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The Padiham - Hapton Directory is produced by St. Margaret's, Hapton and St. Leonard's, Padiham. It is intended to be helpful although it's not comprehensive.  Oct. 2014

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Christmas Services at St. Leonard's, Padiham and St. Margaret's, Hapton
Bible Readings
for Sunday 21st December.
Learn more about these passages at church.

St. Margaret's

1st Reading Romans 16:25-27 page 1143 in the pews Bibles (1730 large print)


25 Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, 26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all the Gentiles might come to the obedience that comes from faith – 27 to the only wise God be glory for ever through Jesus Christ! Amen.


2nd Reading Luke 1:26-38 page 1025 in the pew Bibles (1557 large print)


26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, ‘Greetings, you who are highly favoured! The Lord is with you.’

29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favour with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants for ever; his kingdom will never end.’

34 ‘How will this be,’ Mary asked the angel, ‘since I am a virgin?’

35 The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.’

38 ‘I am the Lord’s servant,’ Mary answered. ‘May your word to me be fulfilled.’ Then the angel left her.




Christmas Men's PubMeet
Free entry. Buy a drink. Hear a talk. Molly Rigby's, Mill St., Padiham, BB12 8EX
Monday 22 December 7.45pm.
Henry 'Birdie' Bowers of the Antarctic

‘Birdie’ Bowers was one of Captain Scott’s companions on his fateful expedition to the South Pole in 1912. Highly respected for his courage, enthusiasm and loyalty by the rest of the party, he was a man of deep Christian faith.
All welcome
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.
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 January to December or pro-rata for the remainder 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.
5pm Saturday 20th December.
Christmas SPLASH at Hapton Methodist Church.

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.

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.
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

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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)
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.
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.)
  • 16th November
    CY God accepts us.
    Newspaper in fashion.
    Pizza.
  • 30th November
    CY we should believe.
    Lego night.
    Hot chocolate and cookies.
  • 14th December
    CY we all love
    Christmas Party.
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.
  • 9th November
  • 23rd November
Facebook logo and link More details on Facebook.
Carols for Fun at Whalley Abbey
New Album
Keswick in East Lancs. Songs of Praise with Cream Tea 2014
Photos by Eddie Bobrowski
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Sunday Recordings (mp3)
Bible readings and sermons from Sunday services.

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14-12-2014-KM
Restoration. Zephaniah 3 9-20.

7-12-2014-KM
Oracles of Woe. Zephaniah 2 4-3 8.

30-11-2014pm-MJ
Advent Carols. Luke 5 27-39.

30-11-2014am-KM
The Day Of The Lord. Zephaniah 1.

23-11-2014-MJ
Saved by Faith. 1 John 1  1-13.

16-11-2014-MJ
One With Christ. 1 John 4 7-21.

9-11-2014-MJ
Future Minded. Hebrews 11 8-16.

2-11-2014-KM
Come to Mount Zion. Hebrews 12 18-24.

26-10-2014-MJ
Testing for false prophets 1 John 4 1-6.

19-10-2014-MJ
Brotherly love - Cain or Christ. 1 John 3 11-24.

12-10-2014-MJ
Relationship with The Father. 1 John 2 28 to 3 10.

5-10-2014-MJ
Give us this day our daily bread. Proverbs 30 5-9.

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.


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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.

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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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
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Christmas Fair 2009
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