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What’s On at the Three Churches… Sunday 2nd December

December 4, 2018
04 Dec 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 2nd 

  • 10.00am Holy Communion
  • 11.30am Café Church at Roman Road Library
  • 12.00pm Baptism of Elijah James Georgy
  • 6.00pm Advent Evening Service
  • 7.00pm Youth Church

Monday 3rd

  • 9.00am School assembly in church
  • 1.30pm St James Stay and Play in church
  • 5.30pm & 6.30pm Rainbows and Brownies in School
  • 6.30pm Exercise class in church.
  • 7.00pm PCC Meeting in church.

Tuesday 4th

  • 9.00am Headteachers and Deputy Headteachers Induction Programme in church.
  • 1.00pm School Dress Rehearsal in Church.
  • 5.00pm & 7.00pm Slimming World in church.

Wednesday 5th

  • 10.00am Art Group in the church lounge.
  • 2.00pm Time Aside Bible Study in the Training Unit.
  • 3.30pm After School Drop in.
  • 6.00pm Senior Youth Group in the upper room – run by Local Conversations Higher Croft.
  • 6.30pm Midweek Communion.

Friday 7th 

  • 1.00pm School Dress Rehearsal in church.
  • 6.00pm Friday Night Special.

Sunday 9th 

  • 10.00am All Age Worship
  • 6.00pm Advent Evening service.
  • 7.00pm Youth Church

At St James’ Over Darwen…

Sunday 2nd 

  • 11.15am All Age Worship

Monday 3rd 

  • 9.30am Prayer meeting in church.

Tuesday 4th

  • 6.00pm Rainbows and Brownies in church

Wednesday 5th

  • 11.30am Midweek Communion Service.

Sunday 9th

  • 11.15am Holy Communion

And at St Paul’s Hoddlesden…

Sunday 2nd 

  • 10.00am All Age Worship

Monday 3rd 

  • 7.00pm PCC Meeting at the Vicarage.

Saturday 8th 

  • 10.00am Coffee Morning at the Carus Centre.

Sunday 9th 

  • 10.00am Holy Communion
  • 11.00am Christmas Fair at St Paul’s Hoddlesden.

ROMAN ROAD YOUTH CLUB!

November 27, 2018
27 Nov 2018

COME DOWN TO ROMAN ROAD LIBRARY FOR friday clubYOUTH CLUB EVERY FRIDAY!!! 

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

November 22, 2018
22 Nov 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 

  • 10.00am All Age Worship
  • 11.30am Café Church at Roman Road Library
  • 12.00pm Baptism of Scarlett Rose Williams
  • 7.00pm Youth Church

Monday 26th 

  • 9.00am School assembly in church
  • 1.30pm St James Stay and Play in church
  • 5.30pm & 6.30pm Rainbows and Brownies in School
  • 6.30pm Exercise class in church.

Tuesday 27th 

  • 1.00pm School Dress Rehearsal in Church.
  • 5.00pm & 7.00pm Slimming World in church.

Wednesday 28th

  • 10.00am Art Group in the church lounge.
  • 1.00pm School Dress Rehearsal in Church.
  • 2.00pm Time Aside Bible Study in the Training Unit.
  • 3.30pm After School Drop in.
  • 6.00pm Senior Youth Group in the upper room – run by Local Conversations Higher Croft.
  • 6.30pm Midweek Communion.

Thursday 29th 

  • 9.30am-2.30pm Nurtured by hand in upper room.

Friday 30th 

  • 6.00pm Friday Night Special.

Sunday 2nd December

  • 10.00am Holy Communion
  • 12.00pm Baptism of Elijah James Georgy
  • 7.00pm Youth Church

At St James’ Over Darwen…

Sunday 25th 

  • 11.15am All Age Worship

Monday 26th 

  • 9.30am Prayer meeting in church.

Tuesday 27th 

  • 6.00pm Rainbows and Brownies in church

Wednesday 28th 

  • 11.30am Midweek Communion Service.

Friday 130th 

  • 3.30pm Friday Special in church

Sunday 2nd December 

  • 11.15am Holy Communion

And at St Paul’s Hoddlesden…

Sunday 25th 

  • 10.00am Family Communion.

