Padiham Parish
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For a summary of the Christian Gospel visit:
Two Ways to Live

For links to the Courses we run visit:
Christianity Explored
Discipleship Explored

For organisations we have links to visit:
The North West Partnership
The Proclamation Trust
A Passion for Life (National site)
Blackburn Diocese Site

For useful sermons to download visit:
St. Helen's, Bishopsgate
Desiring God Website

For useful Bible
material visit:
Bible Gateway
The Good Book Co.

For information concerning the Church of England (including weddings) visit:
Church of England

To view our mission partners visit:
Arise Cape Town
The Bethany Family

Christian Aid

Gideons International in the British Isles

The Royal School of Church Music

Make Trade Fair

Barnabas Fund

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8am Holy Communion (BCP) at St. Leonard's.
(On the 1st and 3rd Sundays.)

9.30am Holy Communion with Cornerstone Club at St. Leonard's.

11.00am Holy Communion with Junior Church at St. Margaret's.

5.30pm Evening Service with Cornerstone Club at St. Leonard's.

Ash Wednesday

10.00am Holy Communion at St. Leonard's.
7.30pm Holy Communion at St. Margaret's.

Parish Primary Schools

St Leonard’s Church of England Aided School
Headteacher Mrs. Beverley Holmes
Moor Lane, Padiham, Burnley, Lancs. BB12 8HT
Tel 01282 771470
St. Leonard's School Website

Padiham Green Church of England School
Headteacher, Mr. Mark Dixon
St Anne’s St, Padiham, Burnley, Lancs. BB12 7AX
Tel 01282 776855
Padiham Green School Website

Hapton Church of England/Methodist School
Headteacher, Miss. Jacquie Clarke
Manchester Road, Hapton, Burnley, Lancs. BB11 5RF
Tel 01282 771657
Hapton School Website

 Ladies' Lounge
Women's Reading-based Christian Discussion Group.
It was encouraging to meet with many ladies at January's Ladies' Lounge and to talk about how we can trust God when we worry. We will meet again on Wednesday 17th February at 7.30pm at our home. Our book is 'God, sex and marriage' by John Richardson, which promises to include something for everyone whether married or single, and will help us to think through the Bible's teaching on another important area of life. Books are available at the back of church for £2 each. Thanks Natalie Print.
Men's PubMeet
Molly Rigby's, Mill St., Padiham, BB12 8EX
Men’s Pubmeet for February is on Monday 15th at 7.45pm at Molly Rigby’s. Mike Print will be speaking on 'Reaching out to our neighbours: Introducing St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne.'

A monthly Saturday evening family activity held in the Methodist Church for children and their parents. Tea is served at 5pm before games and crafts themed on a short children’s Christian talk by one of our local ministers. We have a brew before the evening finishes at 7pm. Donations are gratefully received.

Run jointly by St Margaret's and
Hapton Methodist Churches.

Padiham Parish News
Padiham Parish News is the monthly magazine for reports and events in the Parish. It has a regular subscriber base, it is delivered locally in Padiham and Hapton and mailed further afield. Single copy sales are available from St. Leonard's and St. Margaret's Churches and a reference copy is always available at Padiham Library.

Advertising space, when available, is for a full A5 page, a half or a quarter page, covering 12 months from February to January or pro-rata for part of a year.

To enquire about advertising in Padiham Parish News or to submit articles and information to be considered for publication please contact the Editor.
Raise funds for St. Leonard's Church just by shopping online (at no extra cost to you). Thousands of popular retailers will donate a percentage of your online sales to St. Leonard's Church through Give as You Live.

How does it work in practice? There is an option to install the Give as You Live software on your computer to make shopping slightly quicker, but even that is not necessary. The simpler (slightly longer) method is to login to Give as You Live, find your chosen online supplier and click to start shopping. It's a simple way of obtaining free funds for the church - it's just a question of getting into the habit.

See more Give as You Live marketing.

Child Friendly Church Award Plaque
A Child Friendly Church Award was presented to St Leonard's by the Archbishop of Canterbury during his visit to Blackburn Cathedral. Saturday 7th November 2009. Read more..
Mrs Sue Witts from the Diocesan Board of Education presented St. Margaret's with their Child Friendly Church Award on 27th October 2013 during the Sunday morning service.
Modern meeting rooms with excellent facilities are available for hire at both St. Margaret's, Hapton and St. Leonard's, Padiham. They provide quiet, comfortable, secure locations with good accessibility. We will be happy to show you around.
Please make initial enquiries to Rev'd. Mark Jones or the
Booking Secretary.
St. Leonard's Meeting Rooms.
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The Green Room The Waddilove Room Small Seminar Room Kitchen Entrance

Download St. Leonard's Room Hire Brochure.
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What we believe:
St. Leonard's and St. Margaret's are Church of England Churches, and we are part of the Diocese of Blackburn.

Fundamental to our Christian faith is the belief that the Bible is our ultimate authority, for this reason, clear Bible-based preaching is central to our Sunday and midweek services.

