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On Friday 22nd September at 7.00pm St Annes Parish Church proudly presents an evening of Maasai Tribal Song and Dance with The Osiligi Warriors. 

Tickets cost £10.00 for adults, £3.00 for accompanied children.

Tickets are available from the Parish Office, 01253 722736 or stannesparishoffice73@gmail.com and from Storytellers on The Crescent in St Annes.

PCC membership and meeting dates


The PCC page has been updated to show the PCC membership following the recent APCM.

A list of PCC meeting dates can be downloaded  here.

APCM and Electoral Roll updates

Notice is given that the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) will take place on Monday 24th April 2017, commencing at 7:30pm in Room 1 of the Parish Rooms. (Refreshments available from 7pm.) The nomination forms for the election of Church Wardens and PCC members will be available at the back of Church from Sunday 16th April until Sunday 23rd April. All completed and signed forms must be received by 12:30pm on Sunday 23rd April.


Any questions about matters of general Church interest should be submitted in writing to the PCC Secretary by Friday 21st April, so that properly considered and informed answers can be given at the meeting.

The Electoral Roll update in preparation for the APCM is now available for inspection at the back of Church. Please let Gerald Wilson, our Electoral Roll Officer, know of any errors/changes to name/address/contact details.

Holy Week 2017


PALM SUNDAY

8.00 am - Holy Eucharist (said)

10.30 am - Palm Procession and Sung Eucharist

6.00 pm - Chrism Eucharist - St Stephen On-The-Cliffs

(No Evening Service at S. Anne’s Church today)

 

 

Monday of Holy Week

12 noon - Holy Eucharist

7.30 pm - Holy Eucharist with Sermon – The Holy Lance


Tuesday of Holy Week

10.30 am - Traditional Eucharist

7.30 pm - Holy Eucharist with Sermon – The Nails


Wednesday of Holy Week

9.00 am - Holy Eucharist

7.30 pm - Holy Eucharist with Sermon – The Crowing Cock

 

 

Maundy Thursday

7.30 pm - Solemn Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper and Watch


Good Friday

10.30 am - Good Friday Messy Church

6.00 pm - Good Friday Liturgy


EASTER EVE

8.00 pm - Easter Vigil and First Eucharist of the Resurrection,

followed by party

 

Easter Day

8.00 am - Holy Eucharist

10.30 am - Sung Eucharist

6.30 pm - Evensong & Sermon & Benediction

 

new video

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Ash Wednesday Services

9:00am Eucharist with imposition of ashes
1:30pm Heyhouses School (Juniors only) Ash Wednesday service
7:30pm Sung Eucharist with imposition of ashes

Confirmations 2017

What a great occasion we had this morning as Bp Philip North administered the sacrament of Confirmation to 24 adults and children. Such a happy and uplifting service. Laus deo.



Christmas Services 2016

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

Saturday 24th December Christmas Eve
4.30 pm - Children’s Christingle & Crib Service
11.30 pm - Midnight Eucharist

Sunday 25th December Christmas Day
8.30 am - Holy Eucharist (Said)
10.30 am - Sung Eucharist with Christmas Carols

“O come all ye Faithful”

Annual Christmas Tree Festival

       

Our Annual Charity Christmas Tree Festival will take place from Satur
day 10th - Saturday 17th December 2016

Full details here.


We would be very grateful for any donations of tombola items, cakes, and this year we are having a bottle stall and are looking for bottles of wine, beer, soft drinks, sauce, bubble bath, shampoo, washing-up liquid etc. All donations can be left at the Parish Office or handed to Susan McMahon/Pam Kinghorn in Church.

Memorial wreaths can again be purchased for £10. Please see Colin Miller in Church or call in at the Parish Office.

Remember WW1 awards



 On 2.11.16 in London bellringers Fiona & Gerald Wilson accepted on behalf of the St Annes Parish Bellringers an award as finalists in the Acts of Remembrance category of the Remember WW1 awards, sponsored by the Daily Telegraph. Received from judging panel chair, Dame Julia Cleverdon, the award was one of 25 recognising the many efforts around the country to remember the sacrifice of World War One. In total there were 160 entries with four finalists in each category of community awards. In 2014 the bellringers of St Annes Parish Church rang a Quarter Peal in memory of Isaac Street, the first man from St Annes to die in WW1, on the exact centenary of his death on 26 August 1914. 


A Quarter Peal comprises approximately 45 minutes of continuous ringing and over 1200 changes of bell sequence and requires a team of at least six expert bellringers. Since then with the assistance of local members of the Lancashire Association of Change Ringers, a further 18 Quarter Peals have been rung in memory of a further 55 men from St Annes, who died in the service of their country in the First World War. In the next 4 years there will be further Quarter Peals to complete the commemoration of over 180 men connected with the town of St Annes, whose names appear in the Memorial Chapel of St Annes Parish Church, on a memorial in the churchyard or on the town memorial in Ashton Gardens. The last Quarter Peal is due to be rung on 2nd January 2021. 


Tower Captain Stuart Newton said, “It was a huge surprise to hear that we had reached the final, but a great tribute to the support we have received from the many local bellringers from Lytham St Annes & the Fylde, who have rallied round to help us with this very worth while initiative to remember these men from our town. Of course, none of it would have been possible without the research from Fiona Wilson, which she started on the original suggestion of Brenda Lyon.”

Messy Church


The dates for Messy Church this term are:
  • 4pm on Saturday 22nd October,
  • 4pm on Saturday 19th November.

Lots of family fun and informal Worship in Church, for children of all ages. Each Messy Church session has a theme based around a Bible story, with various craft activities to compliment this. We finish our worship with a light meal for all the children to share.

All are welcome, come along and join the fun!

Churchyard War Memorial Trail










Our Churchyard War Memorial Trail is open for Heritage Open Days (Thursday  8th - Sunday 11th September 2016) and will remain in place until Remembrance Sunday.

https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/st-annes-parish-church-lytham-st-annes

More information on the trail is available here:

 http://www.stannesparishchurch.org/page44.htm

The Osiligi Warriors



On Friday 23rd September at 7.00pm St Annes Parish Church proudly presents an evening of Maasai Tribal Song and Dance with The Osiligi Warriors. 

Tickets cost £10.00 for adults, £2.00 for accompanied children, and include refreshments. 

Tickets are available from the Parish Office, 01253 722736 (Mon -Fri 10.00am - noon) or stannesparishoffice73@gmail.com  and from Storytellers on The Crescent in St Annes.

We suggest you buy your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Praise on the Prom




St Annes Parish Church invites you to a Praise on the Prom
Please join us for a service of praise with members of Poulton Brass Band
Everyone is most welcome.
Sunday 17th July at 3.00 pm
Bandstand, St Annes Promenade

Organ Spectacular

























On 
Wednesday 20th July at 7.30pm St Annes Parish Church proudly presents an Organ Spectacular with Professor Ian Tracey, International Organist and Organist Titulaire at Liverpool Cathedral. This is an opportunity to hear this great organist and help celebrate the 130th Anniversary of our fine instrument. Professor Tracey will be playing a varied and exciting programme of music. 

Tickets cost £10.00 for adults, children free, and include a glass of wine/soft drink and light refreshments (pay on the door).

Lidun Singers Concert





A Summer Serenade: St Annes Parish Church is presenting a concert by the Lidun Singers on Wednesday 22nd June at 7.30pm. The choir will present a varied programme of favourite choral pieces and popular songs to suit all tastes. Admission is £5 for adults, children free.  Everyone is most welcome. 

Happy Birthday Ma'am!

Father David and the congregation of St. Annes Parish Church wish 
Her Majesty The Queen a very happy 90th birthday.



Holy Week 2016















HOLY WEEK & EASTER 2016 

Palm Sunday 20th March
8.00 am Holy Eucharist (said) 
10.30 am Palm Procession and Sung Eucharist 
6.00 pm Chrism Eucharist—Holy Trinity, Tarleton. PR4 6UW 
(No Evening Prayer at S. Anne’s Church today) 

Monday of Holy Week 
12 noon Holy Eucharist 
7.30 pm Holy Eucharist with Sermon – Crowning with thorns 

Tuesday of Holy Week 
10.30 am Traditional Eucharist 
7.30 pm Holy Eucharist with Sermon – The Dice 

Wednesday of Holy Week 
9.00 am Holy Eucharist 
7.30 pm Holy Eucharist with Sermon – The Mocking 

MAUNDY THURSDAY 
7.30 pm Solemn Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper and Watch 

GOOD FRIDAY 
10.30 am Good Friday Messy Church 
6.00 pm Good Friday Liturgy 

Easter Eve 
8.00 pm Easter Vigil and First Eucharist of the Resurrection, followed by party 

EASTER DAY 27th March
8.00 am Holy Eucharist 
10.30 am Sung Eucharist 
6.30 pm Evensong, Sermon & Benediction


Click here for printable list of services

Messy Church




Our next meeting is on 27th February 2016 at 4pm in Church, when the story will be about Moses.

We then meet again on Good Friday 25th March 2016 at 10 am in Church, when we will be thinking about the events of the first Good Friday,

Parade Sundays 2016

Family / Parade Sundays 


6th March Family/Parade Eucharist Mothering Sunday
17th April Family/Parade Eucharist
15th May Family/Parade Eucharist Pentecost
19th June Family/Parade Eucharist
17th July Family/Parade Eucharist Children’s Church Prize Giving
August School Holidays
18th September Family/Parade Eucharist
2nd October Family/Parade Eucharist Harvest Thanksgiving
20th November Family/Parade Eucharist
18th December Family/Parade Eucharist

These services are planned to be child friendly.
Usually they are on the Third Sunday of the month, but some flexibility has been incorporated to cover Mothering Sunday and Harvest Thanksgiving.

There will be no separate Children's Church in the Parish Rooms on these Sundays.

Christmas Services 2015

CHRISTMAS SERVICES 


Sunday 20th December

6.30 pm   - -   Service of Nine Lessons & Carols

 

Thursday 24th December

Christmass Eve 

4.30 pm - Children’s Christingle & Crib Service

11.30 pm - Midnight Eucharist

 

Friday 25th December

Christmass Day

8.30 am - Holy Eucharist (Said)

10.30 am - Sung Eucharist

 

“O come all ye Faithful”

 

Annual Christmas Tree and Art Festival

       

Our Annual Charity Christmas Tree and Art Festival will take place from 
Friday 11th - Saturday 19th December 2015

Full details here.

Influence Magazine

INFLUENCE

The November issue of our Parish Magazine "Influence" is now available online  on this page.

Messy Church




Our next session is Saturday 7th November at 4pm in Church. The theme will be "Light of the world". 

Our final session this year is on Saturday 5th December, where the theme will be "Advent". 


Messy Church involves lots of family fun and informal Worship in Church, for children of all ages. Each Messy Church session has a theme based around a Bible story, with various craft activities to compliment this. We finish our worship with a light meal for all the children to share. Everyone is very welcome.

Upcoming Events

Heritage Open Days:
St Annes Parish Church will be open on Saturday 12th September from 11am until 4pm and on Sunday 13th September from 2pm until 4pm as part of  Heritage Open Days. On display will be our Heritage Mural and WW1 Exhibition and Memorial Graveyard Trail. Everyone is most welcome.

Three Choirs Festival:
On Saturday 10th October at 7.00 pm in St Annes Parish Church there will be a Three Choirs Festival concert featuring St Annes Parish Church Choir, Heyhouses Community Choir and Heyhouses School Choir. Tickets, to include light refreshments, cost £5 for adults and £2 for teenagers; children up to 12 free. Tickets will be available on the door.
 
"Brothers in Arms":
See attached flyer

Bishop Philip

We all enjoyed Bishop Philip's visit today. Pictures are in the gallery here.

Healthy Churches Morning - Faith Sharing for the Fainthearted

Healthy Churches Morning - Faith Sharing for the Fainthearted


David Banbury, Stephanie Rankin and Miranda Wraithmell

Saturday, 24 October 2015 from 10:00 to 13:00

St Cuthbert's Church, Fulwood, Preston
Please click the link below for more details:



Event Details

Speaking to others about our faith is something many Christians find difficult.  Focussing on practical down-to-earth help and support, these mornings are suitable for all members of our congregations.  They will address some of our fears and anxieties, look at positive practical steps we can take to help our witness and highlight some of the excellent resources that are available. 

PCC meeting changes

Please note that the  dates of the September/November PCC meetings have been changed to  Monday, 14 September 2015 and Monday, 9 November 2015.

