Weekly News on Wednesday 13 September 2023

This week you are receiving two ‘weekly emails’ due to a change of date about the Evensong with Rossall Chapel Choir and as a reminder about things taking place tonight. This also gives us an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ for the generous donations of food to the Food Pantry which have significantly helped in restocking the shelves.



ALPHA is a short course that introduces the basics of Christian faith in a welcoming and engaging way. It includes a tasty meal, a short video on topics like ‘Who is Jesus?’, followed by a friendly discussion where guests are encouraged to express any opinion or ask any question they like. It’s a great course to come on if you’re exploring faith, and a great course to invite a friend to. 

We’re running Alpha from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM on a Wednesday evening, starting TONIGHT and running until 6th December. This will run alongside with Lighthouse, so the children will join us for the meal, and parents can stay for Alpha while the children are at Lighthouse. 

Sign up for Alpha at christchurchthornton.uk/alpha.



Lighthouse, our Wednesday evening club for primary school aged children is starting again TONIGHT. This term we are running 5:30-7:00 PM including a meal for children and parents from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM for children and their parents, alongside our Alpha Course guests (see above). 

To sign up for the meal, please use the Alpha Course sign up at christchurchthornton.uk/alpha. If you’re just coming for the meal and not staying for Alpha, let us know that in the notes. 



We will be celebrating the first anniversary of Meadows Books on Thursday 14th September, 7:30 PM. There will be refreshments and a free gift for each person that comes. Come along, celebrate, browse!


FAMILY TEATIME COOKERY CLASSES Our free Family Teatime Cookery Classes have restarted after the summer. They are on Fridays at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM in the Community Centre Hall. Families are guided through preparing some food, share a meal together which we’ve prepared and cooked earlier, and then take their cooking home. 

The classes are completely free, but it’s helpful if you can book on for each week in advance so that we know how much food to prepare. Booking can be done using the links below:

(Booking for later sessions will be opened at a later date).



On Saturday 16th September from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM we’re gathering to clean the Church building, corridors, toilets and Community Centre. Can you help? Many hands make light work! Please bring your dusters, cloths, vacuums, etc. For more information please speak to Judith Murphy.



Rossall Chapel Choir have requested moving the next Choral Evensong from Monday 18th September to Monday 2nd October AT 7:00 PM instead. So please note the new date.


We have around a dozen copies of The Book of Common Prayer, which forms part of the official doctrine of The Church of England. They books are old, have been well used, are deteriorating and are no longer up to date due to Queen Elizabeth’s death. Cambridge Press have published an updated Book of Common Prayer and we intend to purchase at least 60 copies (£10 each), to ensure we have copies in Church for use at Evensong services, Communion services and other activities and worship. We know The Book of Common Prayer is loved and valued by many and people will be delighted to have new copies. If anyone would like to make a contribution towards the costs of the books or to purchase all of them, please do get in touch.


With blessings,

Damian & Andrew

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