12 November 2023

Rishton Methodist Church

Great Harwood Circuit


Rev Dr Mark Jason

Tel. 07305 805930

Email: mark.jason@methodist.org.uk


Notices Sunday 12th November 2023

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time


It being Armistice Sunday, the Communion Table's Poppies will reflect this as usual

There will be a joint service at

St Peter and St Paul’s church at 10:00am.

NO service at Rishton Methodist.



Dates for your diary this week

Sun Nov 12th.   10:00 SERVICE AT THE PARISH  


Mon Nov 13th           09:00-11:00 Parents & Carers

                                13:15-15:15 Taiji Qigong

                         18:15-19:45. Rainbows, Brownies &


                                19:30. Property and Finance mtg.

Tue Nov 14th             09:00-09:30. School Worship

                                10:00-14:30  Child Minders

Wed Nov 15th         10:00-13.00. Child Minders

                                14:00  Film Afternoon

Thu. Nov 16th         19:30. Blackburn Cycling Club 

Fri Nov 17th         19:30-22:00. Acc. Camera Club

Sat Nov 18th.     12:00-16:00 Pvte hire child’s party


Dates for your diary next week

Mon Nov 20th           09:00-11:00 Parents & Carers

                                13:15-15:15 Taiji Qigong

                       18:15-19:45. Rainbows, Brownies &


Tue Nov 21st             09:00-09:30. School Worship

Wed Nov 22nd       10:00-14.30. Child Minders

Thu. Nov 23rd       19:30. Blackburn Cycling Club 

Fri Nov 24th       19:30-22:00. Acc. Camera Club



Future Dates

3/12. MWiB Advent Carol Service 06:00 Rishton

4/12   Brownies, Guides and Rainbows Christmas   

        Evening fund raising event.

6/12. LP and Worship leaders Rishton 14:00

9/12  10:00-13:00 Training for volunteer role holders



Remembrance Sunday
There will be a joint Churches Together in Rishton Remembrance service on 12th November at 10am at St. Peter's and St. Paul's Church. There will be NO service at the Methodist Church that day

Immediately after the service, the congregation will process to the War Memorial to arrive there just before 11am, for the Act of Remembrance. 

All are welcome. 


Refreshments following the Act of Remembrance

Ian and Julia invite you for coffee at 37 St Albans Road, following the service at the cenotaph on Sunday morning.  Thank you Ian and Julia!!


Lancs District Zoom Service Sunday Evenings

Due to some technical challenges the code for joining in the District Sunday evening worship has been changed to:

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 273 245 2345 Passcode: yjr1bm


Sunday Club Diary dates for the winter term

3/12. Toy Service

17/12 Nativity (16:00)

24/12.Christmas Eve Christmas Carol Circuit Service with Stedfast Band.  (14.30)

Details on the events highlighted above will be available nearer the time.


Brownies Guides and Rainbows

The subscriptions for girl guiding this year cost £50 per girl.  With this in mind, on the 4th December they invite everyone to come along to their Christmas fund raising evening.  More details later.


Training for volunteer role holders at church - Saturday 9th December - 10am to1pm

Sharon is putting on a training session to improve the knowledge and understanding of some health and safety aspects of running the church. Light refreshments will be included.

A list of names can be found on the notice board in the foyer. Please could you indicate your availability. Also, you can add your name if you wish to attend.  Many thanks for everyone's cooperation. Sharon & Bev

Worship Streaming

I have not received any feedback about the quality of streamed worship. I can only conclude those who watch the services find them acceptable. I shall recommend that the Church Council takes no further action.

Ian K


Know your Locality

The Thursday Ladies are going to the Haworth Art Gallery for their Christmas Meal. I was surprised to hear that a life-long Clayton/ Rishton resident was looking forward to the visit as she had never been to the Gallery.

It houses an internationally important collection of Tiffany Glass; the largest outside the USA.

I wonder how much we know about the places on our doorsteps?

The nine parks in Hyndburn

The walk along the canal passes the Coke Ovens at West End and back from Church across the former Council Tip

The walk round Dean Clough Reservoir

The 'Tin Men' at York overlooking Langho.

The Millennium Wood between Clayton and Altham

I am only scratching the surfaces of places for a short walk.

Ian K


Afternoon Tea & Film !

At Rishton Methodist Church.

Wednesday15th November at 2pm

Finding Your Feet 

British romantic comedy film directed by Richard Loncraine and written by Nick Moorcroft and Meg Leonard. The film stars Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Joanna Lumley and David Hayman, and was released on 23 February 2018 in the United Kingdom.

The website's critical consensus reads, "Finding Your Feet wears its heart on its sleeve, elevating undemanding material with a feel-good romance and sweet performances from its over-qualified cast."

Share tea and a chat with friends !

The film will start at 2pm and

afternoon tea served about 3.45pm.

Come for both or just for tea!

No charge just donations towards the cost of afternoon tea.



Food Bank thanks from Dorothy Casey

On behalf of Our Foodbank I would like to thank you for donating so much food to Our Foodbank.  Our Foodbank has now been running for over 7 years and we deliver to clients in Great Harwood, Rishton, Clayton le Moors and Altham.  Our deliveries are made to those who are referred to us by agencies such as doctors, church ministers, social services or anyone who comes to us and tells us of someone who is in need of food or maybe other services where we can help or can signpost where help can be given.   Individuals in need can also request a parcel, for a short period.  Each client is most grateful for the parcel of food we bring them and often only need two or three parcels to get back on their feet and become independent once more.

Thank you again for your care and support.  Yours sincerely, Dorothy Casey  (Our Foodbank)


TRINITY BAZAAR 2023 Saturday November 18th from 10.00am until 3.00pm

Free admission!

Yes, it is here!  All our usual stalls and some new, from Christmas Stall via Cakes to our bumper Toy Stall, there's too many to mention.   So come along have a browse, find some Christmas presents, have a little lunch or afternoon tea or just a brew, and meet friends old and new.


Closing date for notices

It would be helpful if all notices for Sunday November 19th could be in by the evening of Wednesday November 15th.  Please send them to: steveruth.colling@gmail.com 07958 036736 or tunstallsharon2@gmail.com mobile 07930930514.


Preacher next week

The preacher for next Sunday 19th November at 10:30 will be: Rev Dr Mark Jason and the steward will be Marian Heap.



A friend asked me, " If you were stranded on a desert island and you could have 3 records which would you pick?" I told him that the one for long-distance swimming would, most definitely, be my first choice!


Remembrance Day Prayer

Help us, who today remember the cost of war, to work for a better tomorrow; and, as we commend to you lives lost in terror and conflict, bring us all, in the end, to the peace of your presence; through Christ our Lord.