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Atherton Parish
October 2017

Sunday 1st October 2017 Harvest in St John's Parish St John's Parish will celebrate Harvest today while St Michael's will celebrate their Patronal Festival.
09:00Eucharist and Baptism - St Michael'sToday we are celebrating Michaelmas and our Patronal Festival. Following the Eucharist Service there will be refreshments in the vestry when the draw for our Michaelmas Raffle will be made. Tickets are on sale priced at £1. The Eucharist service on the 1st Sunday of the month may include a baptism.
09:00Eucharist and Sunday School -St Philip'sSunday School meets in church on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at 9am, in termtime only. 2nd Sunday is a Family Eucharist.
11:00Eucharist and Sunday School-St John'sThere will be Sunday School on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month during the service and the second Sunday will be a Family Eucharist. The group is called the Explorers. Also after the service in St Anne's Hall coffee/tea will be served.
11:00Eucharist - St George's
15:00Family Service - St Michael's
18:00Fireworks Youth Group - St Philip'sA group for 11 and 12 year olds, meeting once a month.
Tuesday 3rd October 2017 09:30Said Eucharist-St Philip'sTea and coffee will be served after this service on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
19:00Clergy Surgery - St John's VestryDuring this hour a member of the clergy team will be available for the booking of weddings and baptisms.
Wednesday 4th October 2017 10:15Said Eucharist - St Michael'sA short, quiet said Eucharist service.
Thursday 5th October 2017 13:30Choir Practice-St Michael'sEveryone welcome to come and sing. Also to learn new hymns.
14:00Coffee Afternoon - St George'sEveryone welcome, especially anyone visiting the Health Centre.
Friday 6th October 2017 09:30Morning Prayer-St John's
10:00Coffee Morning-St Anne's HallHeld each Friday morning. All welcome.
12:30Said Eucharist-St John'sA short, quiet Eucharist service following the BCP form.
Sunday 8th October 2017 Harvest at St Michael's
09:00Eucharist and Sunday School -St Philip'sSunday School meets in church on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at 9am, in termtime only. 2nd Sunday is a Family Eucharist.
09:00Harvest Parish Eucharist - St Michael'sThis will be our Harvest Thanksgiving Service. Donations of dried or tinned food will be gratefully received. These will be given to the Atherton & Leigh Food Bank.
11:00Eucharist and Sunday School-St John'sThere will be Sunday School on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month during the service and the second Sunday will be a Family Eucharist. The group is called the Explorers. Also after the service in St Anne's Hall coffee/tea will be served.
11:00Eucharist and Baptism - St George'sThe Eucharist service on the 2nd Sunday of the month may include a baptism.
15:00Celebration of Lay Ministry - St John'sThere will be refreshments after the service. Please join us for this celebration of the ministry of all our members. The preacher will be Miss Alison Davies a Reader from Christ Church Pennington.
15:00Harvest All Age Communion - St Michael'sThis is All Age Worship and Sunday School for all the family at a convenient time on a Sunday afternoon, which will last for approx 30 minutes, and is then left open for refreshments and fellowship. It is different from a normal service with big screen video and lively songs- short, engaging, interactive so that younger folk can get involved more easily. In school holidays times may vary.
Monday 9th October 2017 15:45Family Eucharist - St Philip'sA service for all the family beginning at the end of the school day.
Tuesday 10th October 2017 09:30Said Eucharist-St Philip'sTea and coffee will be served after this service on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
19:00Clergy Surgery - St John's VestryDuring this hour a member of the clergy team will be available for the booking of weddings and baptisms.
Wednesday 11th October 2017 10:15Said Eucharist - St Michael'sA short, quiet said Eucharist service.
19:30PCC - St Michael's
Thursday 12th October 2017 13:30Choir Practice-St Michael'sEveryone welcome to come and sing. Also to learn new hymns.
14:00Coffee Afternoon - St George'sEveryone welcome, especially anyone visiting the Health Centre.
20:00Life Group - St Michael's Sharing life together, reading the bible together, praying together, encouraging mission together. this group is starting by looking at the gospel of Mark, the action packed gospel.
To join contact Jonathan Moores on 07753427329 0r 01942 883359 or revjonathanmoores@outlook.com.
Friday 13th October 2017 09:30Morning Prayer-St John's
10:00Coffee Morning-St Anne's HallHeld each Friday morning. All welcome.
12:30Said Eucharist-St John'sA short, quiet Eucharist service following the BCP form.
19:00Sci-Fi and Gameshow Evening - St George'sThis will be a Sci-Fi quiz and gameshow event in Church. Admission £2 or £6 for a family. There will be pasties, black peas, drinks etc on sale, or bring your own drinks. Fancy dress is optional!
Saturday 14th October 2017 10:30Trash and Treasure - St Michael'sYour Trash is our Treasure. Come along and find some Treasure. The vestry cafe will be open.
Donations (no clothes) needed - Collection can be arranged.
Sunday 15th October 2017 09:00Eucharist and Sunday School -St Philip'sSunday School meets in church on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at 9am, in termtime only. 2nd Sunday is a Family Eucharist.
09:00Parish Eucharist - St Michael's
11:00Eucharist and Sunday School-St John'sThere will be Sunday School on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month during the service and the second Sunday will be a Family Eucharist. The group is called the Explorers. Also after the service in St Anne's Hall coffee/tea will be served.
11:00Eucharist - St George's
14:00Baptism-St Philip's
15:00All Age Worship and Inspire Sunday School - St Michael'sThis is All Age Worship and Sunday School for all the family at a convenient time on a Sunday afternoon, which will last for approx 30 minutes, and is then left open for refreshments and fellowship. It is different from a normal service with big screen video and lively songs- short, engaging, interactive so that younger folk can get involved more easily. In school holidays times may vary.
