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What’s on next week June 9th

June 9, 2019
09 Jun 2019

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 June 9th

  • 10.00am  All Age Worship
  • 12.00 noon Baptism of Louie Talbot
  • 7.00pm Youth Church in Upper Room
  • 7.30pm Thy Kingdom Come Beacon Service at Blackburn Cathedral

Monday 10th

  • 9.00am School assembly in church
  • 1.00pm St James Stay and Play in church
  • 5.30pm &6.30pm Rainbows & Brownies in school
  • 6.30pm Exercise class in church.

Tuesday 11th

  • 2.30pm Time Aside in Training Unit
  • 5.00pm & 7.00pm Slimming World in church

Wednesday 12th

  • 3.30pm After School Drop In
  • 6.30pm Midweek Communion
  • 7.00pm M:Power in Training in church

Thursday 13th

  • 9.30am Nurtured by Hand Baby Massage in Upper Room.
  • 12.00pm Young at Heart meal in church

Friday 14th

  • 6.00pm Friday Night Special
  • 2.30pm After School Drop In

Saturday 15th

  • 10.00am M:Power Training Day at church


Sunday 16th

  • 10.00am Holy Communion
  • 11.30am Pop Up Church at Roman Road Library
  • 7.00pm Youth church in Upper Room

 

At St James’ Over Darwen…

Sunday June 9th

  • 11.15am Holy Communion

Monday 10th

  • 9.30am Prayer meeting in church

Tuesday 11th

  • 6.00pm Rainbows & Brownies in church

Wednesday 12th

  • 11.30am Midweek Communion

Friday 14th

  • 9.30pm Toddle Tots in church
  • 3.30pm Friday Special in church

Sunday 16th

  • 11.15am Family Service

 

And at St Paul’s Hoddlesden…

Sunday June 9th

  • 10.00am Family communion with children’s groups and creche

PENTECOST – Starting with the Spirit

Monday 10th

  • 7.00pm Evening Service at the Reach
  • 7.30pm PCC in the Reach

Tuesday 11th

  • 6.30pm Fundraising Team meeting at the Rankin

Sunday 16th

  • 10.00am Fathers’ Day celebration

What’s on for the week ahead… Sunday June 2nd

May 31, 2019
31 May 2019

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 June 2nd

  • 10.00am  Holy Communion
  • 11.30-1.30 Pop-up Church Roman Road Library

Monday 3rd

  • 1.00pm St James Stay and Play in church.
  • 6.30pm Exercise class in church.

Wednesday 5th

  • 3.30pm After School Drop In.
  • 6.30pm Midweek Communion.
  • 7.00pm M:Power in Training in church.
  • 7.30pm Deanery Synod meeting in church.

Thursday 8th

  • 9.30am Nurtured by Hand Baby Massage in Upper Room.
  • 12.00pm Deanery Chapter meeting in church.

Friday 7th

  • 3.30pm Youth Club in Upper Room.
  • 6.00pm Friday Night Special

Sunday 9th

  • 10.00am All Age Worship
  • 7.00pm Youth church in Upper Room

 

At St James’ Over Darwen…

Sunday June 2nd

  • 11.15am All Age Worship.

Monday 3rd

  • 9.30am Prayer meeting in church.

Wednesday 5th

  • 11.30am Midweek Communion

Friday 31st

  • 9.30pm Toddle Tots in Church

Sunday 9th

  • 11.15am Holy Communion

 

And at St Paul’s Hoddlesden…

Sunday June 2nd

  • 10.00am All Age Worship in School

Tuesday 4th

  • 10.30am Knit & Natter at the Reach.

Saturday 8th

  • 8.30am Men’s Breakfast at the Reach.

Sunday 9th

  • 10.00am Communion Service in school

What’s On for the Week Ahead… Sunday 26th May

May 24, 2019
24 May 2019

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 May 26th

  • 10.00am  All Age Worship
  • 7.00-8.30pm Youth Church in Upper Room

Tuesday 28th

  • 5.00pm & 7.00pm Slimming World in church.

