News

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. […]

31
Dec

Assistance to flooded areas

We have received the following information, though it is a couple of days old it gives information which may be helpful (especially in section 3). Assistance to flooded areas. 5th – 12th December 1.      Where was flooded? Areas in Lancaster and Wyre. 2.      Recovery Phase Long term process – with some short term needs Health […]

30
Dec

Croston, Children’s Sunday Group

No Children’s Sunday Group this week Due to the flooding of the Choir Vestry there will be no Children’s Sunday Group this Sunday 3rd January. We do not feel it is advisable to use the room until it has fully dried out and been ventilated. Next week 10th is the Family Service in church & […]

28
Dec

Services back to normal

As long as we don’t have any problems with further flooding services are back to normal and the first service will be the 10:00 Holy Communion on Wednesday 30th. All are welcome as we reflect on the last few days and its impact on individuals and our community. We will also give thanks for all […]

27
Dec

Croston, Flooding

During yesterday’s floods St Michael & All Angels church was flooded, thankfully it looks like there isn’t too much damage. Today our priority has been to support the local community by providing hot drinks and food in the church as the village is still cut in two by the flooding and people are unable to […]

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.

23
Dec

Mawdesley, Hurst Green

Children & teachers from St Peter’s Church of England Primary School joined us as we hosted a sherry and mince pie afternoon for the residents of Hurst Green. We were treated to a range of songs by the children. Everyone really enjoyed listening to the children sing and we can’t thank the headmaster, teachers and […]

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