Mawdesley welcomes the Velasco family for a special event

We were thrilled to welcome Eduardo, Sophie and Florencia to our church for a very special service. Eduardo and Sophie were married last year in Chile and they have been blessed with the birth of their daughter Florencia at the end of October this year. As some of Sophie’s relatives had missed the wedding they […]


Quarter Peal Rung at Croston

With only six ringers turning up at on Monday 27th evening meeting, the opportunity was taken to ring a quarter peal on the front bells at Croston. Monday 27th March 2017 1260 St. Clements College Bob Minor 1. Jeffrey D Simcox ( c) 2. Christopher Ashton 3. Peter R Hunt 4. John C Wane 5. […]


Christmas Tree Festival

This years Christmas Tree Festival was another fantastic success with over 400 adults with innumerable children visiting over the weekend to look at the trees before enjoying the cakes and a cup of tea.while the children had fun on the Sunday Group table making lots of different things. The winner of the visitors vote for […]


The Puppets are coming

United Benefice Puppets During the family service the puppets will be singing and giving a short Advent message. 4th Dec 11:00:              Bretherton A non-eucharistic child friendly service which lasts about 45 minutes 11th Dec 09:15:               Croston A Eucharistic family service lasting about 1 hour 11th Dec 16:00:   […]


Pilgrim Course

It is lovely to see so many people joining us for the Pilgrim course at the rectory. Due to the success of the course Reverend Michael has organised both an afternoon and an evening course running alongside each other which gives people the opportunity to attend the alternative meeting if they are unable to join […]


Croston, The Old School Band Night

Garry Gibson and Howard Gray from the band “The Old School Idles” will be presenting a concert at 19:00 hrs on Saturday, 22nd October in church. “If you like the music of The Beatles, Snow Patrol, The Eagles, The Verve and many other classic rock and pop covers, then you’ll love The Old School Idles”. Tickets […]


Macmillan Coffee Morning

Katie Souther is hosting a Macmillain coffee morning after the 09:15 church service on Sunday 25th September. Cakes & coffee will be served, please come and support all her hard work and a charity which provides vital support to peop.


Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy

Year 7 students teachers & parents attended church for a service celebrating their first day at  Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy. Reverend Janet welcomed the students to the Academy and spoke about the many opportunities they will have over the coming years both in their faith and in their academic lives. Mr Cowley (Headteacher) […]


Celebration of Bill O’Neill’s Reader Ministry

On the 14th August we celebrated the long and dedicated Reader Ministry of Bill who was licensed in 1952 in Carlisle Diocese. Bill remained an active member of the Reader ministry team in our United Benefice until 2014 which we are sure must make him one of the longest serving Readers in the country. The […]


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 […]

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