Sunday, 16 December 2012

Lancashire Sings Christmas in Morecambe

This community carol service, broadcast by BBC Radio Lancashire and shared by people at over 100 locations will be taking place in the following locations in the Morecambe and Heysham area. Come along and join in on Thursday 20 December.

The radio show starts at 7pm, so be there early, get a drink and sing up! Carol sheets provided.

  • Cumberland View Hotel, Heysham Road, Morecambe. LA3 1DE (followed by a free Christmas quiz and buffet)
  • The Royal Hotel, Main Street, Heysham. LA3 2RN.
  • St Helen’s C of E Primary school, Lancaster Road, Overton. LA3 3EZ.
  • International Aid Shop, Albert Road, Morecambe. LA4 4HD (mulled wine & mince pies will be served during the evening)
  • The William Mitchell pub, Glentworth Road, Morecambe. LA4 4SZ (free hot pot supper and festive quiz afterwards)
  • The New Inn, Poulton Square, Morecambe. LA4 5PZ (mulled wine, nibbles & Christmas Quiz)
  • The Dog & Partridge, Bare Lane, Morecambe. LA4 6DE

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Christmas Tree Festival

Morecambe Parish Church Christmas Tree Festival is back. Open Thu 6 - Sat 8 Dec. Lots of local businesses, organisations represented. Full opening times and more information are available here.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Events at St John's, Sandylands

Coffee morning at St John's, Sandylands in support of Morecambe Homeless Action. Monday 26th November 10am - 12 Noon. Entrance £1

On the same day at 7.30pm, St John's have a "New Orleans Kitchen" night. Chef Malcolm will demonstrate a New Orleans menu, including tamarind chicken, spicy salds and rice, to get people thinking ahead for Mardi Gras on 12 Feb. £5 adults, £3 children.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Living for Now: Preparing for the Future

Churches Together in Lancashire in partnership with Churches Together in Cumbria and the Lancaster Diocese Faith and Justice Commission invites you to:

Living for Now: Preparing for the Future

An introduction to the Mental Capacity Act,
& ideas to care for others & ourselves

Saturday 10th November 2012: 10.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

St Thomas’ Church, Penny Street

Lancaster LA1 1XX
Martin Keeves, Office of the Public Guardian
Sally Fisher - Alzheimer's Society.
Barbara Crompton, CT in Windermere
Chair: Gary Rycroft of Joseph A Jones & Co Solicitors

We don’t like to think about it - but we should – so that we can plan properly for thefuture while living fully for today. Otherwise our loved ones can find themselves in the distressing and expensive situation of having to apply to a court for the right to manage our affairs if we can’t do so ourselves any more.

By planning ahead we can set up a Lasting Power of Attorney so that those we trustcan look after our best interests if we lose our decision-making abilities. There’s lots we can do now to support carers and frailer members of our community, improve understanding, and stay as healthy as possible.

The session offers:
Chance to hear carers’ experiences, share your own & ask questions

Free entry and tea/coffee – donations towards costs welcome

Registration and refreshments from 10:00am

To reserve a place contact Margaret McSherry

Tel:01524 383081 Mobile:07864012385

St Bernadette’s Parish House, Bowerham Road, Lancaster LA1 4HT

To download a poster, click here

Monday, 1 October 2012

Morecambe Churches Forum - Thursday 4th October

Morecambe Churches Forum meets again this coming Thursday (4th October)

7pm drinks, 7;30pm Forum as usual.

Morecambe Parish Church is hosting this time, and we’ll be meeting at our church school, Poulton-le-Sands C of E Primary, on Church Street (right next door to the church).

Park as you would for the church, and then come through the playground to the main school entrance.

Remember, this is an open meeting so feel free to invite along  anyone and everyone who’s interested in local churches networking and working together!

