Padiham Parish Logo
The Church of England
MOBILE
Access the latest information on your mobile -- service times, bible readings, an- nouncements, ...
Our mobile website is at:
m.padihamparish.org
Facebook Link
Links

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
Reform

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

For useful Bible
material visit:
Bible Gateway
The Good Book Co.
10ofthose

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

To view our mission partners visit:
Crosslinks
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

Lookup a word or
passage in the Bible



BibleGateway.com
Include this form on your page
Directory

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

Padiham Hapton Directory

Services
Sunday 30th August

8am Holy Communion (BCP) at St. Leonard's.

9.30am Family Service at St. Leonard's.

11.00am Family Service at St. Margaret's.

5.30pm Evening Service at St. Leonard's.

Wednesday 2nd September

10.00am Holy Communion at St. Leonard's.

Bible Readings
for Sunday 23rd August
Learn more about these passages at church.

St. Leonard's


First Reading – Psalm 127 on page 624 of the pew Bibles (Page 912 in the large print Bibles)

A song of ascents. Of Solomon.

1 Unless the Lord builds the house,
    the builders labour in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
    the guards stand watch in vain.
2 In vain you rise early
    and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat –
    for he grants sleep to those he loves.

3 Children are a heritage from the Lord,
    offspring a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
    are children born in one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man
    whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
    when they contend with their opponents in court.


Gospel Reading – Matthew 21:28-32 on page 989 of the pew Bible (Page 1504 in the large print Bibles)

28 ‘What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, “Son, go and work today in the vineyard.”

29 ‘“I will not,” he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.

30 ‘Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, “I will, sir,” but he did not go.

31 ‘Which of the two did what his father wanted?’

The first,’ they answered.

Jesus said to them, ‘Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you. 32 For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.



St. Margaret's


First Reading – Psalm 73:1-5,16,17 on page 587 of the pew Bibles (Page 847 in the large print Bibles)

A psalm of Asaph.

1 Surely God is good to Israel,
    to those who are pure in heart.

2 But as for me, my feet had almost slipped;
    I had nearly lost my foothold.
3 For I envied the arrogant
    when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

4 They have no struggles;
    their bodies are healthy and strong.
5 They are free from common human burdens;
    they are not plagued by human ills.


16 When I tried to understand all this,
    it troubled me deeply

17 till I entered the sanctuary of God;
    then I understood their final destiny.


Gospel Reading – Luke 16:19-31 page 1050 of the pew Bible (Page 1594 in the large print Bibles)

19 ‘There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores 21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

22 ‘The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24 So he called to him, “Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.”

25 ‘But Abraham replied, “Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.”

27 ‘He answered, “Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.”

29 ‘Abraham replied, “They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.”

30 ‘“No, father Abraham,” he said, “but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.”

31 ‘He said to him, “If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.”’




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.
Our next Ladies' Lounge is on Tuesday 8th September at 7.30pm in the Green Room. We will be looking at the topic of 'How will the world end?' Copies of the book with this title are available at the back of church for £2. Please come and join us even if you have not been before.
Men's PubMeet
Molly Rigby's, Mill St., Padiham, BB12 8EX
The next meeting will be on Monday 14th September at Molly Rigby’s at 7.45pm.
All welcome.

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.

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.

Sainsburys Everyday Shopping Card
Sainsbury's in-store Everyday Shopping Card

In the Media

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.
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.
(Click an Image for a larger view.)
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.)
Previous Padiham Parish Pages

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

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.

Read More / Hide

Text for 2015
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners  
1 Timothy 1:15
 Latest Information
Bible Study/Growth Groups
The plan is to hold these fortnightly on Tuesday evenings in the autumn term. Groups will meet at both St Margaret’s and St Leonard’s at 7.30pm beginning on 15th September and thereafter on 29th September, 13th October, 27th October, 10th November and 1st December.

Christianity Explored
This 7 week course takes you through the Gospel of Mark and explains the key truths of the Christian faith. It will be held every Wednesday at St Leonard’s from 7.30 to 9.00pm beginning on 30th September. The course makes use of some excellent dvds featuring Rev Rico Tice of All Souls Langham Place in London. Everyone is welcome. No charge.

