Friday, 16 December 2011

I'm planning a Morecambe Prayer Walk sometime in 2012. It'll lead all the way round Morecambe (as far as possible). The total distance is about 14 miles and will take 5-6 hours. There will also be the option to join the walk at certain sections for either 2 miles or 4 miles. If you are interested and would like to take part, please comment or send me an email:, and I will be in touch.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Christmas Tree Festival

Morecambe Parish Church is holding its annual Christmas Tree Festival in Church from Dec 7-Dec 10. Details on the image below. Just click for a larger version.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

With Bare Village Business Association
Ø Switching on of the lights in Princes Crescent.
Ø Arrival of Father Christmas
Ø Carol singing in the Crescent
Ø Walk to Dog and Partridge for more carols on the car park

Join thousands of people from all over Lancashire singing along to the service broadcast live by Radio Lancashire and enjoy mince pies, tea and coffee.

Come and join us at these events to share the true spirit of Christmas in our community.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Prayer Gathering 19th November

Hands Across Morecambe’

Reaching Out Together
       A Prayer Morning for leaders and members
      of churches of all traditions to come
   and share hopes and dreams for 
reaching out to Morecambe
   with the love of Christ

 Christ Church URC, Broadway 
Saturday November 19th 2011

Beginning at 10:30am

and ending  at 12:30pm

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Advent Sunday

It seems a long way off, but Advent Sunday is November 27th. At Morecambe Parish Church there will be a service of music, readings and reflections to help us prepare for Advent. Friends from churches in the town are warmly welcomed to join with us that evening.

Friday, 22 July 2011

“Street Prides” across the Lancaster/Morecambe/Heysham district

Chris Drury, Pastor of Lancaster FM church, writes:

I recently met with the City Council, police etc. to discuss their programme of “Street Prides” across the Lancaster/Morecambe/Heysham district. As a result of this discussion, the following six street pride events have been agreed over the next 12-months, and I wanted to let you have these areas and dates at the earliest opportunity so you can be aware of the opportunities coming up in your community to engage alongside other agencies as salt & light.

w/c 5th September 2011: Morecambe: Edward St, New St, Union St & Chapel St

w/c 17th October 2011: Lancaster Scotforth: York Road, Wellington Road, Newsham Road & Bridge Road

w/c 5th December 2011: Carnforth: Highfield Road

w/c 20th February 2012: Morecambe: Langridge areas

w/c 16th April 2012: Lancaster Skerton: Lune St, Earl St & Derby St

w/c 4th June 2012: Morecambe: Park St, Grange St, Beech St & Newmarket St

We have found Street Prides to be an amazing opportunity to build some important kingdom relationships and by working together as churches in our communities, the doors that are opening for us as churches to have influence in our city are very encouraging; it would be great for us together to be able to put these dates in our diaries and commit to putting together a team from across the “church” in this area to volunteer and blow the socks of our community’s experience of Christians, and demonstrate that we care about them.

The council have set aside a budget to support this, and will provide all insurances and equipment for whatever work we undertake; we are also looking to identify some high profile projects in each area (for example, via Morecambe Town FC to redevelop some community focal points). Recently in Dorrington Road we provided practical care for elderly, vulnerable, single parents in the form of gardening and basic DIY, but our heart as part of churches working together in partnership is that by building community connections like this, we can then offer off of the back of these weeks on-going support and input to our communities through existing ministries such as CAP, Celebrate Recovery, Divorce Recovery, The Marriage Course, Parenting Courses, homelessness projects etc. In other words, making what we are already doing available to our communities as a “portfolio” of activities that can create stepping stones towards the church, the cross and Jesus Christ

For more information on what Street Prides are, please see . The council’s stated objectives for these are to:

· Build community spirit and enable communities to set up groups and look after their own community.

· Give a general clean up and provide some maintenance.

· Involve the community and voluntary sector.

· Improve links between the community and agencies

I think these objectives are ones that we should welcome as churches, and I would love to work alongside you so that together we can be a blessing to our communities and bring real life changing hope to hurting lives – would you be willing to consider this in your church mission plans for the next 12-months?

For more information, or to arrange to meet up for a brew to discuss this further, please feel free to give me a call!

