November 2019

Welcome to our What's On page. Here you will see a list of activities that are going on within and across our three churches. If an item relates to a particular church, it will be indicated at the start as follows:

CTS: Christ The Servant, Digmoor

SMD: St Michael's Dalton

STM: St Thomas The Martyr, Up Holland

ALL SOULS MEMORIAL SERVICES ALL

The services to remember and pray for those we love but see no longer will take place in our three churches as follows:

STM: Sun 3 Nov. 6.30pm

CTS: Thurs 8 Nov 7.00pm

SMD: Sun 10 Nov 6.30pm

NAMES BEING REMEMBERED AT ALL SOULS SERVICES

Last year, some names were accidentally omitted from the list of names being read out. To avoid this happening again, we are going to simplify the way that names are submitted. If you would like names read out, please take a form away with you from church, add the names you would like to be remembered and return the form to your church. Only the names given on these forms will be read out - unfortunately we cannot accept any online submissions. The names of those whose funerals have taken place in the last three years in our churches will also be read out.

ARCHDEACON'S REVIEW WORKSHOP STM - WEDS 6 NOV

The Archdeacon will be meeting with Dalllton PCC at 7pm on Weds 6 Nov in SMD Chucrh. This is a very important meeting and all members of the PCC are asked to attend.

SMD PARISH WALK - SAT 9 NOV

It's still on! 9.5km (6 miles) amble from Walton Hall, Cheshire. DEtails from Ernie and Madeleine Savage. Tel: 01257 462428 or email Ernie at ernie.laneside@gmail.com.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY - SUN 10 NOV

Service times for Remembrance Sunday for our three churches are as follows:

STM: 9.30am (an hour earlier t accommodate those who wish to head to the Cenotaph for 10.50am)

CTS: 10.30am

SMD: 10.50am (earlier start to include the two minutes' silence)

CTS COCKTAIL EVENING - SAT 16 NOV

CTS are having a cocktail evening run by the Brigade from 7.30 - 11pm and it is free of charge. All are welcome, including children. We will be having a raffle and a quiz. If you are going to join us, please just let a churchwarden know and we will get tickets for you.

CHARITY CONCERT - SAT 16 NOV

Hayock Male Voice Choir at St Teresa's Club. 7pm in aid of Holly Bank charity for diabled children. Tickets £7 from Ron Wigginton or pay on the door.

CTS CHRISTMAS FAIR - SAT 30 NOV

11am - 3pm. All welcome

THREE CHURCHES CHRISTMAS MEAL - WEDS 4 DEC

Tking place at The Prince WIlliam, Dalton. Tickets availabe at each church for a non-refundable deposit of £5. Two courses cost £14.95 and three courses £17.95, with the balance to be paid on the night. Meal choices to be returned to Gaynor or Steph at SMD before Sun 24 Nov.

SMD TREE & TOY SERVICE - SUN 8 DEC

11am in aid of the Women's Refuge in Skelmersdale. Toys, pyjamas, babygros and women's toiletries are needed. Please give generously to this worthy cause.

MUSIC WORKSHOP STM

Every Wednesday morning at STM, 10.30am-12noon. Enjoy playing music together. Bring your own instrument - musicians and singers of all standards welcome.

 

KNIT & NATTER STM

Every Friday afternoon at STM, 2-4pm. All welcome.

 

ALL NEW PILGRIM COURSE: EVERY TUESDAY AT CTS

This is being run by the churches of the Deanery (co-ordinated by the Rev'd Janet Heighton and is a gentle course designed for those who want to know more about Christianity and faith. It is being held at CTS Church, Birkrig, Digmoor WN8 9BN. It takes place every Tuesday at 7.30pm. Free of charge - all welcome.

STM CHRISTMAS FAYRE - HELP REQUIRED

New or 'new as' items are required for the Christmas Fayre. Please contact Steph Ellis if you can or would like to dontae something. This all helps towards church funds..

ACOUSTIC ROOTS CONCERT SMD: SAT 9 NOV

The next concert in the Acoustic Roots series takes place on Saturday 9 November, and features a rare solo performance from Fairport Convention's multi-instrumentalist and chief songwriter, Chris Leslie (www.chrislesliemusic.com). Support wiill be provided by The Huers, featuring Up Holland based musician and STM member, Ian Cleverdon. Doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets are £14 each and available from Ian Cleverdon (STM) or Janice Bainbridge (SMD). 

NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM TRIP: SAT 9 NOV

CTS is arranging a coach to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. There s a Brigade Remembrance Service and a chance to look round the grounds. The cost of the day is £10. Please send your name and coach payment through to Alison Woods on 07868 128308 (call after 6pm please) by Sunday 6 October if you would like to go. You can either take a packed lunch or patronise the on-site cafe. Open to all.

STM NEW ALTAR & RIDDEL POST CURTAINS

We hope you are liking the re-ordered sanctuary and are pleased with the way everything looks. We've certainly had hundreds of positive comments! The alterations have been paid for in memory of someone who worshipped at STM, and another family has very generously offered to pay for new curtains for the riddel posts around the high altar.

It would be lovely to have matching curtains throughout, and the good news is that the manufacturers have offered to do this at cost price! We would love to have matching curtains at each altar, but to do that we need to raise £2,500. We are therefore inviting congregation members to donate as much as they can to help this happen. Don't forget that if you are a taxpayer, you can claim Gift Aid, adding another 25% to your donation.

For more details, please speak to our churchwardens, Dennis Roughley or Liz Heyes.

STM CHURCH CALENDAR 2020

Calendars are now on sale for £8 each. Sample available to view in church near the noticeboard. Please see David Wright or Liz Heyes.

If you have any items to be included in the next Parish newsletter or this page, please complete the online form and make sure it is with us by Thursday 10pm