St Martin’s and St Hilda’s Summer Fayre
St Martin’s and St Hilda’s Church will hold their Summer Fayre on Saturday 30th June from 11am to 1 30pm.
There will be a variety of stalls and games, tombola and a grand raffle and lunch of meat barms will be served. This is the Joint Council’s major fundraiser of the year and it would be great to support the ecumenical venture which is this year celebrating its 20th Anniversary.

A Service of Blessing for Pet Animals, St Anne’s Singleton 1st July
Building on this new initiative begun in 2016, we will be holding a service of Blessing for Pet Animals at St Anne’s Singleton on Sunday 1st July at 2pm.
Pet owners and animal lovers from Poulton, Carleton and Singleton are invited to join us at St Anne’s Church for a short service in which we will give thanks for God’s creation and the ways in which animals enrich our lives.

Church in the Churchyard Saturday 7th July from 10am
Following on from last year’s event, we will be staging another Church in the Churchyard in the grounds of St Chad’s on Saturday 7th July from 10am. The day is designed as an outreach event, to showcase what is on offer at St Chad’s and to take our faith out of the church building and into the town. There will be a programme of outdoor activities including prayer tables, listening bench, puppeteers, bouncy castle, children’s games, refreshments and church tours for those who wish.

Please come along and more importantly invite a friend or failing that keep the day in your prayers.

PRAY – for God to show us who to invite.

INVITE – I’m going, it’s going to be good, would you like to come.

BRING - so that people arrive with a friend and not alone.

Teddy Bear’s Picnic Sunday 8th July 3pm
On Sunday 8th July from 3pm St Hilda’s Church will be holding their annual Teddy Bear’s Picnic, with worship, games and entertainment for all the family. This is the final event of our Messy Church/Sunday Workshop programme prior to the summer break. All are assured a warm welcome.

Mothers' Union have arranged a visit to Jacqueline Iddon's Garden at Bretherton, near Leyland, on Tuesday, 10th July and the cost is £22 for the coach and full Afternoon Tea; there are several aspects to the Garden, with a large stream fed pond and garden studio and conservatory, with indoor seating as insurance against the weather. We will leave from the Hall on Vicarage Road at 4.00 pm and depart from the gardens at about 7.15-7.30 pm. All are invited to join us, please contact June Challis 864534 or Dorothy Griffith 899602 for further information and to book your place.

Joint Evening Communion Sunday 15th July 6 30pm
On Sunday 15th July at 6 30pm we will be joined by our friends from Poulton Methodist church for a United Evening Communion. This forms part of our occasional programme of joint services, arising from our continued commitment to the Anglican-Methodist Covenant.

St Chad's Little Gang Summer Party will be held on Friday 20 July. Cinderella will host the party and whisk your little ones away into a magical fairy tale world full of imagination and fun with prince and princess training, story time, dancing, games and magic. Making all their dreams come true.

USPG Visitor Sunday 22nd July
On Sunday 22nd July at 10am Parish Communion we welcome David from USPG. USPG is an Anglican Mission Agency and one of the charities that we support regularly. In 2017 we donated £1050. David will tell us something of the work they do and there will be a display of information leaflets and posters at the back of church.
Through such visits we try to learn more of the work that is done in our name and to deepen our connection to USPG as well as informing our prayers.

Adam and Eve It on Wednesday 19 September. Details to follow. 

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