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What’s On at the Three Churches… Sunday 18th February

February 18, 2018
18 Feb 2018

Here’s what’s on for the week ahead at St James’ Lower Darwen, St Paul’s Hoddlesden and St James’ Over Darwen. #threechurches 

At St James’ Lower Darwen…
Sunday 18th February
10.00am Holy Communion
2.30pm Cafe church Belthorn
6.00pm Celtic Servic

Monday 19th
9.00am School Assembly in church
1.30pm Toddle About in church
3.30pm School Drama Club in church
5.30pm and 6.30pm Rainbows and Brownies in school
7.00pm Fit Camp exercise class in church

Tuesday 20th
9.00am Headteachers’ and deputy headteachers’ induction programme in church
5.30pm & 7.30pm Slimming World in church

Wednesday 21st
10.00am Art Group in the church lounge
2.00pm Time Aside Bible study at Mary Horobin’s House
3.30pm After School Drop In
6.30pm Midweek Communion Ash Wednesday Service

Thursday 22nd
6.30pm Discipleship and Ministry course in the Upper Room

Friday 23rd
6.00pm Friday Night Special in church

Sunday 25th
10.00am Holy Communion
2.30pm Cafe church Belthorn
6.00pm Celtic Service
7.00pm >>New<<Youth Church

The PCC meeting will now be held next Wednesday (28th Feb) at 7.00pm and not on Monday as originally planned. Also a new Youth Church will start on 25th and will be on every Sunday at 7.00pm for school years 6-11. Drinks, snacks, games, a time to chat, and a chance to ask your questions about God…


At St James’ Over Darwen…
Sunday 18th February
4.00pm Family Special Service

Tuesday 20th
6.00pm Rainbows and Brownies in the nursery school

Wednesday 21st
11.30am Midweek Communion

Friday 23rd
9.30pm Toddle Tots playgroup in church
3.30pm >>New<< Friday Special until 5.30pm

Sunday 25th
4.00pm Family Special Service

Beginning on Friday 23rd Feb will be Friday Special which is similar to Friday Night Special at Lower Darwen just at an earlier time. It will initially run every 2 weeks on Fridays between 3.30pm and 5.30pm.


And at St Paul’s Hoddlesden…
Sunday 18th February
10.00am All Age Worship
12.00pm Baptism of Isla Cordingley

Saturday 17th
10.00am Coffee Morning at the Carus Centre

Sunday 18th
10.00am Holy Communion

What’s On at the Three Churches… Sunday 11th February

February 11, 2018
11 Feb 2018

Here’s what’s on for the week ahead at St James’ Lower Darwen, St Paul’s Hoddlesden and St James’ Over Darwen. #threechurches family event in over darwenThis morning we made the announcement that St James’ Lower Darwen will become a training hub for new ministers to go out and take the Word of Jesus into the wider community both locally and further afield. Our vicarage will house the ordinands with Tim and Lisa moving to Hoddlesden though they will remain very much part of our church and Tim is still our Vicar. More on this exciting new phase and how it will affect the Three Churches here soon…

At St James’ Lower Darwen…
Sunday 11th February
12.00 All Age Worship
6.00pm Celtic Holy Communion

Monday 12th
7.00pm Fit Camp exercise class in church

Tuesday 13th
5.30pm & 7.30pm Slimming World in church
6.00pm Pancake Party in church lounge

Wednesday 14th
10.00am Art Group in the church lounge
2.00pm Time Aside Bible study at Mary Horobin’s House
6.30pm Midweek Communion Ash Wednesday Service

Thursday 15th
12.00 Young at Heart meal in church lounge
6.00pm Wedding rehearsal

Friday 16th
12.30pm Wedding of David Hampson and Emma Payne
8.00pm Weekend Women meal at Mangiamo’s Restaurant

Sunday 18th
10.00am Holy Communion
2.30pm Cafe church Belthorn
6.00pm Celtic Servic

The Young at Heart Club will meet on Thursday in the church lounge and Weekend Women are out for a meal on Friday. On Wednesday there will be Ash Wednesday services with Communion at Lower Darwen and Over Darwen.


