‘Thy Kingdom Come’ is a global wave of prayer in which the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is inviting Christians to pray as one for people to know Jesus Christ. The initiative will run through the ten days of Ascensiontide and finish on Whit Sunday (25th – 4 June). We will be meeting in the Green Room at 7.30pm to pray for our nation.
Our annual walk through Padiham takes place on 11th June. Both St Leonard’s and St Margaret’s assemble in Bank Street ready to move off at 10.30am. That day there will be a said service of Holy Communion at St Margaret’s at 9.15am and the Evening Service will be Holy Communion at 5.30pm at St Leonard’s.
Following the success of this event last year during which many visitors came to Padiham the organisers have arranged a similar programme of events for 23-25 June. The church committee has decided not to hold a summer fair this year and instead St Leonard’s will be open for visitors on Saturday 24 June in the morning from 10am until 1pm; as well as a BBQ (running from 11:30am-12.30pm) there will be a NAAFI canteen in the Green Room, bric-a-brac and…
Tom Woolford use to work for Padiham Parish, and is well known and liked in our town. After four years training for full-time ministry at Oakhill Theological College, London, Tom is to be made a deacon at the Cathedral on 1st July. After this Tom will be serving the people of Bispham, Blackpool. Please do be praying for him, his family, and his new parish.
Our Summer Fair takes place on Saturday 8th July, 10.30am – 12.30pm. There will be a BBQ, Bouncy Castle and stalls on the car park, weather permitting, with light refreshments in church. Tickets, now available, can be purchased for £1, which includes tea or coffee and biscuits/cake. We would be glad to receive items for cakes, white elephant, plants, raffle and tombola stalls. There will be children’s games/activities.
We will be having a slightly different service (inc. a baptism) and the children will be receiving their attendance prizes for Cornerstone Club.
We will be having a slightly different service and the children will be receiving their attendance prizes for Junior Church.
All ladies are invited to a summer social at ChocStop in Burnley (14-16 Halstead street, BB11 4HU) on Tuesday 18th July at 7.30pm. Please let Natalie Print know at church or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday 14th July if you would like to come so that we can book ahead and avoid disappointment!
Our mission partner, Alun Burt, who works with the church in South Africa will be visiting, and preaching at all our services, and talking about his and his families work.
This event for all ages is being jointly organised by Hapton Methodist Church and St Margaret’s and will take place at the Methodist Church on Wednesday 9th August 1pm – 4pm. All welcome.