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Parish All Age Eucharist

Sunday 31st May, Parish All Age Eucharist, St John’s Church at 10am with refreshments afterwards Come and join the whole parish as we pray for and celebrate our work with and for children. If you have a Children’s Society collection box at home gathering dust, plese bring it along to be opened. New Boxes will…

Rose Queen Gala 2014

The annual Rose Queen Gala was held at St. Peter’s School on the 10th of May 2014. Caitlin Harmer, the Rose Queen of 2013-2014, crowned Erin Olivia Atkinson, Rose Queen for 2014-2015, at a well-attended event that raised £960.74 for parish funds. Her attendants are: Jennifer Buxton, Ellie Sankson, Matthew Nuttall, Alice Ainsworth, and Isabel…

Christmas Fair 2013

The Christmas Fair held on Saturday 7th December 2013 was a great success with many new stalls and a real festive feel. Santa made his annual visit and the event raised just over £2,241 for the Parish funds. A huge thank you to everyone who helped and contributed to the day.

Flower, Horticultural and Craft Show at the Parish Hall

Saturday, 7th September 2013 Doors open: 11.45 a.m. Presentation of Prizes: 3.00 p.m. Auction: 3.30 p.m. President: Mr. J.Gibson. SHOW COMMITTEE Chairman: Mr. L.Finlayson, 3 Cross Green Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9QU Tel: 01772 717277 Hon. Secretary: Mr. M. Cooley, 10 Janice Drive, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9YE Tel: 01772 717529 Vice Chairman: Mr. J.Turner Hon…

Annual Parochial Church Meeting Report

Report of  the Annual Vestry Meeting and Annual Parochial Church Meeting 22nd April 2013 48 parishioners, more than last year, were at the Annual Vestry meeting at which Tracey Eves and Derek Millbank were unanimously re-elected as Churchwardens for the coming year. Derek thanked the Deputy wardens for their support during the year, in particular…

Ascension Day May 9th 2013

Following on a long tradition, which was interrupted during the Church Restoration Project, four children from Broughton in Amounderness Primary School climbed to the top of the Church Tower to proclaim “Jesus Christ has ascended – Alleluia!” The whole school assembled below to witness the release of balloons in celebration and cheered as they flew…

Palm Sunday at St John’s

Spring was desperately trying to emerge in and around the churchyard on Palm Sunday at St John’s. Despite a biting easterly wind about 200 parishioners and the church choir processed from the car park on D’Urton Lane to the church for the Palm Sunday eucharist service.

Ian Cherry’s Fundraising

Early in 2012 I was occupying my usual seat in the third row of St John’s listening to our Vicar the Rev Sydney Fox delivering his sermon at the eleven o’clock service. Normally this mostly passes me by as he expounds on the interpretation of that Sunday’s gospel. However this week something he said stuck…

Sidney’s Leaving Do

Farewell evening for retiring Vicar Sidney and his wife Sue. On Friday evening 8th February over 200 parishioners gathered in the Parish Hall on Broadway to give our vicar Sidney and his wife Sue, a good “Lancashire send off’. The tables groaned with food for the Jacob’s Join but some people had to ‘sing for…