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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
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Desiring God Website

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Services
Sunday 28th September.
Back to Church Sunday

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 1st October

10am Holy Communion at St. Leonard's.

Bible Readings
for Sunday 28th September.
Learn more about these passages at church.

1st Reading 1 John 2:15-27 (page 1226 of the pew Bibles)

15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. 16 For everything in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives for ever.

18 Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.

20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth. 21 I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth. 22 Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist – denying the Father and the Son. 23 No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

24 As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. 25 And this is what he promised us – eternal life.

26 I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. 27 As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit – just as it has taught you, remain in him.


2nd Reading Matthew 24:1-8 (page 993 of the pew Bibles)

Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. 2 ‘Do you see all these things?’ he asked. ‘Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.’

3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. ‘Tell us,’ they said, ‘when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?’

4 Jesus answered: ‘Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, “I am the Messiah,” and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumours of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth-pains.



LATEST

Visit of Archbishop Sentamu
Blackburn Diocese is organising an evening with John Sentamu at Blackpool Tower Ballroom on Tuesday 4th November. A coach is being organised from the parish and there will be an opportunity to see the Blackpool illuminations. Seats on the coach will be £5 and entry to the event is free. More details to follow but please put the date in your diary.

Burnley Deanery Synod
7.30pm on Thursday 9th October at St Cuthbert’s Burnley.
Rev David Banbury has been asked to speak on his recent secondment as an Army Chaplain in Afghanistan. All welcome.

Coffee Morning
Thursday 23rd October at Padiham Green School. 9.15 - 10.30 a.m.
Entry £2 includes tea/coffee and a bun.
Singing by Padiham Green School Choir.
Proceeds will be shared between MacMillan and St. Leonard's Lighting Project.

Ron's 3 Peaks Challenge
Takes place 21st September
Learn about this challenging event to raise funds for St. Leonard's LED Lighting by visiting Ron's webpage.
Read about St. Leonard's plans to replace its old church lighting with energy-efficient LED lighting.
LED Lighting Appeal
St. Leonard's Church is raising funds to replace its once-modern lighting with new, energy-efficient, low-maintenance LED Lighting.
The new lighting will save energy and reduce running costs significantly. A specialist Architect has been engaged in designing a scheme which will enhance the lighting of the church while reducing the power consumption.
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.
 Ladies' Lounge

Women's Reading-based Christian Discussion Group, meeting monthly. Hot drinks and home-made snacks.
Check back here for details of the next event.

Men's Pubmeet

This men's group meets monthly at Molly Rigby's on Mill Street in Padiham and welcomes new visitors. It's an opportunity to hear a talk on aspects of Christianity and join in a discussion. Entry is free and you can buy a drink, and buy a chip butty for £1.
Check back here for details of the next event.

SPLASH
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.

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.
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

MEETING ROOM HIRE
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.
(Right-click the link and save to your computer.)
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)
Harvest Thanksgivings at St. Leonard's and St. Margaret's
Christianity Explored

Starting Wednesday 22nd October at 7.30pm in the Green Room at St. Leonard's Church.
One Life - What's it all about?
Whether you think of yourself as a thought through Christian, or a confused Christian, or a convinced atheist, Christianity Explored is a place for you to explore what life is all about. Christianity Explored is an informal and relaxed seven-week course. It's for anyone who wants to know what Christianity says about the meaning of life. It's designed to help you explore the big issues we all think about and looks at the person at the heart of the Christian Faith - Jesus Christ.
Padiham Parish Information Station
The Information Station is also available in an easy-to-read, low-graphics version on your mobile. Just browse to m.padihamparish.org and click the link.
Burnley Alliance Silver Band Concert of 40s / 50s Music at St. Leonard's Church, Padiham. Friday 17th October 2014, 7.30pm
Click above to enlarge.      |      Concert Poster A4 PDF

DIRECTIONS TO ST. LEONARD'S CHURCH
Online Calendar
Future Events   |   Regular Events.
Rock Solid church group for ages 9 to 13
Rock Solid
6.30pm Sunday at St. Leonard's (following the 5.30pm service.)
  • 5th October
    CY Jesus came.
    An ABC treasure hunt.
    Crisps and pop.
  • 19th October
    CY Jesus died.
    Christmas crafts.
    Hot puddings.
Breezeblocks church group for ages 13 to 18
Breezeblocks
6.30pm Sunday at St. Leonard's (following the 5.30pm service). Chat, snacks, games and Bible study.
  • 12th October
  • 26th October
Facebook logo and link More details on Facebook.
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.

