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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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Services
Sunday 1st March.

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.

Wednesday 4th March

10.00am Holy Communion at St. Leonard's.

Bible Readings
for Sunday 1st March.
Learn more about these passages at church.

1st Reading Deuteronomy 22:1-12 page 199 in the pew Bibles (278 large print)

If you see your fellow Israelite’s ox or sheep straying, do not ignore it but be sure to take it back to its owner. 2 If they do not live near you or if you do not know who owns it, take it home with you and keep it until they come looking for it. Then give it back. 3 Do the same if you find their donkey or cloak or anything else they have lost. Do not ignore it.

4 If you see your fellow Israelite’s donkey or ox fallen on the road, do not ignore it. Help the owner to get it to its feet.

5 A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this.

6 If you come across a bird’s nest beside the road, either in a tree or on the ground, and the mother is sitting on the young or on the eggs, do not take the mother with the young. 7 You may take the young, but be sure to let the mother go, so that it may go well with you and you may have a long life.

8 When you build a new house, make a parapet around your roof so that you may not bring the guilt of bloodshed on your house if someone falls from the roof.

9 Do not plant two kinds of seed in your vineyard; if you do, not only the crops you plant but also the fruit of the vineyard will be defiled.

10 Do not plough with an ox and a donkey yoked together.

11 Do not wear clothes of wool and linen woven together.

12 Make tassels on the four corners of the cloak you wear.


2nd Reading Matthew 5:21-30 page 969 in the pew Bibles (1474 large print)

21 ‘You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, “You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.” 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, “Raca,” is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, “You fool!” will be in danger of the fire of hell.

23 ‘Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

25 ‘Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. 26 Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.

27 ‘You have heard that it was said, “You shall not commit adultery.” 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.




Lent Appeal - Children's Uplift Programme
Lent Appeal. This year we're supporting the Children's Uplift Programme which ministers to prostitutes and their children in Dhaka in Bangladesh. This is the project that Rachel Jones worked with last autumn for two months and is run by the Christian charity Serving in Mission. Lent boxes are available today. Each church family is asked to take one for their loose change and return it by Easter Sunday.
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http://bashaboutique.com/
Basha exists to provide secure, dignified employment for women at risk and survivors of trafficking.

Serving in Mission
  Who is my neighbour?
A Letter from the House of Bishops to the People and Parishes of the Church of England for the General Election 2015
Whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8

Saturday 28th February, 5pm.

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.

 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.
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.
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 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
Lent Course
The Lent Course on the Apostles’ Creed has a week off but resumes on 10/11 March followed by 17/18 March and 24/25 March. Each session is held first at St Margaret’s at 7.30pm on a Tuesday night and then repeated at St Leonard’s on the Wednesday at 7.30pm.


Hymns for Sunday morning 1st March at St. Leonard's
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914
67
769
857
ANTHEMS
757 When peace like a river.
I find my happiness.


Healthy Churches Transforming Communities
Burnley Deanery Synod – Thursday 19th February at 7.30pm at St Margaret's, Hapton. The main business of the meeting will be "What's right with the Church?" Early next month Bishop Julian will propose to Diocesan Synod that Blackburn Diocese adopts the Vision Statement "Healthy Churches Transforming Communities".  To help our Deanery and Parishes start to engage with this Vision the February Synod meeting will be an opportunity to hear what good things are already happening in local churches. Rev Phil Clarke, the Superintendent of Burnley Circuit, has been invited to share some of the exciting things currently happening in the local Methodist churches. Kat Witham, our Diocesan Youth Worker, will talk about some of the good things happening with young people around the diocese. Other contributions will be welcome - especially initiatives to celebrate in our parishes. The aim of the evening is that we should be encouraged and enthused, and have a wider vision for what could be done to serve Christ and make him known in our parishes; also it's hoped we'll begin to see possibilities of co-operation between our parishes and with other denominations. All welcome.


Lent Course
"The Apostles' Creed: A Catechism" Tuesdays at 7:30pm, St Margaret's (beginning 24 Feb) Wednesdays at 7:30pm, St Leonard's (beginning 25 Feb) This teaching series will explore the central doctrines of the Christian faith as summarized in the Apostles' Creed, helping us to see the "big picture" of what Scriptural truth tells us about God and his relationship to us and the world.


Hymns for Sunday morning 8th February at St. Leonard's
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590
469
243
Behold our God
ANTHEMS
246 How I love you.
757 When peace like a river.


Hymns for Sunday morning 1st February at St. Leonard's
37
171
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51
ANTHEMS
587 Search me, O God.
646 The greatest thing in all my life.


Busy Bees
Busy Bees, the St Margaret’s Toddler and Carer group will be restarting in February and will be moving to Wednesday mornings. The first session will be on February 4th beginning at 9.15am and finishing at 11am. Please put the word round to family, friends and neighbours who have pre-school children.


Hymns for Sunday morning 25th January at St. Leonard's
201
532
16(HTC)
440
302
ANTHEMS
624 Take my life and let it be.
760 When we walk with the Lord.


The CAP Money Course
The CAP Money Course is a revolutionary money management course that teaches people budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system that really works. This course will help anyone to get more in control of their finances, so they can save, give and prevent debt. The CAP Money Course is a course devised by the award winning debt counselling charity, Christians Against Poverty. The two session course will be held at St Margaret’s on Tuesday 3rd and 17th February at 7.30pm. The course is open to anyone; just turn up on the night.


Hymns for Sunday morning 18th January at St. Leonard's
Mission Praise
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346
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ANTHEMS
85 Come and See.
O to see the dawn.
Online Calendar
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Busy Bees at St. Margaret's Church

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Rock Solid church group for ages 9 to 13
Rock Solid
6.30pm Sunday at St. Leonard's (following the 5.30pm service.)
  • 8th March
  • 22nd March
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.
  • 15th March
  • 29th March
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Sunday Recordings (mp3)
Bible readings and sermons from Sunday services.

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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.

28-12-2014-MJ
What's In A Name. Acts 9 10-16.

24-12-2014-MJ
We See Jesus. Hebrews 2 5-9.

21-12-2014pm-MJ
Bucket List (Carol service).

21-12-2014am-MJ
Excuses (Nativity).

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.


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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.

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
Gallery
Random Gallery Photo
Easter Egg Hunt 2012
Photo by Eddie Bobrowski
Previous Padiham Parish Pages

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

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