The key to understanding the Bible is the person of Jesus Christ - who He is, what He has done, what He will do and how we should respond to Him.

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Text for 2016
"This is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love."  
2 John 6
 Latest Information
Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday is this Wednesday 10th February. There will be services of Holy Communion at St Leonard’s at 10am and St Margaret’s at 7.30pm.

Christianity Explored.
It’s not too late to start attending this introduction to the Christian faith on Thursday evenings. Any adults thinking of confirmation in the summer should come. Also if you’re very new to Christianity and are keen to find out more this course is an excellent place to start. Alternatively others have found that Christianity Explored works as an excellent refresher course in the faith. The venue will be the home of Mike and Natalie Print.

Lent Course
This year's Lent course focuses on Vision 2026, the Bishop of Blackburn's plan for the future of all the churches in our Diocese.  We will meet for the first session at both St Margaret's and St Leonard’s meeting rooms on Tuesday 16th February, 7.30-9.00pm, and for the next 4 weeks. The course is both interactive and interesting, with some practical work, DVD input and discussion. If you want to know more please speak to Lynne, Grahame or John, who will be leading the course at St Margaret’s; or at St Leonard’s speak to James or Brian. We hope, with the help of this course, to strengthen and focus our two churches as we go into the next decade, and to show the love of Christ in our community. Please be involved - this is YOUR church!

Rock Solid church group for ages 9 to 13
Rock Solid
6.30pm Sunday at St. Leonard's (following the 5.30pm service.)

For school years 6, 7 and 8. This term we will be looking at the book of Philippians in the Bible and considering the question: Following Christ - what is it all about? After games, food and fun activities we finish at 8pm. Any children of the right age are welcome to join us - you do not have to be a church member. We ask for £1 to cover costs.
Breezeblocks church group for ages 13 to 18
6.45pm Sunday at St. Leonard's (following the 5.30pm service). Chat, snacks, games and Bible study.

Breezeblocks is for school years 9 and above. We will be looking at Discipleship Explored which helps to think through questions like: How can I be sure I'm a Christian? What is life really all about? How can I enjoy being a Christian more?
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Sunday Recordings (mp3)
Bible readings and sermons from Sunday services.

Right-click the link then click 'Save Link As...' or 'Save Target As...' to download to your computer.

Anglican Distinctives. Scripture and the Creeds. (i) 2 Timothy 3 10-17.

Accessing Grace. Romans 5 1-11.

Abraham's Faith. Romans 4 13-25.

Can I Trust God? Romans 4 1-17.

God's Fairness. Romans 3 21-31.

Motto text for 2016. 2 John 1-13.

Glory. Luke 2 8-21.

God's Present to us. Titus 3 4-7.

Jesus Light from Light. John 1 1-14.

Carol Service. Matthew 1 18-25.

Nativity Carols, 4 Kinds of Christmas. Isaiah 9 6-7.

Advent III Comfort. Isaiah 40 1-11.

Advent II. Isaiah 61 1-11.

Understanding Time. Romans 8 18-27 and 13 8-14.

Advent. Isaiah 64 1-9.

The Time to be Silent. Romans 3 9-20.

The advantages and disadvantages of a Christian upbringing. Romans 3 1-8.

Loving our Enemies. Matthew 5 43-48.
"I have no fear nor shrinking. I have seen death so often that it is not strange or fearful to me. This I would say, standing as I do in view of God and eternity I realise that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone." Edith Cavell, 1915.

The Centurion's Amazing Faith. Luke 7 1-10.

Home for good. Romans 8 14-25.
Today has been All Saints Day, but we have also been celebrating Adoption Sunday. This recording includes the sound track from two short video clips courtesy of 'Home For Good', a Christian adoption agency. (See the St. Leonard's Facebook page)

Do you teach yourself? Romans 2 17-29.

Religious people need the Gospel too. Romans 2 1-16.

Harvest. Deuteronomy 24 17-22.

God's right anger at our sin. Romans 1 18-32.


Most of the following recordings are no longer available for immediate download but may be specially requested.
Please use our contact form and copy / paste the details of your chosen recording into the message box. You will need to provide an email address and a link will be sent to you when your download is ready. The link you receive will be active for approximately one week.

Being Gods Special People. 1 Peter 2 9-17.

God remains Faithful. Will you? Romans 1 1-17.

Come...Rest. Matthew 11 20-30.
Kyle's last Sunday message before leaving.

How shall we live. 1 Peter 4 7-11.

Psalms of Ascents. Psalm 127.

The Rich Man and Lazarus. Luke 16 19-31.

The Two Sons. Matthew 21 28-32.

Workers in the Vineyard. Matthew 20 1-16.

Pharisee and Tax Collector. Luke 18 9-14.

Refusing to join in. Luke 7 29-35.

Epic Explorers - final. Mark 8 27-35.

The Ten Minas. Luke 19 11-27.

Forgiven Forgivers. Matthew 18 15-35.

The Great Banquet. Luke 14 15-24.

The Lost Sons. Luke 15 11-31.

