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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 24th May. Whit Sunday

9.30am Holy Communion with Cornerstone Club and Crowning of the Rose Queen 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 27th May

10.00am Holy Communion at St. Leonard's.

Bible Readings
for Sunday 24th May.
Learn more about these passages at church.

First reading – Acts 2:1-21 on page 1093 of the pew Bibles (Page 1657 in the large print Bibles)

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. 6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. 7 Utterly amazed, they asked: ‘Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? 9 Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs – we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!’ 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, ‘What does this mean?’

13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, ‘They have had too much wine.’

14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: ‘Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! 16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 ‘“In the last days, God says,
    I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
    your young men will see visions,
    your old men will dream dreams.
18 Even on my servants, both men and women,
    I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
    and they will prophesy.
19 I will show wonders in the heavens above
    and signs on the earth below,
    blood and fire and billows of smoke.
20 The sun will be turned to darkness
    and the moon to blood
    before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
21 And everyone who calls
    on the name of the Lord will be saved.”


Gospel reading – Luke 4:14-21 page 1031 of the pew Bible (Page 1565 in the large print Bibles)

14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside. 15 He was teaching in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.

16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:

18 ‘The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
    because he has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
    and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
19     to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.’

20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 He began by saying to them, ‘Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.’






Quiet Day at Whalley Abbey
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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, 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.

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.
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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.
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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
Padiham and Hapton Walking Day
 Latest Information
24 hour Bible Readathon
Cornerstone Club and Rock Solid are planning to read the Bible aloud for 24 hours on 28th and 29th May. The idea is that teams of 3 or 4 will read aloud for an hour at a time. The plan is to raise money for the proposed new screen and projector at St Leonard's. Please encourage this event by sponsoring either an individual child or the whole group.

St. Margaret's Summer Fête
Saturday 13 June 2015 from 10.30am.
Home produce stall, face painting, plant stall, games (including some wet ones!!), tombola. Trash or treasure stall. BBQ, refreshments etc.

Parish Breakfast
Parish Breakfast on Saturday 6th June at 9am
"Crossing Cultural Boundaries for Christ"
Speaker: Jamila Hounslow
Venue: Molly Rigby's, Mill Street, Padiham.
Price: £5. Please sign the list if you plan to come.
Jamila is supported by a number of churches in Blackburn and has recently started working for South Asian Ministries in the town. This is an opportunity to hear how God is enabling Christians to share their faith with people from different cultural backgrounds through prayer and practical ministry.

Keswick in East Lancs Spring Convention
Recordings from the recent convention (11-4-2015) with the accompanying handout.
Click the sound file links below to listen to the recordings or right-click a link then click 'Save Link As...' to download to your computer.

Talk 1 – Confidence In The Word
mp3 Audio File (49MB)

Talk 2 – Confidence With The Word
WMA Audio File (28MB)

The Handout:
Document

Parish Calendar
Rock Solid church group for ages 9 to 13
Rock Solid
6.30pm Sunday at St. Leonard's (following the 5.30pm service.)
  • 10th May
  • 24th May
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.
  • 3rd May
  • 17th May
  • 31st May
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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.

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.


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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.

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.

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
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Plan of Blackburn Road Graveyard
Gallery
Random Gallery Photo
Good Friday Workshops 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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