Splash! Messy Church Friday Oct 5th

Don't forget it's Splash! Messy Church this Friday, 5th October at the Memorial Hall, Church Street. Doors open from 2:45 for preschoolers and their carers (Little Fishes) and from 3:15 for everyone else. Main action from about 3:45, rounded off with a delicious meal together at 5pm! Everyone of all ages welcome - children must be accompanied by an adult. This month, we'll be getting Messy with seeds, soil and weeds as we tell Jesus' story of a sower who went out to sow... :o)

Monday, 17 September 2012

Stations of Creation. 30 Sep 2012 at 6.30pm

All are invited to "Stations of Creation" at Morecambe Parish Church - an act of worship incorporating images, prayers, readings, reflections and music to celebrate the natural world, based on the Canticle of the Creatures by St Francis of Assissi.

The service will be led by Franciscan tertiaries who are members of local Anglican churches, including MPC. [read more about tertiaries here]

It will take place on Sunday 30 September at 6.30pm at Morecambe Parish Church and will conclude with refreshments.

All are welcome from churches across the town and beyond!

Monday, 3 September 2012

Gareth Davies-Jones & Rob Halligan in Concert

In October Morecambe Parish Church is hosting a concert by Gareth Davies-Jones and Rob Halligan. Gareth and Rob are singer-songwriters who have been busy over the last few weeks playing at a number of summer festivals, inclusing Greenbelt. We’re delighted they approached us to host this concert. Some may remember Gareth from the concert he did at MPC 2 years ago with Yvonne Lyon. 

Their songs reflect on life, faith, justice and both have appeared on the BBC with good reviews.  

The concert details are:
Gareth Davies-Jones & Rob Halligan in Concert
Wednesday 17th October 2012 at 7.30pm
Morecambe Parish Church, Church Street, Morecambe
Tickets £7, £5 concession, £20 family

Group discounts available (e.g. for youth group trips) – get in touch.

For more information, contact Mike Peatman 01524 410941  

Tickets are also available at Lancaster Christian Bookshop, 5 Mary Street, Lancaster LA1 1UW 

More about Rob at  

More about Gareth at

Click image for poster


Wednesday, 15 August 2012

News from the July Gathering of the Morecambe Churches Forum

Much good news from our churches was shared at our last meeting, and we focussed on two particular areas:

 Ministry in Nursing / Residential Homes for the elderly. Every church will of course look after its own elderly members who are in homes in its own way, including sacramental ministry where appropriate. What we’re looking at is whether we could work together to extend the offer of listening & befriending on one hand, and simple, lay led services on the other. We have begun to map out what is currently being offered to which homes by individual churches. Bernard Vause has offered to try to coordinate this information, and I will now pass on to him all the info that has so far been sent to me. If your church is currently doing anything (other than visiting its own members), please let Bernard know as soon as possible. (Email

Coordinating our foodbanks and associated ministries. There are a number of churches and groups we’re aware of who are offering some sort of foodbank service, and ministry to those who are homeless or in severe financial need. We felt it would be good to gather together those involved in this ministry, or wanting to be involved, to explore whether we could help one another and share resources and expertise. We have therefore fixed a time for a first exploratory conversation – Tuesday 11th September, 3pm, at West End Impact. Please send me the email address of anyone you know who wasn’t at last night’s meeting but is involved in ministry to the homeless / marginalised, and I will invite them to come and join us.

 We also shared positive stories about Back to Church Sunday – this year the date is 30th September. Lots of our churches are taking part – if yours isn’t and you want to know more, have a look at

 If the next Forum meeting isn’t in your diary, get it in now! Thursday 4th October, 7 for 7:30, venue tbc

Quiz Night in aid of CTL's Christian Aid Partnership Project

Put you brain to the test! The Churches in Bare are holding A QUIZ NIGHT at BARE METHODIST CHURCH HALL SATURDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER AT 7PM Proceeds will go to Churches Together in Lancashire's Christian Aid Partnership project - for more info see Quiz sheets £1 Refreshments £1 and an opportunity to make further donations Tickets available on the door, or from Heather Bennett on 07981 550542

Friday, 25 May 2012

St Helen's Overton Jubilee Events!

