The Parish of Broughton

The Parish of Broughton
St John Baptist Parish Church, Church Lane, Broughton
St Martin's Chapel, Broadway, Fulwood
St Peter's Chapel, Meadowfield, Fulwood
Vicar: The Rev'd Shaun Baldwin Tel: 01772 862330 Email: [email protected] Assistant Curate: The Rev'd Pauline Taylor (Deacon) Tel: 01772 774634
16th November 2014 - The Second Sunday Before Advent
Welcome to Broughton Parish!
If you are a visitor and are a communicant member
of your home church you are welcome to receive
Holy Communion. Alternatively, you may wish to
receive a blessing from the priest.
If you are new to the parish please give your name
and address to the Celebrant or to one of the
Churchwardens or Sidespersons. We hope that you
enjoy today's worship and will join us again.
Services during the week
Holy Communion
 Wednesday at 10am in St John's church
 Friday at 10am in St Martin's chapel
Morning Prayer
 Friday at 8.30am in St John's church
Funeral Services
 Wednesday at 12 noon at Preston Crematorium
Stanley Copper RIP
 Thursday at 12.15pm in St John's Church
George Shepherd RIP
Prayers for the Sick and the Departed
Recently Deceased:
Stanley Cooper
George Shepherd
May the rest in peace and rise in glory
Will you please contact Father Shaun with the
names of anyone who needs our prayers. Also, if
you know of anyone who will appreciate a pastoral
visit or Holy Communion at home or in hospital
please contact Father Shaun.
Readings for Today's Eucharist
Zephaniah 1.7,12-18: This passage introduces the
day of the Lord as a day of sacrifice. Here,
Zephaniah portrays God as the priest who will offer
the sacrifice, and this is accompanied by two
important implications: that Judah is the sacrifice
and the guests are armies of destruction. The sole
rubric for this ritual is named at the beginning of the
oracle: to be silent in the presence of God.
1 Thessalonians 5.1-11: Paul exhorts to be always
ready for the coming of Christ to judgment, which
will be with suddenness and surprise. It is needless
or useless to ask about the particular time of
Christ's coming.
Matthew 25.14-30: The parable of the talents does
not justify a gospel of economic prosperity. Instead,
it challenges believers to emulate their Master by
using all that God has given them for the sake of the
Saints Days and Commemorations
St Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln
St Elizabeth of Hungary
St Hilda, Abbess of Whitby
Mechtild of Magdeburg, Mystic
St Edmund, Martyr
King of the East Angles,
Priscilla Lydia Sellon
Restorer of the Religious Life
in the CofE
St Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr
Patron Saint of Musicians
Next Sunday…Christ the King
A reminder that the 6.30pm service is Choral
Evensong when we will be joined by choirs from the
Lancashire Area of the Royal School of Church
Holy Baptism during the 11am Eucharist
We welcome into the family of the Church, Henry
Paul Reginald Burgess
Interment of Ashes in the Memorial Garden
at 12.45pm
Gordon McRobbie
Holy Baptism at 1.00pm
We welcome into the family of the Church,
James William Tate
7.30pm PCC meeting in St Peter's school hall.
Baptism and Wedding Enquiries
Please make your initial enquiry at the Hoggarth
Room in the Parish Hall, Broadway. The office is
staffed every Friday between 10am and 12 noon.
Telephone 01772 713880.
Banns of Marriage
Nicola Jane Seddon & Richard Geoffrey Murch #3
Rachel Kathryn Kirkham Eves & Benjamin Fox #1
Friends of St. Peter's School Christmas Fair
Saturday 29th November 11.00am-1.30pm
at St. Peter's school
All the usual stalls and Father Christmas.
We hope to see you!
Parish Christmas Fair
Saturday 6th December
11.00am in the Parish Hall Entry by donation
Let's see the whole Parish at this year's Christmas
Fair! All the usual stalls will be there - books, toys,
cakes, sweets, bottles, cards, raffle, tombola, plants,
jewellery, raffles, lucky dips, hampers, Christmas
puddings, even some early Christmas cheer! You
won't go hungry as hot dogs and other tasty treats will
be served. The bell-ringers will be there with their
Christmassy music whilst you enjoy your lunch. Father
Christmas has put us into his busy schedule and he'll
be there until 12.00 noon to hear what the little ones
would like to receive on Christmas Day. As with last
year there will be no 'private' stalls, only those who
donate all profit to the parish.
