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Men’s Outing – Worth Valley Railway

Our transport for the day   Checking it’s all there   Waiting with anticipation   Steam’s up!   …and we’re off   Visiting the Railway Museum at Ingrow West   …with the Lord Mayor   A few chips to help…
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Alpha Course (4 weeks)

Alpha Course – Interested? What is life really all about, what is its meaning and purpose? Is there a God, if so what is he like, who is he, what is he? Nobody has all the answers, and yet there…
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Free Festival Weekend

A few photos from our Free Festival Weekend

Men’s Outing – Canal Barge

On Thursday, 27th July, 2017, nine bold men and true from St John’s, took to the high seas, to embark on a sailing adventure. (Well actually, we hired a canal boat for the day, and set off from Skipton). Once…
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East Africa Appeal

The Community of Baxenden have made a generous contribution raising £300.00 towards the desperate situation in East and West Africa. Collection tins where distributed around pubs, local facilities, on the streets and in the church for a week before being…
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New Diocesan Youth Advisor

Ben Green arrives shortly to take up the post of Diocesan Youth Adviser and will be leading on the strategic development of work with, and activities for, our young people. Ben has plenty of experience already, having been the Youth…
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‘Standing Firm’ Youth Camp

‘Standing Firm’ is the theme for this year’s Diocesan Youth Camp which will take place at Hothersall Lodge Outdoor Education Centre on the weekend of June 9-11. A great team, including Bishop Geoff; staff from the Diocesan Board of Education…
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The new Dean of Blackburn

The Installation service for the new Dean of Blackburn, The Very Rev. Peter Howell-Jones, took place last weekend. More details on this story

Billy Elliot Review

Setting off from Baxenden in a coach, a group of us from St. John’s, went to see Billy Elliot the Musical at the Palace Theatre in Manchester. On our way Finchy gave us each a little puzzle to do relating…
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Eucharistic Festival Review

On Saturday, 28th January, 2017, some of us attended the Eucharistic Festival at Blackburn Cathedral. Didn’t quite know what to expect, but as I see the Eucharist/Holy Communion/Breaking Bread/Mass, whatever you care to call it, as a very central part…
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Christmas at St John’s

Championship Success for Saint Johns FC

Saint John’s FC embarked on their sixth season in the 7-a-side Stanley Soccer League in August 2016 hoping to win the Championship Division and take their place back in the Premier League. Having, previously ended second in their only other…
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Free Community Weekend

On the weekend of 9th/10th/11th September, 2016, we will be holding a free Community Weekend, with events open to all members of our community, their friends and family, completely free of charge. All we desire, is that you enjoy a…
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