Charitable Giving 2015

WE ARE A GIVING CHURCH: we donate 10% of our planned giving income to charity. 

In 2015 we are supporting the following charities:
More information on our charitable giving can be found on this page.

Praise on the Prom

Praise on the Prom




The Annual Songs of Praise will be held at the band stand on The Promenade on Sunday 19th July, with Poulton Brass Band. The band will start playing at 2 pm followed by the service at 3 pm.

St Annes Carnival

St Annes Carnival



St Annes Carnival parade this year is on the morning of Saturday 11th July.
The St Annes Parish Church section of the parade will be led by robed clergy, servers and choir, and parishioners are encouraged to walk behind the choir.
We meet at 10.15 on Clifton Drive North by the United Reformed Church.
Please do join us, even if you are unable to walk the full length of the parade.

Influence Magazine

INFLUENCE

The Summer issue of our Parish Magazine "Influence", covering July and August 2015 is now available online  on this page.

Influence Magazine

INFLUENCE

The June 2015 issue of our Parish Magazine "Influence" is now available online  on this page.

Influence Magazine

INFLUENCE

The May 2015 issue of our Parish Magazine "Influence" is now available online  on this page.

Updated PCC Membership following APCM and PCC Meetings

The membership of the PCC has been updated following the Annual Parochial Church Meeting which took place on 27 April 2015. Details here.


PCC meetings for the remainder of the year are as follows:

PCC MEETING WEDNESDAY, 13 MAY 2015
STANDING COMMITTEE WEDNESDAY, 10 JUNE 2015
PCC MEETING WEDNESDAY, 8 JULY 2015
STANDING COMMITTEE WEDNESDAY, 19 AUGUST 2015
PCC MEETING WEDNESDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER 2015 
STANDING COMMITTEE WEDNESDAY, 7 OCTOBER 2015
PCC MEETING WEDNESDAY, 11 NOVEMBER 2015
STANDING COMMITTEE WEDNESDAY, 2.00 pm 9 DECEMBER 2015

PCC Meetings are held on Wednesday evenings commencing at 7.30 pm in Room 1 of the Parish Rooms, (Eucharist at 7.00 pm in Lady Chapel).

Standing Committee Meetings are held on Wednesday afternoons,commencing at 3.00 pm at the Vicarage (2.00 pm on 9 December).

Influence Magazine

INFLUENCE

The April 2015 issue of our Parish Magazine "Influence" is now available online  on this page.

Holy Week services

Palm Sunday
8.00 am. Holy Eucharist (said)
10.30 am. Palm Procession and Sung Eucharist
6.30 pm. The Way of the Cross

Monday of Holy Week
12 noon Holy Eucharist
7.30 pm. Holy Eucharist with Sermon – Agony in the Garden

Tuesday of Holy Week
10.30 am. Traditional Eucharist
11.00 am. Chrism Eucharist – S. Andrew’s, Burnley
7.30 pm. Holy Eucharist with Sermon – Scourging at the Pillar

Wednesday of Holy Week
9.00 am Holy Eucharist
7.30 pm. Holy Eucharist with Sermon – Carrying the Cross

MAUNDY THURSDAY
7.30 pm. Solemn Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper and Watch

GOOD FRIDAY
10.30 am. Good Friday Messy Church
6.00 pm. Good Friday Liturgy 

EASTER EVE
8.00 pm. Easter Vigil and First Eucharist of the Resurrection,
followed by party

EASTER DAY
8.00 am. Holy Eucharist
10.30 am. Sung Eucharist
6.30 pm. Evensong & Sermon

Influence Magazine

INFLUENCE

The March 2015 issue of our Parish Magazine "Influence" is now available online  on this page.

Family/Parade Service dates for 2015

Family / Parade Services 2015

Children and young people of all ages are welcome at any of our services but once a month we have a family/parade service (usually the third Sunday of the month) where young people from our Children's Church and/or Uniformed Organisations (Scouting and Guiding groups) get to play lead roles in our worship. The service aims to be child friendly and Fr David always has something up his sleeve to to engage the children with his sermon  - he has even been known to fly a kite inside Church! 

Click for dates for Family Parade Eucharists for 2015  

Chocolate Tasting


CHOCOLATE TASTING EVENING 
on Wednesday 4th March in the Parish Rooms at 7.30pm. 
Tickets £5 per adult, Children £2. 
This includes refreshments and a free entry into the prize draw for a chocolate hamper.  Proceeds towards refurbishment of Choir Vestry

Influence Magazine

INFLUENCE

The February 2015 issue of our Parish Magazine "Influence" is now available online  on this page.



PILGRIMS COFFEE STOP

Pilgrims Coffee Stop 

In need of company? 
Want to make new friends? 
 Drop in for tea, coffee and a chat. 
 Be assured of a warm welcome. 
 Monday Mornings 10.00 to 12.00 
 St Annes Church Parish Rooms 


PCC dates for 2015

PCC / APCM

Attached are the PCC meeting dates for 2015 including the APCM which will be held on Monday evening, 27 April  7:30pm in the Parish Rooms.

PCC meeting dates 2015

Christmas Services 2014


Wednesday 24th December
Christmas Eve
4.30 pm - Children’s Christingle & Crib Service
11.30 pm - Midnight Mass

Thursday 25th December
Christmas Day
8.30 am - Holy Eucharist (Said)
10.30 am - Sung  Eucharist with Carols

“O come all ye Faithful”

Influence Magazine

INFLUENCE

The December 2014 issue of our Parish Magazine "Influence" is now available online  on this page.


Articles for inclusion in the February 2015 magazine should be handed in to the Parish Office or emailed to stannesparishmag @ gmail.com before 11am on Monday 12th January 2015.

Charity Christmas Tree and Art Festival 2014





Our Annual Charity Christmas Tree and Art Festival runs until 
Friday 19th December 2014.  The Church looks amazing, please do pay us a visit to see for yourself!

Further details here.

Charity Christmas Tree and Art Festival 2014

       

Our Annual Charity Christmas Tree and Art Festival will take place from 
Friday 12th - Friday 19th December 2014

Further details here.

Influence Magazine

INFLUENCE

The November 2014 issue of our Parish Magazine "Influence" is now available online  on this page.

Update - Book of Plans, Hopes and Dreams

Book of Plans, Hopes and Dreams
Braunschweig and Blackburn Cathedrals

As part of our First World War commemorations the German Lutheran Cathedral of Braunschweig (Brunswick) has developed a project in co-operation with Blackburn Cathedral that encourages people not only to reflect upon human loss hundred years ago but also to record our present hopes. This initiative is a competition out of which a book will be formed, with people encouraged to write letters both about how lives lost in WW1 might otherwise have developed and also write letters for people who will be reading our words in 2114. Entry is open to anyone in Germany or the UK.  

The closing date has, by popular request, been changed to December 2 2014.  The project are especially enjoying entries from older people and they would welcome more of those, as everyone deserves to share their plans hopes and dreams. 

For further details please see  this flyer.

Influence Magazine

INFLUENCE

The October 2014 issue of our Parish Magazine "Influence" is now available online  on this page.

Everyone Counts 2014


This autumn churches across England will be asked to take part in a congregational survey and this church is taking part. Everyone in this church will be asked to complete a short questionnaire, which will take about 2-3 minutes to complete.

The questionnaire will ask you about how you identify yourself: age, gender, ethnic group and country of origin, and whether you have a long-term health problem or disability.  It also asks about how often you come to church and whether you have any additional roles within the church.

Please make a note in your diaries for the week of 12th-19th October, as this is when we will complete our survey. 

More information about the survey and wider project is available online: https://www.churchofengland.org/about-us/facts-stats/research-statistics/everyone-counts-2014.aspx  or please speak to Monica Hollows, who is our survey co-ordinator.


Dates for your Diary


MOTHERS’ UNION 

Committee Meeting on Monday 8th Sept at 7.15 pm at 111 Banbury Road. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 10th September when we host a visit from Freckleton Mothers’ Union who are coming to see the tapestry.


WW1 MEMORIAL GRAVE TRAIL/HERITAGE OPEN DAYS  

Trail Guide Books are available in church or from the Parish Office price £2. Church will be open with the Heritage Mural and the WW1 Exhibition available to view 10-12 on Saturday 13th and 2-4 on Sunday 14th September.  Refreshments available Sunday afternoon.


THREE CHOIRS FESTIVAL 

A concert given by our Church Choir, Heyhouses Community Choir and Heyhouses School Choir will be held on Saturday 27th September at 7.00 pm in church. Tickets, £5  (children free) to include light refreshments, are available from members of the project committee. All monies raised will go to refurbishment of choir vestry and storeroom.


HARVEST SOCIAL 

Ceilidh with Fylde Coasters Ceilidh Band and Hot Pot Supper on Saturday 11th Oct at 7pm in the Parish Rooms. Adults £7, accompanied children free. Tickets available from members of the social committee.


THE MEN’S FELLOWSHIP 

We will next meet in the Parish Rooms on Monday 29th September, 7 for 7.30 pm. We will have a talk and demonstration of Origami. The meal will be sausage and mash as served at the Ritz Hotel, the sausages will be cooked in red wine and onions with my added recipe of lightly grilled first. Please put your name on the list at the back of Church.

It should also be noted that the Christmas Dinner this year will be on Thursday 18th December at Fairhaven Golf Club. The invitation is open not just to Fellowship members but to all men in the church to come and join us on this special Christmas occasion. Menu etc. will be available from mid-October.

World War I Memorial Exhibition & Churchyard Trail

The St Annes-on-Sea Parish Church World War 1 Memorial Exhibition & Churchyard Trail seeks to honour the memory of the men of the Parish who served King & Country in the Great War and gave their lives. The Exhibition inside church will include information about the building of the Memorial Chapel in 1919/20 and about each of the 135 men commemorated. The Churchyard Trail will lead visitors around the churchyard and the 39 graves, which include Great War memorials. (Please note that the Churchyard Trail is over rough ground and may be hazardous especially when wet: it is undertaken entirely at own risk.) The Churchyard Trail is accessible at any time, but access to church is limited to specific times. When the Church is open, also available for viewing will be the famous Heritage Mural telling the story of the growth of St Annes-on-Sea from the hamlet of Heyhouses to today.

 Opening Times

  • Thursday 11 September: Trail only 
  • Friday 12 September: Trail only 
  • Saturday 13 September: 1000-1200
  • Sunday 14 September: 1400-1600 (refreshments also available)

- See more at: http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/st-annes-on-sea-parish-church-world-war-i-memorial-exhibition-churchyard-tr

Iraq - Pray. Act. Give.


The Church of England is joining calls to encourage its members to pray, act and give to those suffering in Iraq. More information here.

WW1 Heritage Exhibition and Trail


St Annes Parish Church is setting up a WW1 Heritage Exhibition and Trail. It will be inaugurated after the 10.30am Eucharist on Tuesday 5th August and the Eucharist will include an Act of Remembrance. The Exhibition will include information about the building of the Memorial Chapel and an introduction to the information available about the 135 WW1 men commemorated at St Annes Parish Church. Detailed research information on each of these 135 men will be available to look at. A trail around the 39 graves in the churchyard incorporating WW1 memorials will be marked out with information available at each grave. (Note that much of the trail is over rough ground and is undertaken entirely at one's own risk.). Each of the graves has been adopted by local people and businesses.

Influence Magazine & Charitable giving 2014/5

INFLUENCE

The July 2014 issue of our Parish Magazine "Influence" is now available online  on this page.

The charities we are supporting in 2014/5 have been updated on this page.

A guide to not preaching heresy on the Trinity

A guide to not preaching heresy on the Trinity - a funny and educational video


Praise on the Prom


Don't forget it's Praise on the Prom this Sunday. More details here.

Ship of Fools Review


Thank you to "Chris Teean" for a lovely review of our Church. You can read all about it here on the Ship of Fools website.

Charitable Giving 2015

Charitable Giving 2015

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) would welcome suggestions from members of the congregation of names of charities they would wish the church to support through Charitable Giving this year. It is the policy of the PCC that 10% of the planned giving income received by the church is set aside for this purpose each year and then donated to local, national or international charities that parishioners want the church to support. We need your help to ensure that the funds go to worthwhile causes by receiving details of a variety of charities. Please provide the following information in writing to the PCC Secretary by the end of June:
  • Name, Address, Charity Number, e-mail address of the charity, 
  • Brief details of whether it is a local, national or international charity and its activities to raise awareness of its purpose and achievements, 
  • What is special about the charity, and why you wish them to receive support from St Anne’s Parish Church. 
All suggestions will be considered by the PCC at their next meeting on 9 July  2014. Please submit your ideas by the end of June. 