Wednesday 29th

  • 6.30pm Midweek Communion

Friday 31st

  • 7.30pm Weekend Women meal at Dog Inn

Sunday 2nd June

  • 10.00am Holy Communion
  • 11.30am Pop Up Church at Roman Road library

 

At St James’ Over Darwen…

Sunday May 26th

  • 11.15am Holy Communion

Wednesday 29th

  • 11.30am Midweek Communion

Sunday 2nd June 

  • 11.15am All Age Worship

 

And at St Paul’s Hoddlesden…

Sunday May 26th

  • 10.00am Holy Communion Service in School

Sunday 2nd June

  • 10.00am all Age Worship
  • 6.00pm Holy Communion at The Reach

What’s on for the week ahead … Sunday 19th May

May 19, 2019
19 May 2019

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

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At St James’ Lower Darwen…

Sunday May 19th

  • 10.00am  Holy Communion
  • 11.30-1.30 Pop-up Church Roman Road Library
  • 7.00-8.30pm Youth Church in Upper Room

Monday 20th

  • 9.00am School assembly in church.
  • 1.00pm St James Stay and Play in church.
  • 5.30pm & 6.30pm Rainbows and Brownies in school.
  • 6.30pm Exercise class in church.

Tuesday 21st

  • 5.00pm & 7.00pm Slimming World in church.

Wednesday 22nd

  • 1.00pm St James’ School enrichment day
  • 3.30pm After School Drop In.
  • 6.30pm Midweek Communion.
  • 7.00pm M:Power in Training unit.

Thursday 23rd

  • 9.30am Nurtured by Hand Baby Massage in Upper Room.

Friday 24th

  • 6.00pm Friday Night Special

Sunday 26th

  • 10.00am All Age Worship
  • 7.00pm Youth church in Upper Room

 

At St James’ Over Darwen…

Sunday May 19th

  • 11.15am All Age Worship.

Monday 20th

  • 9.30am Prayer meeting in church.

Tuesday 21st

  • 6.00pm Rainbows and Brownies in church.

Wednesday 22nd

  • 11.30am Midweek Communion

Friday 24th

  • 3.30pm Friday Special in Church

Sunday 26th

  • 11.15am Holy Communion

 

And at St Paul’s Hoddlesden…

Sunday May 19th

  • 10.00am Family Service in School

Monday 20th 

  • 3.30-5.00pm Messy Church at the Reach
  • 7.00pm Evening service at the Reach

Tuesday 21st

  • 6.30pm PTFA in the Rankin Arms

Sunday 26th

  • 10.00am Communion Service in school

What’s On at the Three Churches… Sunday May 19

January 25, 2019
25 Jan 2019

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 May 19th

  • 10.00am  Holy Communion
  • 11.30-1.30 Pop-up Church Roman Road Library
  • 7.00-8.30pm Youth Group

Monday 20th

  • 9.00am School assembly in church.
  • 1.00pm St James Stay and Play in church.
  • 5.30pm & 6.30pm Rainbows and Brownies in school.
  • 6.30pm Exercise class in church.

Tuesday 21st

  • 5.00pm & 7.00pm Slimming World in church.

Wednesday 22nd

  • 2.00pm Time Aside Bible Study in the Training Unit.
  • 3.30pm After School Drop In.
  • 6.30pm Midweek Communion.
  • 7.00pm M:Power in Training unit.

Thursday 23rd

  • 9.30am Nurtured by Hand Baby Massage in Upper Room.

Friday 24th

  • 3.30pm Local Conversation Youth Group in Upper Room.
  • 6.00pm Friday Night Special

Sunday 26th

  • 10.00am Worship

 

At St James’ Over Darwen…

Sunday May 19th

  • 11.15am All Age Worship.

Monday 20th

  • 9.30am Prayer meeting in church.

Tuesday 29th

  • 6.00pm Rainbows and Brownies in church.

Wednesday 21st

  • 11.30am Midweek Communion

Friday 22nd

  • 9.30am Toddle Tots in church
  • 3.30pm Friday Special in Church

Sunday 26th

  • 11.15am All Age Worship

 

And at St Paul’s Hoddlesden…

Sunday May 19th

  • 10.00am Family Service in School

Monday 20th 

  • 7.00pm Evening Service t the Reach

Saturday 25th

  • 10.00am Coffee Morning at the Carus Centre.

Sunday 26th

  • 10.00am All Age Worship.

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November 27, 2018
27 Nov 2018

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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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