What’s happening in Burnley churches

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the latest news about what’s happening in the churches around Burnley and Padiham, from March 9th-15th and beyond.

ALL SAINTS CE

Friday – 7-15 p.m. Choir practice.

Sunday – 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist; 11 a.m. Sung Eucharist and Junior Church; 9-30 a.m. Sung Eucharist and Junior Church at Wellfield.

Tuesday – 9-30 a.m. Parent and toddler group.

Wednesday – 7 p.m. Stations of the Cross and Holy Communion.

Thursday – 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist.

Contact number for Mission priest Fr Charlie Hill, 428178. For baptisms or weddings ring verger Mrs Mavis Wakefield, 423031.

ST ANDREW’S CE

Saturday – 9-15 a.m. Eucharist; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. MEGA Table Top sale.

Sunday – 8-45 a.m. Eucharist; 10 a.m. Sung Eucharist and Church parade; 3 p.m. BLFC Lent group DVD at Briercliffe Road.

Monday – 9-15 a.m. Eucharist; 6-30 p.m. Brownies; 6-45 p.m. Guides.

Tuesday – 9 a.m. Eucharist; 6 p.m. Open youth group (Bridge); 7-30 p.m. Lent Talk – open to all – “Telling the Story”.

Wednesday – 11 a.m. Friendship Centre; 6 p.m. Senior D of E group; 6-30 p.m. Cubs and Scouts; 7 p.m. Parish office; 7-30 p.m. Stations of the Cross and Eucharist.

Thursday – 9-30 a.m. Eucharist; 10 a.m. Tea, Toast and Talk; 12-45 p.m. Lenten meditation at the Faith Centre; 3-30 p.m. Twilight club, open to 6+; 6-15 p.m. Beavers and Rainbows.

Friday – 9-15 a.m. Eucharist.

BRIERCLIFFE ROAD CHURCH

Friday – 7 - 8-30 p.m. Inters group, for school years 5 - 9.

Sunday – 10-30 a.m. Prayer meeting; 11 a.m. Worship, led by the Rev. David Burton; 3 p.m. Burnley Lane Fellowship of Churches Lent study group, at St John’s Ivy Street; 6 p.m. Cafe-style worship led by the Rev. Roger Green.

Monday – 2 p.m. Journeys: a DVD featuring people who have had life-changing experiences in their Christian faith; 7-15 p.m. Guides; 7-30 p.m. Prayer group, 39 Fairfield Drive.

Tuesday – 9-30 a.m. Toddlers; 6-30 p.m. Rainbows; 7-45 p.m. Ladies’ Circle, Marion Hargreaves with flower arranging and simple gift ideas.

Wednesday – 2 p.m. Service with residents at “Oaklands”; 7-30 p.m. Men’s Institute.

Thursday – 10 a.m. - noon drop-in Friendship group and Near Neighbour project; 7-30 p.m. Choir practice; 7-30 p.m. Lent study group at 38 Clockhouse Avenue.

Friday – 7 - 8-30 p.m. Inters group, for years 5 - 9.

BRIERFIELD BAPTIST

Friday (tonight) – 6-30 p.m. Sunday Club; 7-45 p.m. Jam Club.

Sunday – 10 a.m. Prayer meeting; 10-30 a.m. Family service and Sunday School, Mr G. Golding; 6 p.m. Evening service, Mr E. R. Steel.

Monday – 6 p.m. Brownies and Rainbows; 7-15 p.m. Guides.

Tuesday – 7-30 p.m. Prayer and Bible study.

BRIERFIELD METHODIST

Sunday – 11 a.m. Worship and Communion, led by the Rev. Garo Kilagi, including Junior Church and creche for children aged two and over.

Thursday – 10-30 a.m. Coffee morning, followed by a short service, including Lent conversation, at noon.

BRUNSHAW METHODIST

Sunday – 11 a.m. Worship with Richard Hoyle.

Wednesday – 11 a.m. Open invitation to coffee and children’s play corner; Noon. Lunch club, soup and sandwiches. All welcome.

BURNLEY FAITH CENTRE

Wednesday – 7-30 p.m. Buddhist meditation.

Thursday – 7-30 p.m. First and third Thursday of month. Discussion and meditation by the Bahais of Burnley.

BURNLEY SPIRITUALIST

Sunday – 3 p.m. Divine service with Ivy Love, of Clayton-le-Moors.

Tuesday – 7-30 p.m. Midweek service, with Ian Maunsell, of Milnrow.

Wednesday – 7-15 for 7-30 p.m. Open Circle meditation awareness.

Thursday – 2 - 4 p.m. Healing, 7-30 p.m. Meditation and awareness class.

