham Sunday 6th November 2016 at 6:30 p.m. toRemember and give thanks for the lives of those who have died   Every year near to All Souls Day many churches hold […]


Vision Champion’s

Our Vision Champion’s attend a meeting at Whalley Abbey On Wednesday 26th October is Bishop Julian, Dave Champness (Vision Coordinator) and the Vision Champions reflected on the Crossroads Weekend. Looked at Mission Action Planning and shared our ideas for building on the wonderful mission work over the Crossroad Weekend. Looking at the photo’s you might […]


Bretherton, Walking Day 2016

This year due to concerns about closing major roads without the support of the police, the Walking Day committee decided to suspend the ‘Walk of Witness’ around the village. Our day began with a short service in Church supported by the Chorley Silver Band who provided the music for our hymns, the Congregational Churches Sunday […]


Mayor of Chorley

Mayor of Chorley 2016/17 Congratulations to Councillor Doreen Dickinson who lives in Croston and worships at Bretherton St. John the Baptist who is the Mayor of Chorley for the next 12 months. Doreen has been a councillor in Lostock since the year 2000 and is the first Mayor from Croston.   The Mayor says: “It’s a […]


Vision 2026

Over the last few weeks we have looked at Blackburn Diocese ‘Vision 2026’ course as we begin to develop our own vision for the future of our ministry and outreach in our United Benefice. Reverend Michael has guided us through the course and we have given him plenty of positive ideas and feedback which we […]


Mawdesley Millennium Green dawn Easter Communion

Reverend Michael prepares for our early morning Easter Celebration Despite the weather forecast for rain we were blessed with a lovely morning as people from the villages of our United Benefice came to Mawdesley Millennium Green at 7.00 am to rejoice and celebrate Christ’s resurrection. It was lovely to see so many turn out at […]


Palm Crosses

Next Wednesday 10th February is Ash Wednesday and there will be a service at 10am at St. Michaels Croston and at 7:30pm at St. Peters Mawdesley. There will be the opportunity to have the mark of the cross on your forehead (if you wish). If you still have your Palm Crosses from last year and […]


Vision 2026 Study Course

After a great deal of prayer, reflection and consultation our diocese has developed a shared vision ‘Healthy Churches Transforming Communities’ which will be our primary focus taking us to 2026 and the 100th Anniversary of the Diocese of Blackburn. The vision of ‘Healthy Churches Transforming Communities’ has three mission priorities Making disciples of Jesus Christ […]

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