Funding Award

Holy Trinity Church PCC has been awarded £750 towards the cost of the Graveyard Extension from the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund.

The Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund is a Registered Charity set up with the consent of Her Majesty The Queen to benefit causes primarily within the County Palatine. We wish to thank the Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth for our funding award.





Bickerstaffe Harvest Celebration and Hot-pot lunch

Holy Trinity Bickerstaffe had their Harvest Celebration followed by a Hot-pot Harvest lunch on Sunday 9th October. The service was led by Reverend Andrew Housley.The Hot-pot was provided by the Tartan Tearooms in Rainford. Thank-you to everyone who helped with the lunch.

This year’s Harvest Project is through the Compassion UK, a couple of years ago both the church and school raised money to support a child living in Bangladesh. More details can be found here – .

Bickerstaffe C of E School’s Harvest Festival took place on Monday 10th October. Following these services produce will be delivered to residents in the local community.



October Church Magazine and Notices

New Magazine click link-


Holy Trinity Dates & News
Dates for your diary 

  • 2nd October Confirmation at St Michael’s.
  • 5th October  Friends of Holy Trinity meeting at 7pm.
  • 9th October  Harvest Celebration & Harvest lunch.
  • 22nd & 23rd Oct Rhoda Critchley’s Art Exhibition at the Mission.
  • 8th November Parochial Church Council 7.30pm.
  • 12th November Men’s Breakfast at Bickerstaffe School.
  • 13th November Commemoration of the Departed at St Michael’s Church.
  •   26th November Christmas Fair with Christmas Tree Festival.

Church Electoral Roll

The Church Electoral Roll is renewed every six years. If you are not sure about being on it please check the current list in the church porch.

A form is below if you are not , please fill in and return to Mrs Norma Rimmer.

Paper copies are at the back of church.

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Events and News

Graveyard Tidy Up in Bickerstaffe

On Saturday 10th September a group of Holy Trinity Bickerstaffe church members completed a major tidy up of their graveyard.

The current graveyard has been in use since 1844. The graveyard is maintained during the year by a combination of a contract gardener and church members. The graveyard will be full by the end of the year. Work has begun on an extension at the back of the current graveyard.

If anyone would like to contribute to the maintenance of the graveyard and the new extension project, please get in touch with the Vicar or Church Wardens. Full details are in our church magazine or website


Photograph –

Jo Housley, Barbara Morris, Stan Barnes, Sheila Prentice, Jeanne Hall, Norma Rimmer, Audrey Banks, Merrick Rimmer, Freda Brownbill, Irene McCarthy.

Other helpers included Steve Hall, Mike Clarke, Mary Clarke and Edward McCarthy.


September 2016 Magazine and Events

New magazine below-

BickerMag Sept 16B


Holy Trinity Dates & News-
Dates for your diary
8th September Shared Ministry Team meeting.
10th September Church yard working part from 10am.
13th September Parochial Church Council (PCC) Meeting.
18th September Men’s Service at St Paul’s, Skelmersdale.
25th September Choral Evensong at St Michael’s.
2nd October Confirmation at St Michael’s.
5th October Friends of Holy Trinity meeting at 7pm.
9th October Harvest lunch at Four Lane Ends Mission 1pm.
22nd & 23rd Oct Rhoda Critchley’s Art Exhibition at the Mission.