25th February The Churches Together are holding a Sing-a-Long at the Baptist Church at 4pm
27th February PCC meeting in the Pendle Room at 7-00pm
28th February Lenten lunch will commence at 12-00pm and continue every Wednesday during Lent in the Pendle
2nd March Women’s World Day of Prayer at St Nicholas Church at 2-00pm
11th March Mothering Sunday coffee morning in the Hall after morning service at 11-00am. Adults £2.50
including coffee and cakes with children free. There will also be a raffle and tombola.
2nd March Women’s World Day of Prayer at St Nicholas Church
14th February Ash Wednesday service for the Benifice will be held at St. Marys Whalley at 7-30pm
25th February The Churches Together are holding a Sing-a-Long at the Baptist Church. A representative from
St Nicholas is required to help put the programme together. Anyone interested please see Enid.
1st February Holy Communion in the Pendle Room at 10-00am
2nd February The Rose Queens Race Night in the Hall. Tickets are £6-00 for adults and £3-00 for children and
are available from the Rose queen
9th November Benifice Meal at the Calfs Head Hotel at 7-00pm. Tickets are £17-50 each including 3 course Carvery
with tea or coffee. Tickets are available from Bernard. Transport available if required. Please put
your name on the list in the porch.
21 st November PCC Meeting in the Pendle Room at 7-00pm
25th November Christmas Fair in the Hall at 12-00pm (Further details to follow)
13th DecemberSt .Nicholas Lady’s Group are going to Ferraris Country Hotel for Christmas lunch. Anybody
wishing to attend please give names to Sylvia Davies. This event is open to all.
Anybody who has any Jumble for the Bumper Jumble Sale in October please see Bernard or
Catherine Bristol who will be pleased to collect your Jumble.
17th August St. Nicholas Ladies Group lunch. The venue has changed to Ferrari’s Country House and
Restaurant. Any ladies who wish to have lunch out please give names to Sylvia Davies as soon as
17th August PCC meeting in the Pendle Room at 7-00pm. Will all members please attend.
2nd & 3rd September Val & Lynton Darwent are organising an Art Exhibition for local artists, to be held in the Hall on Saturday & Sunday, 2nd & 3rd September. Most of the works will be for sale. It will be open from 10 till 4pm both days, admission free, with tea, coffee, sandwiches & cakes available. If you can help with refreshments on either day, please let Val know. Also cakes needed please! All proceeds will go towards the refurbishment of the Hall
Tickets are now available for the Jimmy Cricket Show on the 8th of September at £10-00 each from Bernard Parfitt.
29th JulySaturday Evening Eucharist at 6-00pm. Please note that this service replaces the normal Sunday
Service for this date only.
30th July Sabden Fell Race from the Church Hall. Volunteers required to help serve refreshments. All proceed
go to St. Nicholas Church.
21st Fell Run in the evening. Volunteers required to help with refreshments. See Sylvia Davies
23rd June Summer Quiz in the Hall at 7-30pm. Tickets are £5-00 including supper and are available from
Gill Glen and Bernard Parfitt.
28th June PCC meeting in the Pendle Room at 7-00pm. Please note this is a Wednesday Evening
10th JuneGarden Party in the Hall with the Crowing of the new Rose Queen in Church at 3-00pm.
Donations of cakes for the cake stall, Tombola prizes and Childrens toys for the Childrens Tombola will be gratefully received. Please see Sylvia Davies or Catherine Bristol. Raffle tickets available from Bernard Parfitt.
