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May 2013

News from Bolton-le-Sands, Nether Kellet and Christ Church (United Reformed) Parish Magazine | ÂŁ1 The Parish AGM

Pentecost Sunday

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Community Christ Church United Reformed Church Rev’d Y Burns - Minister Mr G Shaw - Treasurer Mrs M Park - Secretary Old Boys’ Free Grammar School Mrs Joan Baker

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Trefoil Guild Judith Spotswood 736929 Thwaite Brow Woods Consevation Project Mrs L. Belcher Women’s Institute Mrs Hazel Short

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Lune Valley Keep Fit Organisation Sheila Stockdale


Men’s Group Mr Keith Budden


Bowling Club Mr Geoff Forrest - Secretary


Cricket Club Mr Mike Clarkson - Secretary


Tennis Club Mrs Pam Holding - President


Bolton-le-Sands & District Floral and Horticultural Society Mrs Margaret Carter


2nd Bolton-le-Sands Scout Group Debra Thackrah - Cub Leader 07900 803139 Dave Squirrell - Scout Leader 07811 274452 Bolton-le-Sands Guides Catherine Spreckley - Guide Leader 07708 275582 Bolton- le-Sands Brownies Rachel Shaw - Brownie Leader 01524732726

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Worship at Holy Trinity Sunday 8.00am 10.30am 3.00pm Wednesday


Holy Eucharist Holy Eucharist Liturgy of Healing

(every 2nd Sunday in the month)

Holy Eucharist

First Friday Worship The first Friday of each month at Holy Trinity at 7.30pm – followed by refreshments and fellowship. Details of services are displayed on the outside notice board, and are given in The Link each Sunday. Worship at St Mark’s Nether Kellet Sundays 9.00am First Sunday Holy Eucharist - Common Worship Second Sunday Morning Prayer Third Sunday Holy Eucharist - Book of Common Prayer Fourth Sunday Morning Prayer Fifth Sunday Morning Prayer Worship at Christ Church United Reformed Church 5th 10.00am Rev G Lear Flowers from - Flower Fund 12th 10.00am Rev Y Burns Flowers from - Flower Fund 19th 10.00am Rev G Barton Flowers from - Mrs J Jones 26th 10.00am Rev Y Burns Flowers from - B and J Morris 2nd June 10.00am Rev G Lear Flowers from - Flower Fund

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Dear all... All three churches of Bolton-le-Sands, Holy Trinity, St Mary’s, and Christ Church are working together for a celebration of the birthday of the church on Sunday 19th May. This day is Pentecost and we want you all to come to the Community Centre for an afternoon of celebration with crafts, worship, tea and scones. There will be lots to do for children and adults alike. When our churches work together like this, it is a symbol that the Christian faith is alive and well in our community and stronger than people might sometimes think. Although our community has had difficulties and tragedies, we have at work among us and between us the love of God, through Jesus Christ, and in the power of the Holy Spirit, for a future filled with hope for all. Rogation walk – Beating the Bounds in the 21st Century The ancient English practice of “Beating the Bounds” during Rogationtide early in May was a walk by villagers around the boundaries of their parish to mark them out. Although the bounds are now beaten by google maps, we can honour the tradition in an enjoyable way by going for a walk together within the parish. Let’s meet up at 10am on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May outside Holy Trinity Church for about a 2 hour walk. We will do a circular walk within the parish, (back to the Blue Anchor!) staying on public footpaths with some roads, hills, farmland, and muddy bits. We will follow tradition by starting and ending with a prayer for the parish, with a few pauses along the way for a prayer for the land and the farmers, and to give thanks for the beautiful place where we live. Bring stout shoes, children and dogs. Confirmation Service coming soon… Confirmation is when we decide to affirm and renew our baptism promises. For many people confirmation is when we begin to receive bread and wine at Holy Communion. For all of you who have not been confirmed and would like to be, a confirmation service with the bishop is coming up on Sunday 14th July. • If you are an adult or older teenager and would like to be confirmed in July, please email or phone me to let me know, and I’ll organise a few preparation sessions to suit us all beforehand. • If you are in school year 6 or above (and possibly a few from year 5), please give me your details, the preparation sessions for you will be in church on Wednesdays at 5pm for 6 weeks starting on Wednesday 5th June. • If you are not baptised, you can be baptised and confirmed at the same time, or we can organise a separate baptism for you before 14th July. Confirmation is very special and an exciting moment in our Christian journey.