Why do we have a talk in Church?

Armour of God (3). Isaiah 59 15-20.

Armour of God (2). Isaiah 52 7-10.

Armour of God (1). Ephesians 6 10-20.

The Trinity. Ephesians 1 1-10.

31-5-2015pm-KM     Handout
Unfailing Love. Psalm 107 23-32.

Walking Day service - Jonah - ch 2.

The Spirit and The Word. Luke 4 14-21.

Not taking grace for granted. Romans 6 1-14.

Chosen. John 17 6-19.

Ethiopian Eunuch. Acts 8 26-40.

Follow Me. John 21.

The Lord is MY Shepherd. Psalm 23.

Being Annoying (in the right way) Christians. Acts 4 1-12.

Hold True to what we have Attained. Ephesians 3 4b-16.

Take Christ into your Situation. 1 Peter 3 18-22.

12-4-2015-MJ     Transcript
Last Meal in Luke. Luke 24 36-49.

My Redeemed Lives. Job 19 23-29.

5-4-2015am-MJ     Transcript
The Meal in Emmaus. Luke 24 13-32.

Good Friday. Luke 23 26-43.

The Death of Moses. Deuteronomy 34.

Closing The Deal. Deuteronomy 30 11-20.

Mothering Sunday. Exodus 2 1-10.

Interpreting the Law. 1 Corinthians 9 1-12.

Nuts and bolts of Obedience. Deuteronomy 22 1-12.

Prayer. Mark 1 9-15.

Obedience of Faith. Deuteronomy 8 1-9.

Loving God. Deuteronomy 6 1-12.

The Christian Life. Deuteronomy 5 1-7.

The Search For Relevance Deuteronomy 4 32-40.

Who Do We Listen To? Deuteronomy 1 1-8.

To Save. 1 Timothy 1 12-17.

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St. Margaret's Calendar

A Church Near You

St. Leonard's 'A Church Near You' ID: 11470
Built: 1866
Archdeaconry: BLACKBURN (531)
Deanery: BURNLEY (53103)
Church Postcode: BB12 8HG
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St. Margaret's 'A Church Near You' ID: 11468
Archdeaconry: BLACKBURN (531)
Deanery: BURNLEY (53103)
Church Postcode: BB11 5RF
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Family History / Ancestry
If you are researching a family tree or delving into local history you may find the Local Links section to be of interest. You can find it at the bottom of the left hand column. It includes links to online parish records and the latest services offered by Lancashire Libraries where information can be requested remotely or in person at local libraries.

Plan of Blackburn Road Graveyard
Previous Padiham Parish Pages

Songs of Praise and Cream Tea, September 2015

Bolton Abbey, Bank Holiday Monday, August 2015

Sunday Morning Service following the Holiday Bible Club at St. Leonard's August 2015

Holiday Bible Club at St. Leonard's, July 27th to 31st 2015

Ordination of Mike Print at Blackburn Cathedral 2015

New Choristers and Cornerstone Club Prize-giving 2015

Padiham and Hapton Churches Walking Day 2015

Crowning St. Leonard's Rose Queen 2015

Parish Confirmation Service 2015

Christmas Day at St. Leonard's 2014

St. Leonard's Carol Service 2014

St. Leonard's Nativity Service 2014

Keswick in East Lancs. Songs of Praise with Cream Tea 2014

Alun Burt and Likhona July 2014

St. Margaret's Summer Fair July 2014

Walking Day 2014

Men's Breakfast June 2014

Holiday Bible Club 2014

Easter Sunday 2014

Good Friday 2014

St. Leonard's Church Nativity 2013

St. Leonard's Church Christmas Fair 2013

Remembrance Sunday in Padiham 2013

Planting bulbs in Blackburn Road Cemetery 2013

Coronation Songs of Praise and Cream Tea 2013

Spy Academy - Holiday Bible Club 2013

Induction of David as Vicar of Christ Church

David and Karen's Farewell

Carol Service and Nativity 2012

Carol Singing Christmas 2012

Remembrance Sunday in Padiham, 2012

Christmas Fair 2012 (with Dorothy)

Songs of Praise and Cream Tea, Sept. 2012

Holiday Bible Club 2012 Souvenir

Padiham & Hapton Churches Walking Day 2012

Parish Jubilee Beacon Party 2012

Remembrance Sunday in Padiham 2011

Peter Jackson's Visit 2012

Photographs from Christmas 2011

Mark's Anniversary as Vicar 2011

Holiday Bible Club 2011 - Camel Campout

Padiham & Hapton Churches Walking Day 2011

St. Margaret's Royal Wedding Celebration Tea

Bethany Children at St. Leonard's 2009

Time Travellers' Holiday Club 2009

Ordination Montage

From David Russell's Ordination

David & Karen's Wedding Celebration Tea

Wedding Fair exhibitors 2008

Development Project completed in 2007

Visual Memories of Padiham Green
   Photographs by Geoff Sagar

Step Back in Time (1)

Vincent Bottomley Sculpture

Dedication of Church Rooms