On Saturday 15th July 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. The new extension at the back of the current graveyard was consecrated early this year.
Today a lot of vegetation was cleared, trees and bushes also trimmed. Lots of leaves, twigs and litter were removed.
During the morning the first grave used in the churchyard in 1843 was revealed after some tidying.
Pictured-Back row-Mike Clarke, Norma Rimmer, Irene McCarthy, Sheila Prentice, Vera Gregson, Lesley Rawlinson, Audrey Banks, Albert Webster, Jonathan Rawlinson. Front row-Hilary Rosbotham, Freda Brownbill, and Merrick Rimmer. Also helping were Andrew Housley, Maxine Warburton and Edward McCarthy.
If anyone would like to contribute to the maintenance of the graveyard, please get in touch with the Vicar or Church Wardens or Deputy Church Warden. Full details are in our church magazine or website www.holytrinitybickerstaffe.co.uk.
New magazine – BickerMag Apr 17
Our new Churchyard Extension was consecrated today (Monday 9th January).
The Churchyard extension was consecrated in a special outdoor service on Monday 9th January at 2pm by the Right Reverend Bishop Paul Bayes of Liverpool.
The service was attended by fellow parishioners and children from Bickerstaffe School.
Photographs are below.
Thanks to everyone who has helped with the project, everyone who has made donations, the Bickerstock Tea Stall, the All Churches Trust, Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund and Lord Derby.
A special thanks to Merrick who has worked tirelessly on the project.
Our new Churchyard Extension is bring consecrated next week and we would like to invite you to this event.
The Churchyard extension is being consecrated on Monday 9th January at 2pm by Bishop Paul Bayes of Liverpool.
We look forward to seeing you then, we hope you can come.
With refreshments afterwards.
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.
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 www.holytrinitybickerstaffe.co.uk.
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.
Following on from recent funding applications for various aspects of the church, Holy Trinity Church in Bickerstaffe have had some good news today.
The church has received a cheque for £1100 to go towards the church graveyard extension and a new ladder for the church tower.
The funding was from the All Churches Trust which are owners of the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group.
Visit www.holytrinitybickerstaffe.co.uk and
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BickerMag Aug 16
Please give generously to our Graveyard Extension Project, by the end of the year our Graveyard will be full please help fund its extension.
Dates for your diary –
- 8th September Shared Ministry Team meeting.
- 10th September Church yard working part from 10am.
- 18th September Men’s Service at St Paul’s, Skelmersdale.
- 25th September Choral Evensong at St Michael’s.
- 9th October Harvest lunch at Four Lane Ends Mission 1pm.