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Our Grateful Thanks…… Over the years many people work tirelessly for the Church carrying out so many jobs behind the scenes. Their unselfish acts of dedication often go unnoticed. Four such members spring to mind as they relinquish office after many years of service. The first person who has for many years carried out such work is Robert Midgley who will retire at the Church’s Annual General Meeting as Treasurer. Robert has quietly and conscientiously carried out his role as Treasurer overseeing the Finances of the Church, as well as carrying out many jobs of maintenance. Replacing light bulbs, mending leaks, clearing paths for weddings and funerals, maintaining the heating boilers and the safety of the graveyards and records, are only a few of the jobs I talk about. He also has carried out with dignity the distribution of the Holy Communion and spent time with those who are housebound who appreciated his visits. Secondly, we remember Kathy Edwards who will step down as Churchwarden after a second term. Kathy has supported so many of us over the years and carried out her work with love, understanding and friendship and possessed the most important listening ear. Kathy has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to maintain a caring and prayerful Church overseeing the needs of our parisheners who not only attend church but those who are house bound. Pastoral care is high on Kathy’s list and those who receive such care I know truly appreciate it. Being a churchwarden is not just a Sunday role and we could not calculate the hours involved that Kathy has given so freely. The third person we remember today is Paul Tolcher who has stepped down as being a Eucharist Assistant after many years of service, a role which started in the Rev Hugh Williams’ time in 1985. Paul has carried out this work in a quiet and respectful manner and allowed the congregation to receive the sacrament in a very meaningful way. And fourthly we remember Ruth Mason who has carried out the role as a St Mark’s officer for over 30 years being responsible for many tasks which she has done quietly and effectively. St Mark’s is a lovely church to worship in, and those of us who have, count it a privilege to do so. Ruth has ensured that services, care of the parishioners, fundraising, writing in the monthly church magazine along with many other tasks, have all been set up and supported unconditionally and all this service has been carried out with love. Words cannot express our gratitude for all this work carried out by these four special people who now step down from their offices. On your behalf I say to Kathy, Robert , Paul and Ruth thank you for your love and support over the years the people of Holy Trinity and Nether Kellet are extremely grateful. Janet Thompson

Thank you...

John and Beryl Williams would like to say a big thank you for the cards and flowers received while John has been in Victoria Hospital Blackpool and especially for the many prayers. He is hoping to be home and much improved by the time you read this.

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Mothers’ Union Update At the beginning of our April meeting, our guest speaker, the Revd Yolande Burns from Christ Church United Reformed, reminded us of something she had learnt from her mother, “Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday, and all is well.” She then gave each one a piece of paper and asked us to write on it, anonymously, something we were worried about. They were collected and kept in a basket until the end of the meeting. Yolande also gave us a small copy of Salvador Dalí’s painting known as “Christ of Saint John of the Cross” as its design is based on a drawing by the 16th century Spanish friar, Saint John of the Cross. It depicts Jesus Christ on the cross in a darkened sky floating over a body of water complete with a boat and fishermen. Although it is a depiction of the crucifixion, it is devoid of nails, blood and a crown of thorns, because, according to Dalí, he was convinced by a dream that these features would mar his depiction of Christ. Yolande had seen the picture in the exhibition “Seeing Salvation” at the National Gallery in 2000, but the painting is now in Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow. Our speaker had chosen words from Psalm 91, including “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty” and said that we, like the Psalmist, are abiding in His shadow and looking down at the world as Jesus is doing in the picture. In Verse 10 we read that “no harm will overtake you” but, as Yolande said to us, in our world we do not always escape evil and

