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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.

Photos below:

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Bickerstaffe Remembers

Bickerstaffe Remembers:
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.

www.holytrinitybickerstaffe.co.uk

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.

 

 

First Communion Service with baptism.

Today 9th September was our First Communion Service with baptism.

Thanks to everyone who came and everyone who helped.

 

Bickerstaffe Summer Fair and Civic Service.

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.”

 

Latest Notices

  • June 20th Mother’s Union trip to Golden Days Garden Centre.
  • June 30th Park Praise (Coronation park-cakes if possible please).
  • Summer Fair 14th July list for stall holders available.
  • July 15th Civic Service and walk from Heyescroft.
  • Afternoon Tea 19th July 2-4 in the Mission £5 for Pensioner’s Fund.
  • July 30th M.M.T invite you to a meal at the Cricketers £10 deposit required.£18 for two course, Three courses £22 menu to follow (or have a look on-line).