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
SATURDAY 16TH SPETEMBER
@ KIRKLAND & CATTERALL MEMORIAL HALL
Raising funds for
The Matthew Hesmondhalgh Memorial Fund (CRY) & St. Helen’s Church
£1 entry including Teas or Coffee
Good as new stall, tombola, cake stall, Loads of toys, books, clothes, baby stuff
Join us and grab a bargain
If you have any donations please call Samantha on 07904729891
Thank you for your support
GARSTANG ST. HELEN’s CHURCH CHURCHTOWN
Parish Rooms Friday 15th September 2017
Hot Pot & Fruit Pie 7.00 pm Tickets £8 Adults & £4 children available from Mrs Betty Singleton 01995 603253 Mrs Eileen Sudell 01995 603544
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.