Welcome

WelcomeWelcome to Baxenden St John Church. You are most welcome to join us at one of our Sunday services (8:00am & 10:15am), whether young or old, with a church background or none!

We are a vibrant church on the outskirts of Accrington, with a hunger to see the Kingdom of God grow in our area and know the grace of God in our lives and church

Who we areWe are not a perfect church, but seek to be a real authentic expression of a community of faith in Jesus - you're very welcome to join us

If you have questions about Jesus or Christianity, we would love to help you. Please contact us

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Featured Pages

Our latest Service Rotas can be found on these pages

As part of the World War One Centenary we have put William Turner's book In Memory of our Baxenden Lads on-line

For people who have missed any services or are housebound we have recorded service talks available to listen to

In addition to our recorded services, our vicar's letters page seems to be one of our most visited

News & Events

 

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Christmas Day Family Service

Join us at 10.15am for an hour of praise celebrating the birth of our saviour. Children bring their presents and the rest of us glow in the ‘magic’ of this wonderful day

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Midnight Communion

Join us to celebrate the birth of Jesus as we gather for a special late night service of Holy Communion with Christmas readings and carols at 11:30pm on Christmas Eve

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Cribb Service

St John’s is again inviting children to its Crib service on Christmas Eve at 4.00pm. Children are invited to dress up in their own costumes, as angels, shepherds or wise men. During the service the children will be involved in…
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World War One – Football ‘Truce’ MATCH

ST. JOHN’S vs TRINITY Football ‘Truce’ Match 21st December 2014 at 3:00pm If you would like to take part or watch the match PLEASE CONTACT either PAUL POUNTAIN on 07931 470 873 or LORRAINE MITCHELL on 07443 569 702

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School Nativity Play

St. John’s school Nativity Play will be held in church on Wednesday 17 December from 1:30pm. All parents and grandparents welcome. Please come and support your children

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Monday Tots Christmas Party

We can’t promise dancing reindeer but we can promise lots of fun at our Monday Tots Christmas Party. Please come and join us

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‘Switch’ Christmas Party

Following on from the Carol Service, SWITCH are holding their Christmas Party and invite all the church youth to get on down

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Carol Service

The PCC would like to warmly invite everyone to St. John’s Carol Service, to be held on Sunday 14 December from 6:30pm

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Lantern Walk

Once again we will be holding a Lantern Walk where we will be walking and singing Christmas Carols around Baxenden. The walk will start and finish at church and hopefully there will be mince pies and and a drink upon…
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Snowman Drive

Following on from our successful Beetle Drives, this Christmas we are holding a Snowman Drive. Not sure about the rules or where the snow’s coming from but be assured it will be great fun and supper will be thrown in!…
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Memorial Service

Tom will be leading a memorial service for anyone who has lost someone dear to them. The service will be on Saturday 6 December at 4:00pm and everyone will be most welcome

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Seniors’ Christmas Lunch

This year’s seniors’ Christmas Lunch will be held on Wednesday 3 December at 11:30am. Will anyone requiring a lift please contact Tom, Ann Brown or John & Pat Massey

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Girlguiding Coffee Evening

The Rainbows, Brownies and Guides are holding a Coffee Evening on Tuesday 2 December in the church. In addition to refreshments there will be craft stalls and games. Everyone is welcome to come and support our girls

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Food Bank

Feed My Lambs During the lead up to Christmas (and possibly beyond), we will be collecting food to take to the Accrington Food Bank for distribution to local people in need Please help by dropping off any of the foods…
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Pilgrim Course

Our House Groups meet on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and we are currently studying the Pilgrim Course So what is Pilgrim? Pilgrim is a major new teaching and discipleship resource from the Church of England. It aims to help every…
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