For reference details of our Charitable Giving in 2014 are on this page

Influence Magazine

INFLUENCE

The June 2014 issue of our Parish Magazine "Influence" is now available online  on this page.


Articles for inclusion in the July 2014 magazine should be handed in to the Parish Office or emailed to stannesparishmag @ gmail.com before 11am on Monday 16th June 2014.

For Pentecost - Mysteries of the Church

For Pentecost  
Mysteries of the Church

This series of 50 documentary-style videos looks at the many teachings and beliefs of the Christian faith.

Influence Magazine

INFLUENCE

The May 2014 issue of our Parish Magazine "Influence" is now available online  on this page.


Articles for inclusion in the June 2014 magazine should be handed in to the Parish Office or emailed to stannesparishmag@gmail.com before 11am on Monday 19th May 2014.

Book of Plans, Hopes and Dreams- Braunschweig and Blackburn Cathedrals

Book of Plans, Hopes and Dreams
Braunschweig and Blackburn Cathedrals

As part of our First World War commemorations the German Lutheran Cathedral of Braunschweig (Brunswick) has developed a project in co-operation with Blackburn Cathedral that encourages people not only to reflect upon human loss hundred years ago but also to record our present hopes. This initiative is a competition out of which a book will be formed, with people encouraged to write letters both about how lives lost in WW1 might otherwise have developed and also write letters for people who will be reading our words in 2114. Entry is open to anyone in Germany or the UK. All entries must be submitted by midnight on 14th August 2014. For further details please see  this flyer.

Updated PCC Membership

Parochial Church Council
The PCC Page has been updated following the Annual Parochial Church Meeting which took place on 27 April 2014.

Happy Easter












A Happy and Blessed Easter to everyone. 

The picture shows the Church decorated to celebrate Easter 2014. You can find further pictures of the amazing mosaic pictures made by the children at Messy Church on Good Friday  HERE

Influence Magazine

INFLUENCE

The April 2014 issue of our Parish Magazine "Influence" is now available online  on this page.


Articles for inclusion in the May 2014 magazine should be handed in to the Parish Office or emailed to stannesparishmag@gmail.com before 11am on Monday 14th April 2014.

Holy Week Services
















Palm Sunday 
8.00 am - Holy Eucharist (said) 
10.30 am - Palm Procession and Sung Eucharist 
6.30 pm - The Way of the Cross 
 
Monday of Holy Week 
11.00 am - Chrism Eucharist – S. Stephen’s on the Cliffs, Blackpool 
7.30 pm - Holy Eucharist with Sermon – The Dice 
 
Tuesday of Holy Week 
 10.30 am - Traditional Eucharist 
7.30 pm - Holy Eucharist with Sermon – The Sponge of Vinegar 
 
Wednesday of Holy Week 
7.30 pm - Holy Eucharist with Sermon – The Crown of Thorns 


MAUNDY THURSDAY 
7.30 pm - Solemn Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper and Watch 
 
GOOD FRIDAY 
10.30 am - Good Friday Messy Church 
6.00 pm - Good Friday Liturgy 
 
EASTER EVE 
8.00 pm - Easter Vigil and First Eucharist of the Resurrection, 
followed by party 
 
EASTER DAY 
8.00 am - Holy Eucharist 
10.30 am - Sung Eucharist 
6.30 pm - Evensong, Sermon & Benediction

Diocesan Summer Festival

Dates for your Diary



Dates for your Diary

MARCH
LENT COURSE 1 - Monday 10th March
Stations of the Cross in Church at 6:45pm
Movie - "Bruce Almighty" in the Parish Rooms 7:30pm-9:30pm

MONTHLY MARKET STALL on Sunday 16th March after 10:30 service.

LENT COURSE 2 - Wednesday 19th March
Stations of the Cross in Church at 6:45pm
Movie - "The Man who Sued God" in the Parish Rooms 7:30pm-9:30pm

COFFEE MORNING on Saturday 22nd March from 10.30 am at the Vicarage, there will be a cake stall and raffle. All proceeds will go to refurbishment of the choir vestry and store room.

MEN'S FELLOWSHIP on 24th March - "The Flight of the Bumblebee"!

LENT COURSE 3 - Wednesday 26th March
Stations of the Cross in Church at 6:45pm
Movie - "Chocolat" in the Parish Rooms 7:30pm-9:30pm

APRIL
LENT COURSE 4 - Wednesday 2nd April
Stations of the Cross in Church at 6:45pm
Movie - "Millions" in the Parish Rooms 7:30pm-9:30pm

MARTON OPERATIC SOCIETY concert will take place in Church on Saturday 5th April at 7.30 pm. Tickets (including refreshments) are available from Brenda Sparrow or the Parish office, £5.00 for adults, children free.

LENT COURSE 5 - Monday 7th April
Stations of the Cross in Church at 6:45pm
Movie - "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" in the Parish Rooms 7:30pm-9:30pm

MAY
AN EVENING WITH ALISTAIR MACKENZIE on Saturday 17th May - Recital on piano and organ.

Influence Magazine

INFLUENCE

The March2014 issue of our Parish Magazine "Influence" is now available online  on this page.


Articles for inclusion in the April 2014 magazine should be handed in to the Parish Office or emailed to stannesparishmag@gmail.com before 11am on Monday 17th March 2014.

Lent Course 2014

GOD AT THE MOVIES

Our Lent Course this year is "God at the Movies". Details can be downloaded here.

Dates for your Diary - Solemnities and Feast Days 2014



SOLEMNITIES & FEAST DAYS 2014

Please put these in your 2014 diary:

1st January Wednesday Naming of Jesus 10.30 am
5th January Sunday Epiphany 8.00 & 10.30 am
12th January Sunday Baptism of Christ 8.00 & 10.30 am
25th January Saturday Conversion of S. Paul 10.30 am

2nd February Sunday Candlemass 8.00 & 10.30 am

5th March Wednesday Ash Wednesday 9.00 am & 7.30 pm
25th March Tuesday Annunciation 10.30 am & 7.30 pm

Holy Week in 2014 is 13th – 20th April

17th April Thursday Maundy Thursday 7.30 pm
18th April Friday Good Friday 6.00 pm
20th April Sunday Easter Day 8.00 & 10.30 am

29th May Thursday Ascension Day 7.30 pm
31st May Saturday Visitation 10.30 am

19th June Thursday Corpus Christi 7.30 pm

26th July Saturday S. Anne 10.30 am

16th August Saturday Assumption 10.30 am (transferred from Friday)

8th September Monday Birth of the BVM 7.30 pm

5th October Sunday Harvest Thanksgiving 10.30 am

3rd November Monday All Souls 12 noon & 7.30 pm

25th December Thursday Christmass Day 8.30 & 10.30 am

Influence Magazine

INFLUENCE

The December 2013/January 2014 double-issue of our Parish Magazine "Influence" is now available online  on this page.


Articles for inclusion in the February 2014 magazine should be handed in to the Parish Office or emailed to stannesparishmag@gmail.com before 11am on Monday 13th January 2014.

Christmas Services 2013

Christmas Services  2013

Sunday 22nd December
6.30 pm Service of Nine Lessons & Carols

Tuesday 24th December
Christmass Eve

4.30 pm - Children’s Christingle & Crib Service
11.30 pm - Midnight Eucharist

Wednesday 25th December
Christmass Day

8.30 am - Holy Eucharist (Said)
10.30 am - Sung Eucharist

“O come all ye Faithful”

Charity Festival of Christmas Trees 2013

     

Our Annual Charity Festival of Christmas Trees will take place from
Friday 20th - Saturday 21st December 2013.

Further details here.

RELIGIOUS POEM COMPETITION


RELIGIOUS POEM COMPETITION


FREE TO ENTER

£250 prize for our church

Can you help? 


Anyone can submit up to three poems for the competition. There’s no age limit and no entry fee.

“The poem can be a prayer, words for a hymn, a description of an uplifting moment, a religious experience, about a person or your church,” explained United Press Publications Executive, Julie Embury. “It can be rhyming or free verse, historic, romantic, factual, or personal - anything you like, as long as there’s a religious theme.  Do not use Religious Poem as your title."

Send up to three poems, of no more than 25 lines (including blank lines) and 160 words each by January 31st 2014 to - Religious Poem Competition, United Press, Admail 3735, London EC1B 1JB. Tel 0844 800 9177,  e-mail info@unitedpress.co.uk or submit online here.

For more information, visit www.unitedpress.co.uk/free-poetry-competitions

Judging will take place in February 2014 and the winner will be announced in March.

Upcoming events

MURDER MYSTERY PLAY  “Who killed the Headmaster?” will be performed by members of our own congregation on Saturday 16th November in the Parish Rooms at 7.30 pm. Can you decipher who the murderer is? Tickets are £5 per adult; children free. All proceeds will go towards the refurbishment of the Choir Vestry and Store Room.

THE MEN’S FELLOWSHIP will meet on Monday 25th November for an all Scottish night,  (kilts optional). The meal of course will be haggis, tatties and neeps washed down with a little dram. Please sign at back of the Church.
Christmas Dinner will be on Monday 16th December 2013 at the Royal Lytham Golf Club 7.00 pm for   7.30 pm. The cost will be £20 (payable to Gerry Stokes). Please note all wine will be provided by our President, Tom Westall. The list is at the back of the church. Please make your meal choice when signing. 

MOTHERS’ UNION next meet on Tuesday 11th November  at   2 pm  in the Parish Rooms.  We will be preparing labels for the gifts to the Oaktree Centre and also Christmas Cards.

SIXTEEN MEN SWINGING
concert in church on Saturday 21st December at 7.30 pm. Tickets including refreshments £5.00, available from  Brenda Sparrow or the Parish Office.

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL on 20th & 21st December. We are appealing for donations of prizes for the Christmas Draw and Tombola. These may be left in the Office or given directly to Brenda Sparrow.

Influence Magazine

INFLUENCE

The November issue of our Parish Magazine "Influence" is now available online  on this page.


Articles for inclusion in the double-issue December & January magazine should be handed in to the Parish Office or emailed to stannesparishmag@gmail.com before 11am on Monday 18th November.

MURDER MYSTERY PLAY

 
 

“Who killed the Headmaster?” will be performed by members of our own congregation on Saturday 16th November in the Parish Rooms at 7.30 pm.  Can you decipher who the murderer is? Tickets are £5 per adult; children free.  All proceeds will go towards the refurbishment of the Choir Vestry and Store Room.

POULTON BRASS BAND

POULTON BRASS BAND



Concert in church on Saturday 19th October at 7.30pm.  Tickets, including refreshments are available from Brenda Sparrow, Parish Office or pay on the door.  £5, children free.

More information about the Band can be found on their website - http://www.poultonband.org.uk

THE MEN’S FELLOWSHIP

THE MEN’S FELLOWSHIP

The Men's Fellowship will meet on Monday 30th September at 7.30 pm when Alan Yates of the George Formby Society will tell the George Formby story and will play some of his favourite songs on the ukulele. The meal will be Mexican Chicken (made with bell peppers) served with rice. Please sign the list at the back of Church.

BEETLE DRIVE AND HOT POT SUPPER


BEETLE DRIVE AND HOT POT SUPPER on Saturday 5th October in the Parish Rooms at 7.00 pm.

Tickets available from Brenda Sparrow or from the Parish Office.

THREE CHOIRS FESTIVAL



A concert to be given by our Church Choir, Heyhouses Community Choir and Heyhouses School Choir in Church on Saturday 28th September at 7.00pm.  Tickets now available from Caroline Bird, members of the Fund-raising committee or the Parish Office priced £5, children free; to include light refreshments.

ELECTORAL ROLL

If you did not complete an electoral roll application earlier in the year,  it is not too late to do it now.  In addition to allowing you the opportunity to vote at the APCM it provides  a useful tool for contact details. Forms available online here , at the back of church or please see Kathryn Baker.

Influence Magazine

INFLUENCE

The July issue of our Parish Magazine "Influence" is now available online  on this page.


Articles for inclusion in the August & September magazine should be handed in to the Parish Office or emailed to stannesparishmag@gmail.com before 11am on Monday 15th July.

