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Christmas Fair 2018

The Holy Trinity Church Bickerstaffe Christmas Fair took place on Saturday 24th November at Four Lane Ends Mission. The afternoon included: stalls, refreshments, fancy goods, raffle, cakes, Christmas goods, Starbuck’s Stall and more….

It took place on Saturday 24th November 2018 between 2-4pm at Four Lane Ends Mission, Skelmersdale Rd, Bickerstaffe Ormskirk Lancs L39 0EZ.

The afternoon raised £752. A big thank-you to everyone who attended and everyone who helped.

Skelmersdale Prize Brass Band 16th Nov 2018

Holy Trinity Church enjoyed a fantastic concert organised by the Skelmersdale Prize Brass Band.

The Skelmersdale Prize Band Concert was on Friday 16th November at 7:30pm it cost £10.

Together with the raffle the night raised £503 for church funds.

A big thank-you to the band and everyone who helped with the night.

Holy Trinity Church, Church Rd, Bickerstaffe, Ormskirk Lancs L39 0EB.

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Co-op Local Community Fund

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Welcome to the Co-op Local Community Fund

The Co-op Local Community Fund helps to support local projects that our members care about. Since its launch in 2017, Co-op members have raised £39 million pounds for over 12,000 local causes. We’re delighted that Sporting Challenge will now be able to access this funding opportunity.

How the fund works

Every time our members shop at the Co-op, 1% of what they spend on Co-op branded products and services helps fund community projects. Members can shop at any Co-op Group stores across the UK to raise money for your cause.

Members can choose which causes to support by signing into their membership account or by calling the membership helpline on 0800 023 4708. Your cause will be available for members to select until November 2019.

Your cause will receive two payments as part of the Local Community Fund. The first payment will be in June 2019 and the last payment in November 2019.

Your cause profile page

Every cause has a page on our membership website. This includes information about your cause and the project you want to complete. To encourage members to support your project, share the following link on social media:

Sporting Challenge:

The funds we receive are to help fund our sessions and next short break.

Your local stores

We ask colleagues in your community to help promote your involvement in the fund and support your cause for the next 12 months.

The stores in your community are:

  • Aughton –       Town Green Lane  Ormskirk           L39 6SF     Food
  • Ormskirk,       Wigan Road Ormskirk           L39 2AU     Food
  • Cookson Tyrer (Burscough)          Burscough       L40 5UU     Funeral Care
  • Ormskirk        Ormskirk        L39 2AU           Funeral Care
  • Plus Rainford, Skelmersdale, St Helens and more.

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Bickerstaffe Remembers November 2018

The Centenary of the end of the World War One was marked in Bickerstaffe by a range of events for the whole community.

Bickerstaffe Holy Trinity Church hosted an exhibition of art created by the children of Bickerstaffe School along with a Poppy Waterfall and Silent Soldiers to commemorate the Fallen. The North Aisle hosted a display of WW1 related local history – fascinating photographs, objects and information relating to Bickerstaffe and its soldiers, alongside a display featuring Lathom Park and the warhorses.

On Friday 9th November there was a WW1 themed concert in Church  featuring local choirs, individual singers and other wartime entertainment. The exhibition was open during the weekend. The service on Friday included Bickerstaffe Church Choir, Aughton St Michaels’ Choir, Bickerstaffe School Choir and input from other members of the congregation and local residents.

On Sunday 11th November the Church held its Remembrance Sunday Service. The Service led by the Rev Martin Adams started with the Parade from the Parish Field which included people from Bickerstaffe’s organisations and ex-service personnel. During the special service we joined London for the two minute silence at 11am. At the end the service the wreaths were layed at the Cenotaph.

Following the service the new Commemorative Bench was blessed. This bench is to mark the 100 year since the end of World War One. The bench was funded by Bickerstock. The bench is located near the cenotaph. Another commemorative bench is located on the Parish Field organised by Bickerstaffe Parish Council.

After that the community enjoyed refreshments and the exhibition.

A big thank-you to everyone who helped with the whole weekend: members of Holy Trinity Church, Bickerstaffe Parish Council, The Lathom Park Trust, Bickerstaffe C of E School, Bickerstaffe Brownies and Guides, Bickerstock and other local organisations and other members of the community.

Thank-you to everyone who helped and everyone’s photographs.

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November Magazine

November magazine is now out.

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BickerMag Nov 18

Bickerstaffe News and Dates

  • 9th November Armistice Centenary event
  • 11th November Remembrance Sunday
  • 13th November Parochial Church Council
  • 16th November Skelmersdale Prize Band
  • 22nd November Parochial Church Council
  • 24th November Christmas Fayre
  • 27th January Songs of Praise

Special church services at 10.45am in 2018

11th November Remembrance Service

9th December Christingle Service



Harvest Thanksgiving Service 2018 and other news

Our Harvest service took place today (14th October. )

It was a lovely service. A big thank-you to everyone who helped make the church look nice.

Thank-you to the school choir and church choir too for their lovely singing.

On Monday morning at 9:15am (15th October) the School Harvest Service takes place in church. If anyone can help we need to take all the Harvest produce over to school.

School Communion is on Friday at 9:15an in church.