Church of England Diocese of Liverpool Wigan Central

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

We have a single toilet within the church. In the Parish Centre there are disabled & babychanging facilities, men's & ladies' toilets.

This is within the Disabled Unit at the Parish Centre

Bike Stand outside the Parish Centre but within the Church Yard. You will need your own lock and chain.

In the Parish Centre - disabled toilet fully accessible with all facilities. Side ramp leads from church to front of building for disabled entrance. Please ask either the church warden or sides people for access when the centre is not open.

We have a ramp to enter the church by the main door. We have a ramp side passage for access to Parish Centre from church yard via the front door.

yes

Some of the books have extra large print


Our Building

Grade 2 listed


Music and Worship

We do have a bell tower but at the moment it is not used for safety reasons.

Aughton Male Voice Choir and Voices in Harmony have performed at our church as well as our own gifted Choir managed by Choir & Organ Master Andrew Lord, who is also a member of the Aughton Male Voice Choir. A number of our choir are members of the Voices in Harmony [which used to be known as the Gilbert & Sullivan Operatic Society] Director Ken Rees.

Andrew Lord is the Organ master and Conductor of the Choir.

We have many members in our choir [women & men]. Ann Howlett, Muriel Sherbourne, Margaret Singleton, Joan James, Sharon Morris, Kath Last, Susan Flemming, Rose Shepherd, Christine Allen, Geoff Wilson, Ray Evans, Stan Parkinson, Graham Last, Bernard Hedley, Walter Green and they are sometimes joined by Ken Rees.


Groups, Courses and Activities

Every 3rd Saturday of the month, during term time, from 3 pm - 5 pm in the Parish Centre. Fun & games interspersed with prayer & learning the bible, modern hymn singing. Children between 9 - 13 yrs. Entry is £1.00 per child to cover costs. See advert on event page. Children must be registered before they start and this can be done on arrival.

Alpha course

Takes place on Fridays during term time from 5.30 pm - 7.15 pm. Brown Owl is Sue Tomlinson [Sooty] with helpers, Carole Hilton, Jane and Tracy Sinck. There is a waiting list for members so please contact the leaders or go to the main Guiding website to enlist.

Breakfast and coffee/tea once a month on a Friday morning, usually the last Friday of the month unless it clashes with seasonal holidays and then we bring it forward. Money raised goes to specific charities, a different cause each month. We have a good following of regulars but welcome anyone who would like to join us. We have assorted toasted foods:- plain toast, fruit toast, crumpets, toasted teacakes, [hot cross buns -seasonal], Cheese & ham toasties [or any combination] prices range from 20p - £1.30. Hot drinks are 50p. Cold drinks are 20p large glass or 10p children's tumbler. We also have a chocolate tombola 5 tickets for £1.00; Assorted occasion cards any 3 cards for £1.00; a Raffle - 50p. And sometimes [ we have cakes - eat in or take away] - prices vary from 10p - 50p small cakes/slices; occasionally we have large full cakes to sell. We will accept any cakes, biscuits, jams, etc to sell, also any gifts for the raffle, or any bring & buy stuff.

Run by Joan James - Guide Captain with help from Carole Hilton, Laura Spain and Stephen Lee. They meet on Fridays during term time from
7.30 pm - 9.15 pm. The Guides do lots of interesting projects and have a number of outings, baking, crafts, treasure hunts and a Bingo Night twice a year to raise money for their levy. The Guides are usually Brownies that have upgraded but if you are interested in joining whether or not you have been a Brownie, please contact the leaders or go to the guiding website.

Messy Church

on Thursdays run by Elaine Holland

We have a group of people who help out at various events eg. Coffee mornings, Tea team after church services, Social Committee events, Church special events, cleaners, management teams and maintenance.


Help for Visitors

Guidebooks / Notes

Other Features

we collect donations of non perishable food which are taken regularly to the Brick

We have a sound system with speakers on the pillars, 3 microphone stands and a CD player; we have a projector and screen for use at church services and baptisms; we also have an over head projector in the Main Hall at the Parish Centre and a Smart TV in the upstairs meeting room.

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The Parish Centre situated next to the church is available for hire - there is a main hall and upstairs meeting room. Also kitchen and disabled facilities.