ST CATHERINE’S

Friday (today) – 8-30 a.m. and noon, Mass; 7 p.m. Mass and Stations of the Cross.

Saturday – 9-30 a.m. Confession; 10 a.m. Mass; 6 p.m. Vigil Mass.

Sunday – 8-15 a.m. Mass; 10-30 a.m. Parish Mass; 6-30 p.m. Lenten act of worship and benediction.

Monday – 8-30 a.m. Mass; 9-30 a.m. - 12-30 p.m. Drop-in and advice; 1-30 p.m. Exercise class.

Tuesday – 2 p.m. Mass at Townfields; 2-30 p.m. Parish Lent course; 6 p.m. Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Association; 7 p.m. Mass; 7 p.m. Brigade Company Section.

Wednesday – 8-30 a.m. Mass; 7 p.m. Mass and Rosary; 7-30 p.m. Parish Lent course.

Thursday – 9 a.m. Mums and Tots; Noon, Mass; 12-30 p.m. Lunch club; 1-45 p.m. Over 50s; 6-30 p.m. Exposition and intercessions; 7 p.m. Mass.

ST CUTHBERT’S

Sunday – 10 a.m. Sung Eucharist and Sunday school; 3 p.m. Lent study with convenant of churches at St John’s.

Monday – 6-15 p.m. Brownies; 6-30 p.m. Guides.

Tuesday – 11-30 a.m. Said Eucharist; Noon Luncheon Club in Thursby room; 6-15 p.m. Rainbows; 7 p.m. Said Eucharist; 7-30 p.m. Lent study, at St Andrew’s Hall, and SCOADS AGM in Thursby room.

Wednesday – 2 p.m. Church cleaning; 6 - 7-15 p.m. Weight Watchers, in hall; 7-30 p.m. PCC meeting in Thursby room.

Thursday – 9-30 a.m. Said Eucharist; 9-45 a.m. Stitch & Sketch in Thursby room; 10-15 a.m. “Coffee Stop,” Community hall; 11 a.m. Gentle Exercise, hall; 2 p.m. Table Tennis group, Thursby room; 5-15 p.m. – 6-30 p.m. Slimming World, hall; 6-30 p.m. Beavers, Thursby room.

Friday – 9 a.m. Painting Group, Thursby room; 6-15 p.m. Cubs; 7-45 p.m. Scouts & Burnley District Explorer Scouts.

GREENBROOK METHODIST

Saturday – 9 a.m. Skip on the car park for community use. Please help to remove rubbish from Church.

Sunday – 9-30 a.m. Worship led by Greg Eldon. Duty steward, Kathleen Riley.

Tuesday – 9-15 a.m. Mums and toddlers; 2 p.m. Tuesday Fellowship, speaker Carol Stinton: “Come Dine with Carol”; 7 p.m. Girls’ Brigade.

Wednesday – 11-30 a.m. Senior citizens’ lunch club; 6 p.m. Boys’ Brigade.

Thursday – 7 p.m. Stitch Club.

Friday – 9-15 a.m. Mums and toddlers.

HAGGATE BAPTIST CHURCH

Friday (Today) – 10 a.m. Parents and tots; 6-30 p.m. Fantastic Fridays.

Sunday – 10-30 a.m. Mission service, led by Harry Thompson; 2-30 p.m. Service including Communion, preacher the Rev. Roger Green.

Thursday – 12-30 p.m. 2nd in series, Lent Bible study: Landscapes on Prayer, led by the Rev. Roger Green. Please take a packed lunch; 7-30 p.m. Bible study/prayer group, led by Gordon Brown. Last in series.

HEALING ROOMS

Wednesday – 2 - 3 p.m. Weekly at Gannow Community Centre, Adamson Street. Free Christian prayer from a team of volunteers from local churches. People of any faith or non welcome. Drop in, no appointment necessary.

HILL LANE BAPTIST

Sunday – Ladies’ Day. 10-30 a.m. Mrs Jean Fisher, followed by lunch.

Thursday – 6-30 p.m. Prayer meeting.

HURSTWOOD CHURCH

Friday – 6 p.m. Kids’ club; 7-30 p.m. Youth meeting.

Saturday – 1 - 4 p.m. Tea room open.

Sunday – 10-30 a.m. Service and Sunday school, Pastor Eddie Cliff; 1-30 - 4 p.m. Tea room open.

Wednesday – Prayer meetings.

Thursday – 9-30 a.m. Mums and toddlers.

ST JAMES’S CE, BRIERCLIFFE

A child-friendly churcH.

Friday – 6 p.m. Choir practice, in vestry.

