Events and services for the near future:

At the time of writing this page contains only very short-term information. Please ring the vicar if you want to know details about what is going on. (The weekly activities - School Service, Day Centre, Foodbank, Choir Practice - continue each week unless this page says otherwise.)

Mistakes in the Link Magazine: Since we printed January 2019's magazine, we have had two mistakes in it drawn to our attention:

  • On page 1, it says "Friday - Weekly - 7.30pm Choir Practice", but it should say "Thursday" not "Friday". It's because we used November's issue as a template for January's, and choir practices went back to Thursdays in December.
  • On page 5 in the rota, the bottom box in the "Service" column says "11.15am AA" but it should say "HC" not "AA".  Again this is because we used November's issue as a template and didn't change the information.

We are very sorry about these mistakes. We do our best to double-check items in the magazine before going to press, but these ones slipped past us. We will try harder in future.

The rest of January 2019:

Thu 10th: 7.30pm PCC meeting.

Fri 11th: 7.30pm Recorder Group (also 18th and 25th)

Sun 13th: Epiphany 2. 9.30am & 11.15am Communion. Beginning of the renewal of the Church Electoral Roll.

Thu 17th: 7.30pm Choir Practice (also 24th and 31st).

Sat 19th: 11am-3pm Franciscan Third Order meeting.

Sun 20th: Epiphany 3. 10.30am United Worship at St Andrew's Methodist Church (no services at St Luke's).

Fri 25th: 11.30am Funeral.

Sat 26th: 10am Coffee Morning (instead of the usual one on 19th).

Sun 27th: Epiphany 4. 9.30am Communion, 11.15am All-Age Service.

February 2019:

Sat 2nd: 9am Table Top Sale * and 10am Coffee Morning.

Sun 3rd: 5 before Lent. 8am Communion, 10.30am Family Service, 3pm The Ark ** at St John Ben Rhydding.

Mon 4th: 7.30pm Mothers' Union: "Eccleshill in the past" Ken Kenzie.

Thu 7th: 7.30pm Churches Together Committee Meeting at St Luke's.

Sun 10th: 4 before Lent. 9.30am Communion, 11.15am Communion.

Tue 12th: 2pm Service at Ashcroft Nursing Home ***.

Tue 12th: 7.30pm PCC meeting.

Sat 16th: 10am Coffee Morning.

Sun 17th: 3 before Lent. 8am Communion, 9.30am Morning Prayer, 11.15am All-Age Service, 3pm All Together Worship ** at Northcliffe Church.

Sun 24th: 2 before Lent. 9.30am Communion, 11.15am All-Age Service.

Wed 27th: Completion of the renewal of the Church Electoral Roll.

March 2019:

Sat 2nd: 9am Table-Top Sale * and 10am Coffee Morning.

Sun 3rd: Sunday before Lent. 8am Communion, 10.30am Family Service, 11.15am Annual Meeting of Parishioners (to elect churchwardens). 3pm The Ark ** at St John Ben Rhydding.

Mon 4th: 7.30pm Mothers' Union "Tha's got to laugh" Ben Richardson.

Wed 6th: Ash Wednesday. Services to be announced.

Sun 10th: Lent 1. 9.30am Morning Prayer, 11.15am All-Age Service.

Wed 13th: 7.30pm Deanery Synod at St John Clayton.

Sat 16th: 10am Coffee Morning.

Sun 17th: Lent 2. 9.30am Communion, 11.15am Communion.

Tue 19th: 2pm Service at Ashcroft Nursing Home ***.

Sun 24th: Lent 3. 9.30am Communion (shortened), 10.30am Annual Parochial Church Meeting, 11.15am All-Age Service (will start late if the meeting runs beyond 11am).

Sun 31st: Mothering Sunday (Lent 4). 9.30am Communion, 11.15am All-Age Service.

April 2019:

Mon 1st: 7.30pm Mothers' Union "The original April Fool" John Hartley.

Tue 2nd: Architect's inspection of the church building.

Sat 6th: 9am Table-Top Sale * & 10am Coffee Morning.

Sun 7th: Passion Sunday (Lent 5). 8am Communion, 10.30am Family Service. 3pm The Ark ** at St John Ben Rhydding.

Sun 14th: Palm Sunday. Services to be confirmed.

Tue 16th: 2pm Service at Ashcroft Nursing Home ***.

Fri 19th: Good Friday. 2pm An Hour at the Foot of the Cross (to be confirmed). 7pm Prayers at St Francis, then a walk to 7.30pm United Worship at Bolton Methodist Church.

Sun 21st: Easter Sunday. Services to be confirmed.

Sat 27th: Mothers' Union Senior Citizens' Afternoon Tea with entertainment.

Sun 28th: Easter 2. 9.30am Communion, 11.15am All-Age Service.

Further in the future:

May - Mon 13th: 7.30pm "Another Springtime in Poetry and Prose" Rodney Hallam.

Mon 13th: 7.30pm Churches Together Committee Meeting at Bolton Methodist Church.

Sun 19th: 3pm All Together Worship ** at Northcliffe Church (also 21 July, 15 Sep and 17 Nov).

June - Mon 3rd: Mothers' Union "This little piggy" Anne Drake.

Trinity Sunday 16th: 6pm United Worship at St James' Bolton.

Wed 19th: 7.30pm Deanery Synod (venue to be arranged).

July - Mon-Wed 15th-17th: John is on in-service training on these days.

Tue-Thu 23rd-25th: John is on in-service training on these days too.

September - Wed 11th: 7.30pm Deanery Synod (venue to be arranged).

Notes:

* To book a place at sales, call 07807 098174.

** Especially suitable for those with learning disabilities and their families and carers.

*** Services at Ashcroft Nursing Home are planned for 2pm on the following Tuesdays in 2019: January 8th, February 12th, March 19th, April 16th, May 14th, June 11th, July 9th, (None in August), September 17th, October 15th, November 12th, December 10th. They may be changed in various circumstances (for example illnesses, or a funeral being booked), so please check on this web site before coming. Ashcroft Nursing Home welcomes visitors to these services, but of course visitors have to follow the rules and sign in and out.

If you have any queries about these please ring and ask us. This page was last updated on 3rd January 2019.