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News: 2018

 July's Charity Coffee Morning was for St. John's Hospice.


Thanks to Hilary and her Team for serving tea and cakes.

Posted: Fri 6th Jul 2018

The quarterly Church Meeting was held this Sunday, 24th June 2018. Besides the Management report, the Minister, Revd. Dr irene John gave an update on Missional Discipleship. The future of the May day Breakdast and The May Day walk were discussed and it was annonced that the newsletter would be published bi-monthly from October.

The next Joint FLAG Pastorate Service will be on 21st October 2018 at Bowerham Church.

John Allen distributed an Eco Challenge survey and demonstrated prctical ways we could help the environment.

 The full minutes will appear in the next newsletter.

Posted: Mon 25th Jun 2018


Jacob is baptised, Jacob Antony Ford, by Mrs. Sally Watson, watched on by Paul and Elpie and the Godparents.

Jacob is welcomed by the congregation.

(Photos from Bev Lamey)


Posted: Mon 11th Jun 2018

The Church sponsors the education of two girls in the Gambia through a fund raising evening every year. This year's speaker was Brian Walker from Blackpool Rotary who spoke of his visits to South Africa and the work of Rotary providing schools and toilets in remote areas.

Above are the five volunteers who prepared the evening meal of curry.


Gifts and souveniers from Brian's trips to South Africa.

 Everyone enjoyed the meal and fellowship together.

Posted: Sun 10th Jun 2018


Jack and Jean celebrated ther 60th Wedding Anniversry this week sharing cake and fizz with their Church Family.

June presents flowers to Jean on behalf of the Church.


Posted: Mon 4th Jun 2018

Instead of the usual all-weather rambling gear, this year’s walkers were wearing shorts, cut-offs, sunhats and sun cream as they set off from Galgate in glorious sunshine and a temperature of 23 degrees!  Revd Irene spent her day off with us and walkers came together from churches in Garstang, Forton, Lancaster, Scorton and Barnacre as around 40 of us and one heat-proof dog began the four-mile amble along the canal led by Stella, David and John. 

The bluebells put on a lovely show, we spotted a family of tiny ducklings and several canal boats passed whose occupants were savouring the pleasure of spring-time cruising without the usual Bank Holiday weather.  After a break we carried on to Stony Lane Bridge where we left the canal and covered the final stretch on quiet lanes to the Village Hall where Forton URC’s team served a lunch of hotpot and lasagne from The Lunchbox along with very welcome cold and hot drinks.

All the while there was a buzz of conversation as we all got to know each other.  Our hosts, leaders and helpers were thanked for making the day such a success.

Stella Clarke 

Photo by Stella Clarke

Photo by Chris Lowe

Photo by Chris Lowe

Posted: Fri 11th May 2018

 Flaming Penetcost

Members of the congregation were asked to write the gifts they offer to the church or the gifts they would like to have on a flame. These were then stuck to the outline of a church to demonstrate how using our God given gifts can transform an empty space into something vibrant.

Gladly Solumn Sound held a concert in the Church on 18th May raising funds for Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team.

While on holiday watching the Tour de Yorkshire, we called in at Otley URC for tea and cake. Suprise to find that the Minister was Jason McCullough from Morecambe.

Posted: Fri 11th May 2018

New Elders



Three new Elders were inducted on Easter Sunday.


They are, from left to right, Muriel Barnes, Jean Wadsworth and Gordon Bell.



Lent Lunches


Lent Lunches 2018


Ecumenical Lent lunches raised over £1000 for Christian Aid. Thanks to all who made soup or helped in any way.


Posted: Wed 4th Apr 2018

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