At St James’ Over Darwen…
Sunday 11th February
4.00pm Family Special Service

Wednesday 14th
11.30am Midweek Communion Ash Wednesday Service

Sunday 18th
4.00pm Family Special Service


And at St Paul’s Hoddlesden…
Sunday 11th February
10.00am Holy Communion

Monday 12th
7.00pm PCC meeting in St Paul’s School

Saturday 17th
10.00am Coffee Morning at the Carus Centre

Sunday 18th
10.00am All Age Worship
12.00pm Baptism of Isla Cordingley

PCC meeting will take place on Monday at 7.00pm in St Paul’s School.

What’s On at the Three Churches… Sunday 4th February

February 6, 2018
06 Feb 2018

Here’s what’s on for the week ahead at St James’ Lower Darwen, St Paul’s Hoddlesden and St James’ Over Darwen. #threechurches 

At St James’ Lower Darwen…
Sunday 4th February
12.00 Internment of ashes
6.00pm Holy Communion

Monday 5th
9.00 am School Assembly in church – parents welcome – bacon butties and tea/coffee afterwards
1.30pm Toddle About in church
3.30pm School drama club in church
5.30pm and 6.30pm Rainbows and Brownies in school
7.00pm Fit Camp exercise class in church

Tuesday 6th
5.30pm & 7.30pm Slimming World in church

Wednesday 7th
10.00am Art Group in the church lounge
2.00pm Time Aside Bible study at Mary Horobin’s House
3.30pm After School Drop In
6.30pm Holy Communion
7.00pm Pastoral meeting in church lounge

Thursday 8th
9.00am NQT meeting in church lounge

Friday 9th
6.00pm Friday Night Special

Sunday 11th
10.00am All Age Worship
6.00pm Holy Communion

The Young at Heart Club will meet next week (Thursday 15th Feb) in the church lounge. Please sign the list if you are coming along. Members of St James’ Over Darwen and St Paul’s Hoddlesden are very welcome. Next week there will be Ash Wednesday services on 14th Feb at Lower Darwen and Over Darwen.


At St James’ Over Darwen…
Sunday 4th February
4.00pm Family Special Service

Tuesday 6th
6.00pm Rainbows and Brownies in the nursery school

Wednesday 7th
11.30am Traditional Communion with Lunch

Friday 9th
9.30am Toddle Tots Playgroup in church
4.00pm Friday Special planning meeting

Sunday 11th
4.00pm Family Special Service

On Friday at 4.00pm will be a final planning meeting for Friday Special


And at St Paul’s Hoddlesden…
Sunday 4th February
10.00am All Age Worship

Monday 5th
House Group meets

Saturday 10th
10.00am Coffee Morning at the Carus Centre

Sunday 11th
10.00am Holy Communion

PCC meeting will take place on Monday 12th Feb at 7.00pm in St Paul’s School and the House Group will meet on Monday 5th Feb at 466 Blackburn Road.

What’s On at the Three Churches… Sunday 28th January

January 30, 2018
30 Jan 2018

Here’s what’s on for the week ahead at St James’ Lower Darwen, St Paul’s Hoddlesden and St James’ Over Darwen. #threechurches 

This week we are making a special appeal to help Blackburn Foodbank. The #foodbank provides emergency food for local people in a crisis and due to demand is running desperately short of supplies. All we ask is that you can add one item to your shopping list each week and bring to our collection point in church. There is a list of the most required items in church. Thank you and God bless.

At St James’ Lower Darwen…
Sunday 28th January
10.00am Holy Communion
2.30pm Cafe Church Belthorn
6.00pm Holy Communion

Monday 29th
9.00 am School Assembly in church – parents welcome – bacon butties and tea/coffee afterwards
1.30pm Toddle About in church
3.30pm School drama club in church
5.30pm and 6.30pm Rainbows and Brownies in school
7.00pm Fit Camp exercise class in church

Tuesday 30th
1.00pm St James’ School in church – family learning session
5.30pm & 7.30pm Slimming World in church

Wednesday 31st
10.00am Art Group in the church lounge
2.00pm Time Aside Bible study at Mary Horobin’s House
3.30pm After School Drop In
6.30pm Holy Communion

