Notices for the coming week


Weekly Notices, 9th June 2024

2nd Sunday after Trinity

Rossendale Team Ministry: Making Jesus Known

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.  


Please Continue to Check the Prayer and Worship section for the readings and sermon for each week. The 4 week rota schedule for worship leaders, readers, intercessors and sidespeople is live on the website. We also have produced a copy of the Morning Prayer Service and a copy of the service of Holy Communion. Please select the appropriate link for the service.  

This Sunday 2nd June   9th June, is the Second Sunday after trinity, and Rev Denise Smith will lead us in a service of Morning Prayer at the usual time of 11:00am. As usual, the service will be streamed live on Zoom for those who cannot make it to church in person

 Next Sunday 9th June, .Rev Chich Hewitt will lead us in a service of Holy Communion at the usual time of 11:00am. The Sermon will be delivered by Pam Bateman. As usual, the service will be streamed live on Zoom for those who cannot make it to church in person.

 The Archdeacon’s Visitation this year will take place on Monday 10th June at 7:00pm at St Mary’s, Rawtenstall. Attendance at this service is a legal requirement for Churchwardens, PCC members and Sides-people.

 The new Duty Rota, covering the months of July through to November is now available. It will be emailed to those with email, copied for those with no email access and posted on the notice board in the Parish Room and the Vicar’s Vestry. If you are unavailable on any Sunday for which you have been allocated a duty, please arrange to swap with someone else for that date. It was agreed at the Lead Team Meeting this week that, from July, we will include both the Old Testament and New Testament readings at each service.

  The Well is a monthly prayer and worship group organised by Rev Derek Allen on the last Saturday of each month on Zoom. The next meeting is Saturday 29th June at 7:00pm The Zoom Meeting Number is : 875 3406 1730, and the Password is 167677

  Please contact us via email - if you wish to join the services or if you wish to receive a recording of the service 

Although we’re now in church and broadcasting our services on Zoom, there are still other places to take part in worship, if you can’t make it to the Zoom service . Here are just some of the other options

  At 08:10am, the Sunday worship on BBC Radio 4. and at 9:00am, on The Church of England’s Facebook Page and live streaming on Facebook and YouTube as well as on the CofE’s website, both live and recorded.

  Please check out the Rossendale Team YouTube channel also where a different member of the clergy team leads a short act of worship with contributions from different church members from across the team

If you are unable to join us in church or on Zoom on a Sunday morning, but would still like to join in some worship on a Sunday, St Anne’s hold a service at 6:30pm each week. This service is also streamed live on Zoom. The Zoom Meeting Number to join this is 810 2414 1313, and the Password is 362633. These numbers are used every week. 

 Also, DON’T forget to follow the Facebook page set up by our Family & Community Worker, Claire. – Search for ARK – Anglican Rossendale Kids on Facebook. It’s GREAT !!!

• The Valley at Prayer

  • The Rossendale Mission Community Prayer Meeting will meet on 3rd June 2024 at 7:00pm on zoom. Please check the page under 'prayer and worship' for details of what we need to pray about this quarter. This meeting we were praying for the parishes of Goodshaw, St Nick's, & Christ Church

  • The next meetings wil be on October 7th: We will be praying for the parishes of St Mary Rawtenstall, St Annes, & St Bartholomews and February 3rd 2025, praying for St Paul's, Holy Trinity & St John's Facit.
    These prayer meetings are held on Zoom;
    Meeting Number 820 3380 3875
    Password 795620

• Our weekly service of Morning Office is a short time for prayer and reflection at 900am on Tuesdays.

•  Café On The Hill is open from 9.00am on Tuesday Mornings with delicious tea and coffee plus toasts and cakes. The ladies would love to see you.

•  Little Angels are back in the Parish Room on Wednesday morning after their half-term break. As a reminder, the start time has been brought forward to 9:30am.

•  The collapse of the retaining wall between the upper- and lower-graveyards looks as though it will be a costly affair, to be covered by our own church funds. It will involve removing a grave slab, which is less than two feet from the wall, possibly temporarily exhuming some remains which have been there for over 200 years. We need to investigate what the implications of this are, but will keep everyone updated via these notices.

•  AN URGENT APPEAL :The PCC is seeking a replacement for Heather, who has a demanding full-time job, to take over the vital role of Treasurer to the PCC. Please contact Mike or Lorraine if you would like to discuss this position.

• Bible Study Notes : A gentle reminder that payment for the various Bible Study Notes is due. Please pay Jane the appropriate amount as soon as possible. Thank you.