Upcoming events



SIXTEEN MEN SWINGING
  concert in church on Saturday 22nd June at 7.30pm.  Tickets (including light refreshments) £5, children free, available from Brenda Sparrow,  Parish Office or available on the night.

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP The annual Barbecue held by the Men’s Fellowship will be on Sat. 29th June 3pm until 7.30pm in the Vicarage Garden. Tickets £5 and £12 for a family ticket. The price includes Burger, Pudding and wine or Beer. Come and join the fun and good company. Tickets available from Colin Miller. Anyone willing to make a pudding for the Barbecue please sign the sheet at the back of church.

ST ANNES CARNIVAL takes place on Saturday 6 July. All church groups and organisations are encouraged to walk behind the St Annes Parish Church section of the parade led by Father David, and we would be delighted if as many of our congregation as possible could also walk in the parade. If you feel that you can walk for only part of the parade your presence would still be greatly appreciated. Many thanks, Outreach Committee.

HEYHOUSES NURSERY CHARITY BALL is on Friday 12 July at Fylde Rugby Club. £35 per person or £30 for a table of ten, to include a reception drink and a 3 course meal. There will be a Charity Auction with some fantastic prizes. Please see Caroline Bird or Denise Brown for further details.

MONTHLY MARKET will be held in church next Sunday (16th)

Influence Magazine

INFLUENCE

The June issue of our Parish Magazine "Influence" is now available online  on this page.


Articles for inclusion in the July magazine should be handed in to the Parish Office or emailed to stannesparishmag@gmail.com before 11am on Monday 17th June.

Opening the new Lift in the Parish Rooms



The anticipated day had finally arrived when we would celebrate the Opening of the Lift in the Parish Rooms. Various dignitaries and guests had been invited; The Mayor Angela Jacques, our Patron Mr James Hilton and Mr David Randerson from West Lancashire Masons.

The proceedings commenced with a welcome and thank you speech from Caroline Bird, then a few words from James Hilton followed by Angela Jacques. Father David blessed the lift and then Mr Tom Westall BEM and Amelia  cut the ribbon to officially open the lift.



A wonderful buffet lunch was enjoyed by all in the hall upstairs followed by the magnificent celebration cake made and decorated by Alan Swindlehurst.  It was a wonderful occasion to celebrate a great achievement and one we, as a Church family, can all be proud of. The Fundraising Committee, are very grateful for the support and generosity from the church congregation and in particular Caroline Bird's commitment to the project. Her ability to raise money and donations from different sources is awesome!

Influence

INFLUENCE

The May issue of our Parish Magazine "Influence" is now available online  on this page.


Articles for inclusion in the June magazine should be handed in to the Parish Office or emailed to stannesparishmag@gmail.com before 11am on Monday 13th May.

Update from APCM on Sunday, 28 April 2013

Update from APCM

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting took place on Sunday 28th April at 12:15pm.

Margaret Hill and Eric Roberts were re-elected as Church Wardens.

An updated list of PCC members can be found on our PCC page.

Ascension Day 9th May 2013





Ascension Day commemorates the ascension of Christ into Heaven, to be seated at the right hand of the Father.  Ascension Day occurs on the Thursday 40 days after Easter.

Church Services

Ascension Day Service, Heyhouses Infants 9.30 am
Ascension Day Mass, Heyhouses Juniors  11.00 am
Ascension Day Solemn Eucharist 7.30 pm

Update on Parish Rooms Lift Installation



Work is progressing well on the installation of the lift in the Parish Rooms (but as you can see it's not quite finished yet!) Thank you to the Uplift Committee for doing such an amazing job raising the funds to make this happen.

Babies and Toddlers will resume on Wednesday 8th May at 2pm.
Children's Church will resume on Sunday 5th May at 10:15am.


The formal opening of the lift will take place on Sunday 12th May at 12:15pm. The lift will be officially opened by Mr Tom Westall BEM. Everyone is welcome to attend the short ceremony and to stay for a buffet lunch afterwards. The lunch is to be a Jacob's Join and donations of food will be most welcome. There is a list at the back of Church for people to sign against food items. Thanks.

Summer Church Watch

Summer Church Watch

We are planning to open the church again during the summer on Wednesday afternoons starting on the 3rd July until the 21st August from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Please have a look at the rota which is at the back of Church. Could you donate just two hours of your time, to enjoy the peace in church and welcome any visitors we have to our church? Two people are required for each session.
Of course if you feel you could assist with more than one session we would be absolutely delighted.

My sincere thanks in anticipation of your support.
Susan McMahon

Influence

INFLUENCE

The`April issue of our Parish Magazine "Influence" is now available online  on this page.


Articles for inclusion in the May magazine should be handed in to the Parish Office or emailed to stannesparishmag@gmail.com before 11am on Tuesday 16th April.

APCM on Sunday, 28 April 2013

*APCM*

Notice is given that the Annual  Parochial Church Meeting will take place at on Sunday, 28 April 2013, at 12 noon in Church, after the 10.30 Parish Eucharist. Anyone whose name is currently on the new 2013 Electoral Roll is entitled to attend the meeting and to vote.

Three members of the PCC will complete their three years service in April 2013. Please consider standing for election; the nomination form will be displayed on the notice board in the porch for two weeks from Sunday 14th April.

Please note any questions to be raised at the APCM should be submitted in writing to the PCC secretary by 20th April.

CHARITABLE GIVING FOR 2013

CHARITABLE GIVING FOR 2013

Members of the congregation are invited to submit their suggestions for Charities they think are worthy of support by the Parish (local, national or international) for consideration for Charitable Giving in 2013 by the PCC.  Please forward your nominations, with brief details of the Charity and its work, FAO PCC Secretary, by the end of April.  Thank you.  Angela Astley

PARISH ROOMS LIFT INSTALLATION

PARISH ROOMS  LIFT INSTALLATION

The new lift is to be installed week commencing 08 April and will take approximately three weeks. There will of course be disruption whilst the contractors are on site. The kitchen upstairs will be out of bounds for the duration, and use of the upper hall will be severely restricted.

As a result of this work Babies and Toddlers will be closed for 2 weeks – 17 and 24 April. We hope to start again on 1 May but that will depend on the work being completed.

Children's Church has also been cancelled for at least the next 3 weeks due to the lift installation.

Another  update will be posted if we are unable to restart our sessions as planned.

Holy Week and Easter




Services for Holy week and Easter are as follows:

Palm Sunday (24th March)

08:00am  Holy Eucharist (said) - Fr John Gribben
10:30am  Palm Procession and Sung Eucharist
- Fr John Gribben
6:30pm    Evensong

Monday of Holy Week

2:00pm  Talk - Salvation - Fr John Gribben
7:30pm  Holy Eucharist with Sermon
- Fr John Gribben

Tuesday of Holy Week

11:00am  Chrism Eucharist - S. Catherine, Burnley
7:30pm  Said Eucharist with Sermon - Fr John Gribben

Wednesday of Holy Week

2:00pm  Talk - Religious Life - Fr John Gibben
7:30pm  Said Eucharist with Sermon - Fr John Gribben

Maundy Thursday
7:30pm  Solemn Eucharist of the Lord's Supper and Watch - Fr John Gribben

Good Friday
10:30am  Stations of the Cross for Children
6:00pm  Good Friday Liturgy
- Fr John Gribben

Easter Eve
8:00pm  Easter Vigil and First Eucharist of the Resurrection, followed by party - Fr John Gribben

Easter Day (31st March)
08:00am  Holy Eucharist (said)
10:30am  Sung Eucharist

6:30pm    Evensong, Sermon and Benediction

A Happy and Blessed Easter to all.









Monthly Market Stall




Our Monthly
 
Market Stall



The next Monthly Market Stall in Church is on Sunday 17 March.
We will be happy to receive donations of home baking, preserves, plants, crafts, etc.

PARISH MAGAZINE

INFLUENCE

The March issue of our Parish Magazine "Influence" is now available online  on this page.


Articles for inclusion in the April magazine should be handed in to the Parish Office or emailed to stannesparishmag@gmail.com before 11am on Tuesday 12th March.

ELECTORAL ROLL 2013




This year we have to create a brand new Electoral Roll. Forms will be available at the back of Church from 10th March.

There is also an online copy available online here - www.stannesparishchurch.org/Electoral Roll

Everyone presently on the Roll will need to re-apply to go back on it. 

Thank you .
Kathryn Baker.

Lily for a Loved One/Easter Flowers



There are containers at the back of Church for your donations for a "Lily for a Loved One" and Easter flowers. They will be in Church every Sunday until Sunday 24th March. Please print the names of the people you wish to be remembered on the list provided and place your donation of £3 for a lily in the appropriate pot. Thanks.

St John's of Broughton Choir Concert




St John's of Broughton Choir Concert at St Annes Parish Church at 8pm on Friday 8th March. 

Further information about the choir is available on their website - www.broughtonchoir.org.

Tickets are £5 per adult, children free. All proceed towards the Disabled Access Fund. Tickets are available from the Parish Office or Caroline Bird/Margaret Hill/Pam Kinghorn/Brenda Lyon.

Services for Ash Wednesday



As we begin our journey through Lent there are several opportunities on
Ash Wednesday (13th February) to celebrate mass. Please come and join us.

Ash Wednesday is a Day of Obligation

9.00 am - Said Eucharist
7.30 pm - Solemn Mass

Heyhouses C of E Primary School services:
Infants 10 am
  Juniors  11 am

Parish Magazine

INFLUENCE

The February issue of our Parish Magazine "Influence" is now available online  on this page.

Christingle Service 13/1/13



The Christingle Service will take place in Church on Sunday 13th January at 4:30pm. Everyone is most welcome to attend.

Christingle means ‘Christ’s Light’ and and celebrates the light of Jesus coming into the world. The custom of giving out lighted candles in these services originates from the Moravian Church in Germany in 1747, but they weren’t introduced to the Anglican Church in England until 1968.

Christingle Services are held either just before or just after Christmas. A typical Service will include the singing of hymns/carols, an informal talk, distribution of the Christingles, lighting of the candles and a collection in aid of the work of the Church of England Children's Society.


A Christingle consists:
  • an orange representing the world;
  • a red ribbon around it representing the blood of Christ;
  • dried fruits/sweets skewered on 4 cocktail sticks pushed into the orange, representing the fruits of the earth and the four seasons;
  • a lit candle pushed into the centre of the orange, representing Jesus Christ as the light of the world.

Walsingham Pilgrimage 2013



This year's Walshingham Pilgrimage will take place from 23-26th September. First time pilgrims are especially welcome.

For more information please speak to Fr David, Kath Hall or Gerald Wilson.

You can also find more information about Walsingham on their website - http://www.walsinghamanglican.org.uk

Maximum price is £240, which includes en-route lunches (it would be less if more people come!).



Parish Magazine

INFLUENCE

The December/January issue of our Parish Magazine "Influence" is now available online  on this page.

CHRISTMASS SERVICES 2012

CHRISTMASS SERVICES 2012



CAROL SERVICE - Sunday 23rd December at 6.30 pm


CHRISTMASS EVE - Monday 24th December
Children’s Crib Service at 4.30 pm
Midnight Eucharist at 11.30 pm

CHRISTMASS DAY - Tuesday 25th December
Holy Eucharist (Said) at 8.30 am
Sung Eucharist at 10.30 am

CHRISTINGLE SERVICE - Sunday 13th January at 4.30 pm


Christmas Tree Festival and Christmas Market




Our Annual Charity Christmas Tree Festival and Christmas Market will take place from
Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd December 2012.

Further details HERE.

Upcoming Events

EVENTS

NOVEMBER

CABERET EVENING with Julie Segev and the HOT FOOT DANCE COMPANY
Saturday 17 November, 7:00pm at Heyhouses School Junior Hall. All proceeds will go towards the Disabled Access Fund. Tickets £5.00 to include cheese & biscuits and first glass of wine

DECEMBER

Heyhouses C of E Nursery CHRISTMAS FAIR
Saturday 1st December 2012 from 11.30 - 2.00 pm in the Parish Rooms. There will be Santa’s Grott,o cakes, games, children’s activities, book & toy stall, raffle and hot turkey sandwiches!

“Sixteen Men SWINGING BIG BAND”
Saturday, 1st December at 7.30 pm in Church.  Tickets (including refreshments) from Social Committee/Parish Office:  Adults £5 and Family £12.

