The Mothers’ Union year ended with a Strawberry Supper on Tuesday  in aid of the Summer of Hope Appeal. Over 30 members and friends attended and had a lovely evening enjoying each others company, strawberries and wine!

£200 was raised and the money will go towards helping families in desperate need of support; it is hoped that MUs’ across Uk can help to raise £127,000 to continue their mission.  The money could, for example, be used to help educating mums in Burundi, bonding families in Northern Island, uniting families in Sudan; there are so many parts of the wold where families need help and support.

Thanks to all who supported the event.


Altham St James Car Boot Sale takes place on Saturday 22nd June between 9:00am – 1:00pm. There are loads of things to buy and refreshments including  bacon butties burgers cakes and drinks. Why not come along?

To book a pitch call Jill on 07794 849505 (after 7:00pm).

On Thursday 20th June we held our second ‘Purple Praise’ Service.


The service is especially for older people and those living with dementia -though everyone is welcome as you can see in the photos!

It was a short, simple, friendly relaxed service followed by tea and  cakes. The next Purple Praise is on the 18th July at 2:00pm

This is a thanks giving services for Holy Communion and it falls  this Thursday 20th June.

The  Deanery celebration will be at St Mary Magdalen’s  Accrington, and all are welcome. There will be a solemn Eucharist followed by procession of the Sacrament and benediction.  Stop afterwards for wine and light refreshments.

As you know many people gather outside All Saints’ before and after the ‘Couch to 5K’ runs three times a week. The PCC have decided that at least over the next few months, it would be good to offer refreshments on Monday & Thursday evenings and we are aiming to establish a rota. Time requirement is only 6:55 – 7:20pm including setting up and clearing away.

If you can help on one or more occasions please see Barbara Anderson re Mondays and Andrew McMinn re Thursdays.

This is very much part of our out reach work.

Thank you

To prepare for our Christmas Festival we will be running a series of workshops to make many of the items needed for the festival. If you would like to help, please come along to one or more of them. You don’t have to be fantastic at crafts to help.

Our first two workshops are on Tuesday 11th June starting at 11:00am and Saturday 15th June beginning at 10:00am. Refreshments will be provided.

Look forward to seeing you.


This Saturday (8th June) from 11:00am. Please come and enjoy the fun and support the PTFA.

A Prayer for the week


God the Holy Trinity,

Father, Son, & Holy Spirit

we thank you for revealing to us Your glory

and the mystery of Your presence

beyond us, with us, and in us –

our Creator, Saviour and Sanctifier:

Three Persons equal in majesty,

undivided in splendour,

yet one God, ever to be worshiped and adored.

Sadly for us Jane will finish her normal duties in our parish at the end of the month. She will have farewell services on Wednesday 12th June and Sunday 16th June. After the 11am service on the 16th June there will be a Jacob’s join to which all are invited. – If you can come and contribute something, please indicate what you can bring on the sheet at the back of church, so we can ensure there is a variety of food. Thank you.

We wish Jane all the very best in her new parish and thank her for the great contribution she has made towards worship at All Saint’s.

On the 9th June, which is the feast of Pentecost, the 11am service will be held in the school playgrounds – weather permitting. It will be followed by a family picnic.