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
23rd November 2014 - Christ the King
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
Prayers for the Sick and the Departed
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.
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
Rachel Kathryn Kirkham Eves & Benjamin Fox #2
Readings for Today's Eucharist
Ezekiel 34,11-16,20-24: Centuries since the
completion of the conquest of the Promised Land,
affairs are in a sorry state. Due to bad kings – called
shepherds here – Judah is now subject to
Babylonian rule, and while some Israelites have been
deported, others have scattered far and wide.
Ephesians 1.15-23: Paul has written of the Father’s
wisdom and insight in making known to us his will,
his plan for completion of the restoration of the
faithful to oneness with him, as told by Jesus. That
both Jews and Gentiles share so much he sees as a
milestone in this plan.
Matthew 25.31-46: Jesus tells us the kind of conduct,
of morality, towards others expected of the faithful
– and the consequences of not caring for others.
This afternoon…
We welcome choirs from the Lancashire Area of
the Royal School of Church Music for a 'Come and
Sing' event, culminating in Choral Evensong at
6.30pm, to which everyone is welcome.
Saints Days and Commemorations
St Catherine of Alexandria, Martyr
Isaac Watts, Hymn Writer
Friends of St. Peter's School Christmas Fair
Next 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 Christingle Service
Next 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 this
Christmas. Proceeds of the Christingle service will
support the work of The Children's Society.
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
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.
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 Stockton
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.
Deanery Synod
Meets on Thursday 27 November at 7.00pm
in the School Hall.
The Next Parish Lunch…
is at the Windmill Tavern, Salwick
on 30th November at 12.45pm
For more details please phone Janet Huggan 718453
Church Flowers for Christmas
Donations are welcomed and will be gratefully
received for flowers for Christmas -- and
throughout the year -- to decorate church.
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!
Parish 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
All proceeds in aid of church funds. Thanks Anne!
PCC and Parish 'Away Day'
We had a very prayerful, fruitful and enjoyable day
last Saturday. The whole day was rooted in Holy
Scripture as we prayed about our parish, rejoicing
in the many blessing we enjoy, the many good things
that are happening, and also identifying many other
things that we'd like to see emerging in and around
the parish. There is a Summary Sheet of the day
available in all three worship centres, and on the
parish website.
Also, in each of the worship centres you'll see a
tree with coloured leaves and bulbs, and around it
are more details about the theme and structure of
the day.
PCC would like you to add your thoughts and ideas
to the tree. So you'll find some paper leaves and
bulbs waiting for you to write on. The green leaves
signify the good things, the life that you can see in
and around the parish. The yellow leaves signify
those areas that you think might be a little jaded,
but could be re-invigorated. The orange leaves
signify those areas that you think have died and have
had their day. We give thanks for them, but we
move on. Finally, the bulbs signify the areas of new
growth and life that you think need to be planted,
nurtured and cultivated in and around the parish.
Fr Shaun will speak at St John's and St Peter's about
the away day, the tree, and what happens next.
Derek Millbank, Churchwarden, will speak at St
PCC wants your feedback and involvement!
So please listen carefully, think and pray, and add
your thoughts and ideas to the tree in your worship
centre. We'll collate all the feedback and will begin
to draw up a list of parish needs and priorities.
Whilst we're doing this, the Consultancy Firm will
be starting their analysis and appraisal of our parish
finances and assets, and we will report back their
findings in due course.
Mega Messy Christingle in Preston Minster
Saturday 29 November from 3.30pm-5.30pm