God bless

Chris Drury

Hope Lancaster

01524 841941

For more information about Hope Together, see

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Harp Concert at St Peter's

Robin Ward
Saturday 13th August 3:00pm
St. Peter’s Church
Main Street, Heysham, LA3 2RN
Tickets & Enquiries: 01524 851422
Adults £10 / Concession £8 / Under 18 Donation

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

'Celebrating Creation' year launches in Morecambe!

The Diocese of Lancaster Faith and Justice Commission are planning 12 months of focused activity and prayer throughout Lancashire and Cumbria celebrating the richness of Creation. The year launches on September 12th in Morecambe with a prayerful short walk at sunset in the company of Bishop Campbell, and will later include events such as bird watching walks, listening to the dawn chorus, gathering food to cook and eat to-gether, mountain hikes with outdoor Masses, and lots more for all age groups at venues throughout the diocese.

PLease join us on Monday 12th September 2011
when Bishop Michael will lead a walk in Morecambe with prayer stations,
starting 6:30 pm
St Mary’s Church, Matthias Street

We will walk along the Promenade to The Stone Jetty, and we will hope for a beautiful sunset!

‘Hands Across Morecambe’ - Reaching Out Together

Members of various churches across the Morecambe area have been meeting for some time to look at how mission in Morecambe might best be enabled and facilitated. We have discussed the possibilty of holding a 'Mission Conference', but before moving forward with that we feel it is important to provide more opportunities for those from all our churches who feel motivated about mission to meet and share with each other.

We'd therefore like to invite you to

‘Hands Across Morecambe’ - Reaching Out Together

A morning
for leaders and members of churches of all traditions
to come and share resources, hopes and dreams
for reaching out to Morecambe with the love of Christ

Christ Church URC, Broadway
Saturday Sept 17th 2011
Beginning at 10:30am
ending with a simple lunch together at 12:30pm

Please let us know if you'd like to come so we have an idea of numbers for catering – contact Debbie Peatman 07806643097

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Spark worship evening - Friday 1st July

• a contemporary worship event for Morecambe
• led by a team from different churches across the Morecambe area
• welcoming anyone of any age, background or denomination

We’d love to see you at our next event on
As usual, doors open 7pm, kicking off at about 7.30pm

SUZANNE IRVINE, Ripley School Chaplain, sharing on the theme of ‘IDENTITY’

Drinks, chat, great worship songs, time to reflect

Feel free to invite friends, youthgroups etc, the more the merrier!! Hope to see you there…

For more details or to contact us, visit

Morecambe Churches Forum - next meeting 6th July

An informal opportunity to share news and make connections between the churches in Morecambe and Heysham

Our next meeting will be on

Wednesday 6th July
St Mary’s RC Church, Matthias Street

Refreshments and chat from 7pm, and Forum from 7:30pm.

Everyone Welcome

Monday, 13 June 2011

CT in Bare Social Evening

Welcome you to a
Christ Church URC Broadway Morecambe
Saturday 2nd July
Tickets £4 (Includes supper)
TEL: 01524 735613

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Social Evening - Sat 2nd July

Churches together in Bare Line Dance Social evening at Christ Church URC, Broadway on Sat 2nd July at 7.30p.m. Tickets are £4.00 to include supper.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Martin Goldsmith visit

Martin Goldsmith, the missionary and author, will be at Morecambe Parish Church on Sunday June 19 (Trinity Sunday). All are warmly invited to a talk he will be giving at 2pm on Christianity and Islam. This will be in the Church. Prior to that, Martin will be preaching at our 10am Parish Eucharist on why we still need missionaries, and also sharing in a parish picnic in the Rectory garden (weather permitting). All are welcome to as much of our special day as you are able to share in.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Good Friday in Torrisholme

On Good Friday (April 22nd) Churches Together in Torrisholme will be having a half hour service in the Church of the Ascension starting at 10.00. This will be followed immediately by a procession through Torrisholme carrying a large white wooden cross up to Torrisholme Barrow where it will be erected and left for a week. There will be a prayer and hymn on the Barrow. All are welcome and we particularly need strong men or women to help carry the cross-the more helpers the lighter the cross becomes!

