Confirmation Groups  

 

Junior Confirmation – Thursday evenings 5:00pm – 6:00pm in All Saints’ Church

Those young people in Y7 or above who are interested in getting confirmed are invited to confirmation sessions.

Pilgrim Course for adults wishing to explore their faith

Wednesdays  at 7:30pm in the vicarage

 

Important notice

Supplementary forms for Secondary School Admissions  to St Christopher’s School  on faith grounds should be brought to All Saints’ Church on Saturday 12th November between 9:30-10:15am

Supplementary forms  for All Saints or Altham St James Primary Schools should be returned to the relevant school; the school will then contact Revd. Toby directly. If you are applying to both primary schools on faith grounds you need to complete a separate form for each.

Thank you.

Harvest Festival 9th October

 

We will be collecting non – perishable foods or other essentials for the food bank and for the Bishop’s Harvest Appeal.
This year the Harvest Appeal is supporting work of the Mothers’ Union in Burundi.

The Blackburn Diocese will be supporting this  work of the Mothers’ Union, a worldwide Christian charity, through their Literacy and Numeracy Project which aims to lift 2,500 people out of poverty over the next two years.

As one of the poorest countries on earth, with the majority of people living on less than £1.50 a day, by giving what you can, together we can make a significant difference to the lives of our people in Burundi who are in desperate need.

Find out more information here 

How you can donate to the Harvest appeal?

You can donate online using a credit card by clicking here.

You can donate by cheque, payable to ‘Blackburn Diocesan Board of Finance Limited (Diocesan Harvest Appeal)’ and send to Blackburn DiocesanBoard of Finance, Diocesan Office, Clayton House, Walker Office Park, Blackburn, BB1 2QE

 

 

You can scan the QR code with your smart phone which will take you to the donation page where you can also Gift Aid your payment.

Thank you for supporting the Diocesan Harvest Appeal.

 

“Bringing God’s love into the heart of the community”

 

United Benefice of Altham and Clayton-le-Moors

Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

Harvest Festival

 

This service is live in church, but it will be streamed so if you are unable to attend you can view it online. Now most of the words will also appear when you view the service on line so it will be easier to follow the service.

However, below are the day’s readings as there will not appear on screen.

 

First  Reading: Deuteronomy 26: 1- 11

When you have entered the land the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance and have taken possession of it and settled in it, take some of the firstfruits of all that you produce from the soil of the land the Lord your God is giving you and put them in a basket. Then go to the place the Lordyour God will choose as a dwelling for his Name and say to the priest in office at the time, “I declare today to the Lordyour God that I have come to the land the Lord swore to our ancestors to give us.” The priest shall take the basket from your hands and set it down in front of the altar of the Lordyour God. Then you shall declare before the Lord your God: “My father was a wandering Aramean, and he went down into Egypt with a few people and lived there and became a great nation, powerful and numerous. But the Egyptians mistreated us and made us suffer, subjecting us to harsh labor. Then we cried out to the Lord, the God of our ancestors, and the Lord heard our voice and saw our misery,toil and oppression. So the Lord brought us out of Egyptwith a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with great terror and with signs and wonders. He brought us to this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey; 10 and now I bring the firstfruits of the soil that you, Lord, have given me.” Place the basket before the Lord your God and bow down before him. 11 Then you and the Levites and the foreigners residing among you shall rejoice in all the good things the Lord your God has given to you and your household.

Second Reading: Luke17: 11 – 19

ow on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy[a] met him. They stood at a distance 13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”

14 When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.

17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18 Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

 

Good Shepherd Hospital  – short presentation

Thursday 5th October at 7:30 

in All Saint’s Church

Last year and this, the All Saints’ PCC have supported the Good Shepherd Christian Hospital in Lahore, Pakistan. This week we have an opportunity to learn more from the founder of the hospital, Dr. Saleem Massey.

There will be a short talk follower by tea and cakes. 

Everyone welcome.

Tot’s Praise 

 Wednesday 9th November from 2:15pm

Tot’s Praise is for the youngest – under 5s together with their parents/carers – gather between 2 and 2:15, all done in time for school pick up.

 

 

Evensong  for Michaelmas

Sunday 2nd October

At 6:30pm

In St Johns Church, Addison Street. Accrington

Church choirs  are joining together to sing an evensong to celebrate

St Michael and All Saints.

It is an alternative more traditional service led by the choir and  is a beautiful service to which everyone is welcome.

All Saints  School

Are  looking to recruit some more adults who can listen to children read.

Please enquire at the office for more information

and sort a DBS check

Church gardens
We are tidying up the gardens before winter with some outside help from Prospect.
On Monday 31st October between 10:00am – 12:00am
We would love some help – no need to be expert gardeners advise is on hand.
Tools will be made available.
We are sure you will agree, the  Church garden is beginning to look lovely again after COVID and lockdown; thanks to the hard work of  volunteers a few weeks back.
 
Since then, we have re-established contact with Prospect, who help us with funding and with keeping the garden tidy. We have some money donated by them to help replace dead and old shrubs and plants and we want to make sure we spend it before they think we don’t need it! We met with Gareth from Prospect and discussed how he might hep and advise us. 
 
Gareth suggested that he and his team begin by helping us with the pruning  our roses, shrubs and bushes and getting rid of tree saplings on Monday 31st October between 10:00am – 12:00am. This is a job that needs doing before winter sets in. They will provide tools. However we do need  a team of helpers on that day too. So if you can spare some time to come along and help it would be greatly appreciated. You don’t need to be an expert gardener, there will be advice at hand. 
 
We also hope to reestablish the garden club, it doesn’t meet many time a year; but it does help to keep the church grounds looking nice and cared for. If you are interested in coming along when you can please let Elaine Lockwood, Barbara Anderson or one of the Wardens know.  The day and times may vary to suit the group.
Thank you.

All Saints Scouts Group are holding a ‘Race Night’ at Great Harwood Cricket Club

On Saturday 1st October at 7:00pm.

Entrance cost £5:00 per adult £2.50 per child and includes pie and peas supper. There will also be a tombola and face painting.

Tickets available from Beavers, Cubs and Scout leaders.