Bretherton

28
Oct

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 […]

17
Jul

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 […]

23
May

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 […]

10
Apr

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 […]

27
Mar

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 […]

06
Feb

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 […]

01
Feb

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 […]

26
Dec

FLOODING

DUE TO EXTENSIVE FLOODING WE HAVE HAD TO CANCEL ALL THE SERVICES IN OUR 3 CHURCHES FOR SUNDAY 27TH DECEMBER. WE WILL UPDATE THE WEBSITE WITH INFORMATION TOMORROW.

09
Jun

Bretherton Walking Day

Unfortunately this years Walk of Witness has had to be cancelled due to a number of last minute problems. In the morning there will be a family non-Eucharistic service at 11:00am and children will be assisting Reverend Janet Taylor who will be leading the service.

24
Jan

The 3 churches come together in prayer

Members of our 3 churches were up early to Join Reverend Janet at Bishop’s House to celebrate Morning Prayer and communion with Bishop Julian, Archdeacon John and other members of clergy. During the service Bishop Julian licensed Reverend Janet as Associate Priest to our United Benefice, this completes all the legal formalities. We wish to […]

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