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Prayer Meetings – Thy Kingdom Come May 2020

‘Thy Kingdom Come’

Please join our local churches prayer meetings in the run up to Pentecost.

The links you need to click are in blue, they are hyperlinks.

Sunday 24th May 9pm Compline
St Thomas Lydiate and St Cuthberts Halsall
Click on link below for access:
Or you can join by clicking on the “Join a Meeting” button and using the
Meeting ID: 975 445 0068 and Password 202020

Monday 25th May 7pm Evening Prayer
All Saints Rainford. Click below:
Meeting ID: 812 3939 6626 and Password: 892165

Tuesday 26th May 9pm
St Thomas Lydiate and St Cuthberts Halsall
Click on link below for access you can join by clicking on the “Join a Meeting” button and using the
Meeting ID: 975 445 0068 and Password 202020

Wednesday 27th May 2pm
St Michael Aughton and Holy Trinity Bickerstaffe
Access via websites on and
Microsoft Teams click below no need for passwords etc:

Thursday 28th May 9.15am
The Oaks, Skelmersdale
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 667 560 648

Thursday 28th May 7am
St John the Baptist Church Burscough
We will manage the event by inviting people to book in via our Church Suite software. When people book into the prayer meeting they will then receive an email with the Zoom meeting details. The link for booking is below

Friday 29th May 12.30pm
St Pauls Skelmesdale
Meeting ID 85363972718 Password 669775

75th Anniversary of VE Day

Celebrate the  75th Anniversary of VE Day at home. Stay safe everyone. Remember what today means.

Please email any photos I can add them on




Bickerstaffe Treat Day 2020

Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus situation Bickerstaffe Treat Day will not be taking place this year.

It will be back next year, Saturday 12th June 2021.

Stay safe and well.

Best wishes,

The Bickerstaffe Treat Day Committee.


Church Service and Update March 2020

Dear all,


April magazine The magazine will be uploaded onto the webpages as usual soon.

To watch a weekly church service go to :

Next week the service will be from Bickerstaffe and alternate each week.

There is also a Facebook group for the Benefice of Aughton St Michael and Bickerstaffe Holy Trinity :


Best wishes,


Holy Trinity Church. 22nd March 2020.



Coronavirus Update 14 March 2020

St Michael, Aughton and Holy Trinity, Bickerstaffe


Coronavirus Bulletin for the congregation (updated 14th March 2020)


Please follow the following steps


  1. On arrival in church buildings including church on a Sunday, please hand sanitize using your own bottle or wash hands using soap in the kitchen or toilet.
  2. DO NOT shake hands.


  1. Worship

Communion in one kind only will continue to be practiced, with the priest only drinking from the chalice. Please stand and not kneel at the communion rail.


St Michael’s

Single use service and hymn sheets will be provided at the 10.30am service.


Holy Trinity

All services will be projected.

Single use hymn sheets will be provided for the choir.


  1. CollectionPlease place your donation in the box at the back of church on arrival. Alternatively, donate via the card reader or speak to Brian about joining the Parish Giving Scheme (information in the church magazine).Holy Trinity
  2. Those who count the money need to regularly wash their hands or wear disposable gloves.
  3. Place your donation in the plates at the back of church on arrival. Alternatively, ask Stan about setting up a standing order.
  4. St Michael’s


  1. Until further notice, refreshments will NOT be served following the service.


  1. If you are self isolating, please let Andrew or the Church Wardens know. If you are at St Michael’s you can also let Chris Thomson know. If you are at Holy Trinity, you can also let Irene McCarthy know.


  1. Clergy cassocks and surplices need to be washed regularly on the highest cycle possible or not worn.
  2. Choir are not to robe.
  3. Sidespeople
  • Wear disposable gloves to hand out service sheets.
  • Welcome at the door to inform people of changes
  • Before and following the services, please wear disposable gloves and clean door handles, door plates, light switches, toilet flush handle, taps.


Both parishes have completed a Coronavirus Parish Continuity Plan to ensure, as far as possible, our continued mission and ministry.


When new advice is released we will update this bulletin and also the websites.

Rev Andrew Housley