Worship Services in September

2nd September at 10-30am   Rev’d Dr Keith Jones will lead communion at Barnoldswick

9th September at 10-30am  Rev’d Peter Wightman will lead worship at Mount Zion Earby Sunday Club at home

Now Praise is now at St Andrews at 6pm.

16th  September at 10-30am   An extended Sunday morning with Revd Roy Searle at Barnoldswick.10.30    Morning worship, 11.30    Coffee, 12.00    ‘Food for thought' - stories to think and chat about over lunch 12.30    Lunch, 1.00      Discussion

We expect to be finished by 2.30 p.m.

Lunch will be a cold buffet, if you would like to make a contribution, please see Margaret

 23rd  September at 10-30am  Rev Richard Lewis will lead communion at Salterforth. This service will be followed by a church meeting

30th September at 10-30am     Revd Richard Lewis will lead a short service at Barnoldswick. After coffee we will join with  Louise and David and their families as they celebrate the birth of Jacob. 


 Activities in September

Saturday 8th September at 6pm Pie Night and Beetle Drive at Mount Zion Earby

Monday 10th Sept 7.30pm           Food bank meeting         Baptist Church Centre

Tuesday 11th September at 6-30 Tuesday Club reopens Baptist Church Centre

Thursday 20th September at 2pm  4/C's- Communion, coffee, cake and chat  All are welcome, if you need transport please let Trish or Christine know at Mount Zion Earby.

Thursday 20th September at 7-30pm       Hope Barlick working group Baptist Church Centre

Saturday 22nd September10-12 noon     Coffee and a catch up     Hazelhurst Lockfield Dr

Monday 24th September     Social and Giving Group at Mary’s Salterforth.

Wednesday 26th September 7.30pm       MZ 200th anniversary planning meeting TBC

Friday 28th September 10am till noon    Macmillan Coffee Morning, The worlds biggest coffee morning. Bring and Buy Stall        Earby New Road Community Centre


Dates for the Diary

Coffee and Catch up (Saturday 22nd September)

Norman and Ingrid are breaking their journey home to Somerset after leading a retreat in Northumbria. They will be having B and B with us and we will provide coffee /tea and a scone for anyone who would like to drop in for a quick catch up. If you would like to come but need a lift, just let us know.

Margaret and Michael


Sunday 7th October: The morning service will focus on Baptist World Mission

Sunday 14th Oct   Harvest at Salterforth this will take the same format as last year:

10.30 - 11 Thanksgiving service led by Robin and Julie B 11.30  Harvest Lunch

Please See Julie B to sign up to help Invitations  will be available from mid September.


Hope Barlick is ten years old!

The churches in Barnoldswick, Hope Barlick, have worked together since 2008.

So ten years later we are planning to celebrate our life together on Saturday October 13th and Sunday  October 14th.   Saturday from 12 noon till 4pm and Sunday from 2pm with a united service at 4pm all at Holy Trinity.


Christmas Charity Shop   

Help needed!                                                       

 We have booked the Frank Street shop for the week beginning Monday 19th November to sell charity Christmas cards, good quality recycled Christmas decorations and small gifts, and to run a short Christmas craft workshop each morning.

Thank you to all who have already volunteered to staff the shop. If you would like to help either with sales or with the craft workshops please let Helen E or Margaret know. If you just enjoy crafting then please come and join in the activities we will be offering each day.

Also, please start sorting out any suitable donations you may have for the shop. (No clothes or books though!) If you usually buy charity Christmas cards why not buy them this year from our shop? We are hoping to have cards from Pendleside Hospice, Traidcraft and Leprosy Mission.

More than anything we are aiming to be a happy, Christian presence in the community for this week in the run up to Christmas.

Thank you,

Helen and Margaret  



Dear Friends


On the 19th August Paul and along with one of my friends walked across Morecambe bay.  One of the things on our bucket list but we were also raising money for Derian house children's hospice. 

There were at least 500 of us walking being led by Cedric and his helper.  Cedric had been out a few days prior to the walk to mark out a safe path and had been to check it that morning after the torrential rain and so we were all ready to go.

We had no idea where we were going but we had complete trust in the man who was leading us, we walked through turbulent waters and unsteady ground and at some points were there to pick others up and offer them support.  Most of the time we couldn't see or hear Cedric but we always knew he was there. 

I am sure you know where I am going with this! Yes it struck me that there was some similarity to being a Christian in this walk. Jesus goes before us leading us on the right path, which can be rough at times!  We can't see Jesus but we know he is there and we, as his followers, will always be there for others.

Sometimes on our Christian walk of faith we may not know where Christ is leading us but he will -we just have to listen and trust him.