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.
Churchtown and District Children’s Festival will be holding their annual fundraising Jumble sale on Sat 9 March at 11 am in Kirkland Memorial Hall. Donations of good jumble, toys, bric a brac etc. will be most welcome and greatly received. Donations can be brought to the Memorial hall from 9 am on 9 March or for collection before the event call 01995 602558 for further info.
CHILE, TOP TO BOTTOM
Robin Shorrock will be giving a picture show with hotpot supper on Friday
15 March 2019 in the Sunday School, starting at 7.00 pm with hotpot.
Tickets are available now at £8.00 each and £5 for under 16's.
The show features Chile in South America and starts in Santiago the capital,
which is surrounded by the snow-capped mountains of the Andes. From
Santiago we travel north to the top of the country, visiting the Atacama desert,
one of the driest places on Earth, and at an altitude of 8,000 feet. We will also
visit the Tatio Geysers at 14,000 ft. We then fly South to the Chilean
Lake District, and then further south to the bottom of Chile, with a trip to
Torre del Paine National Park, having a sail on Lake Grey to see the
Grey Glacier, returning to Santiago, before flying east for 5 hours to
Easter Island to see the famous statues.
Please come along and support the show it should be a good night.
Any offers of fruit pies will be most welcome.
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.