St Joseph's Ansdell are having a Parish Mission from 14 -22 March led by the Sion Community. A full programme of events, to which everyone is invited, will be available shortly. The programme includes our annual Lenten Deanery Reconciliation Service on Thursday 19 March. Prior to this week the Sion Community will be leading a week of mission in St Peter's School.
Music From St Annes: Following on from our successful music days from the last two years Frank and and Leo are again running another music day on 21st March 2020 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish Centre, St Albans Road, Lytham St Annes. Poster is at the back of church.
Mary’s Meals: The Chaplaincy at HMP Kirkham are holding a soup and bread lunch with donations going to support the work of Mary’s Meals. Members of your congregation are invited to attend on Thursday 26th March from 12:00 to 14:00 in the Visits Hall. Let Fr Jim know if you wish to attend and you name will be added to the list.
Lent Penitential will take place at St Anne Westby for both parishes on Holy Wednesday 8th April at 7pm.
Lourdes 24th July 2020 - If you are interested in coming on this trip please let Carole Craine know by adding your name to the list at the back of church. We have three already so please help us fill to 15 when the price will be reduced. Click on the link for full details.
Car Parking : Please can we be more mindful when parking outside church. We have had a complaint from residents that they were unable to get through last Sunday due to the cars not being parked to the sides. When you park, please think if an emergency service vehicle could get through if needed. Please also park without leaving gaps so as many cars can be parked as possible. Thank you.
Mass Offerings : If you would like a mass said for a loved one, please put the offering in an envelope and give it straight to Father Jim. He will then let Mary and Carole know for the bulletin.
2020 MISSION APPEALS IN OUR PARISHES - The Xaverian Missionaries have been allocated to the Diocese for 2020 Mission Appeals. I do hope that parishes will be generous in inviting the missionaries, and I know that they will be well cared for during their stay.
TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS 2020 - The Safeguarding Office has arranged for 2 Safeguarding Awareness training sessions for your volunteers next year. The first one is to be held on Saturday 21March 2020 at Our Lady & St Edward’s Parish Centre, Preston and the second on Saturday 19 September 2020, at SS Margaret Mary Parish Centre, Carlisle. There is likely to be a £20 charge per volunteer for the training which will include lunch.
Topics likely to be discussed are:
• Supporting a Culture of Safeguarding; • Types of abuser; • Disclosures of abuse; • How to respond if a disclosure is made; • What is grooming and how might I recognise it; • Scenarios – responding to situations safely; • Maintaining appropriate boundaries. Volunteers, will be able to book places through the Safeguarding Office in Preston: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rachel Whittle 01772 728433 ext 2069 or through your Parish Safeguarding Representative.
TROUBLE AT MILL - 16th February 2017
A Big Thank you to Paddy and the social team
for raising over £740 for the Roof Restoration
fund at the Lancashire Night a couple of
weeks ago “ It was a Beltin night”.
Parish Sunday Lunch - 8th October 2017
Once again, thank you so much to Shelia Pugh for organising such an excellent lunch at Singleton Lodge. We all enjoyed ourselves and raised a glass to Father Kevin who will be missed very much.
Marton Operatic Society - 13th June 2019
A Summer Concert by the fabulous Marton Operatic Society on Thursday 13th June. What a fantastic Evening. The church was filled with the Sound of Music by the amazing Marton Operatic. You could have been in The Royal Opera House. Thank you to all that helped with refreshments and especially to Cath Chambers for organising such an amazing event. We will let you know how much we raised next week.
Greek Evening - 23rd July 2015
Thank you to all who supported our Greek evening which
raised a fantastic £801 for the Roof Restoration Fund.
Special thanks to Paddy who inspired and organised the evening. The Greek dishes she and her family provided were wonderful. Special thanks also to Poppy for her delightful Greek singing and dancing. For pictures of the evening, please click on the Gallery icon.
Our Parish has had various events over the years, please click on the Gallery icon for pictures.
Irish Night - 17th March 2016
THANK YOU to all who contributed to the Irish Night, it was a wonderful evening and £ 850+ was raised towards the Roof Restoration Fund.
Parish Sunday Lunch - 2nd October 2016.
Thank you so much to Shelia Pugh for organising such an excellent lunch at Singleton Lodge. A very enjoyable afternoon was had by all who attended, nearly 60 of us! Apologises, I was enjoying the meal so much I forgot to take pictures!!
Sunday Lunch - 6th October 2019
Our annual Sunday Lunch took place on at Ribby Hall - it was a fabulous event and enjoyed by everyone, great to catch up. Thank you Shelia for organising another fantastic event, same time next year!
Coffee Morning - 23rd May 2018
A big thank you must go to Paddy Parker and her amazing volunteers who raised £421.35 on Thursday’s coffee morning. Thank you, Paddy, long may these events keep happening..
Carol Concert - 15th December 2019
Congratulations and Thank You to Cath Chambers and Tony Evans for their wonderful Carol Concert that was very popular. A wonderful start to Christmas. Thank you to all that helped with catering and setting up and cleaning the church.
ROGATION SUNDAY, 21st May. This was a well attended, prayerful occasion with about 80 people from the joint churches attending. Thanks are due to the farms, and to all who attended: the clergy who led the prayers and to the talented, hard working ladies of our parish who put on a wonderful supper which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. The commitment of all these people to ensure the success of the Rogation Sunday Service was exceptional and greatly appreciated. Heartfelt thanks to you all.
GALA EVENING at St. Anne's Westby, MUSICA LIRICA gave us a sparkling concert on Sunday 11th June. It was uplifting and joyful and our church was the perfect venue for their amazing voices. Many thanks to the wonderful ladies who provided delicious refreshments, to Mary Kelly and Elwyn Smith for car parking arrangements both in the afternoon and evening and especially to Jeff Chambers who was the driving force behind this fabulous event.