15:00Baptism-St Philip'sBaptisms are booked at Atherton Parish Church on a Tuesday between 19.00 and 20.00.
18:30Evensong- St Michael'sMost Sunday evenings there will be a service of Sung Evensong (BCP).
Monday 16th October 2017 09:15Toddler Service - St Philip'sWorship with Barney, Bounce and Charlie. a short service for pre-school children and their parents or carers. Church opens at 9am. Everyone welcome - and we always finish with refreshments.
19:00Healing Eucharist-St PhilipsA Eucharist service with the laying on of hands for healing for anyone who asks.
Tuesday 17th October 2017 09:30Said Eucharist-St Philip'sTea and coffee will be served after this service on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
19:00Clergy Surgery - St John's VestryDuring this hour a member of the clergy team will be available for the booking of weddings and baptisms.
19:30Harvest Tombola - St Michael'sA special themed session.
In the church vestry. Tickets £1.50 (including refreshments). Raffle, Book Draw, Flyer Houses, JO90. Everyone welcome.
Wednesday 18th October 2017 Bishp Mark in the Deanery
10:15Said Eucharist - St Michael'sA short, quiet said Eucharist service.
19:00Leigh Deanery Meeting - St John'sA special meeting for deanery reps and church wardens to meet with Bishop Mark. The bishop will address the meeting and take questions. Refreshments at 7pm and meeting to start at 7.30 pm.
Thursday 19th October 2017 13:30Choir Practice-St Michael'sEveryone welcome to come and sing. Also to learn new hymns.
14:00Coffee Afternoon - St George'sEveryone welcome, especially anyone visiting the Health Centre.
20:00Life Group - St Michael's Sharing life together, reading the bible together, praying together, encouraging mission together. this group is starting by looking at the gospel of Mark, the action packed gospel.
To join contact Jonathan Moores on 07753427329 0r 01942 883359 or revjonathanmoores@outlook.com.
Friday 20th October 2017 09:30Morning Prayer-St John's
10:00Coffee Morning-St Anne's HallHeld each Friday morning. All welcome.
12:30Said Eucharist-St John'sA short, quiet Eucharist service following the BCP form.
19:30Baptism Preparation-St John'sA meeting for the parents and god-parents of those to be baptised in any of the benefice churches.
Saturday 21st October 2017 09:00New to You Sale - St John'sStalls, cafe
Sunday 22nd October 2017 09:00Eucharist and Sunday School -St Philip'sSunday School meets in church on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at 9am, in termtime only. 2nd Sunday is a Family Eucharist.
09:00Parish Eucharist - St Michael's
11:00Family Service - St Philip'sA short non-Eucharistic for all the family. Everyone welcome.
11:00Eucharist and Sunday School-St John'sThere will be Sunday School on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month during the service and the second Sunday will be a Family Eucharist. The group is called the Explorers. Also after the service in St Anne's Hall coffee/tea will be served.
11:00Eucharist - St George's
14:00Baptism-St John's
15:00Baptism-St John'sBaptisms are booked at Atherton Parish Church on a Tuesday between 19.00 and 20.00.
18:30Evensong- St Michael'sMost Sunday evenings there will be a service of Sung Evensong (BCP).
Monday 23rd October 2017 15:45Family Eucharist - St Philip'sA service for all the family beginning just after the end of the school day.
Tuesday 24th October 2017 09:30Said Eucharist-St Philip'sTea and coffee will be served after this service on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
19:00Clergy Surgery - St John's VestryDuring this hour a member of the clergy team will be available for the booking of weddings and baptisms.
Wednesday 25th October 2017 10:15Said Eucharist - St Michael'sA short, quiet said Eucharist service.
Thursday 26th October 2017 13:30Choir Practice-St Michael'sEveryone welcome to come and sing. Also to learn new hymns.
Friday 27th October 2017 09:30Morning Prayer-St John's
10:00Coffee Morning-St Anne's HallHeld each Friday morning. All welcome.
12:30Said Eucharist-St John'sA short, quiet Eucharist service following the BCP form.
Saturday 28th October 2017 16:00Family Light Party - St John'sFood, Craft, Music, Story, Community. £3 per person or £10 per family. To book contact: 07753427329 or revjonathanmoores@outlook.com.
Sunday 29th October 2017 Bible Sunday
09:00Eucharist and Sunday School -St Philip'sSunday School meets in church on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at 9am, in termtime only. 2nd Sunday is a Family Eucharist.
09:00Parish Eucharist - St Michael's
11:00Eucharist and Sunday School-St John'sThere will be Sunday School on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month during the service and the second Sunday will be a Family Eucharist. The group is called the Explorers. Also after the service in St Anne's Hall coffee/tea will be served.
11:00Eucharist - St George's
18:00Fireworks Youth Group - St Philip'sThis group meets monthly usually on the last Sunday of the month. The age range is 11-12 years. We have games and activities, food and fun, time to mix and a bit of spirituality. Anyone of a similar age is welcome to join us.
This week we will be meeting at the top of Beefold Lane at 6.30pm and walking to Lilford Park. Parents are asked to pick up at Lilford at 8pm. Thanks.
18:30Evensong- St Michael'sMost Sunday evenings there will be a service of Sung Evensong (BCP).
Tuesday 31st October 2017 09:30Said Eucharist-St Philip'sTea and coffee will be served after this service on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
19:00Clergy Surgery - St John's VestryDuring this hour a member of the clergy team will be available for the booking of weddings and baptisms.
19:30St John's DCC - St Philip's