bad things happen to good people. The hope of God as our “refuge and fortress” is offered by the Psalmist, and we trust that the love of his Son will surround us whatever befalls. Yolande told us of words written by a prisoner on the walls of the liberated Dachau: “I believe in the sun; even when it is not shining. And I believe in love; ,even when there’s no one there. I believe in God; even when he is silent. I believe through any trial, there is always a way.” At the close of her talk, Yolande produced a shredder and prayed over all the slips of paper with our worries written on them. She proceeded to shred them – a very powerful image of handing over problems to God and trusting him to deal with them for us, concluding a very enjoyable and inspiring afternoon. The Afternoon Tea in the Village Hall at 2pm on Wednesday 8th May promises the usual mix of a delicious buffet tea with stalls of home-produce, cards, gifts, Tombola and raffle. Tickets are £2 and all are welcome to come and help us raise funds for Mothers’ Union projects at home and abroad. Rose Hoggarth, a long-standing and well respected Indoor member of our branch, died in April and our thoughts and prayers remain with her family. with love and wishing you every blessing, Pam Bentley, Enrolling Member

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Bolton-le-Sands Bowling Club The season is now nicely underway, after a very difficult start for our greenkeeper, who had a delayed start getting the greens ready during wet ground conditions, followed by a very dry spell, which resulted in there being very little grass growth. The club recently hosted The Mike Rigby Open Pairs on Sunday 14th April, which attracted bowlers from within and outside the local area. 32 pairs entered, with several more pairs unable to enter because of the popularity of this annual event. This year we supported a local charity, “Unique Kidz”, and the proceeds from the raffle and catering were donated to make a contribution of £363. The club welcomes new members, with permits available from our Secretary and at Londis Garage on the Coastal Road (Full permits £40, social permits £27). Both competitive and social bowling is available throughout each week. The club has three teams in The Morecambe League with two in The Lancaster League, playing on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. A Ladies’ team plays on Wednesday afternoons, with Veterans’ matches on Monday and Thursday afternoons. During the season there will be social bowling events on the following dates : Sunday 12th May – Bowls drive with barbeque; Sunday 30th June and Sunday 4th August, which will be followed by a Jacob’s Join, and Sunday 15th September, when the event will finish with a hot pot. Both team and social bowlers are encouraged to participate. This year we are hosting two Ladies’ Tournaments, on 29th May and 28th August, as Margaret Coward, one of our members, is the local league President. On Saturday May 11th the J and J Isherwood Competition (A North Lancs and County Over-60’s event) is being held. Entries to Alan Swindlehurst – 01524 824128. Geoff Forrest, Secretary (Contact : 824346)

First Friday

Worship and Fellowship at Holy Trinity on 3rd May, 7.30pm Hymns & Readings & Home-baked Refreshments All Age worship - Everyone welcome!

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Stories for Change ZIMBABWE, Radio Co-operative Nyamapanda, a growth point in Mashonaland East, has been subjected to years of unrest from the Rhodesian war, the civil war in Mozambique, operation Murambatsvina and the recent politically motivated violence. Today it is peaceful but in need of income generating schemes and good governance. The Mayor, having been helped by Christian Aid partner Silveira House in the past, asked them what they could do to help the community flourish. Following years of unsettled political climate, electricity can be erratic, so the radio is the most common form of entertainment. When the radio goes wrong expert repairers are needed fast. So Silveira House set up training in repairing of television and radio for a newly formed cooperative. By creating these self employment opportunities they hope to reduce poverty in the area and make the workers self reliant. Following training from Silveria House this small radio repairs cooperative of four is making great strides. The small room they originally rented is so overcrowded that stock has to be placed on the roof. A pile of old video players sit in the corner ready for them to take parts from each to make working machines. Spares are always a problem so they actively hunt out any electrical goods that are thrown away. Many on these schemes have little understanding of organisational or business skills. After training, the group got their own reconditioned computer and now feel very professional as they are able to print out quotes, invoices and record their transactions. They are earning a living from this venture and it makes them feel great. As well as business training the entire group has attended Silveira House led workshops on coping with the impact of HIV in the workplace and communities. Today, people know about the repairers and come for advice and to bring their broken equipment. The group dream of expanding and want to move into mobile phone repairs and have asked for training on this. Rangarirai said that although the training takes a long time, it is worth it. “We are able to buy the spares we need – now we need a bigger room.�

