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News: 2019

On Sunday we held a joint service with our friends in the Methodist Church to celebrate the start of Christian Aid Week.

Below are Rev. Keith Borwick and Rev. Irene John before the service.
May's Charity Coffee Morning was in aid of Parkinson's UK.
May's Tea & Chat was again enjoyed by all who came.
Rotary Shoebox Scheme
This month we are collecting things for Teenagers. Sportswear, scarves, jewellery and games would all be very much appreciated.
Thank you for all your donations, Pauline Greenwood.



Posted: Thu 16th May 2019

Sunday's service will be held at the Methodist church, Garstang.

Note the earlier time of 10.30am.

On Wednesday 15th May there will be the monthly Tea & Chat in the Church Hall.

In the evening, you are invited to join the Men's Society in the Church Hall at 7.30pm to watch the film Casablanca.


Next Sunday, 19th May, our service will be led by Lis Mullen at the usual time of 10.45am.

Below is a message from Lis.

Posted: Fri 10th May 2019


Posted: Tue 30th Apr 2019

Happy Easter 


Easter Poster from Garstang Community Primary School children.


Some of the window flower arrangements.

Easter Sunday Sunrise Service on Nicky Nook.

(Photos by Stella Clarke)


Posted: Sun 28th Apr 2019

The last of the Lent Lunches.


The Women's Guild Coffee Morning.


Posted: Sun 28th Apr 2019

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

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