• Community Lunch, the next one will be on Thursday 13th June, which is one week later than usual. Please note the date in your diary, if you wish to attend – and confirm your booking with Laura. Thank you.

 Did you know? That the charity Open Doors has been publishing a list each year since 1955 of the 50 countries in the world, where it is most dangerous to be a Christian. What can we do about this? Well, the main thing we can do is pray and that is why we are going to start listing the countries week by week on the notices so that you can include such persecuted Christians in your prayers. We can also pray specifically @missionEnablers every Thursday. We will add a country to the notices prayer list every week until we have 10 on the list before deleting the first while adding the next – hopefully this process will become clear, as we go along. There will also be more information on the notice board at the back of church if you interested in seeing the list in its entirety.

  • North Korea
  • Somalia
  • Libya
  • Eritrea
  • Yemen
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Sudan
  • Iran
  • Afghanistan
  • India
  • Syria
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Mali
  • Algeria
  • Iraq

• Calling all Eco Warriors!

  • We have achieved the Bronze Award as an Eco church and are now looking for volunteers to share ideas and help develop our resources to express our care for God’s world in this place. There is still much to be done to achieve the Silver Award. There are five areas to work on:

    • Worship and teaching;

    • How we look after our building;

    • How we look after our land;

    • How we engage with the local community and the wider world;

    • Personal lifestyles

• Connect with God’s creation

  • The Eco-Chuirch area on the notice board in the Parish Room contains some ideas of things we can all try at home in working towards being good stewards of the world in which we live. Do take a look !!
  • The “squirrel-proof” bird feeder has now been hung in one of the trees in the upper graveyard.
  • Enormous thanks to Craig and Jean Ellison, who have now put the bat boxes in place on the tree outside the main church doors. Craig also made the boxes for which we are extremely grateful. Let’s hope the bats appreciate his efforts and move in soon. Thank you to you both.

 Flowers in church : Jean Ellison has asked me to remind everyone that there is a calendar-type of list on the notice board for members of the congregation to add their names if they would like to donate money for flowers in church on a given date in memory of someone or a special anniversary etc. Please see Jean for further information. God makes the flowers grow, but we do have to pay those who labour to get them to the flower shops !!

•  Prayers for members of our extended church family:If you or any of your loved ones are in need of prayer, please do contact the church via the contact us page or email - We cannot list names on the website but we will pray for these people in church and at home.

  • If you, or any of your loved ones, are in need of prayer, please do contact the church via email or phone.

•  A message from Lorraine regarding Home Communion:"I have now restarted Home Communions. If you would like a visit, please let me know. Thank you." If you don’t have Lorraine’s contact details, but would like home communion, please use the contact us page, or email -

  Do you shop online? If so, there is a way to raise funds for church while youre doing so. The church is now registered with In logging in to this website and following their links through to such online stores as Amazon, Currys, Argos, Marks & Spencer or Dominos Pizzas and many more, you can help raise up to 2% or even more of your spend for our church. This does not affect such things as Amazon Prime membership or delivery benefits. For details, contact the church via the contact us page or email -  The website address is 

  A note to those members of the church, who make their donations in cash 

We would be most grateful if you could : 

  • Use cash, rather than cheques.  
  • Use one envelope for each week.  
  • If this is not possible, please write clearly on any envelope with money for several weeks, which weeks the contents of the envelope cover.  

We would also ask you to please consider switching to donating through standing order. If you wish to do so, here are the bank details :

  • Account Name : St Mary & All Saints with St John's  
  • Sort Code : 09-01-53  
  • Account Number : 75875484  


  • A duty rota has been issued, covering the period through to the end of November 2024. A copy is available for every sides-person. Please do stand on duty, on your allotted Sundays. It is very important that we maintain a warm welcome to guests, visitors and new people. 

   Date of Next PCC Meetings to be held at 7.15pm in the parish room:

  • 9th July

  • 10th September

  • 12th November

  • 14th January

  • 11th March

  • Archdeacon’s Visitation at St Mary’s. Rawtenstall on 10th June:

  Pastoral Care Matters : The pastoral team work hard to stay in regular touch with our house bound church members. However, if you know of anyone who would benefit from a telephone call or a home visit, especially if they are ill or recovering, could you please let Elaine know so that something can be organised. Thank you.

  • On a similar note Janice has asked that if any one knows of a member of our church family who is celebrating a milestone birthday to let her know so we can recognise the occasion appropriately.

  • If you feel the need for support, please email us on, We will be able to pass your details to the appropriate people.

  If you have any Notices to be shared, please email them to 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 or email the above address.  



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