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Thanks to Commitment for Life churches who are supporting the invaluable work of this Christian Aid partner, Silveira House is giving men, such as Rangarirai, a chance of a better and more productive future. BANGLADESH, Morning Worship with Koli Gram Baptist Church Travelling to church via small lanes and on a narrow rickety boat across a river was an unusual but exciting experience. The paths towards the church were uneven and dangerous especially when the river floods, as it often does. With over 125 families worshipping in the church in this church this means there are around 600 people each Sunday. No wonder they are busy raising the money to pay for the materials to build their own church. Their pastor, a convert from Hinduism 10 years ago, told us the impressive spire, which is already finished, was built so The Church could be seen in the surrounding countryside. Ladies and men sat on separate sides of the church and singing was accompanied by traditional instruments. Here were people determined to make a Faith statement in a ‘secular’ country.

Shining Stars On Red Nose Day the Mothers gave gifts for sale and we also had face painting and fancy dress. Including the day’s admission which we donated also, a sum of £100 was sent to Comic Relief. With thanks to all concerned.

Dates for the Diary 30th April

2.00pm - Ladies Meeting and Tea

1st May

7.00pm - Church A.G.M.

2nd May

12noon - Agape Lunch

3rd May

9.30am - Shining Stars

10th May

9.30am - Shining Stars

12th May

10.00am - Service followed by Lunch in aid of Christian Aid

12th - 18th May


15th May

7.00pm - Elders Meeting

17th May

7.00pm - Elders Meeting

19th May

2.30pm - Pentecost Praise Bolton-le-Sands Community Centre

21st May

7.30pm - Bible Study in the Towers Room

23rd May

9.45am - Community Centre Coffee Morning

24th May

9.30am - Shining Stars

Any changes or additions to be announced

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St. Marks Nether Kellet

I once read this story about a rich father in the United States who took his son to visit a poor family living on a farm in the country. He wanted to get the boy’s views on their lifestyle so different from his own. Back in their luxury home, the father asked his son what he thought of the other family’s way of life. “Well Dad, I saw that we have a dog at home and they have four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of the garden and they have a beautiful creek that has no end. We have electric lamps in the garden and they have stars. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have a whole horizon. Thanks Dad for letting me see how poor we really are.”


The Catholic Women’s League Are pleased to welcome members of Holy Trinity Mothers’ Union to their meeting on Tuesday 7th May (7.00 for 7.30pm) in St. Mary’s Hall, when they will be entertained by The Rainbow Singers, with supper to follow.

St Mary’s Coffee Afternoon Saturday 11th May, from 2.00pm St Mary’s Hall - Admission £1

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Bolton-le-Sands WI Our April meeting began on a sad note, that day there had been an incident in the village and Hazel suggested that as we sang Jerusalem our thoughts should be with the people caught up in this tragic event. The meeting continued then in the usual way, welcoming members and visitors and as we have had several new members this year each was given a short introduction and it was hoped they felt welcome. We had good news of Bolton-le-Sands WI winning a Denman grant which covers a three night stay and all travel costs, this open to all members and the winner will be announced at the next meeting. We are in the process of choosing a Charity for 2013 and in anticipation we have already booked the Leeds Library Touring Company to come and perform `Happy Jack` by John Godber-more to come about this. Our new Groups - the walking group and the craft group seem to be going from strength to strength and the `Big Day` on 21 May will be worth looking out for. If you have a musical talent maybe you would like to join the ones who will be entertaining us at the August meeting. We also hope to organise an outing to Tatton Park for their White Xmas presentation. So there is a lot to look forward to. Our speaker was Ken Dagger, the title of his talk was “My entertaining life” and indeed he entertained in style. He started his career at his local church doing marionettes and progressed throughout his life doing everything from being part of the `whippersnappers` again from his local church, joining a concert party during his national service and `doing the Clubs` in and around Blackpool when this sort of entertainment was in its hey-day. He continued to refine his act to differing circumstances and is still very active in the world of Gilbert and Sullivan. He has done work as an Extra on many TV shows. He ended his talk with a hilarious rendition of a mime to `La Done Mobile` and as they say brought the house down. In members time we heard from two people who had been to Denman on a course entitled `The Top 100 Musicals` they had had an excellent time we enjoyed listening to their talk. Brenda Wood gave a report on the recently held Spring Council Meeting and a very packed and enjoyable evening ended about 9.45. Cheers Marian.

