On Sunday 11th February a special Presentation and Dedication of the new Pew Bibles took place.
The congregation were invited to donate a Bible in memory of a loved on. A special dedication service led by Reverend Andrew Housley took place and families and friends were present to have the new Bibles blessed.
The new Bibles will be used for many years to come and are an important part of our church history.
Details of the service below.
Sporting Challenge based in West Lancashire is going to be ten years old this year. The charity will be having a tenth year anniversary celebration in the summer. Sporting Challenge is a family led charity started in 2008 operating in West Lancashire supporting people with learning disabilities, where all members of the board of Trustees are parents and carers themselves.
Sporting Challenge are asking West Lancashire residents and businesses for their help.
Activities Coordinator Edward McCarthy: “I would like to ask the generous residents and businesses of West Lancashire to make a donation to our charity in its tenth year. This will help us reach the next ten years. You could make a one off donation or sponsor one of our activities. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07971 299606.”
Edward adds: “I would like to thank everyone who has been involved over the ten years. The support staff, the parents and carers, the trustees, the committee members and members of the group itself who come to all our activities and have such a great time week in week out.”
Sporting Challenge organises sporting activities to encourage people with learning disabilities to keep fit and healthy. They organise activities which include: Aerobics, Bowling, Boccia, Kurling, Zumba/Dance, Swimming and other Fitness Activities. Last year the charity organised its first short break.
They currently support around 50 people in the West Lancashire area to access a variety of activities by providing transport to and from their homes and the appropriate sessional workers to support them whilst carrying out the activities. This number is set to grow over the years to come. Around a third of its members are aged 16-22.
For more details visit www.sporting-challenge.org.uk or call 07971 299606.
During Lent at 8am on Wednesday in church a short session in church then breakfast in school.
New Magazine click below-
Bicker Mag Feb 18
Bickerstaffe News and Dates-
- 4th February Gift Day
- 13th February Pancake Party
- 23rd February School Eucharist
- 3rd March Men’s breakfast
- 4th March Baptism
We had a Remembrance Service today with Bickerstaffe C of E School. It was a lovely , moving service which was well attended. Thank you to everyone who came and everyone who helped.
The Harvest Festival took place on Sunday 8th October , a big thank-you to everyone to who helped set up and tidy the church. The collection raised was for the church and Compassion UK.
The School Service was on Monday morning. Well done to all the children and staff for a lovely service. A big thank-you to all the families and friends who came to watch. A big thank you to all the church helpers who packed up the Harvest goods and produce and thank-you to all the children who helped unload at school too.
October Magazine click below-
BickerMag Oct 17
Bickerstaffe News and Dates
- 8th October Harvest Service
- 9th October School Harvest Service 9am
- 15th October Confirmation Service
- 20th October Wedding
- 22nd October Baptism
- 27th October Domino Night at Four Lane Ends Mission
- 25th November Christmas Fair
- 1st December Bingo Night at Four Lane Ends Mission
- 21st December Wedding
Next Book Club Book
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult, event on 15th November.
The Sporting Challenge Talent Showcase Event.
At Burscough Legion, Lord St, Burscough.
Saturday 14th October at 7:30pm.
For details call Edward 07971 299606 or email EdwardatEMSS@gmail.com
Come and support our charity !