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Christmas Services 2016

18th December – Children’s Lessons and Carols.
Everyone is warmly invited to our Service of Nine Lessons and Carols which follows a traditional format, but in this service the lessons are all read by children of the congregation. Afterwards everyone is welcome to join us for mulled wine and mince pies in the church.

25th December
10.00am – Holy Communion Book of Common Prayer
11.15am – Service of Lessons and Carols. The Traditional Christmas Service of alternating Lessons and Carols tracing the Christmas Story.

Harvest Festival and Harvest Tea 18th September 2016

Our harvest festival will be held on Sunday 18th September at 3.00pm and after the service everyone is welcome to our Harvest Tea in the Parish hall, School Lane, Ashworth. The cost for the tea will be £5 / adult and £3 / child.

Harvest gifts of fruit, flowers, vegetables and tinned goods may be brought to the church on Saturday 17th September between 2pm and 3pm when we shall be decorating the church.

The distribution of Harvest gifts will be on Monday 19th September when we shall meet at 2pm to make up the gifts. Helpers will be very welcome.

New Vicar

We are delighted to welcome the Reverend Stephen Nolan as our new incumbent for the Benefice of Norden St Paul with Ashworth St James and Bamford St Michael. He was installed as our new minister at a very well attended service at St Michael’s on Sunday 17th July by the Right Reverend Mark Davies, Bishop of Middleton and the Venerable Cherry Vann, Archdeacon of Rochdale.  The service was followed by a splendid buffet in St Michael’s school hall which gave many people the opportunity to speak with Stephen personally. We are looking forward to a long and happy time together.

Christmas Services 2015

Services over the Christmas period will be as follows:

Sunday 20th December 2015 – Children’s Lessons and Carols Service at 3.00pm followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

Friday 25th December 2015 – Holy Communion 10.00am followed by
Nine Lessons and Carols at 11.15am

Sunday 27th December – No Service at St James. There will be Holy Communion at St Paul’s at 10.15 and Morning Prayer at St Michael’s at 10.45.

Sunday 3rd January 2016 – Holy Communion 3.00pm BCP

We looking forward to welcoming friends old and new over the Christmas Season.

Annual Garden Party 11th July 2015

Many thanks to everyone who helped to make the Garden Party such a success especially those who helped with the teas, the stalls and the games. The weather held out until almost all the clearing up was done. Business was brisk as soon as Canon David Finney gave the go-ahead to “spend up”. As usual the cake stall sold out first, and our grand total is in the region of £1,100.

Don’t forget to look at the photos on the “photos” page or click here 

Jazz Evening Friday 26th June 2015

The Teddy Bears Jazz Group return to Ashworth Parish Hall on Friday 26th June. Be sure to get your tickets early for this popular event. The £10 ticket includes strawberries and cream and there will be a licensed bar.