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The Parish AGM The Parish AGM took place on Sunday 14th April. At this meeting, Church Wardens, the PCC, Sidespeople, Eucharistic Ministers and other officers are elected. Reports are received from a number of officers, including the PCC Secretary and Treasurer. A summary of the meeting can be found on the Holy Trinity website : Vicar’s report to the Parish Church’s Annual Meeting 2013 I have been vicar here 6 months now. The life of this church is very vibrant, healthy, prayerful, very open to God. Here in this church there is a strong witness to God at work in this place. It shines out, in people’s lives and in their commitment to the church. Commitment that bubbles over and out from here when things are going well, and commitment that steps up to the mark when it gets difficult. This is a great community, a committed community, a generous community and very open to being used by God in his service. It is not easy having a new vicar. I know. I’ve been a PCC member when it has happened. Things always change, sometimes not fast enough, sometimes not the change we look for. There is a caricature about churches, that they don’t want any change at all, unless it is to turn back the clock. That is not what I have found here in Holy Trinity. I have found a congregation that is open, flexible, and adaptable, with a hunger to get on and get things done; by a lot of people in very many different aspects of the life of the church. In the past here, there has been a lot of good work done, that has fed the roots of this church, in a very healthy way.

Jesus said “I am the vine and you are the branches”. I have noticed that this church is deep rooted, mature and healthy and ready to grow, ready to spread, ready to bear fruit in abundance. However, at times there is an underlying frustration, that some of the structures that we have, that support what so many people do, have begun to feel a bit like thin trellis. They won’t bear the weight of fruit. There has been a lot of work going on to strengthen some of the underlying support. Obvious examples are in the children’s groups, the magazine and the website, looking for a sustainable support for church wardens, sustainable patterns of worship, having the church open in the day, tackling the roof. In the next year we will continue that work, building up the supports. But we also have to look forward. God has blessed this church over many years with a great community, great congregation, great people, disciples with great faith, commitment, skills, experience and spiritual gifts. Between us we are the body of Christ and we have a rich treasure.

But why? Why are we here? What is God using us for? How is God using us, our resources and our gifts? For what? What is our part of God’s ministry and mission in this place and beyond? In the next 6 months I want us to work together on spiritual discernment. A lot of prayer, thought and talking. To discern from amongst us what is the vision that God has for us. What kind of church does God want us to be in 10 years’ time, and how do we get there? What parts of our vine do we need to feed and grow and bring new life to? Let’s think big. If it is God’s vision, and has the power and creativity of God at work in it, it can happen and become a reality for us here. Rev Nancy Goodrich, April 2013 16 | messenger

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Fundraising The Church Coffee Morning on Thursday 4th April 2013 in the Community Centre raised £232.14 for Church funds. A great big thank you to all those who helped on the morning and attended the event.

