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New Bishop of Burnley Announced

Philip North has been appointed as the new Bishop of Burnley. The new Right Reverend North, currently team rector of four inner-city churches in north London, will replace the Right Rev John Goddard, who retired in July. Bishop-elect North said his new role was “a great pleasure and a daunting privilege”, adding it was a…

Light In Darkness

November 4th 7.30pm – 9pm Blackpool Tower Ballroom FY1 4BJ. Archbishop of York I am looking forward to my visit to Lancashire on November 4 and 5. The highlight will be an exciting event at Blackpool Tower Ballroom on the evening of Tuesday, November 4 at 7.30pm to which you are invited. Get ready for…

A Memorial Service for the Faithful Departed

Saturday 1st November 2014 at 10.30am Come and lay a flower at the altar and light a candle Pray for your departed loved ones and for all who mourn Jesus said, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes…

An Invitation – Company of Voyces

An Invitation to Company of Voyces 45th anniversary celebration concert at St. John Baptist Church, 25th October – 7:30 p.m. Free admission, collection in aid of church funds. Company of Voyces Forty-five years ago, a group of County Hall employees gathered to support the singing at services in the County Hall chapel. Since then, the…

Fr. Shaun Baldwin

Fr. Shaun Baldwin was instituted and installed as the Vicar of Broughton on the 22nd of July. The recent photo is  with Archdeacon Michael Everitt, who, with Bishop Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster, conducted the service. Fr. Shaun’s first services were conducted on Sunday, 27th July, including a whole parish Eucharist followed by a parish…

Pauline Taylor’s Ordination

Revd Pauline Taylor was ordained Deacon on the 29th of June at Blackburn Cathedral by the Bishop of Blackburn, the Rt. Revd. Julian Henderson. The photo shows her being congratulated by Revd. Canon Sidney Fox and Fr. Shaun Baldwin.  Pauline has served the parish through her many years as a Pastoral Assistant and Guide/Brownie Leader. We…

25th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood

25th anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood on Tuesday 7th July Holy Communion at 10.00am in St John’s Church. Father Shaun celebrates his Silver Jubilee on Tuesday. You are invited to join him in thanksgiving for a celebration of Holy Communion. Please note that there will not be Holy Communion on Wednesday this week.