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Last updated 22nd September 2017

Training and events

Transforming Communities - Being Witnesses through words and deeds

How can your church be witnesses through words and deeds and help to transform its community? 

Organised by the Parish Mission Support Department and Together Lancashire, this evening will offer some advice about how you can get to know the needs of your local community as well as thinking about a rhythm of mission for your parish.  The same format is taking place on 5 dates and 5 different places to help as many as possible to attend .

Refreshments will be available from 7.00pm and the evenings will start at 7.30pm. Come as a group from your parish or team so that you can discuss together and return ready to put the suggestions into action.  Please book using the appropriate link below. so that we can plan accordingly.

Monday 2nd October

St Aidan’s Bamber Bridge
(Near Preston)

Station Road, Bamber Bridge, Near Preston, PR5 6QR

Bamber Bridge

M65 J1

Tuesday 3rd October

Church of the Ascension, Torrisholme
(Near Morecambe/Lancaster)

Lancaster Road, Torrisholme, LA4 6RH


M6 J34/A683

Wednesday 4th October

Trinity Community Church, Accrington

Christ Church Street, Accrington, BB5 2NA


M65 J7

Monday 6th November

Whalley Abbey

The Sands, Whalley



Tuesday 7th November

Holy Trinity, South Shore, Blackpool

Dean Street, South Shore, Blackpool, FY4 1BP










Sports Ministry Morning 

Do you play sport? Do you coach sport? Do you watch sport? Do you use sport as part of your church outreach?  Have you ever considered how your sporting life and your Christian life connect? 

Folloing teh sucessful launch event earleir in the year, you are now invited to come along to our Sports Ministry Morning at St Cuthbert’s Fulwood on Saturday 21st October 2017.

The morning will include a keynote address from Rob Taylor, National Sport Ambassador, as well as series of workshops.  Tea and coffee will be available and there will a Marketplace with information and advice from different organisations who can help you with your own Sports Ministry.

The outline of the day is as follows:

  • 9.30am - Arrive, refreshments available and demonstration of Walking Football
  • 10.00am - Keynote Address followed by questions– Rob Taylor, National Sport Ambassador
  • 10.30am - Marketplace open and brews available
  • 10.40am - Demonstration of Walking Football
  • 11.00am - Workshops (Choice of 4 workshops or time to chat in the Marketplace)
  • 11.40am - Marketplace open and brews available
  • 11.50am - Workshops (Choice of 4 workshops or time to chat in the Marketplace)
  • 12.30am - Marketplace open and brews available before the event comes to an end at 12.45pm

The workshop options are below. When booking, we ask that you indicate the ones you expect to attend so that we can allocate the rooms appropriately to suit the numbers 

11.00am – 11.40 Workshops - choose one from the folliwng

  • A SU Higher Sports Richard Whittam Scripture Union
  • B Christians in Sport Sarah Gales
  • C Sports Chaplaincy Chris Nelson and Garry Lewis
  • D 10 Minute Snapshops of Sports Ministry happening in the local Church (including football, running and hockey)

11.50am – 12.30pm Workshops - choose one from the following

Please book using the link here. Bring a group from your parish so that you attend a range of workshops and then discuss together and return ready to put the suggestions into action.

Brothers in Arms

Following a successful sell out week at Edinburgh Fringe with their WW2 production Home Front - Front Line, the team are now presenting Brothers in Arms, their multimedia presentation about the lives of the Chavasse Twins in WW1 and how their faith impacted their service. 

The event, created to be put on in local churches so that people can bring along their non-Christian friends, families, neighbours and work colleagues, will be at the venues below during October and November before a likely visit to Edinburgh Fringe in August 2018.




Sunday 15th October


Church of the Redeemer, Blackburn

Thursday 19th October


All Saints Hesketh with Becconsall

Friday 20th October


Christ Church Blackburn

Sunday 22nd October


All Saints Higher Walton

Sunday 12th November


Leyland Methodist Church

Monday 13th November


Poulton-le-Fylde Methodist Church

Wednesday 15th November


Darwen Academy

Friday 17th November


Salesbury St Peter

Saturday 18th November


Bamber Bridge Methodist Church

Sunday 19th November


Torrisholme Methodist Church

Friday 24h November


Christ Church Fulwood, Preston

If you are interested in bringing people along to one of these events, please get in touch with who will be able to let you know how to obtain tickets from the various hosting churches.

Mission Shaped Ministry - September 2017 to April 2018

You can find details of the Mission Shaped Ministry course - a part time one year course that equips people for planting and sustaining fresh expressions of church on our Mission Shaped Ministry page here

Mission Matters Mailing

If you don't presently receive Mission Matters, the mailing from the Parish Mission Support department with information and details of events, you can subscribe to the mailing list