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We are opening St Margaret’s for the day on Thursday 17th May, in the week of the world-wide ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ event from 8.30am to 4pm. There will be set prayers at 9am and 12.30pm, but the rest of the time is set aside for you to pray on your own. © Copyright Keith Evans, image reused under the Creative Commons License. Original image: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2439756
This month our ladies book group will be considering the question of how our day-to-day work fits into God’s plan for our lives, what value work has, and how we can use it to serve God. Books are available at the back of church £2.
Holiday Bible club is open to any child of primary school age and the cost will be £2.00 for the whole day. Please bring a packed lunch in a named throw away bag. There will be a special family service on Sunday 3 June followed by brunch.
A special service showcasing what the children learnt at the Holiday Bible Club day on Thursday 31st. All welcome, whatever age or stage.
As an alternative to Walking Day the parish is organising an open-air event at the bandstand in Padiham Memorial Park on Sunday 24th June beginning at 3pm. The programme is:- 3pm Open Air Service with singing accompanied by Goodshaw Silver Band. 3.30pm Picnic tea followed by games for children. 4.15pm Concert by the Goodshaw Band Bring a picnic, rugs, picnic chairs, games etc (No evening service at St Leonard’s that day)
The book for June is “Amaze Them With God” by Kevin DeYoung. This short book will help us to consider how we can each encourage the next generation to come to know Jesus and to stick with Him. The book is available from the back of both churches for £1 each. All ladies are welcome to come on 26th, whether you’ve been before or not.
St Leonard’s will be open for visitors on Saturday 30th June from 10am to 4pm. There will be refreshments, a cake stall, and plenty more.
On Sunday 1st July the Vicar, Canon Mark Jones, and Rev. Roger Parker (Burnley British Legion Chaplain) will lead be a short open-air service outside the Town Hall beginning at 10.45am. That day we’ll ensure the 9.30am service finishes at 10.30am so that members of the congregation can attend if they wish.
Rev Dr Tom Woolford will be ordained to the presbyterate on Sunday 1st July ay 7.30pm at All Hallows Bispham.