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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

Tea & Chat

 At October's Tea and Chat we were joined by a lovely couple from Todmorden. They were exploring Garstang using  a Treasure Trail leaflet. They followed clues around the town centre to eliminate suspects of a fictional murder of a market stallholder "Shorty Change". Clue 5 was in the Bible Garden. Your secret is safe Barry!

Great company, lots of tea and chat,with cakes disappearing fast!

See you next month on Wednesday, 21st November.

Posted: Wed 17th Oct 2018

 Welcome to new subscribers to the website news. I promise you I won’t flood your inbox with emails; just one or two updates each month.

This Thursday’s Charity Coffee Morning is in aid of Dementia Research.

Next Sunday’s service will be on Commitment for Life.

Details of all the services and meetings for October and November can be found by clicking on the appropriate date on the Events Calendar.



More photos of last Sunday’s harvest service can be found under Photos or by clicking the link here.


 Again more photos of the Missional Partnership meeting can be found under Photos or by clicking here.


Posted: Wed 3rd Oct 2018

Tea & Chat. Wednesday, 19th September 2.00pm

Tea and Chat is back after the summer break. Come and join us to catch up the latest news and enjoy delicious cakes and brownies all washed down with tea or coffee.

 Men’s Fellowship. Wednesday, 19th September 7.30pm

The meeting is an open meeting so all are welcomed. The illustrated talk will be “A Walking Safari in Africa” given by Kate and George Ashton. Should be excellent.

 Harvest Service. Sunday, 23rd September 10.45am

Our Harvest Service will be led by our own Minister Revd. Dr. Irene John. Our Harvest gift will go to Lancaster & District Homeless. They have asked for the following if you can;

Sugar, coffee, cheese, cooking oil canned meats, toilet rolls, Kitchen rolls, Washing powder, disposable razors, shower gel, shampoo, toothpaste, bath towels, boxer shorts, men’s socks, men’s t-shirts and jeans and paint rollers and brushes!

 Women’s Guild. Tuesday, 25th September 2.00pm

The Women’s Guild will hold their General meeting to discuss their Ecumenical Meeting in October.

Sunday  Service. Sunday, 30th September 10.45am

The service will, be led by Andrea Roberts.



Posted: Tue 18th Sep 2018
Rev Andrew Mills, Moderator of the North Western Synod of the URC, has accepted a call to return to local church ministry as minister of Christ Church (UM) Lewes, Cross Way (UM) Seaford and Alfriston Mission Project. He and Ruth expect to move there early in 2019.
He has been Synod Moderator since September 2015 during which time Andrew has encouraged local congregations to develop their discipleship. As a consequence of his leadership the Synod Meeting adopted a Missional Discipleship strategy dedicated to helping churches focus on this aspect of their calling. Andrew has also led the Synod to reorganise the way in which stipendiary ministry is deployed, so that ministers’ time and gifts can be focussed in the most fruitful way possible on God’s mission.

A full statement can be read by clicking here. 

Posted: Wed 5th Sep 2018

Below are some of the services and events coming up this September. Further details and dates of all the events can be found on the website calendar.

Thursday, 6th September

Charity Coffee Morning in aid of Galloway's Society for the Blind.

Sunday, 9th September

We welcome back our own Minister, Revd. Dr. Irene John, who will take the service and Commumion. The communion collection will be for Comittment for Life.

Tuesday, 11th September

Women's Guild Communion Service.

Wednesday, 19th. September

Tea and Chat. Free tea, cakes and chat from 2.00pm in the Church Hall.

Men's fellowship talk - Walking Safari in Africa, 7.30pm

Sunday, 23rd September

Harvest Service led by Revd. Dr. Irene John.

Tuesday, 25th September

Women's Guild General Meeting, 2.00pm


Posted: Tue 4th Sep 2018

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