Thanks to all those who placed a dove on our tree to remember a loved one. Your contributions helped raise £77.42 for Christian Aid.

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  at 2:00pm in All Saints’ Church we shall have our second ‘Purple Praise’ Service. It will be a short, simple, relaxed service followed by tea and cakes. All are welcome, especially older people and those living with dementia.

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.

‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer walk is on this Thursday (Ascension Day) at 7pm. 

It will start at All Saints’ and finish at the Baptist Church on Sparth Road.

We will walk in small groups around parts of the parish, pausing to pray for all those who live, work, learn & play here in Clayton.

If you haven’t done so, please take a prayer booklet to help you to pray with the wider church through these days. Or download and use the “Thy KingdomCome’ app, available from App Store & Google Play.