11th June Annual Walking Day. The procession will leave from the Church Hall at 2-00pm before returning to
the Church for a short service
25th May West Pendleside Benefice Confirmation Service at St Nicholas Church at 7-30pm
20th May Christian Aid Coffee Morning at St. Marys Hall. St Nicholas Church will be running the Tombola
Stall. Any donations of prizes would be very welcome. There will be a box in the Pendle Room for
your donations. For further details please see Sylvia Davies. Tickets are now available from Enid
Boyd Martin at £2-00
18th May ” Pamper Evening” in the Church Hall at 7-30pm Tickets are now available from Sylvia Davies
10th May Ladies group meeting in the Pendle Room at 7-00pm. Sabden Past and Present will NOT now be
shown due to technical problems
8th May Archdeacons Visitation will this year be held at St James Clitheroe at 7-30pm. The Archdeacon is
inviting all Wardens and Sidespersons to attend this event. Please give your names to Bernard
Parfitt as soon as possible so that seating can be arranged at St James
11th April Every Tuesday in lent” Stations of the Cross” in St Marys Sabden at 7-30pm
12th April Ladies Group Annual General Meeting in the Pendle Room at 7-00 pm
13th April Maundy Thursday Benefice Service at St Nicholas at 7-30pm
14th April Ecumenical Service at the Cross ( Junction of St Nicholas Ave and Padiham Rd) at 11-00am
6th April The Ladies Grand Choir will be in concert in the CHURCH at 7-00pm. Tickets are now on sale at
£5-00 from Bernard.
General Notice Confirmation
This year our service of Confirmation will take place on Ascenion Day, Thursday 25th May 2017 here at
St Nicholas. Would anyone wishing to be confirmed. adult or child (11years or older) please give your
name to the Vicar by Sunday 19th March 2017 at the latest
26th March 2017 – Mothering Sunday Coffee Morning after morning service in the Hall. Tea Coffee and cakes, raffle and tombola. Admission £1-50 for Adults and free for children.
19th March Annual General Meeting of the PCC at 11-00am after the service. All Church members are
welcome to attend
7th March Every Tuesday in lent” Stations of the Cross” in St Marys Sabden at 7-30pm
9th March Bible Study and Lunch in the Pendle Room. Every Thursday in Lent at 12-15pm
10th March Country Gospel evening with Michael J Ramplin at 7-30pm at the Baptist Church. Admision £3-00
2nd March 2017 Holy Communion in the Pendle Room at 10am
1st March 2017 Ash Wednesday Benifice service at St. Marys, Whalley
Thurs 23rd February 2017 – PCC meeting in Pendle room
Thurs 12th Jan 2017- PCC meeting in Pendle Room at 7pm
8th Jan 2017- Toy service- all donations to Derian House Hospice
Sat 24th Dec 2016- Christmas Communion Service at St Nicholas -1130pm
Sat 24th Dec 2016- children’s service and building of the crib-4pm.
Tues 20th Dec -village carol service at St Nicholas Church- 630pm
Fri 16th December 2016: Festive Door Hanging making in the Church Hall. Ticket are limited and are available from the
Rose Queen or Dilys Day.
9th December Annual Quiz Night at 7-30pm in the Church Hall. Tickets are £6-00 including supper and are
available from Bernard Parfitt
Sun 4th Dec 2016- carols round the Christmas tree & light switch on at crossroads. All welcome.
27th November Service of Light at 4pm at St. Mary RC Church. Ecumenical family service for all denominations
geared towards children. Coffee and mince pies in the hall afterwards
Sat 26th November 2016: Christmas Fair and Sale in the Church Hall at 12 noon. More details to follow.
Friday 11th November 2016: Choccy Bingo Night for the Rose Queen at 7pm in the Church Hall. Lucy Day the current Rose
Queen is asking for chocolaty donations which can be left in the Pendle Room for collection.
For further information please see Dilys Day or Enid Boyd Martin
9th November 2016: Benefice Meal at Calfs Head, Worston. Three course carvery meal inc. coffee at £16 per person. Please give names to Bernard Parfitt with monies paid by 5th November.
8th October 2016: Bumper Jumble Sale. Anyone with any jumble please see Catherine Bristol or Bernard Parfitt. Jumble can be left at the Hall on Thursday or Friday (6th or 7th Oct) from 6pm to 7pm
5th October 2016: Tai Chi lessons in Church Hall £3.50 per session. Classes will be between 10 and 11am every Wednesday morning