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Sunday 27th April.

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.

Wednesday 30th April

10am Holy Communion at St. Leonard's.

Bible Readings
for Sunday 20th April.
Learn more about these passages at church.

1st Reading Colossians 3:1-4 (page 1184 of the pew Bibles)

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

2nd Reading Matthew 28:1-10 (page 1000 of the pew Bibles)

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

5 The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: “He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.” Now I have told you.’

8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. ‘Greetings,’ he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshipped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.’

Spring Convention 2014

St. Leonard's Church, Padiham, BB12 8HG

Keswick in East Lancs with Roger Carswell
The Convention takes place St Leonard’s on Saturday 26th April and runs from 11am until 4pm. The main speaker is Evangelist Roger Carswell and his subject is Witness, under the title ‘Small Talk to Big Talk’.

There will be 3 sessions with Roger speaking at the first and second and fellow evangelist, Vinny Commons, speaking at the third. This event is open to everyone and there’s no need to book – just come – and you’re welcome even if you can only manage part of the day. Lunch will be between 1.15pm to 2.15pm. Bring sandwiches etc. – Drinks will be provided.

Roger Carswell has been a follower of Jesus Christ since age fifteen.  Early on in his career he worked as a school teacher in West Yorkshire, where he taught for more than ten years. Since 1983 Roger has been an itinerant evangelist, speaking about the believability of the Christian faith and its relevance to the modern world, often leading evangelistic church and university missions. He has written eleven books including And some evangelists and Where is God in a messed up world? He is married to Dot, has four children, several grandchildren and lives in Leeds.

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An invitation to a weekend of fun and praise!

 Ladies' Lounge
Women's Reading-based Christian Discussion Group. Drinks and snacks available to purchase.
Tuesday 29th April 7.30pm
We are meeting at Café Mooch in Padiham from 7.15 for brews and cake. This month's book is called "Forgiveness" and costs just £1 from the back of church. Please do join us.
Men's Pub Meet
Free entry. Buy a drink. Hear a talk. Chip butty for £1. Molly Rigby's, Mill St., Padiham, BB12 8EX These men's events welcome new visitors.
Monday 28th April 7.45pm.
Human Rights
The Pubmeet is our monthly men's group where we host talks on contemporary issues from a Christian perspective. This month, Kyle will be speaking on "Human Rights". There's a chance to get a drink, a discussion after the talk, and chip butties will be available as usual. Feel free to invite friends to this event.

At Hapton Methodist Church

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.


Bukonzo Coffee
Fund-raising by Padiham Green School
Padiham Green School is fund-raising by selling 250g packets of Bukonzo hand-roasted ground Coffee for £6. (Apparently the same coffee sells for £11.99 at Harrods!) The coffee is produced organically by farmers in the 'Mountains of the Moon' region of northern Uganda and is ethically supplied through the Pop-Up Foundation which is led by Professor Paul Clarke and Alison Hall. For more information visit (

Baby Massage
Thursday mornings 10.15 til 11.15 at St. Margaret's Church.
This is at the same time as Busy Bees playgroup, during school term time only. The sessions are run by Whitegate Centre and are free. Parents don't need to book.

Baptistery Window Appeal
An appeal has been launched to repair the windows in the Baptistery at St. Leonard's. Full details may be found here.
Photograph by David Swann.
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

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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 2014
'Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise;
His greatness no one can fathom.
One generation commends your works to another;
They tell of your mighty acts.'  
(Psalm 145:3,4)
Diocese Summer Festival 2014
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

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

How well do we know the events at the very beginning of the Bible? God clearly establishes some basic principles that we can see all through the Bible.
  • 6th April
    Ishmael. Genesis 16.
    Solving problems our way never works!
    Treasure Hunt.
    Ice Lollies.
  • 27th April
Breezeblocks church group for ages 13 to 18
6.30pm Sunday at St. Leonard's (following the 5.30pm service). Chat, snacks, games and Bible study.

If you've ever asked the big questions about life and God then prepare yourself for some great answers. If you've ever thought that Christianity was just another dull religion then prepare to be surprised. If you're looking for a new start and a different direction then prepare yourself for some good news!
  • 13th April
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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.

Boast Only in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 1 26-31.

The Cross, God's Wisdom. 1 Corinthians 1 18-25.

How are your prayers going? Ephesians 3 14-19.

God ... a parent. Proverbs 3 1-12.

A Mess Worth Making. Mark 10 35-45.

Speaking the Truth in Love. Ephesians 4 1-16.

The Power of Words.

Disciples who make disciples. Matthew 28 16-20.

Salvation belongs to the LORD. Joshua 3.

Rahab, a Model of Faith. Joshua 2.

To the ends of the earth. Acts 8 26-40. (25.9MB)

Confidence in God's Plan. Acts 8 4-25.

All Thy Works shall Praise Thy Name. Psalm 148.

Living our faith till the end.

Made for Praise. Psalm 147.

Lives of Praise. Psalm 146.

Baptism of Jesus. Matthew 3 13-17.

Text for 2014. Psalm 145 1-7.

Two Kings. Matthew 2 13-18.

The Light. John 1 1-14.

Riches to Rags. 2 Corinthians 8 8-15.

Carol service.

This is the season for faith. Luke 1 26-38.

Trusting Jesus. John 4 43-54.

Telling the Good News. John 4 27-42.

Advent Carols.

Unannounced and Inevitable. 1 Thess 5 1-11.

True Worship. John 4 16-30. (26MB).

Felt Needs. John 4 1-15.

Double-minded. James 4 1-10.

Seeing and Believing John 9 1-41.

He must increase John 3 22-36.

Why don't people believe. John 3 19-21.

God's Motive is Love. John 3 16-18.

Hunger and thirst for Righteousness. Matthew 5 1-10.

You must be Born Again. John 3 1-15.

Superficial Faith. John 2 23-25.

New Has Come. John 2 13-22.

Wedding at Cana. John 2 1-11.

Talitha Koum Mark 5 21-43.

Does it matter if I sin? Romans 6 15-23.

I Like Big Buts. Romans 3 21-26.

No-one Righteous. Romans 3 9-20.

Not embarrassed by the Gospel. Romans 1 14-17.

1 Samuel 31 King Saul failed - Jesus doesn't.

Worthy or worthless. 1 Samuel 30 9-26

Jesus our prize and our peace.

Book with no words   Notes.txt

Finding strength in our God. 1 Sam 30 1-9

Jesus a better David.  1 Samuel 29

Saul's hopelessness.  1 Samuel 28 3-20a

Stewardship.  2 Corinthians 8 7-12

God makes his home in us. John 14 22-31

2-6-2013-MJ   The lost sheep. Luke 15 1-7
This is the final event of the Spy Academy Holiday Club week

26-5-2013-TW   Psalm 8

Jesus sends The Holy Spirit. John 14:5-21

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
Random Gallery Photo
Christmas Fair 2009
Photo by Eddie Bobrowski
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