We are so pleased to welcome Fr. Jim Allen as our new parish priest at St. Annes Westby.
MEETING OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN HOLY FAMILY HALL next Sunday, 17th November, from 2pm till 6pm. Young people (13 to 23 years of age) will be coming from Widnes, Blackpool, Preston and Carlisle to reflect on a passage of Scripture, pray evening prayer and benediction followed by a meal. All you young people are most welcome.
Sunday, 17th November at 10am – CAFOD Lancaster Memorial Mass will be offered at Holy Trinity and St George Church, Blackhall Road, Kendal, LA9 4BW for all those who have gone before us and whose values, generosity and commitment have inspired us and influenced our lives.
Mass in St Joseph’s on Tuesday 19th November at 10.00am for Deceased Priests, Deacons and Religious of the Deanery
Christmas Trip to Leighton Hall - A change of plan, there will just be a trip to Leighton Hall. The coach will leave Westby Church at 3.30pm on Sunday 8th December to arrive at Leighton Hall at 4.30pm for a candlelight tour, followed by mulled wine and mince pies. Returning back to Westby about 8pm. The cost will be approx. £27.95 each for coach and Leighton Hall. If interested please let Christine know at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07794 081141.
A Carol Service at St.Anne's Westby is being held on Sunday 15th December at 2pm followed by seasonal refreshments. Tony Evans (organist) and his wonderful Choir have offered to come again and share with us some carols and reflections. Please come and join us in preparing for the great celebration of Christ’s birth.
Looking ahead :
24th December 7.45pm Carols followed at 8pm by Mass
25th December 8.45am Christmas Day Mass
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
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.
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.
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..
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!!
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.
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!