16th February 2020


16th February 2020

“Our vision is to follow Jesus by learning His ways and sharing His love”

We seek to enjoy fellowship together as we worship God, grow in discipleship, develop in ministry and reach our community with the gospel.

We value welcome, worship and witness.


UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, ALL SUNDAY SERVICES WILL BE AT 11:00am. This means a change to the main service time on the first Sunday of each month. There will no longer be a service at 9:30am on the first Sunday of each month.


***As Our Diocese prepares for change it is important that your views are made known. Please select and read the  consultation document and complete the survey found there. There is only 1 part of the survey where you can give your actual views, the rest of the survey just asks how much you like or dislike aspects of the proposals. Rossendale Deanery will become part of a bigger deanery stretching along the length of the Irwell to Prestwich.***

• Our Rossendale Deanery Mission Action Plan has identified key areas that need developing. 

Prayer. We are looking for somebody to be parish representative on a small committee to look at ways we can develop a deanery prayer diary, communicate prayer requests (for parishes rather than individuals) and to promote deanery prayer events.the first of which we hope to run in October. We need to have a volunteer in place by our next Deanery Synod on 21st April

Please consider if  this roles is what God is calling you to fulfill.

• The last Sunday of Rev Chris Casey’s mission among us was on Sunday 9th February

  • Chris will be licenced on Thursday 5 March at 7pm at St John the Evangelist, Worsthorne and everyone is most welcome to the Service.    Their new address is: St John's Vicarage, Gorple Road, Worsthorne, Burnley, BB10 3NN.***

• We will hold a service of Holy Communion with Ashes on Ash Wedensday, 26th February, at 7:30pm.

• CAFÉ ON THE HILL is open as usual each Tuesday morning from 8:45am until 11:15am.  Quality coffees and teas, to say nothing of the wonderful home-made cakes. Why not come and pray at 9:00am and stay for some fellowship ? If you can help by baking cakes, please speak to Joyce!

Quiet Days – Julie Barratt will be leading two quiet days again this year. These are a time for study and reflection. The dates this year are Saturday, 9th May and Saturday, 3rd October. Please put these dates in you diaries.

• If you have any Notices to be shared, please email them to stmarygoodshaw@yahoo.com by Thursday evening, so that they can be included on the Sunday Notices circular. If you wish to receive the notices electronically each week, please speak to Mike.

• Prayers for others – If you know someone who needs praying for, or if you need praying for yourself, don’t be shy. Tell someone. Who is someone ? Well, you could start with a member of the Pastoral Team (Jane Sacks, Wendy Cox, Elaine Black, Denise Smith and Vanessa Rayner) or a churchwarden (Noreen or Mike) or perhaps one of the leaders (Denise, Lorraine, Peter, Vanessa or Mike). 

This year’s APCM will be held on Sunday, 19th April, immediately after the morning service

Dates for PCC Meetings in 2020

March 3rd,   May 12th,   July 7th,   September 8th,   November 3rd


Events Advance notice of events at St Mary & All Saints Church, Goodshaw :

  • Spring Afternoon Tea on 4th April
  • Mexican Night on 26th June

• Events at our Sister Churches

  • Renew - March 9th (for Women) 7:15 for 7:45 start at St Mary's Rawtenstall. The Theme is "God's Peace is for You". For more details contact Suzanne on 07815 559714
  • The White Horse Project works with young people aged 11 -18 years in Rossendale, Lancashire and wishes to appoint a YOUNG VOLUNTEERING LEADER -15 hours per week, flexible, including Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings (term time), Fixed Term Contract until 31 December 2021, Salary £8423 pa plus 10% non-contributory pension. FTE £20,777, This post is funded by BBC Children in Need, Appointment to this post is subject to successful application to the Disclosure & Barring Service. Application pack available from jill.bevan@thewhitehorseproject.co.uk   Closing date: Friday 7 February 2020 at 12, noon