The Foodbank : May Update Since your wonderful response for Lent we continue to have a steady trickle of a few kilograms a week ofshopping. However, here are a few statistics: In the whole of February we gave out 27 vouchers’ worth of food. After Easter, we gave out 45 vouchers, feeding 87 family members, in one week alone. We started with over 8 tonnes of food. We have given out at least 2.5 tonnes but have received 2 tonnes in donations and with support given to other Foodbanks in the area, our stocks are now well down Can you continue to help and encourage others to do so? Church is open every day for food deliveries to the box at the back. A monthly shopping list is available. Foodbank on Green Street, Morecambe is open on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 10 am. Or phone Sara Severn, 824044 and I can collect. PLEASE NOTE: if clearing your cupboards, check the ‘best before date’. We cannot accept anything with ‘best before’ dates of earlier than June 2013.

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St George’s Day Parade On Sunday 21st April the Uniformed Groups of Bolton-le-Sands met at Brookfield Surgery in order to parade through the village in remembrance of St George. Led by the Union Flag and St George’s Flag, the procession paraded up Main Road to Holy Trinity Church escorted by the Lancaster City Brass Band, whose playing greatly added to the atmosphere. Once the procession reached church, all the Uniformed Groups renewed their promises during the service, following a stirring rendition of Jerusalem by the brass band. Members of the Uniform Groups also led our family service with the readings and prayers. It was a pleasure to welcome the Uniformed Groups into church; and luckily the rain just held off to allow us to remember St George as our, and the Scouting movement’s, patron saint.

Holy Trinity Children’s Church groups Summer Term 2013 Sunday 5th May

Bank Holiday : No meetings

Sunday 12th May

Normal Meetings

Sunday 19th May

10.30am Family Service at Holy Trinity

Sunday 26th May

Half Term Holiday : No Meetings

Sunday 2nd June

Half Term Holiday : No Meetings

Sunday 9th June

Normal meetings

Sunday 16th June 10.30am Family Service at Holy Trinity Sunday 23rd June Normal meetings Sunday 30th June Normal meetings Sunday 7th July

Normal meetings

Sunday 16th July

Normal meetings

Sunday 23rd July

10.00am Holy Eucharist at Holy Trinity

Junior Church

Rock Solid ages 8 to 11

ages 11 to 16

We meet at 10.15am on Sunday mornings at the Old Boys Grammar School, Bolton-leSands.

We meet at 10am on Sunday mornings at Bolton-le-Sands Scout Hut.

We meet at 10am on Sunday mornings at Bolton-le-Sands Scout Hut.

ages 3 to 7

Fun, songs & games

Fun & friendship


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News from the Trefoil Guild At the March meeting of our Trefoil Guild, we ex-Girl Guides were treated to a non-stop story of how a gentleman became the hedgehog man. Don Holroyd was badly hurt when he was attacked by people he was evicting as a court bailiff. His subsequent stays in hospital and the journeys to and from the treatment of his shattered legs, led to an unexpected rescue of a hedgehog which was crossing the road. Having no idea why he got his wife to carry Mrs Tiggywinkle to safety, he asked her to get him books about the species and subsequently worked on the idea and turned half his garden into a sanctuary for maimed and abandoned hedgehogs. Thirty five years later, he has finally retired after rescuing some five and a half thousand animals. Thousands were brought from the Isle of Lewis when a cull was ordered because of them eating birds’ eggs. We were shown A4 size pictures of white hedgehogs and with all his experience, only one true albino with pink eyes. Newly born young are called hoglets, and usually two or three are born as tiny as a thumb nail. Photos of their feet and undersides gave us a detailed anatomy of a creature we only think of as spiny. Although born small they grow rapidly and are abandoned by their parents at six weeks old. It’s tempting to give a hedgehog cows’ milk, but water is better and cat or dog food. Goats’ milk and quails eggs are excellent food, but never any fish. When he came to release his rescued animals they went nation wide as well as locally. Such dedication to his cause had given Don and his family a lot of pleasure. We could not help but admire a wife who would put up with all that work and mess for all those years but then she had no option because he had decided that was what he wanted to do when he could no longer do his bailiff’s job. All because a hedgehog crossed a road !!! Betty Cottam Bolton-le-Sands Guides are appealing for an Assistant Guide Leader and helpers. The Guides meet on a Thursday evening in the Scout Hut. If you are able to help please contact Catherine Sprackley on 07708 275582 or email

Graveyard Notice As you will be aware we are committed to maintaining the graveyard as a pleasant and tidy place to remember your loved ones. We have renewed the contract for grass mowing for 2013 at a cost of over £3500, which has now started. We ask that all decorative tributes are moved from the grassed area and placed at the head stone. This allows for easier maintenance of the grass and helps to keep it neat and tidy. We will continue to move towards the guidelines outlined in the graveyard leaflet.