Sunday – 9 a.m. Holy Communion; 10-15 a.m. Sung Eucharist, including Sunday school.

Monday – 7 p.m. St James’s slimming group, in vestry.

Tuesday – 7-30 p.m. Lent group meet.

Wednesday – 9-30 a.m. Holy Communion.

Thursday – 10 a.m. Parent and toddler group in vestry; 7 p.m. Holy Communion.

ST JOHN’S CE, CLIVIGER

Sunday – 11 a.m. Family service and Church parade.

Wednesday – 7 p.m. Said Eucharist.

ST JOHN’S CE, WORSTHORNE

Sunday – 8 a.m. Holy Communion; 11 a.m. Choral matins; 6-15 p.m. Said Eucharist with hymns.

Tuesday – 7 p.m. Said Eucharist; 8 p.m. Men’s group.

Friday – Choir practice.

ST LEONARD’S CE, PADIHAM

Saturday – 9 a.m. Street dancing class.

Sunday – 8 a.m. Holy Communion; 9-45 a.m. Holy Communion and Cornerstone club; 6-30 p.m. Breeze blocks group.

Monday – 9 a.m. Prayer time; 1-30 p.m. Mums and toddlers and Lent group; 3-30 p.m. King’s Club; 7-30 p.m. Bell-ringing practice.

Tuesday – 9-30 a.m. Little Lennies; 7-30 p.m. Lent group.

Wednesday – 7-30 a.m. Prayer breakfast; 10 a.m. Holy Communion; 11 a.m. Over 60s’ Computer Club; 6-15 p.m. Choir practice; 6-30 Prayer meeting; 7-30 p.m. Lent group; 9-30 p.m. Night prayers.

Thursday – 9-30 a.m. Mums and toddlers; 6 p.m. Rainbows; 7 p.m. Brownies and Guides; 7-30 p.m. Lent group.

Friday – 6-30 p.m. Beetle Drive.

LIFE CHURCH

Friday – 7 p.m. Life Youth.

Sunday – 11 a.m. Life Church, 11 a.m. Life Kids; 7-30 p.m. Youth/adults HD groups – studying word of God together.

Monday – 9-30 a.m. Keep-fit; 1-30 and 2 p.m. Daytime groups; 7-30 p.m. Life groups around the town, and Youth Alpha (part 8).

Wednesday – 9-30 a.m. Life Tots; 7-30 p.m. Life women event, open to all.

Thursday – 6 p.m. Life Kids (7-11 years), all welcome.

ST MARK’S CE

Sunday – 10 a.m. Parish Mass.

Tuesday – 6-30 p.m. Stations of the Cross; 7 p.m. Mass.

Thursday – 10 a.m. Mass.

Saturday – 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Coffee morning in hall.

Office time: Tuesday – 6 - 6-30 p.m. in church to book baptisms and weddings.

ST MATTHEW’S CE

Sunday – 9 a.m. Holy Communion (BCP); 10-30 a.m. Sung Eucharist and Sunday School.

Monday – 10 - 11 a.m. Community exercise class; 2 p.m. Community whist drive; 5-15 p.m. onwards Rainbows, Brownies and Guides.

Tuesday – 10 a.m. Eucharist; 2 p.m. Community Over-50s; 6-30 p.m. Slimming World.

Wednesday – 6-30 p.m. Beavers.

Thursday – 7 p.m. Eucharist and Lent group.

Friday – 10 a.m. Eucharist; 6-30 p.m. Choir practice in vestry; 7 p.m. onwards Cubs and Scouts, in hall.

Saturday – 10 a.m. Stations of the Cross.

MOUNT ZION

Friday – 7-30 p.m. Youth night.

Saturday – 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Ministry day.

Sunday – 10-45 a.m. Family service; 6 p.m. Evening worship.

Monday – 8 p.m. Prayer meeting.

Tuesday – 6-30 and 7-45 p.m. Keep fit.

Wednesday – Bible study house groups.

Thursday – Bible study house groups.

NAZARETH UNITARIAN

Sunday – 10-30 a.m. Short devotion, followed by annual general meeting.

Monday – 1 - 3 p.m. Craft group, in Hameldon Room.

Tuesday – 2-30 p.m. Yoga, Hameldon Room.

Thursday – 8 p.m. Meditation, Hameldon Room.

PADIHAM ROAD METHODIST

Sunday – 3rd Sunday of Lent. 9-30 a.m. Service, led by the Rev. Phil Clarke, with Sunday school; 3 - 5 p.m. Lammack Methodist Church, Praying through the Arts (more details from 678858).

Monday – 7 p.m. Redevelopment Committee.

Tuesday – 9-30 a.m. Carers and toddlers; 6 p.m. Brownies.

