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Holy Father's Prayer Intentions - July

The Integrity of Justice – That those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the last word.


St Bernadette's Bispham - Pantomime

It's still Panto Season (Oh yes it is)!

St. Bernadette's Parish Players present the first Pantomime under their new name(can you spot the change?), written by Neil Oldham, who used to write for such programmes as "The News Hudlines".  Needles to say the script is full of puns and, in parts, is hysterically funny.

'The Mis-Adventures of Robinson Crusoe' follows the story of how Robinson, and his man Friday, are rescued from their deserted island and reunited with his fiancee, Jane, on a jungle island inhabited by women but ruled over by a monkey King, who also has eyes for Jane. The rescuing Captain and crew, with the help of the local Witch Doctor, thwart the money King's plans, much to the relief of Jane's mother, and Robinson of course. The addition of a couple of suspicious Australian castaways brings more hilarity to an already funny pantomime. Expect a laugh a minute and a play list of music and songs which will leave you happy'

Tickets are available from Ashfield Road Post Office; from Bispham Clothing, in Bispham Village; on-line

Buy tickets for St. Bernadette's Parish Players's forthcoming events. Click the link for further information and to secure your tickets now!

 or from me by ringing 07846629766 and cost £7.00 for adults and £5.00 for 60+ and children. 

Curtain up will be at 7.30pm each evening and at 2.30pm for the Matinee performance on Saturday.  The Production will run from Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd February at St. Bernadette's Church Hall, All Hallows Road, Bispham, FY2 0AS.

Please form an orderly queue for tickets.  You won't regret it!


Job Vacancy St Peter's School Lytham

The Headteacher and Governors wish to appoint a part time Teaching Assistant/ Welfare.  This post is temporary for 1 term ( 07/01/2019 - 11/04/2019) with a view to being extended. The successful candidate will be involved in general classroom duties within a Key Stage 1 classroom, with a particular focus upon SEN support.   The lunch time welfare duties require the ability to manage the lunch time routines of the children, support them in the dining room and playground and administer first aid.  The successful candidate will be willing to complete training relevant to the role including; Safeguarding and first aid.

Closing date for applications: 13 December 2018, 10.30am

Interview Date: 17 December 2018


Christmas Concert: Bamber Bridge

The Brownedge Festival’s annual Christmas Concert (with the Lidun Singers of Lytham) will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 12 December at St Mary’s Church, Brownedge, Bamber Bridge. Admission £5 to include refreshments.



Love needs to be organised

Monday 10th December 7.30pm

Preston Citizens UK announces a presentation by John Battle (Former MP) at Tabor, Xaverian Mission Spirituality Centre, 169 Sharoe Green Lane, Preston PR2 8HE.

Introduction from Bishop Paul Swarbrick.

Register your interest to attend

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Ad Limina - Final Statement from Rome

As we end our visit, 'ad limina Apostolorum', we offer these reflections on our days together in Rome. On Friday 28 September, we were immensely privileged to share conversation with Pope Francis for over two hours. It was a most remarkable and intimate experience.

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Augustinian Sisters, Boarbank Hall, Cumbria.




St Peter's School Lytham: Vacancy

We are seeking to appoint two hard-working and enthusiastic team members for The Ark St Peter’s After School Club. This is a wonderful opportunity for the right candidates to join our staff team and be part of our successful out-of-school provision.   A commitment to the Catholic ethos of our school and experience of working with children within the 3 – 11 year age range is essential. Childcare qualifications (NNEB, Level 3 in Childcare) are desirable but not essential for the right candidate. 

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No buffer zones outside abortion clinics

Bishop John Sherrington has welcomed the Home Office’s decision to not introduce buffer zones outside abortion clinics in England and Wales.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid said, “Having considered the evidence of the review, I have therefore reached the conclusion that introducing national buffer zones would not be a proportionate response, considering the experiences of the majority of hospitals and clinics, and considering that the majority of activities are more passive in nature.”

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Public Speaking Competition for Schools

Applications are open now for contestants from Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Post 16, via Catholic

schools in the Diocese of Lancaster, Hexham and Newcastle and Middlesbrough.

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Faith and our Common Home

Lancaster Diocesan Faith & Justice Commission have organised an evening of prayer, reflection and sharing ideas :

Faith and our Common Home - how do we heal the world?  on  Thursday Sept 27th  7.15pm - 8.30pm at St. Bernadette’s Church, Lancaster LA1 4HT. The start of a week of prayer  for creation ending on the Feast of  St. Francis.


Saturday Morning Early

Saturday Morning Early: Catching God in the Act of Creation 


A book by Rev Val Farrell available from him direct. Please send £15 to cover the book post and packing to Rev V Farrell, St Winifride's House, Low Moor Road, Bispham, Blackpool FY2 0PA


Eucharistic Procession : Sunday 9 September

To coincide with the closing ceromonies for the Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool on Sunday 9 September there will be a Eucharistic procession, devotions and Benediction at St Joseph's Church , Ansdell FY8 4EP at 2pm. The Homily will be given by Canon Luiz Ruscillo. 

Everyone is welcome and there will be refreshments available in the church hall afterwards.


Job Advertisement 

 NW Administrative Officer Aid to the Church in Need are currently looking to recruit an Administrative Officer to work part-time in their Lancaster office. The role is office based: 20 hours a week, over 5 days. For further details, or to apply visit:


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