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
The Churchyard old and new is the resting place of many generations from the Catterall and Kirkland area and is still use to-day. It is the responsibility of the Parochial Church Council to ensure they are kept in a safe and secure condition; recently an inspection was carried out. This identified a number of graves where monuments are in a potentially dangerous condition and are in need of urgent attention. Many people will be unaware that it remains the responsibility of the families of the deceased to maintain the monuments on the graves in a safe condition. Local monumental masons will be able to provide advice and carry out remedial work. Blackburn Diocesan guidance states that if repairs are not carried out in a reasonable period of time, any monuments deemed unsafe should be taken down and laid flat on the grave. The Parochial Church Council has not yet invoked a time period, giving a warning to all relatives that can be traced. Details of the graves will be published in the church notice boards.
We realise that this could be a difficult situation and may be upsetting to some people. If you would like to speak to any Churchwarden or committee member on any aspect, do not hesitate to get in touch.
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 September
We continue to collect postage stamps for the Leprosy Society, and are grateful for all those we have collected. When you cut them off the envelope, can you cut them wide with an edge around the stamp and then let me have them please, or put them in the small red box at the back of church.
Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education has awarded us a Church School Distinctiveness Award. The award scheme was introduced to recognise the excellent and distinctive ethos and practice of the Church of England and Methodist Schools in the Blackburn Diocese.The Diocese feels that it is important to celebrate the elements of Church School life that lie at the very heart of what makes a Church School unique.
We gained our award in the Salt and Light category, which is for community inclusion by reaching out and touching lives beyond those attending the school each day. The award will be presented during the summer term by the Bishop at Blackburn Cathedral.
Kirkland WI meet, the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7-30 pm at Kirkland and Catterall Memorial Hall, new members and visitors always welcome. More information contact the secretary Dorothy Walmsley, 01995 602558