This Weeks Events

Monday: 13 November
1.30 pm Knit & Natter Group meet in Church
2.00 pm Bible Study Group continues at 89 Rutland Avenue
7.00 pm Poulton Forum meet in St.Chad’s
7.30 pm Brothers in Arms event in Poulton Methodist Church (see notices)

Tuesday: 14 November- Charles Simeon, priest, evangelical divine, 1836
7.30 pm Evening MU : Bowland Mountain Rescue in Booths upstairs room

Wednesday: 15 November - Samual Seabury, bishop, 1796
11.00 am HOLY COMMUNION at St. Hilda’s
6.45 pm Pilgrim Study Course continues in St.Chad’s Church ( see notices)

Thursday: 16 November
7.00 pm St.Chad’s Choir practise

Friday: 17 November - Margaret, queen, philanthropist,1093 Edmund Rich, archbishop
8.00 pm Bellringers

Saturday : 18 November - Hugh, bishop, 1200

Next Sunday: 19 November – 2ND SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT -

11.00 am FAMILY EUCHARIST at St. Hilda’s
3.00 pm UNITED SERVICE at St.Martin’s and St.Hilda’s
6.30 pm EVENSONG

Readings : Zephaniah 1: 7 & 12-18 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11
Gospel : Matthew 25: 14-30

Junior Church meets each Sunday during term time at 10.00am. Children aged 3+ who are comfortable with being left in the care of our Junior Church Team are most welcome.

Brothers in Arms Monday 13th November, Poulton Methodist Church 7 30pm

‘Brothers in Arms’ is a multi-media event commemorating the 100th Anniversary of World War One and is produced jointly by the Diocese of Blackburn and the Methodist Church.

Through film, music, drama, images and readings it tells the story of the Chavasse twins, Noel and Christopher, highly decorated soldiers, who served with great distinction in the trenches. Their lives display courage, service, sacrifice and faith lived out under fire.

Please join people from across the churches and feel free to bring along a friend. Admission is free but there will be a collection for ABF The Soldiers Charity.

United Service on Sunday 19th November 3pm

November sees the Feast Days of both St Martin de Porres and St Hilda of Whitby and to mark our patronal saints and to celebrate the Shared Anglican Roman Catholic Church, which carries their names, we shall hold a United Service on Sunday 19th November 3pm in the church. The service will be followed by refreshments. All are welcome.

Weekly News Sheets for the weeks 20 & 27 November will be available at the back of the church.

Confirmation 2018

The Confirmation Service in 2018 will be on Sunday 29th April at 10am in St Chad’s. There will be an initial meeting for young people and their parents on Monday 20th November at 4pm in Church.

Weekly Nurture Groups will begin in the New Year and there will be two Saturday workshops, details of which will be available in due course.

As in the past, our expectation is that from this point onwards, candidates will attend church regularly and begin reading through St Mark’s Gospel.

Trustees of Poulton Guide Centre - Christmas Fayre on Monday, 27th November from 6.00 pm at Poulton Methodist Church Hall. Free entry - Grand Raffle - Refreshments - All are welcome. Your support would be much appreciated.

All Age Worship

On Sunday 3rd December we will celebrate Advent Sunday with a Christingle All Age Service with all donations going to the Children’s Society.

December Sentinel

The deadline for copy to be at the Vicarage is Tuesday 14th November and the Sentinel will be available on Friday 24th November. It really helps if copy can be submitted by e-mail to

St Hilda’s Notice Board.
Sunday School: In the church hall at 11am during term time.
oddlers Group: A group meets Mon. and Wed. from 10.00 – 11.30am. All are welcome.
Needlework Group: Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month from 2.00 – 4.00pm. All welcome.
Choir Practice: Fridays at 7.00pm. in Church.
Mid-week Service: Wed. 11.00am. Holy Communion

Messy Church on Tuesday 7th November at 3.45pm. All children welcome with an accompanying adult.

Next Sunday’s Remembrance Day Service will commence at 10.55a.m. in order for us to mark the act of remembrance at 11.00

19th November at 3pm at St Martin’s and St Hilda’s church is our next Ecumenical Service.

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