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A Chapel for Remembrance of the Holy Souls

by Father Damian

Following a bequest in memory of the late Sylvia Burrows we have been able to have restored a little altar rescued by Fr Damian. The altar originally stood in a private chapel of a RC family in the Ribble Valley in the 1880’s. It has found a fitting home with us in the area once […]

Mass for the Annunciation

by Father Damian

A big thank you to Carole, our Enrolling Member, and her team for all their help in preparing for this special celebration. It was a great privilege to welcome so many MU friends from across the Deanery. Our thanks also go to Tony, our organist, and those who prepared music and last but by no […]

Friends of St Francis – a pastoral prayer group

by Father Damian

Fr Damian and David Wilde have been encouraged by a good number of folk that have shown a keen interest in setting up a pastoral prayer group, a group that focuses on PRAYER for the sick, the needy and the dying and responding with a Christian PRESENCE in the community. We have chose the name […]

Craft Group Christmas Lunch

by Father Damian

  A couple of photos take at the Craft Group Christmas Lunch. A lovely meal was had at the local college, thanks to Janet and Pam for arranging another great social time together.

Junior Church Drama and Carols by Candlelight 2014

by Father Damian

Last Sunday was a wonderful day of pre-Christmas fellowship. During the Family Mass at 11am our very own Junior Church presented their annual Christmas Drama, ably organised by Cheri it was another great success. The kids were fantastic. The play was a take on the ‘12 Days of Christmas’; it started with the Christ Child, […]

Christrmas Crafts and Coffee

by Father Damian

Last Saturday the Ascension hosted a very successful coffee morning with stalls selling a whole host of crafts made by our very own craft Group and lovely home-made cakes, jams and chutneys. A BIG thank you goes to all who came and supported this event and those who worked so hard making things to sell. […]

Christingle 2014

by Father Damian

Tonight we saw over 160 people in church as we celebrated the beginning of the Advent season with our Christingle, a celebration that puts Jesus the ‘Light of the World’ at the heart of all we do. Our thanks go to Janet Diamond for all her hard work and importantly the hot chocolate, Tony for […]

Mothers’ Union New Members

by Father Damian

It was a great pleasure to welcome three new members to our thriving Mothers’ Union on All Saints Sunday. It was also a pleasure to have Janet Adams with us, our Deanery Enrolling Member. In the picture above are Janice, Pam, Jean, Janet, Carole and Fr Damian If you are interested in joining the MU […]

Harvest 2014

by Father Damian

A big thank you to everyone who supported our harvest celebrations during October. Special thanks go to- Our Junior Church, senior group, who raised over £60 from their cake sale to support the Bishop’s Harvest Appeal Our Beaver Group for their great dramatic presentation Once again to Junior Church for their great musical tribute and […]

We’ve paid for the Pipes!

by Father Damian

A massive well done to all in the parish and those beyond who have helped and supported our recent New Pipe Organ Appeal. It has been a fantastic success and we have reached the £20,000 target far sooner than we had expected. From Fred’s quizzes, the grand draw, festival weekends and most importantly individual gifts […]