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.
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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.
Decorating Church for Christmas
The decoration of the Church will take place on Friday 20th December. Any offers of greenery, flowers, and garlands for this, would be greatly appreciated. There will be a collecting box at the back of church for cash donations towards the cost of flowers from Advent Sunday and throughout Advent. If anyone would like to give of their time and talents with this work, they would be most welcome.
Further details from Mrs Phyllis Benson 01524 792078
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 early this month on the 8th December.
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
I don’t think we will be ever a time when the Bridge Project will not be needed.
People need our help, they live on the streets in doorways, under bridges, it will soon be getting colder, so let’s start knitting again. they will need lots of scarves, hat and gloves please.
The need for food is greater at this time of the year, so please can we fill our cars when we go through to Blackpool.
We leave a box at the back of Church and there is one in the Parish Rooms, we go quite often so lets us keep it filled up.
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.
CHURCH ELECTORAL ROLL
The church’s Electoral Roll is the register of its voting members; it is a list of those qualified to attend and to vote at the Annual Parochial Church meeting. Electoral Rolls provide an indication of the real membership and strength of the church.
The Roll was recently renewed, as required by church law, and it may be that some parishioners were unaware that they needed to sign up again. It is especially important for worshippers who attend our church but live outside the designated parish, as it entitles them to stand as Churchwarden, be married in the church and have the right to a burial in the churchyard.
Application forms are usually on the table at the back of church or can be obtained from myself. If you need any assistance, the Churchwardens are always on hand to assist.
Electoral Roll Officer
Our Safeguarding Oficer is Arthur Cartain firstname.lastname@example.org 01995 601684