Croston

05
Apr

Croston, Sunday Club’s Easter poster

‘He is Risen’ –  In preparation for Easter the Sunday Club children have been learning about the Easter story and making crosses to place around a larger cross and crown of thorns symbolising the time of Christ’s crucifixion, and declaring the Easter Message that Christ rose from the dead.

30
Mar

Croston Church, Open Afternoons

The open afternoons proved a success as we welcomed quite a number of visitors to St Michael & All Angels Church, some taking advantage of our guided tours to learn more about the history of the church while others preferred to just wander around at their own pace. Despite a 3rd of the church being […]

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 […]

27
Feb

Croston Flood Relief Concert

Eccleston Brass Band are to hold a concert in Church on Friday 18th March at 7.45, with all proceeds to be passed to the Croston Flood Relief Fund. Tickets are priced at £5.00 and £2.50 for concessions, this includes light refreshments. In order to make this event as successful as possible volunteers are required to […]

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 […]

01
Feb

Croston, Restoration Work

Following the recent announcement of the £35,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery fund to support our restoration work, we have now started on the Development phase which will involve further investigative work on the roof over the North aisle (similar to what we did last year on the South aisle) as well as the detailed […]

04
Jan

Croston Cemetery

Just a polite reminder to all concerned that all Christmas wreaths, pots and decorations should be removed from the Cemetery and Church Grounds before the start of Lent. This will assist the maintenance team who will begin to remove all items remaining in the Cemetery and Church Grounds from the 1st February, this will give […]

31
Dec

Bishop Geoff Pearson visits Croston

Bishop Geoff visited Croston on the 30th December to meet with Revd Michael & Revd Janet before touring the village to see the destruction caused by the flooding and to speak with local people. Bishop Geoff spent the afternoon in the village speaking with a wide variety of people and members of the emergency services […]

31
Dec

Bishops’ statement on latest flooding incidents

The three Bishops of the Diocese of Blackburn (The Church of England in Lancashire) – Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn; Rt Rev. Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster and Rt Rev. Philip North, Bishop of Burnley – have made a joint statement following the latest flooding in Lancashire and other parts of northern England. […]

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