28-9-2014-MJ
Remaining in Christ. 1 John 2 15-27.

21-9-2014-MJ
Knowing that we know. 1 John 2 3-14.

14-9-2014-MJ
Light. 1 John 1 5-2 2.

7-9-2014-MJ
What we have seen and heard. 1 John 1 1-4.

31-8-2014-KM
Crucified with Christ. Matthew 16 21-28.

24-8-2014-KM
Believing God's Promises. Joshua 24 29-33.

17-8-2014-MJ
We will serve the Lord. Joshua 24 14-24.

10-8-2014-MJ
No Falling Words. Joshua 22 9-18a.

3-8-2014-MJ
God's Faithfulness to His Promises. Joshua 21 43-45.

27-7-2014-MJ
God's Purpose for the Church Ephesians 3 1-13.

20-7-2014am-MJ
Mayoral Service. Ephesians 2 11-22.

13-7-2014-MJ
Keeping Going Today. Hebrews 3 12-19.

6-7-2014pm-MJ
Wisdom in Trials. James 1 1-8.

6-7-2014-Alun-Burt
The Reach of God's Love. Acts 16 6-40.

29-6-2014-MJ
The Arian Heresy. Colossians 1 15-20.

22-6-2014-MJ
Heresy of Modalism. John 17 1-11.

15-6-2014pm-MJ
The Gentile Pentecost. Acts 10 34-48.

8-6-2014-MJ
This Jesus. Acts 2 1-21.

1-6-2014-MJ
Learning to trust daily. Exodus 16 1-8.


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29-5-2014-KM
Ascension. Luke 24 44-53.

25-5-2014-MJ
Reconciled. 2 Corinthians 5 16-6 2.

18-5-2014-John-Goddard
Confirmation service. John 14 1-14.

11-5-2014am-MJ
Resurrection so what. 2 Corinthians 5 11-21.

4-5-2014-KevinLogan
Misguided. Mark 16 1-7.

27-4-2014-MJ
A Web of Lies. Matthew 28 11-20.

20-4-2014pm-JulianHenderson
Stop Not Believing. John 20 24-31.

20-4-2014am-MJ
Gathered to the Risen Lord. Matthew 28 1-10.

18-4-2014pm-JH
It Is Finished. John 19 17-37.

18-4-2014-MJ
He Faced the Cross Alone. Matthew 26 36-46.

13-4-2014-KM
Boast Only in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 1 26-31.

6-4-2014-KM
The Cross, God's Wisdom. 1 Corinthians 1 18-25.

30-3-2014pm-MJ
How are your prayers going? Ephesians 3 14-19.

30-3-2014am-MJ
God ... a parent. Proverbs 3 1-12.

23-3-2014-MJ
A Mess Worth Making. Mark 10 35-45.

16-3-2014-MJ
Speaking the Truth in Love. Ephesians 4 1-16.

9-3-2014-MJ
The Power of Words.

2-3-2014-MJ
Disciples who make disciples. Matthew 28 16-20.

23-2-2014pm-TW
Salvation belongs to the LORD. Joshua 3.

23-2-2014am-TW
Rahab, a Model of Faith. Joshua 2.

16-2-2014pm-KM
To the ends of the earth. Acts 8 26-40. (25.9MB)

16-2-2014am-Dave-Shaw
Confidence in God's Plan. Acts 8 4-25.

9-2-2014-MJ
All Thy Works shall Praise Thy Name. Psalm 148.

2-2-2014-KM
Living our faith till the end.

26-1-2014-MJ
Made for Praise. Psalm 147.

19-1-2014-MJ
Lives of Praise. Psalm 146.

12-1-2014-KM
Baptism of Jesus. Matthew 3 13-17.

5-1-2014-MJ
Text for 2014. Psalm 145 1-7.



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Plan of Blackburn Road Graveyard
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Men's Pubmeet May 2012
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[Choir] Hymns for Sunday morning 28th September by JohnW Sep 24, 2014, 20:02
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[Choir] Hymns for Sunday morning 21st September by JohnW Sep 17, 2014, 20:33
[Events] Cemetery by JohnW Sep 12, 2014, 13:55
[Events] Re: Curry Evening by JohnW Sep 11, 2014, 20:29
[Events] Songs of Praise by JohnW Sep 11, 2014, 20:23
[Events] Christmas Fair by JohnW Sep 11, 2014, 20:23
[Choir] Hymns for Sunday morning 14th September by JohnW Sep 10, 2014, 21:24
[Church Schools] McMillan Coffee Morning by JohnW Sep 08, 2014, 07:16
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