Friday 2nd February
6.00pm Friday Night Special

Sunday 4th
10.00am Holy Communion
6.00pm Evening Prayer


At St James’ Over Darwen…
Sunday 28th January
4.00pm Family Special Service

Tuesday 30th
6.00pm Rainbows and Brownies in the nursery school

Wednesday 31st
11.30am Traditional Communion with Lunch

Friday 2nd February
9.30am Toddle Tots Playgroup in church

Sunday 4th
4.00pm Family Special Service


And at St Paul’s Hoddlesden…
Sunday 28th January
10.00am Morning Service

Saturday 3rd February
10.00am Coffee Morning at the Carus Centre

Sunday 4th
10.00am Morning Service

What’s On at the Three Churches… Sunday 21st January

January 21, 2018
21 Jan 2018

Here’s what’s on for the week ahead at St James’ Lower Darwen, St Paul’s Hoddlesden and St James’ Over Darwen. #threechurches 

At St James’ Lower Darwen…
Sunday 21st January
10.00am Holy Communion
2.30pm Cafe Church Belthorn
6.00pm Holy Communion

Monday 22nd
9.00 am School Assembly in church – parents welcome – bacon butties and tea/coffee afterwards
1.30pm Toddle About in church
3.30pm School drama club in church
5.30pm and 6.30pm Rainbows and Brownies in school
7.00pm Fit Camp exercise class in church

Tuesday 23rd
9.00am Headteachers’ and Deputy Headteachers’ induction programme in church
1.00pm St James’ School staff meeting in church
5.30pm & 7.30pm Slimming World in church

Wednesday 24th
10.00am Art Group in the church lounge
2.00pm Time Aside Bible study at Mary Horobin’s House
6.30pm Holy Communion

Friday 26th
6.00pm Friday Night Special

Saturday 27th
9.00am Youth Council Away Day in church

Sunday 28th
10.00am All Age Worship
6.00pm Holy Communion


At St James’ Over Darwen…
Sunday 21st January
4.00pm Family Special Service

Tuesday 23rd
6.00pm Rainbows and Brownies in the nursery school

Wednesday 24th
11.30am Traditional Communion with Lunch

Friday 26th
9.30am Toddle Tots Playgroup in church
4.00pm Friday Special planning meeting in church

Sunday 28th
4.00pm Family Special Service

We are looking to start a Friday Special Afternoon at Over Darwen similar to the one we have at Lower Darwen. If you can help in any way with this, there is a meeting on Friday at 4,00pm which is the planned start time.


And at St Paul’s Hoddlesden…
Sunday 21st January
10.00am Morning Service “Worshipping transforms our ordinary lives”

Saturday 27th
10.00am Coffee Morning at the Carus Centre

Sunday 28th
10.00am Morning Service “Worshipping inspires our everyday speech”

What’s On at the Three Churches… Sunday 14th January

January 14, 2018
14 Jan 2018

Here’s what’s on for the week ahead at St James’ Lower Darwen, St Paul’s Hoddlesden and St James’ Over Darwen. #threechurches Friday Night Special was well attended this week and a similar event is planned at an earlier time for Over Darwen – details here soon. Our regular events such as Toddle About, School Assembly and the Art Group are also all back on now.

At St James’ Lower Darwen…
Sunday 14th January
10.00am All Age Worship
6.00pm Holy Communion

Monday 15th
9.00 am School Assembly in church – parents welcome – bacon butties and tea/coffee afterwards
1.30pm Toddle About in church
3.30pm School drama club in church

5.30pm and 6.30pm Rainbows and Brownies in school
7.00pm Fit Camp exercise class in church
7.00pm Leadership meeting in church lounge

Tuesday 16th
2.30pm Funeral of Koon Sau Sham
5.30pm & 7.30pm Slimming World in church

Wednesday 17th
10.00am Art Group in the church lounge
2.00pm Time Aside Bible study at Mary Horobin’s House
3.30pm After School Drop In
6.30pm Holy Communion
6.30pm Youth Committee meeting

Friday 19th
6.00pm Friday Night Special
8.00pm Weekend Women

Sunday 21st
10.00am Holy Communion
2.30pm Cafe Church Belthorn
6.00pm Evening Service

There will be a leaders’ meeting with a meal in the church lounge on Monday at 7.00pm. Later in the week Weekend Women will meet on Friday after Friday Night Special.


At St James’ Over Darwen…
Sunday 14th January
4.00pm Family Special Service

Tuesday 16th

9.00am School assembly in church
9.30am Prayer meeting
10.00am Bible Study
6.00pm Rainbows and Brownies in the nursery school

Wednesday 17th
11.30am Traditional Communion with Lunch

Friday 19th
9.30am Toddle Tots Playgroup in church

Sunday 21st
4.00pm Family Special Service

We are looking to start a Friday Special Afternoon at Over Darwen similar to the one we have at Lower Darwen. If you can help in any way with this, there is a meeting on Friday 26th Jan at 4,00pm which is the planned start time.


