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:
Annual Mission Appeal: on September 22 we welcome Sr. Pennie who will speak and make an Appeal for the missions. There will be a retiring collection. The collection for the Bishop's Administration Fund will now be taken the following Sunday (28/29 Sept).
To all parishes, religious communities, retired clergy I wish to share the joyful news that Blessed John Henry Newman is to be canonised on Sunday, 13 October in Rome. The plans for October in Rome and afterwards back in the UK are well advanced. See website: www.newmancanonisation.com
Open Parish Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 16th October, at 7pm - approx. 9pm at Wrea Green Institute.
'Lancashire Celebration': 26th September at Wrea Green Institute. Hot pot supper and Lancashire entertainment, (Trouble at 'Mill). Tickets £10, available at the back of church.
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
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.
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!!
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.
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.