Church of England Diocese of Blackburn St. Luke Slyne with Hest

Monthly News Letter

Thought for the month:

Live simply <span style="font-size: 1rem;">so that others may simply live. </span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">Ghandi</span>

Action for the month:

As well as giving up something for Lent <span style="font-size: 1rem;">take on something new -</span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">like joining in with one of our </span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">Lent groups or activities</span>

Bishop’s Memory Verses: Growing leaders

• Mark 10.45 For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as ransom for many.

• Joshua 1.9 I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

• 2 Chronicles 7.14 If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.


There are 10 young people from across the benefice preparing for Confirmation. The Confirmation service will be at St Wilfrid's Halton at 10am on Sunday 17th March with Bishop Julian. Please pray for our young people - Joshua, Evie, Chloe, Anya, Evie, Freya, Phoebe, Julia, Heather and Amelia, as they prepare for this important step forward in their journey of faith.

Activities and Events

Taizé Service - On March 3rd we will have a Taizé style evening service at St Luke's at 4pm. This will be a quiet reflective service of Holy Communion incorporating Taizé chants.

Lent Groups:

Generosity Gift and Grace. Led by Susan, starting on 7th March

           • Thursdays 10.30 am at St Luke's Church.

            • Thursdays 7 for 7.30 pm at The Vicarage

On the Third Day', York Course. Led by Helen. Starting 12th March

           Tuesdays 2 pm at 25 Harrowdale Park, Halton.

Friday 15 6.30 pm at St Luke's Church. Short 15 minute service with a link to a charity led by the URC.

Lent Lunches

Tuesdays 12 to 1pm at Hest bank Memorial Hall. Starting 12th March.

Contemplative Prayer Group - Tuesday 12th March, 7.50 p.m. in St Luke's Vestry meeting room.

St Luke's Mothers Union - Wednesday 27th March: Service of Holy Communion and AGM

Bingo - Saturday 30th March, 7.30 at Aughton Village Hall

Children and Young People:

St Wilfrid's - Junior Church - 10 am on Sundays 3rd, 17 and 29th March

                     Messy Church - 3.30 pm on Friday 29th March in School.

St Luke's - Sunday School - 9.30 am

                  Urban Saints (for school years 7 up) - Fridays 7-9pm at Hest Bank Scout Hut

                  Shining Stars (Pre-School) - Tuesdays 9 -10.45 am in the Memorial Hall

Electoral Roll - All the parishes need a new electoral roll this year. Look out for application forms which will be appearing soon. These will need to be filled in by everyone including those on the existing roll.

Future dates for your Diary

• Good Friday Morning - Children's Activities and Service - St Luke's and St Wilfrid's

• Lambing Service - 12th May, 11.30 am at St Saviours Aughton

• Archdeacons Visitation - 13th May 2019 at St Thomas' Lancaster

• Tim Farron M.P at Cafe Church - 16th June at St Luke's Slyne with Hest

Church Services in March

St. Wilfrid's Halton

3rd Sunday - Transfiguration

10.00 a.m. Family Communion

5th 9.00 a.m. Morning prayer

6th 7.00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Communion

10th Sunday - First of Lent

8.00 a.m. Holy Communion

10.00 a.m. Family Worship

12th 9.00 a.m. Morning prayer

17th Sunday - Second of Lent

10.00 a.m. Confirmation with + Julian

19th 9.00 a.m. Morning prayer

24th Sunday - Third of Lent

10.00 a.m. Family Communion

26th 9.00 a.m. Morning prayer

31th Sunday - Mothering Sunday

10.00 am Family Communion

St Saviour's Aughton

10th Sunday - First of Lent

11.30 a.m. Holy Communion

24th Sunday - Third of Lent

11.30 a.m. Morning prayer

31th Sunday - Mothering Sunday

7.00 pm Evening Prayer

St Luke's Slyne with Hest

3rd Sunday - Next before Lent

8.00 am Holy Communion

9.30 am Family Worship

4.00 pm Taize - Holy Communion

6th 9.00 a.m. School Ash Wednesday Service

7.30 p.m. Ash Wednesday Communion

7th 12.00 pm Holy Communion

10th Sunday - First of Lent

8.00 am Holy Communion

9.30 am Family Communion

4.00 pm Evensong

13th 9.00 a.m. Morning Prayer

14th 12.00 pm Holy Communion

17th Sunday - Second of Lent

8.00 am Holy Communion

9.30 am Morning Prayer

6.30 pm Café Church

20th 9.00 a.m. Morning Prayer

21st 12.00 pm Holy Communion

24th Sunday - Third of Lent

8.00 am Holy Communion

9.30 am Family Communion

4.00 pm Evensong

27th 9.00 a.m. Morning Prayer

28th 12.00 Holy Communion

31th Sunday - Mothering Sunday

8.00 am Holy Communion

9.30 am Family Communion




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