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Readings for May 1. Isaiah 30: 15-21, John 14: 1-14 2. Deuteronomy 19, 1 Peter 2: 11-end 3. Deuteronomy 21: 22-22:8, 1 Peter 3: 1-12 4. Deuteronomy 24: 5-end, 1 Peter 3: 13-end 5. Acts 16: 9-15, John 14: 23-29 6. Deuteronomy 26, 1 Peter 4: 1-11 7. Deuteronomy 28: 1-14, 1 Peter 4: 12-end 8. Acts 17: 15, 22 – 18: 1, John 16: 12-15 9. Acts 1: 1-11, Luke 24: 44-end 10. Deuteronomy 29: 2-15, 1 John 1: 1- 2: 6 11. Deuteronomy 30, 1 John 2: 7-17 12. Acts 16: 16-34, John 17: 20-end 13. Deuteronomy 31: 1-13, 1 John 2: 18-end 14. 1 Samuel 2: 27-35, Acts 2: 37-end 15. Acts 20: 28-end, John 17: 11-19 16. Deuteronomy 32: 15-47, 1 John 4: 1-6 17. Deuteronomy 33, 1 John 4: 7-end 18. Deuteronomy 32: 48-end & 34, 1 John 5 19. Acts 2: 1-21, John 14: 8-17 20. Job 1, Romans 1: 1-17 21. Job 2, Romans 1: 18-end 22. Ecclus. 4: 11-19 or James 1: 19-end, Mark 9: 38-40 23. Job 4, Romans 2: 17-end 24. Job 5, Romans 3: 1-20 25. Job 6, Romans 3: 21-end 26. Romans 5: 1-5, John 16: 12-15 27. Job 7, Romans 4: 1-12 28. Job 8, Romans 4: 13-end 29. Ecclus. 36: 1-2, 4-5, 10-17 or James 4: 13-end, Mark 10: 32-45 30. Deuteronomy 8: 2-16, 1 Corinthians 10: 1-17 31. 1 Samuel 2: 1-10, Mark 3: 31-end 1st Philip & James, Apostles; 9th Ascension Day; 14th Matthias the Apostle; 19th Pentecost (Whit Sunday); 26th Trinity Sunday; 30th Day of Thanksgiving for the Institution of Holy Communion (Corpus Christi); 31st Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth

Parish Registers Baptisms

During April we welcomed into the church with our love and prayers : Heidi Elsie Simm Finley James Mayor Alex Breganowski Jack Breganowski


We continue to pray for the relatives and friends of those whose funerals took place in April: Arthur James Helen Walsh Rose Hoggarth


May We remember all those departed this life whose anniversaries occur during April Aeneas James Douglas Mackintosh, Margaret Eulalie Mackintosh, Frank Skelhorne, John Leslie Gummersall Ian Francis Westran, Sheila Whitaker Olga Parker Brian Needham, Margaret Lily Bowker Anne Speight, Benjamin Bean, Robert (Bob) Cunningham, John Alexander McBryde, Neville Bateman, Paul David Patterson, John Riley, Kenneth Porter, Alice Procter, Barbara Webb Walter William Whiteside, Dave Bayfield John H. Booth, Marian Newsham, Ronald Cowperthwaite, Mabel Dowler Douglas Harry Farr

There were no weddings in April

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Parish Calendar - May Wednesday 1st

10.00am Holy Eucharist at Holy Trinity

Friday 3rd

7.30pm First Friday Worship and Fellowship at Holy Trinity

Sunday 5th

8.00am Holy Eucharist at Holy Trinity 9.00am Holy Eucharist (Common Worship) at St. Mark’s 10.30am Holy Eucharist at Holy Trinity