The people of St Helen's Overton would love you to join them for their weekend of special jubilee Events: FLOWER FESTIVAL- to be held in Church from Saturday 2nd June - 5th June. The Church will be open for refreshment between 11am -3pm, except for Sunday, 1pm -3pm. Church, community groups and local business involved. SONGS OF PRAISE - Sunday 3rd June, 6.30pm Top Ten Hymns. Donation of min.£1 and request slip to be completed and left in Church, by Sunday 27th May. TABLE TOP SALE: @ The Globe Hotel, Overton. Bring your own table! Pay £5 for you spot!(Funds for Church Roof) Church to have a Book, Bric-a-Brac and CAKE stall. Saturday, 2nd June. 8am - 12 noon Everyone Welcome!

Monday, 23 April 2012

The 75th Docker Rally

Capernwray Evangelical Church Invites you to The 75th Docker Rally Docker Farm, Arkholme LA6 1AP Friday 4th May 2012 7:30pm Speaker: Alan Marsden from Barnoldswick Singing by The Longtons Light Refreshments Kendal Market Place Bookstall Everyone Welcome

Quiet Day

The North Lancashire Methodist Circuit invites you to join them for their Quiet Day Led by Deacon Myrtle Poxon Hyning Hall, Warton Thursday 24th May 2012 10am 4pm Please bring packed lunch, Bible and note book Cost £9 Bookings asap to: Ron and Barbara Smith 01524 415915 or Sylvia Fearn 01524 418602 Everyone Welcome

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Morecambe Churches Forum Open meeting

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

Our next meeting will be on

Tuesday 17th April
Torrisholme Methodist Church, Norwood Drive

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

Everyone Welcome. Bring news to share and events to advertise!

Thursday, 29 March 2012

A special SPLASH! for Easter

SPLASH! is Morecambe Parish Church's Messy Church, and usually meets from 3:45 - 6:30 ish on the 1st Friday of the month.

Our April SPLASH! will be at a different time – Thursday 5th April, starting with drinks at 10:30am and finishing with lunch together.

Come and find out more about the real story behind the chocolate eggs and bunnies. And bring your friends! Children please bring along a responsible adult :o)

To keep up with what’s happening at SPLASH! watch the MPC website

And join the group on Facebook
Splash! – Messy Church at MPC

Easter Display

Come and join us at Capernwray Evangelical Church to look at an Easter display and enjoy some coffee and cake.
10am - 4pm, Easter Eve, Saturday 7th April, Open to all

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

An evening of Male Voice Singing

Saturday 12th May, Bare Methodist Church
Doors open 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start.

Admission free,but an offering will be taken for the work of the Stroke Association in Cumbria and NW Lancashire

Choir Members from Lancashire, Cumbria and West yorkshire.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Cafe Impact - Friday 30th March

WEST END IMPACT brings you....


Charity Performance night
@ The Trimpell Club,Outmoss Lane, Morecambe

Friday, 30th March
Doors open 6:30pm


Acclaimed local girl group DALTON
DAVID LANCASTER's table top magic
Jazz guitarist PHIL WOOD

and other special guests

Ticket prices - including supper
£10 adults, £8 concessions, £30 family ticket, under 6s free

To book or for more details
Call 01524 888929

Tickets also available from Debbie - email, phone 07806 643097

Monday, 27 February 2012

Churches Together in
Bare Lent 2012

Soup Lunches

At Noon
Wednesdays in March

7th March—Christ Church, Broadway
14th March—Bare Methodist Church
21st March—St Christopher's Church
28th March—Bare Methodist Church

at venues above entitled

Sacred words for a secular world'
1st Session at 12 Elm* Grove,
On 29th February at 1.30pm

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Splash - Messy Church at Morecambe Parish Church

What? – A monthly all age session of craft, singing, fun, worship and food. It’s church – but not as you know it!

