WORSTHORNE: 19th Century inscribed Bibles discovered

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ST JOHN’S CHURCH – A new service schedule will be established from the beginning of July.

The 8 a.m. Holy Communion (BCP) will remain on a weekly basis, and the main morning service will revert back to 11 a.m. weekly, with the family service and church parade on the first Sunday of the month. Choral Matins will be celebrated on the second Sunday of the month, and Parish Eucharist on the other days. There will be a service of Evensong each Sunday, with said Eucharist on the second Sunday at 6-15 p.m. apart from when there is a fifth Sunday in the month, when the service will be at St John’s, Cliviger.

BIBLES FOUND – Five Bibles and prayer books bearing inscriptions from the 19th Century have been found at St John’s Church. They have been sent to Lancashire Museum Service for assessment.

CIVIC SERVICE – There will be no mid-morning service at Worsthorne on June 12th as the new Mayor of Burnley, Coun. David Heginbotham, will be welcomed at his home church, St John The Divine in Cliviger, by Fr Keith, who will be the Mayor’s chaplain.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK – Volunteers are needed from May 15th-22nd to distribute and collect donation envelopes. Ring Barbara on 427964 if you are able to help.

BAG PACKING – To support Christian Aid Week, on Friday, May 20th, there will be a bag-packing session at Sainsbury’s in Burnley. If you can give your time, ring Elizabeth on 454174.

MAYOR’S CHARITY FUND – The concert by Stacksteads Brass Band and the Choir of St John’s last week was a sell-out and raised £630 for the Mayor’s Charity Fund.

ART AND CRAFTS FAIR – This year’s Worsthorne Arts and Crafts Fair will be open from Saturday, July 30th, to Sunday August 7th, from 2 p.m. to 8-30 p.m.