Thursday 29th 

  • 2.00pm Bible Study

Saturday 1st December 

  • 10.00am Coffee Morning at the Carus Centre.

Sunday 2nd 

  • 10.00am All Age Worship/Picnic Service. Moses.

Blackburn Leadership Hub – Community based Urban Evangelist

November 22, 2018
22 Nov 2018

Please note that the closing date for this position is December 1st 2018.

Post Introduction

Purpose:

  • To make Christ known to the residents of urban estates
  • To make new disciples and support new congregations
  • To place the Church at the centre of the community through effective engagement
  • To be part of a team that pioneers new methods in discerning, forming and supporting lay leaders from and for urban parishes across the Diocese
  • To train and support ordinands,
  • To share lessons learned and good practice with the wider church

Main Responsibilities

Within the Parishes of Over Darwen:

  • Relating theology and the person and teaching of Jesus to modern life and communicating the good news to urban people in a real and authentic way.
  • Working with the Leadership Team in devising plans and strategies for mission and growth across the Parishes and in particular leading the development and implementation of an Outer Estate Ministry action plan that places the Church at the centre of the community
  • Making new disciples for Jesus Christ and working with clergy and lay leaders to grow congregations and regenerate Christian life across the parishes
  • Developing relevant community-based programmes and activities which may include outreach work, youth ministry and evangelistic activities
  • Working with the clergy team to build and maintain effective links to local schools
  • Sharing in teaching and preaching and (where appropriate) worship leading
  • Contributing to a close-knit and mutually supportive team and being part of the praying and worshipping life of the Churches
  • Meeting targets set out by the Outer Estates Programme Board including the production of progress reports within pre-agreed timescales
  • Required to reside in urban estates area to enable relationships to build and become accessible to residents.
  • To hold meetings, groups and training sessions in the property that is provided, which is a location that is central to urban residents.

 

Within the Diocese 

  • Supporting and advising clergy from the 20% most deprived parishes in discerning lay vocations and potential lay leaders
  • Forming and calling cohorts of potential lay leaders from around the Diocese
  • Pioneering, developing and delivering a contextually appropriate lay leadership formation programme
  • Training and supporting networks of volunteer mentors to assist in this
  • Supporting participants in discerning future ministries after participation in the programme
  • Supervising ordinands on long, short, full time and part time placements
  • Maintaining records and statistics as agreed

General:

  • Attending to one’s personal growth as a disciple of Jesus Christ
  • Networking with others involved in estates evangelism and pioneering
  • Engaging in continued personal professional development

Please see the link below to see more information about this role and to apply!

https://www.cofepathways.org/members/modules/job/detail.php?record=544

 

 

Blackburn Leadership Hub are looking for a Community based Urban Evangelist

May 31, 2018
31 May 2018

Following a successful application to the Strategic Development Fund, and appointment of one urban evangelist, the Diocese of Blackburn is seeking to appoint a second lay or ordained Urban Evangelist who will be the lead tutor and practitioner in an innovative approach to urban mission, M:Power, a School of Urban Leadership. They will be responsible for training lay and ordained leaders in ministry and evangelism and will do so contextually by assisting in the renewal of church life in estates parishes in Blackburn. The postholder will be based in the Parish under the oversight of the Incumbent but will also relate closely to the staff team of the College of St Mellitus NW who are key partners in the project.

 

https://pathways.churchofengland.org/jobs/job/Blackburn-Leadership-Hub-Community-based-Urban-Evangelist/544

 

 

For twitter:

 

The Diocese of Blackburn is seeking to appoint a second lay or ordained Urban Evangelist who will be the lead tutor and practitioner in an innovative approach to urban mission. They will be responsible for training lay and ordained leaders in ministry and evangelism and will do so contextually by assisting in the renewal of church life in estates parishes in Blackburn and will be based in the Parish of Lower Darwen.

https://pathways.churchofengland.org/jobs/job/Blackburn-Leadership-Hub-Community-based-Urban-Evangelist/544

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