Welcome to Baxenden St John and Accrington St Paul website. Please feel free to join us at one of our weekly Sunday service. St Paul's Sunday Services are at 9:00am and St John's Sunday Services are at 10:30am. We welcome ALL of ANY age, those with a lot of church background, those with some background and especially those with none! Our prayer and desire is that, whoever you are and wherever you are up to in life, we can help you meet with the Living and Loving God. We hope our services will help you pray to Him, praise Him, share with Him, listen to Him and seek to live for Him. If you have questions about Jesus, Christianity, or are a new Christian, we would love to help you. If you would like to get more involved, please contact us

Latest News

SOS – Save Our Spire!

Please will you be kind enough to fill in our Community Survey and return it to our vicar via email to [email protected] We are applying to various grant making bodies including the Community Ownership Fund for money for some urgent work needed to our spire, roof and internal decoration – see photos. We need to show them how important this church is to our Baxenden community by getting feedback from local residents. We host a choir, yoga classes, the school for concerts, services and daily Breakfast and After School Clubs. We are used as a polling station, have been used…
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Joyful June

Dear JohnPaul Parish family Joyful June It was so glorious to have those few weeks of sun!  I dived into my wardrobe and found my summer outfits, I even put some self-tanning lotion on my legs!  And then the rain started to fall again!  Hey ho!  I enjoyed it while it lasted. My big focus in May was preparing for our bid to the Community Ownership fund – part of the government’s levelling up funds.  Sadly, this has now all gone on hold as we move towards a general election in July.  As I reflect on the election and our…
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Marvellous May

Dear JohnPaul Parish Family Aslan is on the move! My youngest arrived for a week at Easter and stayed for a month!  He was writing his final year dissertation, but he was also doing what he does best; talking about current affairs, cooking amazing food, sleeping long hours, introducing us to some amazing Netflix and Amazon prime TV series and reading the Chronicles of Narnia with me.  Not quite like when he was 10, since we were often on different books, but we shared some awesome moments; ‘Further up and further in’. I have a sense that ‘Aslan is on…
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Agenda, Minutes and Reports of the 2024 Vestry and Annual Parochial Church Meetings held on 12 May 2024 at 12 noon, together with the JohnPaul 2023 signed Accounts