A huge thank you to Vera who is stepping down as our organist. Vera was thanked during our Easter Service today. Here is a photo of Vera with the choir.
Easter Sunday firstly at Mossock Hall Golf Club and then our Easter Sunday Service at Holy Trinity Church Bickerstaffe. Thank you to everyone who has helped with our Easter Services.
The centenary of the end of the World War One will be marked in Bickerstaffe by a range of events to which everyone is invited. Bickerstaffe Church will host 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 will host 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 everyone is warmly invited to a WW1 themed concert in Church beginning at 7.30 featuring local choirs, individual singers and other wartime entertainment. The exhibition will be open on Friday evening during the concert and from 12 noon until 3pm on Saturday, 10th November. Refreshments will be available on both days. Entrance is free to the concert and exhibitions – donations to the poppy appeal will be welcome.
“Two weeks ago I discovered a bat in church tucked up asleep under the altar cloths. It’s been around since then going up to the balcony. Yesterday back by the altar. So today with Mum’s help we caught it in a bat containment box. Then I rang a local Bat volunteer who came from Billinge , it’s an unusual type of pipistrelle a male. In good health, information broken nail and he was very thirsty. He will be released back to Bickerstaffe in a few days. No flash was used to take photos.”
Edward McCarthy. 19-9-18.
On Saturday 14th June Holy Trinity Bickerstaffe’s Summer Fair took place on the Parish Field.
The afternoon included the Summer Fair was opened by Rev Martin Adams. Attractions included stalls such as the grand raffle, tombola, cake stall, plant stall, fancy goods, book stall , cake raffle, face paints, birds of prey, and more besides!
Raffle prizes included tickets for two Virgin Trains Standard return tickets, wine, a Booths Voucher, a Vintage Inns Voucher, a Derby Arms Voucher and more.
The afternoon raised £858.70 for church funds.
On Sunday 15th July it was the Civic Service and walk. The congregation and local dignitaries walked from Heyes Croft along Church Rd to Church. The Civic Service included the Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress of West Lancashire (Cllr Gaynor Owens and Bernie Green), Borough Councillor for Bickerstaffe (Paul Cotterill), Bickerstaffe School Headteacher (Mrs Maggie Teachen) and children, Bickerstaffe Parish Council Clerk Jackie Smith and Parish Cllr Brian Shufflebotham, representatives from the Brownies/ Guides , Bickerstaffe Mother’s Union , Bickerstaffe W.I , representatives of local charity Sporting Challenge and of course the church congregation itself.
The special service featuring the church choir was to acknowledge all the organisations and groups in Bickerstaffe and to thank them for what they do.
Then a group photograph was taken inside church followed by a whole community bring and share lunch. The church would like to thanks everyone who helped on both days.
Reverend Andrew Housley said: “The Summer Fair and the Civic Service were wonderful opportunities to gather as a community and celebrate all that makes Bickerstaffe a special place.”
Some photos from the School Royal Wedding today.
More on the school Twitter page : @BickerstaffeCE
Thank you to everyone involved it was fantastic !
Happy Easter ! He is risen indeed alleluia !
We had a Dawn Service at Mossock Hall Golf Course at 7am and our Easter Sunday service at 10:45am with Holy Communion, an Easter Bonnet Parade and Egg Hunt.
Thank you to everyone who helped.
Hot Cross Bun Service today , Good Friday 2018.
Thanks to everyone who helped.