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What’s On at the Three Churches… Sunday 15th April

April 16, 2018
16 Apr 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 15th April
1o.00am Holy Communion
6.00pm Celtic Service
7.00pm Youth Church

Monday 16th
9.00am School Assembly in church
1.30pm St James’ Stay and Play in church
5.30pm and 6.30pm Rainbows and Brownies in school
6.30pm Exercise class in church

Tuesday 17th
5.30pm & 7.30pm Slimming World in church

Wednesday 18th
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
5.30pm Youth group in the upper room run by Higher Croft
6.30pm Midweek Communion
7.00pm AGM meeting

Thursday 19th
6.00pm PTFA meeting
7.00pm Discipleship course in church

Friday 20th
6.00pm Friday Night Special in church

Sunday 22nd
10.00am All Age Worship
6.00pm Celtic Holy Communion
7.00pm Youth Church


At St James’ Over Darwen…
Sunday 15th April
11.15am Holy Communion Service

Tuesday 17th
6.00pm Rainbows and Brownies in the nursery school

Wednesday 18th
11.30am Midweek Communion

Friday 20th
3.30pm until 5.30pm Friday Special

Sunday 22nd
11.15am All Age Worship
12.00 Baptism of Max White


And at St Paul’s Hoddlesden…
Sunday 15th April
10.00am All Age Worship

Tuesday 17th
7.30pm Pastoral Meeting at Hoddlesden Vicarage

Saturday 21st
10.00am Coffee Morning at the Carus Centre

Sunday 22nd
10.00am Holy Communion

What’s On at the Three Churches… Sunday 8th April

April 8, 2018
08 Apr 2018

Here’s what’s on for the week ahead at St James’ Lower Darwen, St Paul’s Hoddlesden and St James’ Over Darwen. School is back on Monday so our regular weekly events return while Young at Heart will meet for a meal on Thursday. We are looking to give every baptism family a children’s bible as a present from church so if you can help by sponsoring a bible (the cost is just £4.29) this will hopefully help a child to keep learning about the love of Jesus after baptism and not to lose their way as many sadly do. Please speak to Alice if you can help.  #threechurches 

Finally Easter is over for us but our brothers and sisters in Russia, Greece, Serbia and the other Orthodox nations celebrated the Resurrection today a week later than we did. Happy Easter! Pascha!

At St James’ Lower Darwen…
Sunday 8th April
1o.00am All Age Worship
6.00pm Celtic Holy Communion

Monday 9th
9.00am School Assembly in church
1.30pm St James’ Stay and Play in church
5.30pm and 6.30pm Rainbows and Brownies in school
6.30pm Exercise class in church
7.00pm Leaders’ meeting

Tuesday 10th
5.30pm & 7.30pm Slimming World in church
7.30pm Friday Night Special meeting in church

Wednesday 11th
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
7.30pm House Groups meet

Thursday 12th
12.00 Young at Heart meal in church lounge

Friday 13th
6.00pm Friday Night Special in church

Sunday 15th
10.00am Holy Communion
6.00pm Cafe Church Evening Prayer Service


At St James’ Over Darwen…
Sunday 8th April
11.15am All Age Worship

Tuesday 10th
6.00pm Rainbows and Brownies in the nursery school

Wednesday 11th
11.30am Midweek Communion

Friday 13th
4.00pm Friday Special planning meeting

Sunday 15th
11.15am Holy Communion Service


And at St Paul’s Hoddlesden…
Sunday 8th April
10.00am Service of the Word led by Mike and Sue with Sunday Club and Creche.

Tuesday 10th
7.30pm Pastoral Meeting at Hoddlesden Vicarage

Saturday 14th
10.00am Coffee Morning at the Carus Centre

Sunday 15th
10.00am All Age Worship
11.15am Annual Meeting after the service

What’s On at the Three Churches for Holy Week

March 26, 2018
26 Mar 2018

Here’s what’s on for Holy Week at St James’ Lower Darwen, St Paul’s Hoddlesden and St James’ Over Darwen. #threechurches #Easter

At St James’ Lower Darwen…
Sunday 25th March
10.00am All Age Worship
11.00am Walk of Witness
6.00pm Cafe Church Evening Prayer Service

7.00pm Youth Church in the Upper Room

Monday 26th
9.00am – 8.00pm Church will be open for prayer

Tuesday 27th
9.00am – 3.00pm Church will be open for prayer
5.30pm & 7.30pm Slimming World in church

