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Easter is celebrated in many ways by churches across Lancashire

Easter 2017 was celebrated in a wide variety of ways in churches across Lancashire and at special events in towns and cities across the County.

Below are links to just a selection of coverage ...
  • All three of our Bishops (Blackburn, Burnley and Lancaster) issued Easter messages. They can be read here (with links to video versions on our YouTube channel.
  • A new Blackpool illumination display was unveiled for Easter in the town by Bishop Geoff and the Mayor of Blackpool. It will also shine out during the illuminations season later this year and every year from now on. Click here for local coverage and read the news story on our own website here, with further links to reports about the event.
  • Leyland churches held a Walk of Witness. Read about it here. Another Walk of Witness took place in Clitheroe.
  • Preston staged a fantastic Passion Play, with participants from local CofE churches, including Rev. Canon Timothy Lipscomb, the Vicar of Preston.
  • Churches across Lancashire held Easter Day dawn services as first light appeared. They included a 6am service by Croston St Michaels. View pictures on the church's Facebook page by clicking here.
  • The Bishop of Lancaster encourages local churches to put on a Passion Play in Williamson Park in Lancaster next year. Read more here.
  • You can also see pictures and tweets from various Easter services and events by scrolling down our Diocesan Twitter feed (@cofelancs) including from St Catherine's in Burnley; St Peter's Laneside; St Peter's Darwen; the Chrism Eucharist at Blackburn Cathedral; Euxton Parish Church; St John's in Broughton; St Mark's Layton; St John's Blackpool; St John's Leyland; St Anne's Woodplumpton; and St James' Leyland.
  • And finally ... read about Easter egg rolling in Preston, 150 years ago!
Ronnie Semley
April 19, 2017

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