‘WHO KILLED THE SHIP’S CAPTAIN?’
Saturday, 8th December - 7.30 pm   Exactly 3 months after the Titanic sank, there was a murder aboard ‘The Celebration’ but can you decipher who the culprit was? 
Performed in the Parish Rooms.  All proceeds will go towards the Disabled Access Fund.  Tickets are available from Caroline Bird and the Parish Office.

CHARITY CHRISTMAS FAIR & CHRISTMAS MARKET
Stalls will include: Tombola, Gifts, Pickles & Preserves, Cakes, & Crafts
Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd December: 10.30 am - 4.30 pm
Sunday 23rd December: 2.00 pm - 4.30 pm
Held in Church, Admission is free

BLUE BIRD BIG BAND
(formerly Terry Reeney Band)
Friday 21st December at 7.30 pm in Church. Adults £7.50, Family Ticket - £18.00, including wine and mince pies. All tickets are available from members of the Social Committee, Parish Office or on the door.

PARISH OPERATIC SOCIETY - ‘Crazy ‘bout the Music’
Friday 28th & Saturday 29th December in the Parish Rooms, with the proceeds going towards the Uplift Fund.

JANUARY

PARISH DINNER DANCE
At the Bedford Hotel on 12th January 2013. Tickets £25.00 each. Please let Josie have your names and a £5 deposit.

PARISH MAGAZINE

INFLUENCE

The November issue of our monthly Parish Magazine "Influence" is now available online  on this page.

Annual Parish Dinner



The Parish Dinner will be held at the Bedford Hotel on 12 January 2013. 

Tickets are twenty five pounds.
Please give names and five pound deposit to Josie Wilkinson if you wish to join us.



BEETLE DRIVE & HOTPOT SUPPER


Beetle Drive and Hotpot Supper in the Parish Rooms on Saturday, 24 November at 7.15pm. 

Tickets:  Adults five pounds,  a Family ticket is twelve pounds.
Tickets from Social Committee/Parish Office.

Please bring your own drinks and glasses. 


Update 15/11 - Please note - this event has now been cancelled - see Brenda Sparrow for refunds.

PARISH MAGAZINE

INFLUENCE

The October issue of our monthly Parish Magazine "Influence" is now available online  on this page.

 If you have any articles for the October issue, could you hand them into the office or e-mail them to the office by Tuesday, 16 October. We are very grateful for your support and understanding as we change the Editorial Team.

Christmas Puddings




Buy your Christmas Puddings from Church
and help Project Uplift.



We will be placing an order with the Ultimate Pudding company from Kendal (
http://www.ultimateplumpudding.co.uk/)
For those of you who don't like traditional plum puddings there are a variety of alternatives, all competitively priced. Please see Brenda Lyon/Caroline Bird/Pam Kinghorn or call in at the Parish Office for an order form. Cash/cheque with your order please.

Poulton-le-Fylde Brass Band Concert




There will be a concert by Poulton-le-Fylde Brass Band in Church on Saturday 20th October at 7:30pm.

More information about the Band can be found on their website - http://www.poultonband.org.uk

Tickets are available from the Parish Office, Social Committee members, or pay on the door.
(Adults £5, Family ticket £12 - includes refreshments)



PROJECT UPLIFT - AUCTION 12 OCTOBER



AUCTION - FRIDAY, 12 OCTOBER AT 7.30 PM 

We are holding an Auction in aid of the Uplift Project (which is aiming to install a lift in the Parish Rooms) in Church on Friday, 12 October.  Some fantastic prizes to bid for include Wedding Limousines, Meals, Jewellery, Children’s Soft-play Sessions, a Round of Golf for 2, Football items and many, many more.

The Uplift Committee are asking for donations of bottles of wine to cater for the Auction - White, Red or Rose - any bottles would be greatly appreciated.  Any donations can be given to Caroline Bird,   David Roberts, Brenda Lyon or Pam Kinghorn. 

Thank you in advance for your support.

HARVEST FESTIVAL





Harvest Thanksgiving at St Annes

Friday 5th October

9.15 am - Heyhouses C of E Infant Department
11.00 am - Heyhouses C of E Junior Department
1.30 pm Heyhouses C of E Nursery Department

Sunday 7th October
8.00 am - Eucharist
10.30 am - Sung Eucharist
6.30 pm - Evensong

Gifts will be distributed on Monday 8th October.

CHILDREN'S CHURCH

The Children’s Church has restarted for the Autumn/Winter term. The name Children’s Church will be used for both age groups. The 3 to 6 years will be known as Children’s Church Infants and the older age group to be called Children’s Church Juniors. The big change is we now meet EVERY week throughout the year with the exception of Parade Services (which will usually be on the second Sunday of the month.) We also have to think about special occasions such as Harvest, Christmas and Easter and how to celebrate these with the children.

We still require leaders to help with BOTH groups. If you would be willing to help, or you know someone who is interested, it doesn’t have to be every week, please speak to Fr David.

CHARITABLE GIVING FOR 2012

At the PCC Meeting held on 12 September 2012, the PCC agreed that 10% of planned giving funds received last year would be allocated to charitable giving. £4,837 is available this year for this purpose. Nominations were received in respect of the following 8 charities:
• Fylde District Scout Council
• MedEquip 4 Kids (for Blackpool Victoria Hospital Children's A&E care)
• Sunflower House, St Nicholas Hospice, Bloemfontein, South Africa
• Church Mission Society
• Habitat for Humanity
• Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)
• Church Housing Trust
• Bible Network

The PCC unanimously agreed that the charities should receive an equal share of the funds available and would therefore receive £600 from St Annes Parish Church.

You can find out more details about these charities on our Charitable Giving Page

Thank you for submitting your nominations.

Messy Church

 ``
Messy Church is back!

Lots of family fun and informal Worship in Church, for children of all ages. Everyone is welcome to join us. Each Messy Church session has a theme based around a Bible story, with various craft activities to compliment this. We finish our worship with a light meal for all the children to share.

Dates for this term are as follows:
Saturday 22nd September 4pm  - Theme: The Good Shepherd.
Saturday 20th October 4pm - Theme: Joseph.
Saturday 24th November 4pm - Theme: The Christmas Story.



CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL 2012



Planning is already well under way for our annual Charity Christmas Tree Festival, which will run from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd December.

STALLS

We need merchandise for Tombola, Craft, Christmas and Gift Stalls.  Please bring suitable items to the Parish Office or speak to Harry Wincott. 

GRAND DRAW 

Raffle Tickets are available at the back of Church.  Please take some for sale to your family and friends.

PARISH MAGAZINE

INFLUENCE

The September issue of our monthly Parish Magazine "Influence" is now available online  on this page.

 If you have any articles for the October issue, could you hand them into the office or e-mail them to the office by Tuesday, 18 September. We are very grateful for your support and understanding as we change the Editorial Team.

Exhibition of Church Life

Exhibition of Church Life

An exhibition of the work & worship, past and present at

St Annes Parish Church is taking place on

Saturday 29th September

 from 11 am
&
Sunday 30th September
from 2 pm

Entry is free.

Please come and join us in this celebration of our Church life.

Coming soon...

Coming Soon...

From this month onwards the Parish Magazine Influence will be made available on our website. It will be published here on (or shortly after!) the second Sunday of
the month. Paper copies will be available to purchase in Church/Parish Office as usual.

BEAUTIFUL, HANDMADE BRACELETS - PARISH UPLIFT FUND





BEAUTIFUL, HANDMADE BRACELETS - PARISH UPLIFT FUND   - unique, glass bead bracelets  - various colours - £10 each.  All proceeds to go to the Lift Fund. 

Bracelets will be available for sale after every Sunday 10.30 am Service - please see Caroline Bird.  Get your Christmas presents early and help a very worthy cause at the same time! 

PROJECT UPLIFT - AUCTION 12 OCTOBER



We are holding an Auction in Church on Friday, 12 October in order to raise further funds for the installation of the Parish Rooms lift. 

There are many fabulous prizes but we could do with a few more.  We would be grateful if anyone could donate either an item or their time, eg an hour of gardening, cleaning, ironing or cooking a meal etc.  Also, please ask in our local Businesses, Hairdressers, Beauticians, Restaurants and Hotels etc. for any donation - they are always glad to help a worthy cause and it’s good publicity for them! 

All donations to David Roberts or Caroline Bird.  We really appreciate your help.  Thank you.

Vacancy for a Part-time Parish Administrator

Vacancy for a Part-time Parish Administrator to work in the Parish Office - Monday, Thursday and Friday, 10 am to 12 noon. 

The successful candidate will be a person of the highest honesty and integrity, computer literate, and with a pleasant personality suitable for engaging with the public and representing St. Anne’s Parish Church. 

Job Descriptions are available from the Parish Office and are also at the back of Church. 

This is a paid position. 

Please apply, in writing, to Fr David Lyon by 16 September 2012.

RETIREMENT OF BISHOP NICHOLAS




RETIREMENT OF BISHOP NICHOLAS
If you would like to contribute towards the Parish’s contribution to the presentation to Bishop Nicholas and his wife, Christine, at a special Diocesan Service to be held on 20 October in the Cathedral, please place the money in an envelope clearly marked “Bishop Nicholas Retirement” and either hand it directly to Richard Baker, or leave in the Parish Office with the Parish Administrator, by the end of August.



MEN’S FELLOWSHIP

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP

The programme until the end of the year is as follows:
  • Monday, 1 October - Brewery Visit to Wigan,
  • Monday, 22 October - Horse Racing,
  • Monday, 19 November - Cheese & Wine Evening
  • Monday, 10 December - Christmas Dinner at Royal Lytham.  
For further information contact Colin Miller.

CHARITABLE GIVING FOR 2012

CHARITABLE GIVING FOR 2012

Members of the congregation are invited to submit their suggestions for Charities they think are worthy of support by the Parish (local, national or international) for consideration for Charitable Giving in 2012 by the PCC.  Please forward your nominations, with brief details of the Charity and its work, FAO PCC Secretary, by Friday, 24 August 2012.  Thank you.  Angela Astley

Golfers' Service 15th July




Calling all golfers and golf enthusiasts.

Join us in celebrating the Open Golf Championship which this year is being staged in our Diocese at the Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club.

St. Anne's Parish Church is holding a GOLFERS' SERVICE with Archdeacon John on Sunday 15th July 10.00 a.m. Guests will be professional golfers Malcolm Gregson and Howard Bennett.


Everyone will be made most welcome.



SING-A-LONG EVENING




SING-A-LONG EVENING

We are holding a Sing-a-Long Evening on Saturday, 14 July at 7 pm in the Parish Rooms. 
All proceeds to the Lift Fund for the Parish Rooms.

Tickets available from Caroline Bird/any Committee member.

Adults £5, Children £2.50 (includes a light Supper).  Please bring your own drinks.  



Walsingham Pilgrimage




Godparent for a Week
Could you sponsor a names young person thirty pounds to attend the Walsingham Youth Pilgrimage at the beginning of August? Know that you have helped a young person on their Christian journey. Several of us did this last year and were very touched by the lovely "thank you" postcards. Sponsorship forms are available on the magazine rack in Church. For more information speak to Gerald Wilson.

Parish Pilgrimage (24-27th September)
The cost is two hundred and ten pounds including half-board and luxury coach travel, final payment due by 15th June. If anyone is still interested in joining the pilgrimage this year please contact Gerald Wilson as soon as possible.







Annual Barbecue



Annual Barbecue will take place on Saturday, 30 June.  This great event will once more be held in the Vicarage Garden, 3.30-8 pm.  Tickets (to include glass of wine/beer, Burger or Hot Dog and Dessert) Adults £5, Children £1.  Everyone welcome. 
See Colin Miller for tickets.

Mothers' Union June 2012



We are meeting together for the 10.30 am Service  on 12 June when there will be a MU Enrolment. 

Our senior members are invited to the Indoor Members Tea Party at Lund, 3-5 pm, on 13 June. 

We are celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen’s Coronation on 26 June at 7.30 pm in the Parish Rooms.  There will  be a Jacob’s Join and members are invited to bring memories of the day, either photos or little stories.  Please sign the list at the back of Church if you wish to attend so that we have an idea of numbers.  It will be really celebratory if we all wear red, white and blue outfits. 

Christine Buckley

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 2012











A total of £1,766 was raised by St Annes Parish Church this year. 

This is a wonderful achievement, made possible only due to the numerous people who have given their time and effort so generously during the house-to-house collections, the members of the public who made the donations, and members of the counting team. 