When? – Normally the first Friday of each month, next one is MARCH 2nd. Following on after Little Fishes for pre-schoolers at 2:15pm. This is roughly how it’ll go:

• From 3:10 – doors open for early birds, drinks and activities available
• 3;45 – We begin! Singing, exploring a bible story, lots of craft, fun and mess
• 5:oo – dinner is served!
• 5:45 – time to go home

Where? – The Memorial Hall, Church Street, Morecambe

Who’s it for? – Everyone! But children must have a responsible adult with them

Why? – Why not? Come along and give it a try!

How do I find out more? – watch the MPC website each month for details

NB - St Martin's Westgate's Messy Church, FAMILIES AT FIVE, would love to recruit one or two new helpers. Their next event is MONDAY MARCH 26TH at 5pm. If you'd like to find out what's involved, contact David Thorp on

Thursday, 16 February 2012


Tuesday, 21st February

Music by

Food served in the church hall from 6-7pm
Parade to church at 7.15pm

Decorate and bring a brolly, parade mask,
A torch for dancing and wear a fancy dress costume.
Prizes will be awarded for the best brolly and costume.

Tickets: £5 for adults £2 for children
Available from Brian Gordon, Roy Merritt and Michael Knight

invites you to a Coffee Morning

at the Vicarage
2, St John's avenue

on Friday 24th February
10AM – 12 NOON

Admission £2

Cakestall, Bring and Buy, Raffle, Homemade refreshments

All monies raised will go towards the Church Hall
rental for Morecambe Homeless Action

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Home Church Valentine Jazz night

Home Church is holding an alternative Valentine Jazz Night at the Trinity Church Centre on Saturday 18th February at 7pm (ending around 9pm).

The event is free but you will need to book your place by phoning
07905 939 540 or
01524 406 122
leaving your name and the number in your party.

There will also be refreshments, a quizz and a message from Richard Scholes, Pastor of Home Church Morecambe.

It will be formal dress, all ages welcome.

To download a poster, go to

Friday, 10 February 2012

SPARK - March 2nd 2012

• a contemporary worship event
• led by a team from different churches across the Morecambe and Lancaster area
• welcoming anyone of any age, background or denomination
next event on
FRIDAY 2nd March
‘Dare To Step Out’
Has your faith become a safe haven from a dark world? Or are you ready to accept the Gospel’s challenge to move out of your comfort zone?

St Thomas’, Penny Street, Lancaster
As usual, doors open 7pm, kicking off at about 7.30pm

Drinks, chat, special guests, great worship songs, time to reflect

Feel free to invite friends, youth groups etc,
Hope to see you there…

For more details or to contact us, visit

Cafe Impact - Friday 30th March

WEST END IMPACT brings you....


Charity Performance night
@ The Trimpell Club,outmoss Lane, Morecambe

Friday, 30th March
Doors open 6:30pm





and other special guests

Ticket prices - including supper
£10 adults, £8 concessions, £30 family ticket, under 6s free

To book or for more details
Call 01524 888929

St Helen's Overton Sportsmen's Dinner

A special fund raising event is coming up at St Helen's Overton. It's a Sportsmen’s Dinner (this event is open to both men and women) which will be held in aid of our Restoration Fund. It is to be held at Heysham Golf Club on Friday March 30th, 2012- 7.30pm for 8pm. Tickets cost £20 each and are available from any of the PCC. Visitors can e-mail the Church wardens for more information.(click on the St Helen's Overton link at the top of the page.)
Following a three course meal there will be an auction of donated items which includes tickets to the West Ham v Hull match on April 28th, 2012.

The list of lots includes:

· Signed England, Manchester City, and West Ham shirts,
· Voucher for one night at the Runnymede Hotel,

· FA desk items

A must for all sports fans! Start saving your pennies now...

Hands Across Morecambe - March Prayer Morning

‘Hands Across Morecambe’

Hearing God 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 March 3rd 2012

at 10:00 for10:30am

and ending at 12:30pm

To find out more, visit

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

‘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 January 21st 2012

  Beginning at 10:00am

  and ending  at 12:30pm