Monday 6th

10.00am Rogation Walk through the Parish - meet at Holy Trinity Church

Tuesday 7th

7.30pm The Catholic Women’s League and Holy Trinity MU Members Concert by The Rainbow Singers, followed by supper at St. Mary’s Hall

Wednesday 8th

10.00am Holy Eucharist at Holy Trinity 2.00pm MU Afternoon Tea with stalls in The Community Centre

Thursday 9th

9.45am – 11.15am Church Coffee Morning in The Community Centre


7.30pm Holy Eucharist for Ascension Day at Holy Trinity

Wednesday 24th

10.00am Holy Eucharist at Holy Trinity

Sunday 12th

8.00am Holy Eucharist at Holy Trinity 9.00am Morning Prayer at St. Mark’s 10.30am Holy Eucharist at Holy Trinity

12th - 18th May


Wednesday 15th

10.00am Holy Eucharist at Holy Trinity

Sunday 19th

8.00am Holy Eucharist at Holy Trinity


9.00am Holy Eucharist (BCP) at St. Mark’s 10.30am Holy Eucharist (Family Service)at Holy Trinity 2.00pm – 5.00pm PENTECOST PRAISE in The Community Centre Fellowship and worship with St. Mary’s RC and Christ Church United

Wednesday 22nd

10.00am Holy Eucharist at Holy Trinity

Sunday 26th

8.00am Holy Eucharist at Holy Trinity


9.00am Morning Prayer at St. Mark’s 10.30am Holy Eucharist at Holy Trinity

Wednesday 29nd

10.00am Holy Eucharist at Holy Trinity

All enquiries regarding Baptisms and Weddings should be made direct to Rev. Nancy Goodrich 823106 26 | messenger

Church Staff Directory Vicar

The Rev’d Nancy Goodrich


SSM Curate

The Rev’d Barbara Jones



Mrs Janet Thompson


Church Wardens

Mrs Karen Hillis


St Mark’s Officers

Mr Robert Whittaker


Pastoral Assistants

Mrs Susan Axon


Mr Ian Entwistle


Mr Robert Midgley


P.A Emeritus

Mrs Maree Aldren


Mrs Joan Midgley


Musical Director

Mr Ian Entwistle



Mr Simon Wilson


Covenant Secretary

Mr Alan Thompson


PCC Secretary

Mrs Jane Ruscoe


Bolton le Sands CE Primary School Headteacher

Mr Tim Cross


Under 18’s Coordinator

Mrs Adele Wilkinson


Junior Church

Mrs Amanda Graham


Rock Solid

Mrs Kath Brough



Mrs Andrea Hobbs


Serving Information

Mrs J Midgley

Childrens Society Parish Coordinator Miss Margaret Hutchinson


MU Enrolling Member


Mrs Pam Bentley

The Messenger : Editor

Mr David Bateman


The Messenger : Subscriptions

Mrs Kathy Edwards


We are keen to include news of any events taking place within the parish, and to celebrate the many successes of all who live and work here. The deadline for receiving articles for THE MESSENGER is 20th of the month. Articles can be sent by email to or by hand/ post to 30 Slyne Road, Bolton-le-Sands. Editor David Bateman 822065 Subscriptions Kathy Edwards 824518

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visit our NEW website - Holy Trinity, Main Road, Bolton-le-Sands, Lancs, LA5 8DU Tel: 01524 823106 St Marks, Main Road, Nether Kellet, Lancs, LA6 1ER Tel: 01524 823106 Christ Church (United Reformed), Main Road, Bolton-le-Sands, Lancs, LA5 8DL Tel: 01524 822747

Vicar The Reverend Nancy Goodrich, T. 01524 823106 E.



SSM Curate The Reverend Barbara Jones, T. 01524 65598 28 | messenger

Messenger May 2013  
Messenger May 2013  

Community Magazine for Bolton le Sands and Nether Kellet