St John the Evangelist, Lostock Gralam

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The Parish of Lostock Gralam lies on the outskirts of the old salt town of Northwich
in mid Cheshire and is in the Anglican Diocese of Chester.

The Parish consists of two large villages, Lostock Gralam and Wincham, and the
smaller communities of Lostock Green and Lach Dennis. Lostock Gralam was originally
a separate village on the outskirts of Northwich but is now a linked suburb.

The main Parish Church has a regular Sunday congregation of about thirty six people
and includes a number of infant children, a small number of junior church children
aged 6 to 11 year, and then adults ranging between mid-twenties to early nineties.
We basically have an older congregation but are seeing some newer younger people
joining us. On Sundays we have our main service at 10.30 a.m. and this is usually a
Eucharistic Service where we share the bread and wine together.

On the third Sunday of each month the junior church children, who normally meet in
the Church Hall, join in for the whole service (Cafe Church) and the talk is more ‘child-
friendly.’

A Eucharistic Service also takes place every Sunday morning at 9 a.m. at All Saints’
Church, Lach Dennis.

Once a month a special service is held for people with very young children: ‘Play
and Pray’ is an occasion where a Bible story is the focus for craft activities and a
short act of worship, followed by refreshments.

Our Junior Church is also an important part of our work. They meet each Sunday in
our Church Hall and enjoy activities based on a Bible story. Sadly we have no groups
for teenagers at present but pray that as the junior church members grow that they
will become the foundations for such a group.

We have an excellent church hall, which hosts a monthly Prize Bingo evening to
attract non-church members within the community and this has been very successful
with as many as fifty people attending.

We consider ourselves to be a warm and welcoming church, a fellowship eager to
welcome new members and a church ready to meet the various needs of the people
within our communities.
 

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Rev'd Brian Harris
The Vicarage
Station Road
Lostock Gralam
(01606) 43477 or 01606 42943 (St Helen's Vicarage, Witton)

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Cafe Church
Never enough time to do everything? Why not combine church with breakfast? A new kind of service - worship while you eat. Dress informally (even come in your pj's if you like!)
Every third Sunday at 10:30 AM
Family Friendly Refreshments
 
Play & Pray
An welcoming informal service with songs & actions, storytime, craft and prayers for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers with their parents, grandparents and carers.
If the second Thursday falls during a school holiday it will be held the following week. Term time only every second Thursday at 10:15 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Creche
 
Remembrance Eucharist
This service starts half an hour earlier than usual Sunday service at 10 a.m.
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 10:00 AM
Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
 
Messy Church for Christmas
A short service and a variety of craft activities for all the family to enjoy. All welcome.
Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly
 
Maundy Thursday Agape Meal and Eucharist
An act of worship that recalls Jesus last meal with his disciples. We enjoy a supper together which is also an act of worship and leads into the service of the watch in the Easter Garden.
Thursday 29th March 2018 at 6:00 PM for 2 hours
 
Easter Vigil
A service of readings and Psalms leading in to the first Eucharist of Easter
Saturday 31st March 2018 at 8:00 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship
 
Ascension Day Service
Thursday 10th May 2018 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship
 
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Sunday

Holy Eucharist
Regular Sunday service, all welcome.
Every first second fourth and fifth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Cafe Church
Never enough time to do everything? Why not combine church with breakfast? A new kind of service - worship while you eat. Dress informally (even come in your pj's if you like!)
Every third Sunday at 10:30 AM
Family Friendly Refreshments

Tuesday

Open Church
Need time for quiet prayer? The church is open during the morning for quiet prayer and reflection.
Every Tuesday at 8:00 AM for 4 hours
Refreshments

Thursday

Play & Pray
An welcoming informal service with songs & actions, storytime, craft and prayers for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers with their parents, grandparents and carers.
If the second Thursday falls during a school holiday it will be held the following week. Term time only
Every second Thursday at 10:15 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Creche

Friday

Bingo
Monthly Prize Bingo night in the Church Hall. Fun for all the family.
Every month except August and January.
Every first Friday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
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Messy Church for Harvest
Children and parents are very welcome to attend this free event. Craft activities for children and a short act of worship to celebrate harvest.
Sunday 24th September 2017 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly
Harvest Supper and Quiz Night
Join us for a two course hotpot supper and quiz Cost of tickets £6 (Do bring your own wine/beer) Raffle
Saturday 30th September 2017 at 7:00 PM for 2 hours
Harvest Eucharist
Sunday 1st October 2017 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Harvest Eucharist
Sunday 1st October 2017 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
All Souls Service
A service to commemorate the souls of the departed. Names of those who have died in the parish in the last twelve months will be read during the service.
Sunday 29th October 2017 at 6:30 PM
Remembrance Eucharist
This service starts half an hour earlier than usual Sunday service at 10 a.m.
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 10:00 AM
Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Messy Church for Christmas
A short service and a variety of craft activities for all the family to enjoy. All welcome.
Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly
Lessons and Carols
Our traditional service of lessons and carols followed by mulled wine and mince pies.
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 6:30 PM
Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Crib Service
The crib figures sent out into the community four weeks ago are brought back into church and the crib scene is assembled. S hort servcie with Carols.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 3:00 PM
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Christmas Eve midnight - 1st Communion of Christmas
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Day Holy Communion
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:30 AM
Family Friendly Refreshments
Pancake Quiz Night
Church Hall, Station Road, Lostock Gralam. Tickets £3.50 (children of school age free)
Tuesday 13th February 2018 at 7:30 PM for 3 hours
Ash Wednesday
Eucharist Service with the Imposition of Ashes
Wednesday 14th February 2018 at 7:30 PM for ¾ hour
Common Worship
Mothering Sunday Joint Service
Sunday 11th March 2018 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Messy Church for Easter
Come and join us in the Church Hall, Station Road, for fun craft activities as we celebrate the Festival of Easter. Great for all the family!
Sunday 25th March 2018 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly
Maundy Thursday Agape Meal and Eucharist
An act of worship that recalls Jesus last meal with his disciples. We enjoy a supper together which is also an act of worship and leads into the service of the watch in the Easter Garden.
Thursday 29th March 2018 at 6:00 PM for 2 hours
Good Friday Service
An hour of reflections and meditiation followed by Holy Communion from the reserved sacrament
Friday 30th March 2018 at 1:00 PM
Easter Vigil
A service of readings and Psalms leading in to the first Eucharist of Easter
Saturday 31st March 2018 at 8:00 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship
Ascension Day Service
Thursday 10th May 2018 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 12669
Built: 1844
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: St Helen's, Witton
Archdeaconry: CHESTER (591)
Deanery: MIDDLEWICH (59106)
Benefice: Lostock Gralam (09/160 T)
Parish Legal Name: Lostock Gralam (590121 )
CofE Church Info: (609121 9/121)
Short URL: acny.uk/12669/
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This page was last updated on Monday 18th September 2017
 
 
 
St John the Evangelist : Corner of Station Road & School Lane, Lostock Gralam, Cheshire, CW9 7PS

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