Wednesday 28th
10.00am Art Group in the church lounge
2.00pm Time Aside Bible study at Mary Horobin’s House
6.30pm Midweek Communion
7.15pm Lent Course in The Upper Room

Thursday 29th
6.30pm Maundy Thursday service

Good Friday
11.00am Walk of the Cross service
12.00 noon Fish and chips in church lounge
1.00pm Walk to St James’ Over Darwen
2.30pm Quiet meditation at the Cross at St James’ Over Darwen

Easter Sunday
10.00am He is Risen!
12.00 noon Baptism of Oakley Fleming-Wignall
2.00pm Family fun on the Miliennium Green at Hoddlesden
7.00pm Gentle Praise Service


At St James’ Over Darwen…
Sunday 25th March
11.15am Holy Communion Service

Tuesday 27th
6.00pm Rainbows and Brownies in the nursery school

Wednesday 28th
11.30am Midweek Communion

Good Friday 
2.30pm Quiet meditation at the Cross

Easter Saturday 31st
4.00pm Easter Service and egg hunt

Easter Sunday 
11.15am He is Risen!


And at St Paul’s Hoddlesden…
Sunday 25th March
10.00am Holy Communion

Saturday 31st
10.00am Coffee Morning at the Carus Centre

Easter Sunday 
10.00am Easter Holy Communion and lunch
2.00pm Family fun on the Milennium Green

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

March 17, 2018
17 Mar 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 

And here are the events for Easter and beyond…

At St James’ Lower Darwen…
Sunday 18th March
1o.00am Holy Communion
11.00am Matilda’s lunch fundraising event in church
2.30pm Cafe Church Belthorn
6.00pm Cafe Style evening prayer service
7.00pm Youth Church in the Upper Room

Monday 19th
9.00am School Assembly in church
1.30pm St James’ Stay and Play in church
5.30pm and 6.30pm Rainbows and Brownies in school
6.30pm Fit Camp exercise class in church

Tuesday 20th
5.30pm & 7.30pm Slimming World in church

Wednesday 21st
10.00am Art Group in the church lounge
1.00pm St James’School enrichment afternoon in church
2.00pm Time Aside Bible study at Mary Horobin’s House
3.30pm After School Drop In
6.30pm Midweek Communion
7.15pm Lent Course in The Upper Room

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

Friday 23rd
6.00pm Friday Night Special in church

Saturday 24th 
11.00am Family Day at Roman Road Library

Sunday 25th
10.00am All Age Worship
11.00am Walk of Witness
6.00pm Cafe Church Evening Prayer Service


At St James’ Over Darwen…
Sunday 18th March
11.15am Morning Prayer 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 Friday Special Service

Sunday 25th
11.15am Holy Communion Service


And at St Paul’s Hoddlesden…
Sunday 18th March
10.00am All Age Worship

Tuesday 20th
7.30pm Pastoral Meeting at Hoddlesden Vicarage

Saturday 24th
10.00am Coffee Morning at the Carus Centre

Sunday 25th
10.00am Holy Communion

What’s On at the Three Churches… Sunday 25th February

February 28, 2018
28 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 25th February
12.00 Baptism of Arlo-Drae Cooke
6.00pm Holy Communion
7.00pm Youth Church

Monday 26th
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 27th
9.00am St James; School training day in church
5.30pm & 7.30pm Slimming World in church

Wednesday 28th
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

Thursday 1st March
3.15pm St James’ Gym Club in church
6.30pm Discipleship and Ministry course in the Upper Room

Friday 2nd
6.00pm Friday Night Special in church

Sunday 4th
10.00am Holy Communion
6.00pm Celtic Service


At St James’ Over Darwen…
Sunday 25th February
4.00pm Family Special Service

Tuesday 27th
6.00pm Rainbows and Brownies in the nursery school

Wednesday 28th
11.30am Midweek Communion

Friday 2nd March
9.30pm Toddle Tots playgroup in church

Sunday 4th
11.15am >>New<< Morning Prayer Service
12.00 Baptism of Ashton Fallon and Hattie-Leigh Hayes


And at St Paul’s Hoddlesden…
Sunday 25th February
10.00am Holy Communion

Tuesday 27th
7.30pm Mothers’ Union AGM at St Paul’s school

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

Sunday 4th
10.00am All Age Worship

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 24th
10.00am Coffee Morning at the Carus Centre

Sunday 25th
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”

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