Thank you all very much. 
CAW Team.

Marks & Spencer Christian Aid Collection 2012













Marks & Spencer in-store collection- Christian Aid 2012  M & S have agreed to an in-store collection on Friday,  15 and Saturday, 16 June.  If you would like to participate, please sign the list at the back of Church (by Sunday, 3 June, please), indicating your preferred day and date, time slot (9 am-5 pm, one or two hours) and your preference to bag-pack or simply collect.  Thank you.

Children's Church Jubilee Street Party




Children's Church are holding a Queen’s Jubilee Street Party on Sunday, 3 June - 10.15 am outside the Parish Rooms.  At 11.15 am we will go over to Church as usual.  All children from the Church are welcome.

Parish Outing to Bury Market and Blackburn Chocolate House




This year's Parish Outing will be to Bury Market and Blackburn Chocolate House.

The trip will take place on Saturday 15th September.

Adults £17, Children £15, Family £50 (2 Adults + 2 Children)

Please contact Josie Wilkinson for more information.


MEN’S FELLOWSHIP

Men's Fellowship
Will meet on Monday, 21 May at 7.30pm in the Parish Rooms.  The evening will be a night of magic with a magician, Alan Mylecraine, from the Magic Circle.  Supper will be Roast Beef, Potatoes and Yorkshire Pudding.  Please sign the list at the back of Church. 

Jubilee Garden Party


A Jubilee Garden Party will be held on Sunday, 10th June at the Vicarage.  Places are limited to 60, so please sign the list at the back of Church if you are going to come.  Donations of sandwiches, cakes, etc. will be gratefully received. 
Thanks.  Brenda Lyon

Spring Fair










Spring Fair to be held in Church, Saturday 26 May 11 am-1.30 pm. 

Stalls include

  • Plants,
  • Hamper,
  • Cakes,
  • Homemade Jams/Marmalade,
  • Friendship Bead Bracelets,
  • Handmade Cards,
  • Tombola.
  • Refreshments
Admission Free.

Chairman's Report to the APCM

The Chairman's Report to the APCM can be downloaded HERE.

APCM News

At the Annual Parochial Church Meeting on Sunday 29th April the following were elected:-

  • Eric Roberts and Margaret Hill were elected as Church Wardens.
  • Jed Bird and Pam Kinghorn were elected to serve on the PCC.
  • Peter Gittins was elected to serve on the Deanery Synod. 
The next PCC meeting will take place on 16th May.


Pampered Chef Demonstration


Pampered Chef demonstration  on  Wednesday 13 June at 7.30 pm in Church.  The Consultant will demonstrate use of the products by making a Black Forest Trifle and Strawberry Cream Cupcake Desserts.  Admission £2, accompanied children free and will include a glass of wine or juice, nibbles and a sample of one of the prepared dishes. Tickets available from Caroline Bird/Pam Kinghorn/ Parish Office. In conjunction with this evening, we will be selling “squares on a grid” with the chance to win up to £50 in Pampered Chef Products.  The squares cost £1 each, there are 100 on each grid, we will get half the value of the squares sold and the holder of the winning square will get half to spend on products.  Please see Caroline/Pam if you would like to participate. All proceeds to Parish Rooms Lift Fund.

Christian Aid Week 2012 - 13th-19th May














Christian Aid Week 2012 is 13th-19th May.  Collectors’ bags (containing all materials and instructions) are now available at the back of Church - please contact Irene Maher.

There will be a Bric-a-Brac and cake stall in Church on Sunday, 6th May, following 10.30 am Service.  All proceeds raised to go to Christian Aid Appeal. 

There is a Christian Aid Ecumenical service led by Revd Peter Law-Jones, 6.30 pm on Sunday, 13th May, St Thomas’ Church, St Annes. All welcome to attend.

Funeral of Sgt Nigel Coupe





The funeral of Sgt Nigel Coupe will take place on Friday 27th April at 12 noon.

As we pray for the repose of his soul, and that his family and friends may be comforted, we offer this opportunity for members of the public to leave their own messages of condolence using the "comment" facility at the bottom of this post.


Fr. David Lyon
Vicar of St. Anne's 



A Prayer for the Fallen
Almighty and eternal God,
from whose love in Christ we cannot be parted,
either by death or life;
hear our prayers and thanksgiving for Nigel Coupe;
fulfil in him the purpose of your love;
and bring us all with them to thine eternal joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

A Prayer for those who mourn
Gracious God,
surround the family of Nigel Coupe and all who mourn this day
with your continuing compassion.
Do not let grief overwhelm your children,
or turn them against you.
When grief seems never-ending,
take them one step at a time
along your road of death and resurrection
in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.


Regimental Collect - The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment
O Lord Jesus Christ,
in whose service is our perfect freedom,
grant that we, thy servants of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment
may so loyally serve our Sovereign and our native land,
that being faithful unto death,
we may share in the life to come,
for thy truth's sake,
who art one with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
world without end.
Amen.

HEYHOUSES NURSERY SUMMER CHARITY BALL





Heyhouses Nursery Summer Charity Ball will be held on Saturday, 7th July at Fylde Rugby Club at 7.30 pm.  Tickets £35 per person - includes Reception drink, choice of 3 course meal & coffee, plus a free gift.  Live entertainment from Smoothchalk and an Auction, hosted by one of Gerrards Auctioneers.  Please see Caroline Bird/Denise Brown if interested in attending.  It would be great to have a table representing our Church at our Charity Ball.

St Annes Carnival



St Annes Carnival takes place this year on Saturday 7th July. All church groups and organisations are encouraged to walk behind the St Annes Parish Church section of the parade.


MEN’S FELLOWSHIP

Men's Fellowship
“Game for a Laugh” night will be on Monday 23rd April at 7.30 pm.  Supper will be Chicken Curry with Rice/Chicken-a-la-Crème with Rice.  Evening will be sponsored by Ian & Shirley Haslam (MICA).  Please sign list at back of Church, marking choice of meal.

PRIZE BINGO






Prize Bingo will be held on Saturday, 12 May at 7 pm in Heyhouses Junior School Hall in aid of Parish Rooms Lift Fund.  All welcome.  Admission £1 (includes light refreshments).  Please support this event and help us get ever nearer our target.  Tickets from Caroline Bird/Pam Kinghorn.

Rev Derek Welch

It is with sadness that we have to let you know that the Rev Derek Welch has passed away after declining health over the past year. Fr Derek was a much loved and valued member of the St Anne's Parish Church family. He came as vicar in 1973 taking over in the centenary year of the church after the untimely death of Canon Clarke and served until his retirement in 1991. Over the past ten years or so he returned as a regular member of the congregation and as an assistant priest, giving marvellous and unconditional support to both Fr Damian and Fr David as incumbents. We shall all miss him especially his unfailing good humour.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Fr Derek's funeral will be at St Annes Parish Church on Thursday April 19th at 2pm.

Garden of Remembrance


   













Our Garden of Remembrance is now officially open.  This is an area at the east end of church for the Interment of Cremated Remains.  The ashes are interred loose in a short service, and the name of the deceased added to the Memorial Stone and the Book of Remembrance in Church.  Please contact the Vicar, Fr. David, for more details.


ST GEORGE’S DAY SOCIAL AND HOTPOT SUPPER


A St George's Day Social and Hot Pot Supper
will be held on Saturday, 21st April
in the Parish Rooms at 7.30 pm.


Tickets from Social Committee/Parish Office
Adults:£5, Children: £2, Family: £12.
Fancy dress optional.

Chrism Eucharist






The photograph shows
Bishops, clergy, and servers at the conclusion of the Chrism Mass on 3rd April. There were approximately 40 clergy and in total 150 communicants.

Thank you e-mail received from Bishop John:
"I write to thank you so much for your hospitality in providing the venue for this year's Chrism Mass. I ask that you pass on my thanks to the PCC and all who were involved. The visitors to the church spoke warmly of the way in which all were received. The priests in particular were full of praise for the service and the refreshments. I would especially ask you to pass on my thanks to the Wardens, the servers under Gerald's direction, the choir under the care of the organist. The actions and the service of the mass were wonderful. Thank you to all of your parish who made the occasion so, as one priest put it, 'inspirational'. A Blessed and Holy Triduum and Easter to you."


More photos from the Chrism Mass are on our Facebook page

.

SPONSORED ‘DANCE FOR FUN’





Sponsored ‘Dance for Fun’ will take place on Saturday,  26th May, 2-4 pm, at Heyhouses Junior School.  £10 for a 2 hour class and a Sponsor Form - or you can support by sponsoring.  Please see Caroline Bird for further details.  All proceeds going towards the Lift Fund for the Parish Rooms.  Good fun, good exercise and for a good cause!

APCM MEETING ON SUNDAY, 29 APRIL 2012





















Notice is given that the APCM will take place on Sunday, 29 April 2012, in Church, at  12 noon, after the 10.30 am Parish Eucharist.  Anyone whose name is currently on the Electoral Roll is entitled to attend the meeting and vote.  Five members of the PCC will complete their three years’ service in April 2012.  Please consider standing for election, the nomination form will be displayed in the Church porch to two weeks from Sunday 15 April 2012.  There is also one vacancy for a Deanery Synod representative.  Please note that any questions about parochial church matters or matters of general church interest to be raised at the APCM should be submitted in writing in advance of the meeting, so that properly considered and informed answers can be given at the annual meeting.  All such questions should be received in writing, addressed to the PCC Secretary, by Saturday, 21 April. 

Holy Week Services




Palm Sunday 1st April
8:00am Said Eucharist
10:30am Sung Eucharist with Palm Procession
10:30am Children's Church (meet in Church first, starts after Palm Procession)
6:30pm Evensong

Monday 2nd April
12:00 noon Eucharist
7:00pm Stations of the Cross
7:30pm Eucharist with Address

Tuesday 3rd April
11:00am Chrism Eucharist for Blackburn Diocese
7:00pm Stations of the Cross
7:30pm Eucharist with Address

Wednesday 4th April
9:00am Eucharist
7:00pm Stations of the Cross
7:30pm Eucharist with Address


Maundy Thursday 5th April
7:30pm Eucharist of the Lord's Supper and Watch

Good Friday 6th April
10:30am Children's Good Friday Service & Hot Cross Buns
6:00pm Good Friday Liturgy

Holy Saturday 7th April
8:00pm Vigil and First Mass of the Resurrection

Easter Sunday 8th April
8:00am Said Eucharist
10:30am Sung Eucharist with a visit from the Easter Bunny!
6:30pm Evensong

Ecumenical Holy Week Prayers




Ecumenical Holy Week Prayers will take place in the Square in St Annes at the following times:
  • Wednesday 4th April, 12 noon
  • Thursday 5th April, 12 noon
  • Saturday 7th April, 12 noon
  • Sunday 8th April, 7am.

Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary



There will be a Solemn Eucharist at 7:30pm on Monday 26th March, to mark the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Church Cleaning Rota

CHURCH CLEANING ROTA We are looking for some more volunteers to help with Church cleaning.  If you could spare one to one and a half hours, every 4 to 5 weeks, to work in a team, please contact Margaret Hill.

Walsingham Pilgrimage Social Evening

WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE SOCIAL EVENING Wednesday, 21st March at 7:30pm in the Choir Vestry.  Social Evening for prospective and past pilgrims: video, chat and refreshments.  New pilgrims especially welcome. 

Electoral Roll

THE ELECTORAL ROLL will be available to view at the back of Church until Sunday, 15 April.  Please can you check that your details are correct and amend them if necessary.  Anyone who is regularly attends Church and is not on the Electoral Roll can be added on to it by filling in a Form which can be found HERE  Completed Forms can then be given to Kathryn Baker or to a  Sidesperson who will pass them on to her.

Running in Memory of Janet Stott

RUNNING IN MEMORY OF JANET STOTT who was a member of our congregation.Anthony Doyle, fiancé of Janet’s daughter, Rachael, is running the London Marathon to raise money for mental health charity MIND and asks us to donate whatever we can in memory of Janet who spent so much of her time raising money and giving her time to charity.
www.justgiving.com/Anthony-Doyle0

Mothering Sunday 18th March

Carlla Harris Models present a Mothering Sunday Fashion Show on Saturday  17th March, 2-4pm in Church. Adults £5, children £3 (includes tea and cakes). All proceeds to Lift Project for Parish Rooms.