8 o’clock Communion
Please note that the service scheduled for Sunday 6th September at St Leonard’s has been moved to Sunday 30th August.

Parish Picnic at Bolton Abbey
Weather permitting. Details

Quiz Night for Bethany
Ernest St. Baptist Church in Oswaldtwistle. Details

Toddler groups
Parents might like to note that the Thursday session of Little Lennies is continuing over the summer (9.30-11.00am)

Parish Calendar
Photographs by Eddie Bobrowski
Click to see more.

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

Hoiday Bible Club
Pictures from the Holiday Bible Club at St. Leonard's
which ran from July 27th to 31st 2015

Ordination
Ordination of Mike Print at Blackburn Cathedral
followed by lunch at Molly Rigby's.

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

23-8-2015-MJ
The Two Sons. Matthew 21 28-32.

16-8-2015-MP
Workers in the Vineyard. Matthew 20 1-16.

9-8-2015-MJ
Pharisee and Tax Collector. Luke 18 9-14.

2-8-2015pm-MJ
Refusing to join in. Luke 7 29-35.

2-8-2015am-MP
Epic Explorers - final. Mark 8 27-35.

26-7-2015-MJ
The Ten Minas. Luke 19 11-27.

19-7-2015pm-TW
Forgiven Forgivers. Matthew 18 15-35.

19-7-2015am-KM
The Great Banquet. Luke 14 15-24.

12-7-2015-MP
The Lost Sons. Luke 15 11-31.

5-7-2015-MJ
Why do we have a talk in Church?

28-6-2015-MJ
Armour of God (3). Isaiah 59 15-20.

21-6-2015-MJ
Armour of God (2). Isaiah 52 7-10.

14-6-2015-MJ
Armour of God (1). Ephesians 6 10-20.

7-6-2015-MJ
The Trinity. Ephesians 1 1-10.


DOWNLOAD BY REQUEST

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.


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

31-5-2015am-MJ
Walking Day service - Jonah - ch 2.

24-5-2015-MJ
The Spirit and The Word. Luke 4 14-21.

17-5-2015pm-MJ
Not taking grace for granted. Romans 6 1-14.

17-5-2015am-PN
Chosen. John 17 6-19.

10-5-2015-MJ
Ethiopian Eunuch. Acts 8 26-40.

3-5-2015pm-JA
Follow Me. John 21.

3-5-2015am-KL
The Lord is MY Shepherd. Psalm 23.

26-4-2015-MJ
Being Annoying (in the right way) Christians. Acts 4 1-12.

19-4-2015pm-KM
Hold True to what we have Attained. Ephesians 3 4b-16.

19-4-2015am-KL
Take Christ into your Situation. 1 Peter 3 18-22.

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

5-4-2015pm-KM
My Redeemed Lives. Job 19 23-29.

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

3-4-2015-MJ
Good Friday. Luke 23 26-43.

29-3-2015-MJ
The Death of Moses. Deuteronomy 34.

22-3-2015-MJ
Closing The Deal. Deuteronomy 30 11-20.

15-3-2015-MJ
Mothering Sunday. Exodus 2 1-10.

8-3-2015-MJ
Interpreting the Law. 1 Corinthians 9 1-12.

1-3-2015-MJ
Nuts and bolts of Obedience. Deuteronomy 22 1-12.

22-2-2015-PN
Prayer. Mark 1 9-15.

8-2-2015-MJ
Obedience of Faith. Deuteronomy 8 1-9.

1-2-2015-MJ
Loving God. Deuteronomy 6 1-12.

25-1-2015-MJ
The Christian Life. Deuteronomy 5 1-7.

18-1-2015-MJ
The Search For Relevance Deuteronomy 4 32-40.

11-1-2015-MJ
Who Do We Listen To? Deuteronomy 1 1-8.

4-1-2015-MJ
To Save. 1 Timothy 1 12-17.



Show 2014 / Hide




Show 2013 / Hide


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
Gallery
Random Gallery Photo
Toasted Teacake Bethany Trip Fund-raiser
Photo by Eddie Bobrowski
Refreshing
To make sure the page you are viewing is current and does not contain files stored in your computer cache, you should occasionally click Refresh / Reload on your browser.