You will be delighted to hear that the Bishop has appointed a priest to serve both Holy Family Freckleton and St. Anne's Westby. The new priest will be Fr James Leon Mees Allen. Fr Jim is currently Parish Priest at the Cumbrian Martyrs', Carlisle, and will move to the parish early October. You can read more about Fr. Jim on the link below:
Lancaster Diocese Lourdes Pilgrimage under the leadership of Bishop Paul Swarbrick: 26th July to 2nd August direct to Lourdes by air. Lourdes theme for 2019 "Blessed are the poor, for the kingdom of God is yours." Booking forms at Holy Family ( from £865)
Questionnaire Feedback Meeting will be given at an extra Open Parish meeting which will be held on the 28th August at 7pm, venue TBA. Please keep your eye on the bulletin for more details. The Deanery meeting is on the 4th September at St Joseph’s Presbytery, Ansdell at 7pm.
Open Parish Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 11th September, at 7pm - approx. 9pm, venue to be advised.
Date for the diary: A fund-raising Celebration event at Wrea Green Institute on 26th September.
October Lunch at Ribby Hall in the Garden Room, Sunday October 6th at 1pm for 1.30pm, we hope you will support this lovely occasion. Deposit required of £10 pp asap. to Shelia. Price of the meal is £23.50.
Trip to Leighton Hall - If you would be interested in joining this trip (late November/ early December) please put you name on the sheet at the back of Church. We need an idea of numbers in order to go ahead. Thank you.
Tabor (169 Sharoe Green Lane Fulwood, Preston, PR2 8HE) has re-opened as a retreat centre. A full calendar is available on their webpage: https://xaverians.org.uk/tabor-preston/tabor-calendar
Our Diocese is in a time of change, and the Bishop has asked for us to look at our own Deanery to see what changes could be made in the short, medium and long term to enable each parish to have access to a priest for Sunday Mass. Please click on the box please to download a Mass Time Questionnaire for completion asap. Thank you.
The Church of St Anne, Westby successfully secured a grant from the Government's Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund to address urgent roof repairs. Please click on the logo below to be directed to the website www.lpowroof.org.uk
The sun shone and Amelia and Brandon both took their First Holy Communion at St Annes. The church was full of family and friends to celebrate and share the wonderful occasion of them taking the Eucharist for the first time. The two children attend other schools but wanted to come to St Annes to make their vow to God, as they are regular attendees to the church. It was lovely to see how they take their commitment to God so seriously after many weeks of preparation from their teacher, Irene Fullerton. After we had refreshments in the garden with cake and coffee. The children ran around in the glorious sunshine feeling love of Christ within their hearts. The parents and grandparents all gathered to congratulate them. It will be lovely to see them take their communion each week and be truly immersed in the church of St Anne.
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On Thursday 11th July, three more of our congregation, Carys, Carla and Georgina, who also happen to be altar servers, took their final sacrament into the Catholic Church by being confirmed at Holy Family Freckleton by Bishop Paul and Father Burns. Bishop Paul said "These events bring natural families and parish families together in a wonderful spirit of joy and life. After a day at work and school, people made the effort to prepare themselves for something very different. The gift of the Holy Spirit is given so that we can give witness to the life of Jesus to those amongst whom we live. It is gift to be generously shared". After the service the congregation and the newly “Confirmed” went to the hall to celebrate some more. All in all its been a busy time but a joyous one. God bless them all and May Gods love surround them always and may many blessings come to them as they follow on life’s way.
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New Parishioners are always welcome
We would love you to join us at St. Anne Church, Westby Mills which is located on Weeton Road, near Wrea Green and is a church where everyone is welcome. The church is usually open during the day. Sunday Mass is at 08.45am and we gather for coffee afterwards, please join us.
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Our Parish has had various events over the years, please click on the above icon to see dates for future gatherings and pictures of our past ones.
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