Saturday 10:00am - posy making in the Choir Vestry

Sunday Services
8.00 am    Said Eucharist

10.15 am  Children’s Church and See & Know (Parish Rooms)

10.30 am  Parish Eucharist - Child-friendly Parade service with posies for Mum.

6.30 pm     Sung Evensong

Mothers' Union Trip 12th June

Mothers’ Union is planning a trip to the Hat Museum in Stockport on Tuesday12th June, leaving St Annes at 10am and returning mid to late afternoon. The guided tour will be £2.69 plus the cost of the coach but we will need at least 24 people. If you would like to come or need more information, please contact Christine Buckley.

Find us on Facebook









For those of you on Facebook (and it isn’t just for teenagers, we have quite a few “silver surfers” in our midst!) we now have our very own Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/StAnnesOnSeaParishChurch.  This has been approved by PCC on a two month trial basis. This page has an auto-feed from the news blog on our website (meaning anything published as a website news item is automatically published on Facebook within the hour), so this is another way you can keep in touch with the latest news. Please check out our new Facebook page and don’t forget to “like” us.

St Annes Parish Church

Sgt Nigel Coupe
















It is with great sadness that the people of Saint Annes   on Sea mourn the death of Sgt Nigel Coupe who was killed in action in Afghanistan on 7th March 2012.  As we pray for the repose of his soul, and that his family and friends may be comforted, we offer this opportunity for members of the public to leave their own messages of condolence using the "comment" facility at the bottom of this post.

Fr. David Lyon
Vicar of St. Anne's 



A Prayer for the Fallen
Almighty and eternal God,
from whose love in Christ we cannot be parted,
either by death or life;
hear our prayers and thanksgiving for Nigel Coupe;
fulfil in him the purpose of your love;
and bring us all with them to thine eternal joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

A Prayer for those who mourn
Gracious God,
surround the family of Nigel Coupe and all who mourn this day
with your continuing compassion.
Do not let grief overwhelm your children,
or turn them against you.
When grief seems never-ending,
take them one step at a time
along your road of death and resurrection
in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.


Regimental Collect - The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment
O Lord Jesus Christ,
in whose service is our perfect freedom,
grant that we, thy servants of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment
may so loyally serve our Sovereign and our native land,
that being faithful unto death,
we may share in the life to come,
for thy truth's sake,
who art one with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
world without end.
Amen.


Christian Aid Week

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK (13 to 19 MAY 2012)  Very many thanks to all of you who have kindly agreed to collect this year on behalf of the Annual Christian Aid Appeal.  However, we are still short of volunteers and would be grateful for any offers of help.  Please consider supporting this worthwhile cause, and contact Irene Maher as soon as possible, so that she can allocate one of the local areas convenient to you.  Thank you.  Christian Aid Team

Walsingham Pilgrimage Social Evening

WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE SOCIAL EVENING Wednesday, 21st March at 7.30 pm in the Choir Vestry.  Social Evening for prospective and past pilgrims: video, chat and refreshments.  New pilgrims especially welcome.  Numbers to Kath Hall, Gerald Wilson or Fr David.

Men's Fellowship

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP will resume on Monday, 19th March in Room 1 of the Parish Rooms at 7.30 pm.  Mr Spencer May, Caricature Artist, will be our guest.  The Supper will be Lamb Chops with saute potatoes and vegetables, plus the bottle of beer.  Please sign the list at the back of Church.

Mothers' Union

MOTHERS’ UNION meet in the Parish Rooms at 2pm on Tuesday, 13th March when Lisa Martin will be telling us about Trinity Hospice.

Chrism Mass







This year we have the privilege of hosting the Chrism Mass here at S. Annes Parish Church. It will be held on Tuesday 3rd April at 11:00am, followed by a buffet prepared by our Social Committee in the Parish Rooms.
We hope those of you that can come will come and share in this important event in the life of our Diocese.

Walsingham Pilgrimage

Walsingham Pilgrimage 24 to 27 September 2012.
Booking forms from Gerald Wilson.
Cost is £210. All Welcome.

Fashion Show

Carlla Harris Models present a Mothering Sunday Fashion Show on Saturday  17th March, 2-4pm in Church.
Tickets - Adults £5, children £3 (includes tea and cakes) available from Carlla Harris or Caroline Bird.
All proceeds to Lift Project for Parish Rooms.

Confirmation 2012

On the 19th February 2012 the Bishop of Lancaster‚ The Rt Revd Geoff Pearson, confirmed  a group of 4 adults and 6 children as full members of our church family.  This was a great and joyous occasion both for them & their families and for the whole congregation.  We keep them all in our prayers and truly welcome them as fellow members of the Body of Christ in this place.


Lytham Proms Orchestra Concert

There will be a concert given by Lytham Proms Orchestra on Friday December 16th at 7.30 pm in church. Tickets are available from the Parish Office (Tel.no.722736) or can be purchased on the night of the concert on the door. Prices are £5 for adults, £2 for children, and £12 for a family ticket. The price includes interval drinks.

Ringing Notes

Well done to Harry Wiseman, the latest of our younger ringers who has now started ringing for Sunday Service.

Two quarter peals have been successfully rung recently, with the bells half-muffled, the first prior to the All Souls Eucharist and the second prior to Evensong on Remembrance Sunday. 

Our tower, along with St. Cuthbert’s Lytham was used to host the Fylde Branch Training Day in November. The event attracted many ringers from around the Fylde, with good progress made by all the students.

As another year draws to a close, I would like to thank all our ringers for their loyal support and effort, especially Linda Phoenix for all her work teaching our latest group of enthusiastic learners and also Jim Wharton who makes sure that the clock is wound up each week. All our ringers efforts have ensured that the bells have continued to ring out regularly throughout the year, for Sunday Service and special services, helping to signify the life and presence of our Church to our town.
 
Finally, on behalf of all the bellringers, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our listeners!

Stuart Newton

Lancashire Youth and Schools Symphony Orchestra Concert Cancelled

The concert by the Lancashire Youth and Schools Symphony Orchestra on Sunday 11th December at 7.30 pm, as advertised in the December edition of The See, has been cancelled as the orchestra are unable to attend.

10th Anniversary of Our Lady of Walsingham Cell

On Saturday 24th September we celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the foundation of Our Lady of Walsingham Cell at St Annes with a special Eucahrist. The preacher at the Eucharist was Fr Damian Porter.Lots of friends came to celebrate with us. It was a great service and a super lunch. More photos are in the picture gallery.


Annual Parish Dinner Dance

The Annual Dinner Dance will be held at the Bedford Hotel, Clifton Drive, St Annes on Saturday 14th January 2012. Tickets are £25. Names and a £5 deposit to Josie Wilkinson please.

Confirmation 2011

On the 11th September 2011 the Bishop of Lancaster‚ The Rt Revd Geoff Pearson, confirmed  a group of 5 adults and 5 children as full members of our church family.  This was a great and joyous occasion both for them & their families and for the whole congregation.  We keep them all in our prayers and truly welcome them as fellow members of the Body of Christ in this place.


Drop-in Centre (Face to Face)

The Centre is very appreciative of our support. Their present need if for tinned meat, fish and potted paste suitable for sanwich fillings, also tinned potatoes and vegetables suitable for soup making. Thank you to all who contribute.
Harry Wincott

Men's Fellowship Fundraiser

To raise funds the Men's Fellowship are collecting unwanted metal objects. If you have any brass, copper or pewter ornamentss you no longer love (or maybe always hated!) please bring them to our box at the back of Church or ask Colin Miller to pick them up.

Charitable Giving 2011

Members of the congregation are invited to submit their suggestions for Charities (local, national and international) for consideration by the PCC for Charitable Giving in 2011. Please forward your nominations, with brief details of the Charity and its work FAO PCC Secretary by Friday 26th August 2011.
Angela Astley

Parish BBQ - 20th June

The Men's Fellowship hosted a Parish BBQ in the Vicarage gardens on Monday 20th June. As you can see from the photos a good time was had by all, despite the fact the heavens opened shortly after these pictures were taken!


Saturday 18th June 2011, Parish Trip

Saturday 18th June 2011, Parish Trip to Chester or Chester Zoo  

Leaving the Parish Rooms at 9am and returning there for 6pm. Adult £10, children £5.See Josie for tickets.

APCM News

At the Annual Parochial Church meeting on Sunday 10th April the following elections took place:-

  • Joan Johnson and Eric Roberts were re-elected as Church Wardens.
  • Hilary Smith, Ken Foster and Kath Hall were elected to serve on the PCC.
  • Gerald Wilson, Susan McMahon and Patricia Ward were elected to serve on the Deanery Synod.


APCM - PCC Vacancies

At the APCM on Sunday 10th April there will be several members of the current PCC standing down for their fallow year. Nomination Forms will be posted in the Church Porch on Sunday 20th March. This year is also the Deanery Synod elections and we need to elect 5 members to the Synod. Please consider standing for either of these worthwhile roles. If you have any questions, speak to Fr David, the Churchwardens, members of the PCC or those who are currently on the Deanery Synod. (Details of current members are on the PCC page.)

Treefest 2010 Opening Ceremony

The Grand Opening of this year's Tree Festival took place at 1pm on 11th December. It was opened by  the Mayor of St Annes on Sea, Cllr Tony Ford JP, accompanied by the St Annes Carnival Queen.




Fundraising






Checkout our new
Fundraising Page  to learn how you can raise money without it costing you a penny!

Children's Church News

The Children's Church took part in the Remembrance Day service by laying a wreath at the war memorial this was done on behalf of all the children belonging to St Annes Parish Church. The children were not just remembering the past dead but also remembering the more recent deaths of soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq.

We have an outing to Blackburn Cathedral planned for 19th December, when we will be met by a guide who will explain what the Cathedral means in keeping with our Church.

From next January the Children's Church will meet every first and third Sunday of the month except during school holidays. We are still in need of help and as I am well past my sell by date, a person to take charge is truly needed to look after a wonderful bunch of happy children.

Colin Miller

Men's Fellowship Update

The Men’s Fellowship unfortunately has had a long break since our last meeting. Our October meeting is postponed until the 8th November when in true Scottish tradition we shall have a Whisky Tasting evening complete with Haggis, Mash and Neeps.
Everyone is already looking forward to our Christmas dinner, which will be held at the Old Links Golf Club on Monday December 13th .We would like all men from the church to join us, just fill in the menu (available at the back of the church). When completed your menu can be given to Colin Miller or Roger Sparrow. the cost is £17.50. (payment by December 6th.)                                 

Next years Fellowship programme is only one month short of being complete, details will be in next month's magazine. In June 2011 we will again hold a barbecue, however this year will be open to everyone in the church (£5.00 entry) and the monies raised will go towards refurbishing the Parish Rooms. The barbecue will be in the Vicarage garden if Father David and Brenda gives us their permission.

Again we are taking part in the Christmas Tree Festival. Our charity this year being RCDM (Royal Centre for Defence Medicine) the rehabilitation hospital for soldiers injured in Afghanistan.

We don’t have a membership in the Fellowship as it is open to all men of our church and their friends. The 2011 programme will be published in the next magazine. Join us for interesting evenings each month, only costing £3.00 for a hot meal plus a beer and great friendship.

Colin Miller

Treefest 2010

   

    






Our annual Charity Christmas Tree
Festival will take place from Saturday 11th - Saturday 18th December 2010.

There will be a Grand Opening at 1pm on 11th December by; the Mayor of St Annes on Sea, Cllr Tony Ford JP.

The festival will close with a concert by the Guardian Concert Band (and Grand Raffle Draw) at 7:30pm on Saturday 18th December.

There will be nearly thirty Christmas Trees on show, sponsored by many local organisations and charities.

The festival is open daily, 1pm-4pm, with the following special events:-
  • Monday 13th -Windmill Ladies Chorus
  • Tuesday 14th - Heyhouses School
  • Wednesday 15th - Handbell Ringers
  • Thursday 16th - Flower arranging with Jos Hoyle
  • Friday 17th - Shepherd Lodge Nursery
  • Saturday 18th - A visit by Father Christmas!

Refreshments available -including tea/coffee, mince pies & cakes.

Craft/Gift Stall, all items only £1

Grand Christmas Raffle

Pontifical Eucharist with the Rt Rev'd Nicholas Reade, Bishop of Blackburn

At our 10:30 service today the Eucharist was celebrated with the Rt Rev'd Nicholas Reade, Bishop of Blackburn. The photograph below shows Bishop Nicholas and Fr David with the servers after the service.

