St Helen's Church
St Michael's Church
Cathedral of the Fylde Appeal
St Helen's Church is a Grade 1 listed Church and is now recognised with Blackburn Diocese as the Catherdral of the Fylde. St Helen's is open daily from 10am - 4pm for you to have a look around the beautiful stained glass windows and other historic interests. There are points of interest around the church for you to learn some of its interesting history.
The church has recently undergone major roof refurbishment at a cost of fifty thousand pounds as we had major leaks throughout the church roof, damaging some valuable items. So if you have enjoyed your look around St Helen's Church we do ask if you would be so kind to make a donation to help cover this cost.
Click for more information on how to help with the ongoing cost.
Are you an adult who would like to take Communion but you generally don’t because you weren’t confirmed as a child? Well, now is the time to think about doing something about this please have a word with me and we will arrange your confirmation.
Anyone considering Confirmation should contact either
The Rev Andrew Wilkinson – 01995 602294
If you wish to arrange a Baptism/Christening at Garstang St Helen’s
Church Churchtown can you please see or telephone -
Mrs Audrey Ashbridge
(Reader) on 01995 238748.
GARSTANG ST HELEN’S CHURCH CHURCHTOWN
Sunday 14th April Palm Sunday 11 am Parish Eucharist
Evensong 6-30 pm
Wed 17th April 10 am Holy Communion
Maundy Thursday 6-30 pm Stripping of the Altar at St Michael’s Church
Good Friday 19th 2 pm Stations of the Cross
Easter Sunday 11 am Family Eucharist Service
6-30 pm Brass Band Concert
6-30 pm Holy Communion by BCP at
St. Michael’s on Wyre
We would be very grateful for all the help we can muster on Friday 19th April to decorate the Church for Easter, we will be starting after the Stations of the Cross service that may finish about 3 pm.
Flowers, Greenery and of course your personal help
A Big Thank You
Garstang St Helen’s Church Churchtown
Lancaster City Brass Band
21st April 6-30 pm
Refreshments and Raffle
Donations gratefully received ALL WELCOME
Parish Lunch in the Parish Room
Sunday, 14th April 2019,
12- 30 pm – 1 pm
Lunch will be served from 1 pm… Adults £13 Includes glass of wine or orange juice
Raffle prizes welcome
Betty Singleton 01995 603253, Eileen Sudell 01995 603544 & The Churchwardens
PRODUCE AND CRAFT STALL
The Produce & Craft Stall is held in Church every 4th Sunday.
We welcome any donations of cakes and crafts.
We had a good year last year and would like to thank everybody who supported us. Our next stall will be held on 24th February.
Cafe and Shop
Our very own cafe and shop continues to open in the parish room behind the church.
Opening times are:
Thursday -Saturday 10am-4pm
Sunday 10am-11am for continental breakfast
Helping our neighbour
Homeless Project at Blackpool
The centre seems always a very busy place when we take your gifts, but they are always very grateful and really appreciate our efforts.
I would like us to continue to contribute; and was wondering as it will be soon Easter and just thought maybe it would be a nice gesture if we could give a number of Easter eggs or bars of chocolate for homeless people.
Agape is divine love a love we can share in, a love we can know In Christ Jesus.
The only Greek word for love that we don’t find in the new Testament is eros because that of course is romantic love, a source of blessing that is very special to us, to be used sparingly and carefully.
It is interesting to note of course that there is no Biblical word for love of inanimate objects or any kind material possession.
Perhaps we need to focus down on the contexts in which we use the word love, which is so precious that it is even one of the names of God (1 John), but where there is an appropriate context to use it much more than we do at present.