And at St Paul’s Hoddlesden…
Sunday 14th January
10.00am Holy Communion

Saturday 20th
10.00am Coffee Morning at the Carus Centre

Sunday 21st
10.00am Morning Service “Worshipping transforms our ordinary lives”

What’s On at the Three Churches… Sunday 7th January

January 7, 2018
07 Jan 2018

Here’s what’s on for the week ahead at St James’ Lower Darwen, St Paul’s Hoddlesden and St James’ Over Darwen. #threechurches Today (Sunday 7th January) is when our brothers and sisters in the Orthodox Faith celebrate Christmas Day, so if you want to do it all again head to Russia or Greece! Here though it’s over for another year so school and regular weekly activities are back on as normal.

At St James’ Lower Darwen…
Sunday 7th January
10.00am Holy Communion
6.00pm Celtic Service

Monday 8th
9.00 am School Assembly in church – parents welcome – bacon butties and tea/coffee afterwards
1.30pm Toddle About in church
7.00pm Exercise class in church

Tuesday 9th
5.30pm & 7.30pm Slimming World in church

Wednesday 10th
10.00am Art Group in the church lounge
3.30pm After School Drop In
6.30pm Holy Communion

Thursday 11th
12.00 Young At Heart in church

Friday 12th
6.00pm Friday Night Special

Sunday 14th
10.00am Holy Communion
6.00pm Celtic Service


At St James’ Over Darwen…
Sunday 7th January
4.00pm Family Special Service

Tuesday 9th
9.30am Prayer meeting
10.00am Bible Study
6.00pm Rainbows and Brownies in the nursery school

Wednesday 10th
11.30am Traditional Communion with Lunch

Friday 12th
9.30am Toddle Tots Playgroup in church

Sunday 14th
4.00pm Family Special Service


And at St Paul’s Hoddlesden…
Sunday 7th January
10.00am Holy Communion

Saturday 13th
10.00am Coffee Morning at the Carus Centre

Sunday 14th
10.00am Morning Service “Worshipping offers us new insights”

What’s On at the Three Churches… at Christmas

December 25, 2017
25 Dec 2017

Here’s what’s on for the week ahead at St James’ Lower Darwen, St Paul’s Hoddlesden and St James’ Over Darwen. Many thanks to everyone who’s helped with and supported our events this Christmas and may the Peace of the Lord be with all who read this. #threechurches

At St James’ Lower Darwen…
Christmas Eve
10.00am All Age Service
3.00pm Barn Service at Belthorn
6.00pm Christingle Service
11.30pm Midnight Service at St Paul’s Hoddlesden

Christmas Day
10.00am Family Communion

Tuesday 26th 
5.30pm & 7.30pm Slimming World in church

Sunday 31st
10.00am Holy Communion

Please note that there will be no evening services on Wednesday 27th or Sunday 31st.


At St James’ Over Darwen…
Christmas Eve
4.00pm Family Special Service
11.30pm Midnight Service at St Paul’s Hoddlesden

Wednesday 20th
11.30am Traditional Communion with Lunch

There will be no service on Sunday 31st January


And at St Paul’s Hoddlesden…
Christmas Eve
10.00am Holy Communion
4.00pm Christingle Service for families
11.30pm Midnight Service for all three churches

Saturday 30th
10.00am Coffee Morning at the Carus Centre

Sunday 31st
10.00am Morning Service

What’s On at the Three Churches… Sunday 17th December

December 17, 2017
17 Dec 2017

Here’s what’s on for the week ahead at St James’ Lower Darwen, St Paul’s Hoddlesden and St James’ Over Darwen. #threechurchesChristmas Day in Lower Darwen

The Christmas Tree Festival is underway with the Christmas Events Lists for each church at the end of each notice sheet. (view or download – opens in new window). There’s lots happening so try to get along to as much as you can. Above all – a Happy Christmas to All who are reading this!

