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.
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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.
There are still a few places left on the coach for the trip to Harrogate Spring Flower Show which is always a popular event. Depart at 9.30am. For details see Margaret Taylor 01706 352972
Our services to celebrate Easter will be held as shown below, we would like to extend a very warm welcome to friends old and new at this most special time of year.
Palm Sunday – Sunday 29th March
3.00pm – BCP Evensong including a special series of readings by the congregation telling the Easter Story.
Easter Sunday – Sunday 5th April – Communion Service and Easter Egg Hunt
3.00pm Communion Service BCP
4.15pm Easter Egg Hunt for the children in the congregation
Our nest event is the Mothering Sunday Lunch in the Parish Hall, Ashworth on Sunday 15th March. The menu will be soups, ploughman’s lunch and apple pie. Admission £6.00 adults and £3.00 children with a licensed bar. Starts 12.00 noon till 1.45pm (last serving).
This will be followed by a Family Service at the Church at 3.00pm. Everyone is welcome.
Services over the Christmas period will be as follows:
Sunday 14th December 2014 – Children’s Lessons and Carols Service at 3.00pm followed by mulled wine and mince pies.
Sunday 21st December 2014 – Evensong at 3.00 pm
Thursday 25th December 2014 – Holy Communion 10.15am followed by
Lessons and Carols at 11.15am
Sunday 28th December 2014 – Evensong 3.00 pm
We looking forward to welcoming friends old and new over the Christmas Season.
We will be collecting shoeboxes again for Christmas as part of Operation Christmas Child. Since 1990 this very successful mission has delivered over 113 million shoeboxes full of small gifts for children who are in the greatest need in over 130 countries in the world. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches to deliver the gifts to those most in need and share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
To find out more about Operation Christmas Child please CLICK HERE
If you would like to fill and donate a shoebox to this very worthwhile cause please CLICK HERE for detailed guidelines on suitable gifts and how to pack the box. When you have finished your box please bring it to St James’, Ashworth on Sunday 9th November and we will ensure it is passed on to the Samaritan’s Purse operation. Many thanks.
St James Harvest Festival coincided this year with the Heritage Weekend, and so we were open on Saturday morning and afternoon and Sunday morning in addition to our Harvest Festival and Tea in the Parish Hall. We had 22 visitors including a couple from Bielefeld, and visitors spent around half an hour in the church so it was a worthwhile exercise.
The Harvest Festival was well attended with over 70 in church and we enjoyed the address from Canon Roger Smith from St James Haslingden about the history of Harvest Festivals. Afterwards, a record number turned up for tea which was a magnificent ending to a fantastic year of celebration. Thank you to all who have supported us.
Our perennially popular jazz evening will be returning on 13th June 2014 starring the excellent CHICAGO TEDDY BEARS. The event will be in St JAmes Ashworth Sunday School and there will be a licensed bar.
There are still a few places left on the coach for this popular event. Depart at 9.30am. For details see Margaret Taylor 01706 352972