Author Archives: Vicar

Forgiving others is a key aspect of being a disciple

Matthew 18.21-35 We often hear it said, or perhaps have said it ourselves, I could never forgive someone for that! Yet the Gospel reading for Sunday 13th September, the parable of Jesus about the unmerciful servant, who received forgiveness himself but refused to give it to others, makes it clear that forgiving others is a…

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Sunday Worship, Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity – Education Sunday

Celebrate Education Sunday with the Blackburn Diocese Board of Education Team. Our Sunday Morning Service starts at 9am, 13th September 2020 and will be available from then on. The Board of Education supports 190 Church of England Schools and Academies across Lancashire and works with churches and parishes to assist children and young people. The…

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Diocesan October Online Conference

Home Grown Diocesan Conference Blackburn Diocese is planning a free Home-Grown Online Conference. Starting 7pm on Tuesday 13 October and continuing on Wednesday 14 October until 9pm. All are welcome, lay or ordained. The Conference will be a combination of worship, key-note speakers, discussion and webinars. It will be a chance to ‘meet’ people from across…

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Love your neighbour as yourself

Romans 13:8-14 Love your neighbour as yourself – or love other people as you love yourself. This is the  lifelong task of those who are Christians. It is rarely an easy task, and it is a task that  requires imagination because it means that we have to be able to imagine what it is like …

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Sunday Worship, Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity – Celebration of Hope – Multi-Lingual Service

We are happy again to have Rev’d Sarah Gill taking our Sunday morning online service with Rt Rev Philip North, Bishop of Burnley. Rev’d Sarah is Vicar of St Stephen’s and St James’ Church Blackburn and these services are multilingual reflecting the languages spoken in the Blackburn area.  As usual, the Sunday service will go live…

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The way of the cross – a hard road

Readings Romans 12:9-21 and Matthew 16:21-28 What would we wish for our children? Fortunately, almost 100% of parents want good things for their children. We want good things for them – a good life, full of blessings and good fortune. This is one reason why people bring children to baptism. They bring them to God,…

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Sunday Worship, Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

This week’s online service will come from Holy Trinity Platt in Manchester. In his sermon, Rev Dr. Paul Mathole will reflect on what makes life meaningful. The service will be led by Rev James Spence and Sarah Bradley and there will be a reflection from Manny and Jo Oladipo, and their baby daughter Amaya-Joy, sharing…

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