At St James’ Lower Darwen…
Sunday 17th December
10.00am Holy Communion
2.00pm Cafe Church Belthorn
6.00pm Carol Service at Roman Road Library

Monday 18th
9.00 am School Assembly in church – parents welcome – bacon butties and tea/coffee afterwards
10.00am Children’s Schools Spirituality Morning
1.30pm Afternoon Tea in church
6.00pm Messy Church children’s event in church

Tuesday 19th
5.30pm & 7.30pm Slimming World in church

Wednesday 20th
10.00am Art Group in the church lounge
3.30pm After School Drop In
6.00pm Alternative Carol Service in church by St James’ School

Christmas Eve
10.00am All Age Service
3.00pm Barn Service at Belthorn
6.00pm Christingle Service
11.30pm Midnight Service at St Paul’s Hoddlesden

Today is the carol service at Roman Road Library so there’s no evening service at Lower Darwen. Here are the Christmas events for the rest of the week at St James Lower Darwen


At St James’ Over Darwen…
Sunday 17th December
4.00pm Christingle Service

Tuesday 19th
10.15am Funeral of Amy Pickering in church
12.15pm Funeral of Kenneth Lowe in church
2.00pm Christmas Afternoon Tea
6.00pm Rainbows and Brownies in the nursery school

Wednesday 20th
11.30am Traditional Communion with Lunch

Friday 22nd
9.30am Toddle Tots Playgroup in church
2.00pm All Things Christmassy

Christmas Eve
4.00pm Family Special Service
11.30pm Midnight Service at St Paul’s Hoddlesden

Here are the Christmas Events for St James Over Darwen


And at St Paul’s Hoddlesden…
Sunday 17th December
10.00am All Age Service with children from schoolChristmas Midnight Service

Saturday 23rd
10.00am Coffee Morning at the Carus Centre

Christmas Eve
10.00am Holy Communion
4.00pm Christingle Service for families
11.30pm Midnight Service for all three churches

Here are the Christmas events for St Pauls Hoddlesden

What’s On at the Three Churches… Sunday 10th December

December 10, 2017
10 Dec 2017

Here’s what’s on for the week ahead at St James’ Lower Darwen, St Paul’s Hoddlesden and St James’ Over Darwen. #threechurches

The Christmas Tree Festival starts this week and the updated Christmas Events Lists can now be seen for each church by following the Christmas Events at St James Lower Darwenlink at the end of each notice sheet. (view or download – opens in new window).

At St James’ Lower Darwen…
Sunday 10th December
10.00am All Age Worship
6.00pm Celtic Holy Communion

Monday 11th
9.00 am School Assembly in church – parents welcome – bacon butties and tea/coffee afterwards

1.00pm St James’ School Nativity in church
7.00pm Exercise class in church

Tuesday 12th
1.00pm St James’ School Nativity in church
5.30pm & 7.30pm Slimming World in church
6.00pm St James’ School Nativity in church

Wednesday 13th
10.00am Art Group in the church lounge
3.30pm After School Drop In
7.00pm Worship band practice

Thursday 14th
9.00am – 9.00pm Setting up of Christmas trees

Friday 15th
9.00am – 4.00pm Setting up of Christmas trees
6.00pm Christmas Unwrapped – Friday Night Special

Saturday 16th
6.00pm Sing Out Christmas

Sunday 17th
10.00am Holy Communion
2.00pm Cafe Church Belthorn
6.00pm Carol Service at Roman Road Library

From Thursday we’ll be setting up the Christmas trees in church and the events begin with Friday Night Special’s Christmas party – tickets are free from the church office. Next Sunday is the carol service at Roman Road Library which will be a great night – there’s no evening service at Lower Darwen that night. Here are the Christmas events for St James Lower Darwen


At St James’ Over Darwen…
Sunday 10th December
4.00pm Family Special Service

Tuesday 12th
6.00pm Rainbows and Brownies in the nursery school

Wednesday 13th
11.30am Traditional Communion with Lunch

Friday 15th
9.30am Toddle Tots Playgroup in church

Sunday 17th
4.00pm Christingle Service

Next Sunday there will be a Christingle service at 4.00pm. Here are the Christmas Events for St James Over Darwen


And at St Paul’s Hoddlesden…
Sunday 10th December
10.00am All Age Carol Service with Holy Communion followed by a light lunch

Tuesday 12th
8.00pm Carols in the Ranken with light supper

Saturday 16th
10.00am Coffee Morning at the Carus Centre

Sunday 17th
10.00am All Age Worship

There will also be a Carols in the  Ranken service with supper provided on Tuesday evening. Here are the Christmas events for St Pauls Hoddlesden

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