 

Lytham St Annes School Organisation Review

Lancashire County Council are undertaking a review of primary school places in Lytham St Annes. You can see their consultation document HERE. The Council are proposing to extend Lytham Hall Park Primary school to cater for increased demand in the area. Details of how to respond are in the consultation document.

The proposal does not address the demand for places  in St Annes. Heyhouses has been substantially oversubscribed for a number of years resulting in overcrowding, particularly in the Junior Department. This causes health and safety issues due to cramming 37/38 children into classrooms that are not large enough to cope and also 37/38 children in one class makes it much harder to teach effectively. Heyhouses is the oldest school in St Annes and aside from the additional space it needs to alleviate the current overcrowding, it needs extensive building work to make it suitable for 21st Century education and to address the Health and Safety issues which currently exist.  Please consider responding to the consultation to support our Church school. The deadline for responding is November 19th 2010.

Trip to York - Saturday 13/11/2010

There will be a day coach trip to York on Saturday 13th November 2010. The trip is organised by St Nicholas, Fleetwood for the Bishop of Beverley's Northern Provincial Eucharist in York Minster at 12 noon and/or Christmas shopping! Pick up at St Annes at 7:15am, return 5pm (arriving home at approximately 8pm). Cost £20 (or less depending on numbers). If interested please contact Gerald Wilson.

Annual Parish Dinner Dance

The Annual Dinner Dance will be held at the Bedford Hotel, Clifton Drive, St Annes on Saturday 15th January 2011. Tickets are £25. Names and a £5 deposit to Josie please.

Fr Stephen's Last Sunday Service

On Sunday 26th September Fr Stephen Smith lead his final Parish Eucharist at St Annes. We also said farewell to his wife Diane who has been a valued member of our choir. At the end of the service Fr Stephen and Diane were presented with numerous gifts from many Church groups and the congregation as a whole. Below is a picture of the children presenting a model they had made of our Church.  Thank you to both of you for your work in this Parish & for your friendship, we will miss you.

Fr Stephen and Diane presented the Church with two beautiful cross stitch pictures one of an Angel & one of the Last Supper.
A big thank you Diane for the many hours of work it must have taken to complete them, we will treasure them.

Fr Stephen's final service at St Annes is the Solemn Eucharist on Wednesday 29th September, to mark the Feast of Michael & All Angels.

We all wish Fr Stephen and Diane well with their new adventures, our thoughts and prayers go with you.

Farewell to our Children and Families Worker

On Sunday 19th September we said farewell to our Children and Families Worker; Lisa Shaw; who has been with us for the past three and a half years. Lisa was presented with various gifts from the children and then Gerry Stokes presented her with gifts from the whole Church. We are very grateful for all the hard work Lisa has done both  in developing and improving our activities for children and families and also supporting our Baptism families. We all wish Lisa well in her new role with Surestart.

Fashion Extravaganza by Carlla Harris Models

On Saturday 16th October we will be holding a Fashion Extravaganza by Carlla Harris Models at 3-5pm in the Parish Rooms. Tickets are £5 including afternoon tea and are available from the Parish Office or members of the Social Committee. Carlla Harris Models will be showcasing clothes and accessories by Bon Marche, St Annes Sports and 1st Class Kids.

The Men’s Fellowship Barbecue

We held our barbecue on the evening of Monday 26th July in the Vicarage Garden, (thanks to Father David and Brenda).  Everyone had a wonderful night and although I was thanked for organising it I feel the evenings success was greatly helped by Alistair and Jonathan Brown who carried all the tables and chairs from the Parish Rooms then set up the large Gazebo. Brenda Lyon turned the church barbecues from dirty unclean metal grills into sparkling ones fit for royalty, thank you Mrs Lyon and a big thank you to your Auntie Joyce who worked extremely hard putting the chairs round the tables and blowing up balloons. Our Chancellor Roger Sparrow, and our Chefs Stewart Brown, Jonathan Strothers and David Kay (not forgetting Maureen Rogers who made the excellent baked potatoes) and the games masters Gerry Stokes and Bethany Strothers, all played their part in making this a night to remember, thank you all. Last but not least thanks to Father David who must know someone on high who gave us a rain free evening after such a wet start to the day. Next year it would nice to see a repeat of this evening but making it available to the whole church.

Colin Miller

15 Years in Nursery Praise

Karen Kay recently retired as leader of Nursery Praise, having organised and run it since it's inception some 15 years ago.  A presentation was made at the Patronal Festival to mark the occasion and thank her for her work.  Nursery Praise is held in church at 2pm on the third Tuesday in the month and all pre-school children are welcome.  The search is now on for Karen's successor.

Bellringing from Z to A

Visiting bellringers are always welcome in the tower at St Annes, but rarely do they travel half the world and the whole of the alphabet to get here.  However, Anne, a recent visitor had come all the way from Zimbabwe to St Annes to visit friends in the parish.  She was given a warm welcome by the bellringers as she joined in their ringing for Evensong.

Harvest Social

This year's Harvest Social will take place on Friday 1st October at 7:30pm in the Parish Rooms. There will be a Hotpot supper & a Beetle Drive. Tickets are £5 Adults, £2 Children or £12 for a family ticket.

Visit by the Archbishop of Cape Town

The Most Revd Thabo Mekgoba, Archbishop of Cape Town, will be in dialogue with Canon Chivers and Anjim Anwar MBE onThursday 20th May in Blackburn Cathedral at 7:30pm. The Archbishop is a leading figure in the Anglican Communion and Primate of the province which contains our link diocese of the Free State. The dialogue will allow for an extended period of questions from the floor. All are encouraged to attend this unique opportunity.

Fusion 2 - Worship for Young People

After the success of the Young People's Lent course, we have decided to do a monthly worship group for children in school year 5 or above. There will be talks & discussions, focussed activities and creative prayers. The first session will be on Monday 10th May 7-8pm in Church. All welcome.

Next Men's Fellowship Meeting

The next meeting of the Men's Fellowship is on Monday 17th May at 7:30pm in the Parish Rooms. The evening will consist of : Hot Pot supper, usual refreshments, surprise speaker, Ten Pin Prize Bowling, Prize Dominoes & other table top games. All men welcome. Cost £3. Please put your name on the list at the back of Church or see Colin Miller.

Family Pilgrimage to Walsingham 2010

The next family pilgrimage to Walsingham will take place on Friday 12th to Sunday 14th November. Adults £102, children 5+ £15, under 5s free. For further details contact Lisa Shaw.

News from the APCM

At the Annual Parochial Church Meeting on the 25th April the annual elections took place.

Joan Johnson was re-elected as Church Warden and Eric Roberts was elected as new Church Warden to replace Harry Wincott who is retiring from the post. It is anticipated that Eric will be sworn into office on the 27th May during the Bishop's Visitation at St Thomas' Church.

PCC elections also took place and a full list of members has been added to the PCC page.

Men's Fellowship meeting

The Mens Fellowship met on Monday 29th March. The evening started with a sausage and mash supper including a very tasty onion gravy. Our attendance was our highest (thirty two). The meal was cooked and served by Enid Roberts who along with her husband David supplied all the food free so that the Fellowship can contribute towards the re-decoration of the Parish Rooms fund. Following the meal we had a most interesting talk by Geoff Sage the General Manager of the Blackpool Tower. Our next meeting will be held on Monday 17th May at 7.30pm. The supper will be home made Hot Pot. For further information contact Colin Miller.

Heyhouses CofE Nursery School Spring Fair

The fair will be held on Saturday 24th April in the Nursery grounds (off Clarendon Road North), from 11:30am - 2pm. Entry is free. There will be a Grand Prize Draw with many amazing prizes. Please see Caroline Bird or Denise Brown to purchase raffle tickets at £1 per ticket. There will be a Chocolate Tombola, Plant Stall, Hook a Duck, Face Painting, BBQ food, Emergency Service Vehicles and many more exciting stalls.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

This year's Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)  will be on the 25th April. If anyone has any questions they wish to be raised at the APCM, please submit to Denise Brown in writing by Monday 12th April. At the AMPC there will be several members of the current PCC standing down for their fallow year and there will be two vacancies for one year only (to cover resignations in 2009). Nomination forms will be posted in the Church porch on Sunday 11th April. Please consider standing for this worthwhile role. If you have any questions please speak to the clergy, church wardens or members of the PCC.

Table Top sale

There will be a Table Top sale on Saturday 15th May from 10:30am -12:30pm in the Parish Rooms. Come & pick up a bargain!Refreshments available. To book a table (cost £10) please ring the Parish Office on 722736. Admission is free.

PCC News

The next PCC meeting will take place on Monday 22nd March, there will be a Mass at 7pm, followed by the meeting at 7:30pm. All PCC members are encouraged to attend the Mass to give a prayerful focus to the meeting.

At the next AMPC there will be several members of the current PCC standing down for their fallow year and there will be two vacancies for one year only (to cover resignations in 2009). Nomination forms will be posted in the Church porch on Sunday 11th April. Please consider standing for this worthwhile role. If you have any questions please speak to the clergy, church wardens or members of the PCC.

Men's Fellowship meeting

The next meeting will be on Monday 29th March at 7:30pm in the Parish Rooms. The General Manager of Blackpool Tower will speak & the evening will start with a sausage & mash supper & refreshments. All men welcome, cost is £3. Please sign the list at the back of Church or see Colin Miller.

Walsingham Pilgrimage 2010

This year's parish pilgrimage will take place during the school holidays and will be from Monday August 23rd to Thursday August 26th. The approximate cost including half board accommodation at the shrine and coach travel will be £175 for adults, £75 for children under 16, and under 5s free. Please get your booking forms from Margaret Garner and return them to her with a £20 deposit. The pilgrimage is open to all and new pilgrims are especially welcome. For more information please speak to Margaret.

You can read about last year's pilgrimage here.

Songs from the Shows

St Annes Parish Operatic Society presents "Songs from the Shows", in Church on Saturday 17th April at 7:30pm, Admission is £5 for adults, children are free (includes refreshments). Tickets are available from the Parish Office, members of the Social Committee, or pay on the door. 

Parish Trip

On Saturday 5th June there is a Parish Trip to Boundary Mill plus  a cruise on the canal (with lunch). Approximate cost is £20. If interested please contact Josie ASAP

Young People's Lent Course 2010

Note change of date/venue for final session

 We have specifically designed three special sessions to help young people think about, and explore Lent, Holy Week and Easter. These are ideal sessions for those who have been Confirmed or children aged between 10-16years who wish to explore the Christian faith. Each session will consist of a short talk with the opportunity for discussion and group work and reflection and prayer activities.

The dates for the Young People’s Lent Course will be:

Monday March 1st, Monday March 15th, and Monday March 29th (Parish rooms meeting room - Parish Office entrance).

The sessions are from 7-8pm in Church.

Licensing of Fr David Lyon as our new Priest-in-Charge

On the 9th February 2010 the Bishop of Lancaster‚ The Rt Revd Geoff Pearson, licensed Fr David Lyon as our new Priest-in-Charge.  We  keep Fr David and his wife Brenda our prayers and truly welcome them to our church. We hope their time at St Annes will be long and happy. Further pictures from the event are available here : http://www.johnmcvitie.com/St%20Annes%20Vicar.htm

Confirmations 2010

On the 7th February 2010 the Bishop of Lancaster‚ The Rt Revd Geoff Pearson, confirmed 14 people‚ both adults and children‚ as full members of our church family.  This was a great and joyous occasion both for them and for the whole congregation.  We keep them all in our prayers and truly welcome them as fellow members of the Body of Christ in this place.




Men's Fellowship meeting

The Mens Fellowship met on Monday evening the 1st February.

The evening began with a traditional Haggis Supper which was washed down with a little Scottish nectar. The speaker was our ex-curate Father Keith Fenton who talked about his visits to many countries including Russia and Cuba. What he told us about Cuba was most interesting and informative.
 
The evening was well attended with thirty plus men all enjoying the opportunity to talk about how to solve the problems of the world.
 
The following persons were elected to our committee.
Mr Tom Westall                  Honorary President.
Stewart Brown                    Chairman
Roger Sparrow                    Treasurer (Safe Hands)
Colin Miller                         Secretary Tel.01253 761958
Jed Bird & David Roberts    Committee members.
 
We now have a complete programme for this year.
Next meeting Monday March 29th. The evening will commence with a sausage & mash supper followed by an excellent speaker who is the General Manager of Blackpool Tower.

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