Wednesday – 7-30 p.m. Lent course: “Prayer through fellowship and struggle”. Take a friend.

Thursday – 9 a.m. Carers and toddlers; 12-15 p.m. Lunch club for Over 55s (ring 438810 by Wednesday to book); 6-15 p.m., Rainbows; 7-30 p.m. Choir practice, and Guides.

Saturday – 9 a.m. Informal interdenominational prayer time, at Central Methodist.

Ring 488810 for prayers, 831860 for weddings and baptisms and 458912 to book hall.

PARKSIDE METHODIST

Friday – 6 p.m. Jumble sale. Admission 20p, including refreshments.

Sunday – 11 a.m. Worship led by the Rev. Phil Clarke; 2 p.m. Junior church.

Monday – 9 a.m. Drop in for tea/coffee and bacon butties; 10-30 a.m. Prayer meeting.

Tuesday – 6-45 p.m. Line-dancing for beginners, £3-50 including refreshments.

Thursday – 7-30 p.m. Youth Club.

ROSEHILL BAPTIST

Sunday – 10-45 a.m. Service; 7-30 Meet N Eat.

Monday – 6-30 p.m. Girls’ Brigade; 7-30 p.m. Messy church preparations.

Tuesday – 5-30 p.m. Weightwatchers.

Wednesday – Lunch club trip; 7-30 p.m. Deacons’ meeting.

Thursday – 10 a.m. Craft and Chat; Noon, Lunch club.

Friday – 7 p.m. Girls’ night in.

ST STEPHEN’S CE

A child-friendly church

Sunday – 8-30 a.m. Holy Communion; 10-30 a.m. Parish Eucharist; 12-15 p.m. Holy Baptism; 6 - 8 p.m. Youth Group.

Monday – 1 p.m. Craft group.

Tuesday – 2 p.m. Mothers’ Union, talk by butcher George Heys. All welcome.

Wednesday – 10 a.m. Said Eucharist; 6 - 7-30 p.m. Brownies, Guides & Rainbows.

Thursday – 2 p.m. Over 50s, dominoes.

Friday – 6-20 - 7-30 p.m. Scouts

For bookings, ring 459722, for weddings ring 424733.

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN CENTRAL BURNLEY

CENTRAL METHODIST

Sunday – 11 a.m. Service, with the Rev. Roger Green; 7 p.m. Circuit Youth Group meet in the Basement.

Coffee bar — Open 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (except Tuesday) last orders 3 p.m. and on Saturday 10 a.m. - 12-30 p.m.

Saturday – 10 a.m. - noon. Messy church on Mothers’ Day theme: arts and crafts activities.

Advance notices.

Sunday (March 18th) Mothering Sunday. 11 a.m. Service led by Mrs Christine Barnes.

Tuesday (March 20th) Tuesday Fellowship, speaker George Heys (butcher) “Preparing Meals.”

ST PETER’S CE

Friday (today) – 7-30 p.m. Choir practice.

Saturday – Piano recital by Richard Uttley, of London.

Sunday – 8 a.m. Holy Communion; 10-30 a.m. Choral matins and junior church; 6 p.m. Choral Evensong with Deanery choir. Singers’ rehearsal at 4-30 p.m.

Tuesday – 1-30 p.m. Coffee afternoon; 7-30 p.m. Pendle Forest Association lecture: a social history of Haworth.

Wednesday – 10 a.m. Holy Communion; Noon, Lenten lunch with speaker Chris Colton; 5-45 p.m. Midweek with God; 7-30 p.m. Burnley Municipal Choir rehearsal.

Thursday – 9 a.m. Kidz Korner; 11 a.m. Drop-in, followed by lunch at noon.

SALVATION ARMY

Sunday – 10-30 a.m. Morning service, led by Maj. Lorraine O’Neill.

Monday – 10-30 a.m. Craft class; 12-30 p.m. Luncheon Club; 1-45 p.m. Home and Family meeting.

Thursday – 7-15 p.m. Cafe church at Costa Coffee, Tesco, with the Pais team.

UNITED REFORMED, BETHESDA STREET

Sunday – 10 a.m. Prayers in the quiet room; 10-30 a.m. Family worship led Ian and Julie Brons, of Open Door. Also junior church and creche. Refreshments will follow the service and there will also be a Fairtrade stall.

Monday – 7-30 p.m. Keep-fit.

Tuesday – 10 a.m. and 11.15 a.m. Tai chi.

Wednesday – Elders’ meeting.

Thursday – 7-30 p.m. Church Fellowship – Lent study.

Coffee Cup – Open daily (except Tuesday) 11 a.m. until 2 p.m