PS: If anyone would like to make a cake (or a few small
ones!) the Mothers Union would be very pleased to
sell them as part of their traditional cake stall.
Teddy-Bola at the Christmas Fair
Do you want to make space in your house? Could you
part with those soft toys the children don't want any
more? We are hoping to do a Teddy Tombola stall at
the Christmas Fair on 6th December and we need
clean soft toys to put on the stall. This includes
teddies or any other soft toys in good condition. Toys
can be dropped off at 3 Cross Green Road, Fulwood
PR2 9QU (just off Yewlands Ave) or phone Kath
Finlayson on 01772 717277 and we'll collect them.
Books Wanted for the Book Stall at the Parish
Christmas Fair on Saturday 6th December.
Please bring them on the Day, or phone Paul Cross
719394 who can collect them.
Remembrance Sunday
Thank you…
…to everyone who contributed to last Sunday's
prayerful and dignified commemorations that took
place in the worship centres cross the parish.
Particular thanks go to the Churchwardens,
Sidespersons, Uniformed Groups, Thomas for playing
the Last Post, and the Choir at the 11am Service in
our parish church. Your hard work ensured that the
service, attended by over 500 people, ran smoothly
and was very well received.
Sides People and Christmas Fair Tombola
It's that time of year again when Sides People are
invited to contribute to the Tombola Stall. There are
boxes at the worship centres for your contributions.
Thanks in anticipation of your help.
Advent at Blackburn Cathedral
Saturday 29th November 2014, 10am-3pm
An Advent Quiet Day: "The God who Comes"
Led by Fr John Michael OFM and Rev’d Canon Dr Ian
Sunday 7th December at 6.30pm
"From Darkness to Light"
An Advent Carol Service
For more information please visit the Cathedral
Broughton WI Christmas Afternoon Tea
Wednesday 26th November 1.30pm to 3.00pm
at the Hall on Whittingham Lane.
Raffle and stalls. Tickets £1 inc. tea and mince pie.
The next Parish Lunch
is at the Windmill Tavern, Salwick
at 12.45pmmon 30th November
For more details please phone Janet Huggan 718453
Organ Recital at Preston Minister
Wednesday at 1.00pm
David Scott-Thomas plays his final recital of this series.
Everyone welcome!
Church Flowers for Christmas
Donations are welcomed and will be gratefully
received for flowers for Christmas -- and throughout
the year -- to decorate church.
Parish Christingle Service
Sunday 30th November at 4.00pm
Please put the Christingle in your diary and spread the
word among your family and friends. Start Advent as
you mean to go on as you prepare to welcome Christ
the Light of the World at Christmas. Proceeds of the
Christingle service will support the work of The
Children's Society.
Sunday School Nativity Plays
St John's: 11am on Sunday 14th December
St Peter's: 9.30am on Sunday 21st December
St Martin's: 9.30am on Sunday 21st December
The Nativity will be the focal point of the morning
worship in all three worship centres.
Please support the children of our parish and their
Sunday School leaders by giving them your presence,
your prayers, and your praise!
Choir Carol Concerts
An informal evening of Readings and Carols
for Audience and Choir
Performances are on Monday 15th, Wednesday 17th
and Thursday 18th December at 7.30pm in the Parish
Hall, Broadway, Fulwood.
Tickets: £6.00 for adults and £1.00 for children,
including seasonal refreshments.
Tickets are available from Mr Anthony Dean
Tel. 01772 794851, or from any Chorister.
Don’t leave booking until the last minute; there were
a lot of disappointed people last year…
…and remember to come in good voice!
Anne's Famous Puddings…on sale in Church!
Christmas Puddings:
2lb - £9.50; 1lb - £5.50; individual - £2
Sponge Puddings: chocolate, ginger, sticky toffee: All £5.50
All proceeds in aid of church funds. Thanks Anne!