If you have other special events for Holy week and Easter to share, please let us know so that we can publicise them

Interactive Easter Walk

An interactive walk to reflect on Easter.
We have picked four key areas in Morecambe and Heysham for you to visit and enjoy.
Each venue allows you to think about the Easter story in a visual way, then maybe you could read more about the stories.

You can download the booklet by clicking the image below.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Sunrise service, Easter Morning at 6.30am

This year, churches from all over Morecambe will be sharing in an early morning Easter service for the whole town. It has moved to a new venue of the Stone Jetty, where we hope we shall be able to see the sun rising over our town. 6.30am on Sunday 24 April.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

SPARK at MPC - "Coming Home" - Fri 29th April 7pm

The next 'Spark’ Contemporary worship event will be on Friday 29th April at Morecambe Parish Church. Doors will be open for refreshments from 7pm, worship should get underway around 7:30. A perfect way to spend a bank holiday evening! Our theme is "Coming Home" - unpacking the Easter Story's invitation for each one of us to receive a prodigal's welcome ... please come and join us, we'd love to see you! Find out more about SPARK at

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Next Forum Meeting - Thursday April 7th!

An Open Meeting to share news, resources and events across the Christian communities in Morecambe and Heysham

Thursday 7th April
Torrisholme Methodist Church, Norwood Drive

Tea and Coffee from 7pm
Forum meeting 7:30pm

Items for discussion include Easter celebrations, training and inspiration for mission, Church Tourism

Come with your ideas and enthusiasm – All welcome!


Thursday, 17 February 2011


Members of Lancaster and Morecambe Against the Cuts, in partnership with local charities and faith groups, are planning a candlelit vigil in solidarity with those who will be most affected by cuts to care.

• Time – Tuesday 1st March, 6pm - 6.30pm
• Place to gather –Dalton Square, Lancaster
• No ‘speeches’ and no march – just a few minutes silence to consider the real implications of the cuts, then we’ll stand on the side of Dalton Square visible to the road with a banner that reads something like "Cuts to care are killing me, honk if you agree."

Please advertise this event as you feel able, and come and join us if you can.

For a salutary reflection on why the issue is important, have a look at

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

The Talented!

Posters and flyers are now available for ‘The Talented’ – West End Impact’s latest exciting fund raising venture! Those of you who were at our last Forum meeting will remember Michl telling us about the vision they have to transform the barn adjacent to their current premises for community use. Supporting ‘The Talented’ will help them to move that vision forward – as well as being a tremendous opportunity for fun and engagement with our community.

'The Talented' is Morecambe's very own Talent show, sponsored and hosted by Morecambe Football Club at the Globe Arena. It's a chance to perform on a professional stage, with cash prizes:

· 1st prize £150 and Interview with Diversity Radio

· 2nd prize:£75

· 3rd Prize £50

The closing date for applications is 6th March, and auditions will take place on the 13th and 17th March. The live Semi Finals will be on 10th & 11th April at 7:30pm, with the Grand Final on Tuesday 12th April at 7:30pm. Groups or individuals are all welcome to take part.
Judges include Jim Bentley, Captain of Morecambe Football Club, and Diversity FM Radio are also supporting the event.

Please do advertise in your churches and around the community. West End Impact would be delighted to supply you with posters and flyers – contact them on 01524 888929 , or To download an application form, go to

It's time for us all to start getting our acts together…!!

Monday, 31 January 2011

An exciting opportunity to be part of a community art project for Easter…

As part of our preparations to celebrate Holy Week and Easter in Morecambe this year, we plan to host a series of Art sessions to work on a concept project
called Chiaroscuro.
As part of this we plan to make cocoons and colourful paper butterflies.
Hopefully people will come to the sessions, and then take things away to
do with their own church and group.
You don’t need to be an experienced artist – everyone is welcome to come and join in!
If anyone would like to come to the Innovate Art Sessions @ West End Impact.
they will be held
Wednesday 2nd Feb 12.45-2.45pm,
Wednesday 16th Feb 12.45-2.45pm.
and Monday 28th February 10am -2pm.

