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Next Sunday, 17th March

Our service will be led by Sally Watson.

Wednesday, 20th March, LENT LUNCHES 12 noon to 1.00pm

Come early to get a seat at the very popular Lent Lunch. Last week was crowded out as can be seen by the picture below.

Lent Lunches 2019

Also in the evening will be the Men's Society's slide show and talk "In William Tell Country" by Denis Jones. 7.30pm start. Church Hall.

NOTE: There will be no Tea & Chat this month due to Lent Lunches but back to normal in April.

ADVANCED NOTICE    Rotary Shoe Box Scheme

April and May areTeenage Months. We will be collecting:
Sportswear, scarves, gloves, socks , hats, toothbrushes, toothpaste, stick deodorants, brushes, combs, mirrors, jewelry, make–up, games, playing cards and tennis balls.


Posted: Thu 14th Mar 2019

 Last week's Coffee Morning in aid of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation was the subject of double page photo spread in the Blackpool Gazette.

Posted: Wed 20th Feb 2019

Leprosy Sunday 2019

Many thanks for the generous donations towards the work of The Leprosy Mission which this year focuses on the Anandaban Hospital in Nepal. To date the donations from the collection boxes and envelopes amount to £333. The Communion collections for February and March will be added to this amount and the total will be matched pound for pound by the UK Government. The new flat pack collection boxes are in the Church porch.

Thank you all.  Mary.


Posted: Wed 20th Feb 2019

 Last Sunday, 10th February, we welcomed Peter and Janet Venables into membership of the Church here in Garstang.

Peter and Janet with the Elders.

Peter is welcomed by his Elder, David Ralphs.

On Thursday, 14th February, Kevin Snyman, the national Programme Officer for Commitment for Life led a discussion group on Commitment for Life with members of Missional Partnership North.

Kevin Synman in front of the Commitment for Life poster in the Church Hall.

The group discussion.

And finally, Spring has arrived in the Church's graveyard.

Posted: Fri 15th Feb 2019


We decided we would like to support the Rotary Shoe Box scheme for a change from Operation Christmas Child, especially as it is run by local people who are able to supervise distribution. Garstang Rotary are willing to buy the boxes for us and to take them to the collection point near Southport.

Pauline has put one of the boxes on the window ledge in the church hall, so you can see their size. So no more collection of shoe boxes and no more Christmas gift wrap!
The Managers have kindly offered us the use of an upstairs rooms for storage and offered to buy storage boxes for us if necessary.
 You can fill your own box if you wish, or contribute to the requested items each month as a shared church project, as we did with Christmas Child. We would aim to pack the boxes in October in time for Christmas.
In February we will be collecting: cars, trucks, small balls, action figures, yoyos, fluffy toys and dolls.
Posted: Fri 1st Feb 2019

The Church’s Annual Coffee Morning was a huge success. Below are some photos from the morning.


Posted: Sat 24th Nov 2018


Posted: Sat 17th Nov 2018

 Shoebox Packing.

Members and friends of Garstang, Forton and Trinity URC met at Bowerham to pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Toys, pens, soap and toothpaste etc had been collected over the past year by members of the churches which culminated in packing the shoeboxes last Saturday. 125 boxes were packed!



Men's Fellowship.

Just a reminder that this month's meeting is an open meeting with a viewing of the classic film The Third Man. All are welcome.


Posted: Mon 12th Nov 2018

Meeting with Bob Stewart.

David and Hilary Ralphs took a holiday in Malvern recently, close to where Bob Stewart is now living. What an opportunity to see him so they arranged to meet at the delightful market town of Ledbury. "We started off with coffee followed by a look around and a visit to one of the local museums seen in the photograph."

"It was then lunch time and Bob knew just the place to satisfy our taste, a small cafe specialising in real home cooking which did just the trick. A bit more sight seeing followed and then time for afternoon tea. Time was now marching on so after a thoroughly enjoyable day we said our farewells and went on our way. Bob asked us to pass on his best wishes to you all."

David and Hilary


Posted: Sun 4th Nov 2018

 Welcome to new members who have joined up to receive the latest news.

A quick look at some of what’s on in November.

Sunday Services

  4th     Mike Hart (Communion) Communion Collection for Lancaster Homeless.

11th     Keith (Remembrance Sunday) Start 10.15am

18th     Sally Watson

25th     Revd. Dr. Irene John


Other events 

13th       Women’s Guild trip to Barton Grange

 21st      Tea and Chat 2.00pm

 21st      Men’s Fellowship 7.30pm

24th     Christmas Coffee Morning 10.00am


 Can you spot yourself at the Church meeting?




Posted: Tue 30th Oct 2018

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