Church of England Diocese of Blackburn Croston

These events occur regularly throughout the calendar year.

Wednesday Sunday

Church Reopens for Private Prayer

Every Wednesday, Sunday at 10 a.m. for 6h

Church Street
Croston

The good news is that we are reopening all our churches in the United Benefice of Croston, Bretherton & Mawdesley with Bispham from Wed. 24th June on Sundays and Wednesdays from 10:00 till 16:00.
This is for personal private prayer and funerals only and we are not yet able to recommence any form of communal worship, it is possible that some sort of worship with restricted numbers may be possible in July? If you do decide to visit one of our churches for personal prayer please follow the instructions in each Church, use the sanitiser provided and be aware of others and move safely through the church maintaining appropriate social distancing (ideally 2 metres). You will not be able to use any of the bibles, booklets or hymn books – so you may wish to bring something to assist you with prayer.

Wednesday

Communion At Croston Park Nursing Home

Every Third Wednesday at 11 a.m. for 20m

Church Street
Croston

This service is currently suspended due to the pandemic

Common Worship Event held in a Nursing/Care Home
Monday

Bell Ringing practice

Every Monday at 7:30 p.m. for 1hr

Church Street
Croston

Anyone who is aged 9 or older and wants to try bell ringing is welcome.
We look forward to seeing you.
For more information please contact Robert Hough 01772 814337

Event held in a Church
Sunday

Baptisms

Every First Sunday at 12:30 p.m. for 30m

Church Street
Croston

If you want to arrange a Baptism please contact the rector.

Common Worship Family Friendly
Monday

Morning Prayer

Every Monday at 9 a.m. for 30m

Church Street
Croston

Reverends Michael & Janet & the Readers will be celebrating Morning Prayer together in the Choir Vestry and you are welcome to join us.

Sunday

Open Church

Every Last Sunday at 1 p.m. for 3hr

Church Street
Croston

Please come and look around our lovely grade 2 listed church you will be made most welcome with guides if you would like to learn a bit more about the history of the building or just take a booklet on the church and wander around at your own pace.
There is a children's quiz to keep them interested as they walk around or a play area if they prefer.
There are quiet areas for prayer or reflection both inside the church and outside if you prefer.
The church is wheelchair accessible and there is a disabled toilet.
After looking around the church take time to wander around Bishop Chester's wood with playground equipment and the Croft Field which is dog friendly, before enjoying a wander around the lovely ancient village of Croston.

Wednesday

Holy Communion

Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. for 30m

Church Street
Croston

Please let the churchwarden know when you arrive at the church if you require a Gluten-Free communion wafer.

Disabled parking spaces are in the church grounds (access via Church Street).
We regret that there is no other off road parking available.

Common Worship Gluten-free communion Event held in a Church
Sunday

Sunday Club

Every First, Third, Fourth, Fifth Sunday at 9:15 a.m. for 45m

Church Street
Croston

Sunday Club remains closed at this time.

In the church choir vestry, the children rejoin their parents during the offertory hymn.

New children are always welcome to join.

Sunday School / Organised Children's Activities
Sunday

Family Service

Every Second Sunday at 9:15 a.m. for 40m

Church Street
Croston

August 2020

Throughout August we will hold a service in every church on Sundays but this will not follow the normal pattern in each church, we thought that it was important to keep momentum going once we have restarted worship.

During August we will review this and then plan accordingly for September – I will also be taking two weeks holiday in mid-September.

I realise that not everyone will be ready to public worship dependent upon their particular circumstances and the risks that you and your families face.

We have carried out risk assessments and following the government, Church of England and Diocesan guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 in places of worship.  We have to record contact details for everyone who attends any of our services in order to comply with the track and trace requirements.  Will keep these details for the required 21 days and hand them over if required to the authorities conducting the track and trace we will not use them for any other purpose in line with the GDPR regulations.

Those who attend worship should note:

Do not come to church if you are feeling unwell or have experienced any COVID-19 symptoms in the past seven days
You are welcome to wear a face covering but it is not compulsory. They are mainly intended to protect other people, not the wearer, from COVID-19 and they are not a replacement for physical distancing and regular hand washing.  I will wear a face covering for those parts of the service when I am close to others.
Take responsibility for your own safety and that of your household and other people by maintaining social distancing and observing all hygiene measures
Ensure children are supervised at all times
Understand that you may not be able to sit in your preferred place, or close to friends who do not live in your household or who are not part of your ‘Bubble group’.

Thank you for your understanding
as we slowly return to public worship.

Revd Michael (Rector)

Please come and join us for our short child friendly service with a Christian message and lot's of smiles.
As you can see sometimes volunteers from the congregation join in.

Disabled parking next to the church (access via Church Street).

Refreshments Family Friendly
Sunday

Eucharistic Service

Every First, Third, Fourth, Fifth Sunday at 9:15 a.m.

Church Street
Croston

August 2020

Throughout August we will hold a service in every church on Sundays but this will not follow the normal pattern in each church, we thought that it was important to keep momentum going once we have restarted worship.

During August we will review this and then plan accordingly for September – I will also be taking two weeks holiday in mid-September.

I realise that not everyone will be ready to public worship dependent upon their particular circumstances and the risks that you and your families face.

We have carried out risk assessments and following the government, Church of England and Diocesan guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 in places of worship.  We have to record contact details for everyone who attends any of our services in order to comply with the track and trace requirements.  Will keep these details for the required 21 days and hand them over if required to the authorities conducting the track and trace we will not use them for any other purpose in line with the GDPR regulations.

Those who attend worship should note:

Do not come to church if you are feeling unwell or have experienced any COVID-19 symptoms in the past seven days
You are welcome to wear a face covering but it is not compulsory. They are mainly intended to protect other people, not the wearer, from COVID-19 and they are not a replacement for physical distancing and regular hand washing.  I will wear a face covering for those parts of the service when I am close to others.
Take responsibility for your own safety and that of your household and other people by maintaining social distancing and observing all hygiene measures
Ensure children are supervised at all times
Understand that you may not be able to sit in your preferred place, or close to friends who do not live in your household or who are not part of your ‘Bubble group’.

Thank you for your understanding
as we slowly return to public worship.

Revd Michael (Rector)

Please let the churchwarden know when you arrive at the church if you require a Gluten-Free communion wafer.

Hymns Gluten-free communion Eucharist/Holy Communion Event held in a Church