Other times to work together can be arranged, and more information about the whole project will be coming out soon!

We would love you to join in this event. For more information
Contact Emma Hamilton 01524888929 or

Friday, 28 January 2011


Christ Church, Broadway


Wed 13th April to Sat 16th April 2011.Tickets are £9.00, concessions are £7.00 and block-bookings of 20plus-all tickets are £7.00

This is a collaboration between Christ Church URC members, members of other local churches and members of local operatic groups. We have an energetic and passionate production team and rehearsals are coming along well. .This is a poignant and emotional production, played out just before Holy Week and will not be available for amateur groups after 2011. Please come and see it.

For information, contact Bernice or Mike at 01524735613 or email to

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Jesus Christ Superstar

Tickets are now on sale for the presentation of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ by Christ Church Broadway Productions, in collaboration with other musical societies and church groups.  This modern and emotional musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber is appropriately being staged in church just prior to Easter.
Performances start at 7.30pm, running from Wednesday 13th April to Saturday 16th April.  Normal ticket charge is £9, concessions (under 16 & over 60) £7.  Group bookings of 20+ are at the reduced rate of £7 each.

Contact: Michael & Bernice Moorhouse on 01524 735613 or 07860531808
               Or e-mail:

Soup Lunches & Study Course in Lent 2011

Churches Together in Bare are again studying the York Courses throughout Lent, starting on 16th March at 1.45pm and continuing each Wednesday at the same time until 13th April.  The Venue is Bare Methodist Church and all are welcome.  This year’s course is entitled ‘Rich Inheritance – Jesus’ legacy of love’.

Also, at the same venue, the churches will be holding Soup Lunches at noon – these, too, will be held each Wednesday from 16th March until 13th April.

All Welcome.  (Donations received at Soup Lunches will go to Christian Aid).

Monday, 24 January 2011

IMAGINE...a training day open to churches in Lancaster and Morecambe

On Saturday 5th February, Lancaster Free Methodist Church is hosting a training day with Roy Crowne, Leader of the National Hope Together Team. This is an exciting opportunity to explore how we can come together to serve Lancaster and Morecambe. The programme for the day is as follows:

Saturday 5th February 2011
Lancasterfmchurch, Queen Street, Lancaster. LA1 1RX
Registration & coffee 9am
9.30-10.00: Imagine… discovering a biblical experience of unity
10.00-11.00: Imagine... discovering big hearts for the community
11.00-11.30: Refreshment break
11.30-12.30: Imagine… discovering transforming words and actions

To register, contact Lancaster FM on 01524 841941 /

Information is also available on Lancaster Free Methodists' website

Please register before the day – registration is free but LFMC would appreciate knowing numbers and names by Wednesday 2nd February to help to plan the day effectively.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Learn about Bible Translation

Lancaster University Chaplaincy is marking 400 years since the publication of the King James Bible (or Authorized Version) by hosting a day with Ronnie and Margaret Sim from Wycliffe Bible Translators/Summer Institute of Linguistics. They are coming to speak on Sunday 6th February 2011.

They will be the main speakers in the Chaplaincy's morning service at 11.30am (a united service for Christians of all denominations), and will give a presentation on the work of Wycliffe at 2pm for about an hour. Anyone is welcome to attend either or both events - you don't have to be a member of the University community. Lunch is available for £2.50 between the service and the talk.

All will take place at the Chaplaincy Centre at Lancaster University.

Let us know of any events celebrating the Year of the Bible taking place in the local area, and we can publicise them here.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18-25 Jan

Information about the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2011 can be found on the Church Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) website. Click here for more.

Wesley Methodist Church, Middleton Road, Heysham is hosting a service for Unity Week 2011 on Sunday 23rd January at 3pm. All are welcome.

Monday, 17 January 2011


A very warm welcome to the Morecambe Churches Forum website.
This website hopes to become the vehicle of sharing information, event listing, contact point and whatever else for the Christian Churches in the wider Morecambe area.
If your Church isn't listed yet, or the contact information is not up-to-date, or you would like to add an event would you please contact me at
In excited anticipation of what 2011 holds for Morecambe

Michl Kohl
Pastor @ Morecambe Community Church