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Michael Glen, Business Development Manager for Intec UK Ltd of Heysham, on behalf of MD John Hepworth, presents Jill Townley with a cheque for MacMillan Cancer Support for �1,000 bringing the total raised  at a Macmillan Night In, organised by Jill with Michael as MC, to �2,011.75.
Michael Glen, Business Development Manager for Intec UK Ltd of Heysham, on behalf of MD John Hepworth, presents Jill Townley with a cheque for MacMillan Cancer Support for �1,000 bringing the total raised at a Macmillan Night In, organised by Jill with Michael as MC, to �2,011.75.
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This week’s Community Beat news.


This Sunday, June 15, the 10.30am Morning Service will be led by Rev Edward Sykes.

Churches together would like everyone to join them for a short Pentecost Service in Happy Mount Park on Sunday, June 8 at 3.30pm.

MorecambeBrass Band will also be playing. All are welcome to come along and join in this wonderful celebration.

This Sunday, June 15, at 10am, Family Communion Service with all age activities at Christ Church (United Reformed) on Broadway will be conducted by Rev’d Graham Maskery.

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Sefton Road United Reformed Church hold a Shoppers Fellowship every Wednesday at 10.00am.

There will be Family Worship on Sunday, June 15 at 10.30am with Mr Bernaud Vause. Come and join us in worship. The next coffee morning is on June 21.

St Barnabas Day is on Wednesday, June 11, and to celebrate there will be a Patronal Festival Mass at 7:30pm.

Former members of St Barnabas are invited to come back on this special day.

Then on Saturday, June 14 there will be the monthly ‘Praying the Rosary’ at 11am.

Services at St Barnabas, Regent Road, are traditional Anglican and the service times this week are: Sunday - 8:30am Mass, Sung Mass 10am and 6:00pm Evening Prayer. Weekday Low Mass - Monday 7pm; Wednesday 10am; Thursday 11am and Friday 12noon.

Anyone who would like to attend any of the services are most welcome.

The charity shop opens from 10am-1pm, Monday to Thursday in the parish centre.

For any donations please call in at the shop, where they will be gratefully received.

The service times can also be found at

For any enquiries about baptisms, weddings, funerals or hire of the parish centre contact Fr Tom on 01524 415216.

Guest Medium Mary Johnstone from Maryport will be at the Temple of Light Spiritualist Church on West End Road this Saturday, June 14 at 7.30pm and Sunday, June 15 at 2-30pm.

On both occasions Mary will speak on her knowledge of the philosophy of spiritualism and then demonstrate her mediumship.

Tuesdays at 2.30pm are the Bright Hour get togethers where spiritualists old and new come for a chat with kindred minds to discuss spiritualism and its benificial effect on lives readings, prayers meditation.

Wednesday at 2.30pm is the Healing Circle S.N.U. trained and accredited healers are in attendance.

Wednesday at 7.30pm is the Churches Open Circle when local mediums demonstrate their mediumship after a short lecture on their philosophy of spiritualism.

The church is wheelchair friendly and has disabled facilities.

This Sunday, June 15 at 10.30am, Church by the Bay continue a series of talks in Paul’s letter to the Philippian church, thinking about what is the most important thing.

Church by the Bay hope anyone will feel welcome to join them at West End Primary School on Chatsworth Road and the meeting starts and finishes with refreshments and a chance to chat and ask questions.

For more details visit or email Gerry at or call 07597 386 370.


On Sunday, June 15 at Torrisholme Methodist Church, morning worship at 10.30am will be led by Rev Peter Brown.

The evening worship at 6.30pm will be the regular united service with other local churches, led by Rev Eddie Sykes.

There will also be a fun and friendship day on Saturday, June 14, open to everyone. Admission is free with various activities and entertainment for all ages – either inside or outside Torrisholme Methodist Church, depending on the weather – from 2.00pm to 4.30pm. All are welcome.

The National Osteoporosis Society Morecambe Bay Support Group is meeting on Tuesday, June 17 at The Church of Ascension (The Vestry).

Wesley Blondell, Lead Falls Practitioner within the NHS, will be talking about prevention and dealing with a fall.

The aims of the group are to support, offer advice and provide information to osteoporosis sufferers and their carers in the Lancaster, Morecambe and outlying areas. They also try to raise awareness of the disease in the community and help the National Osteoporosis Society with their campaigns.

They hold their meetings bi-monthly at The Church of Ascension, Michaelson Avenue, on Tuesdays usually starting at 7pm and finishing at 9pm.

The Committee try to provide a variety of speakers covering medical subjects, research news and topics of general interest.

There is no annual membership fee; all they ask is for a donation on the night (£2) to cover the cost of the hall and refreshments. Their meetings are open to all.

Further information can be obtained from Christine Bushby on 01524 413933.


A coffee morning will be held at Wesley Methodist Church on Saturday, June 14 from 10.30am to 12 noon.

There will be cakes, bric a brac, cards and jewellery stalls and a raffle.

The proceeds will go to St John’s Hospice.

The Rev Charles Makonde will be the preacher at Wesley on Sunday, June 15 at 10.30am. This will be the annual pastoral visitors dedication service and the sacrament of holy communion will be administered.

The next Pure Praise event will be at 2.30pm on Sunday This is an informal service with contemporary worships songs.

There will not be a service at 6.30 pm.

Parish Communion will take okace at St Peter’s church on Sunday, June 15 at 9.30am, followed at 6.30pm by a Service of Evening Prayer.

There will also be a family service on Sunday morning at 9.30am at St James.

There will be Prayer Meeting at the Nazarene Church on Knowlsy Road on Tuesday evenings at 7-30pm, followed by refreshments.

Sunday speaker on June 15 will be Pastor Kath Willis, while on June 22 Alan Marsden will be continuing the teaching on Daniel.

Coffee Morning, toast and biscuits every Wednesday 10am to 12noon.


A guided walk, Mawson’s Garden Village, starts from the level crossing on Hest Bank shore at 2pm on Saturday, June 14.

The walk highlights arts and crafts buildings by the landscape designer and architect Thomas Mawson and how these came to characterise Hest Bank.

Places on the walk are priced £3 per person. For further details contact the tour guide Peter Wade on 01524 420905.

On Sunday, June 15 at 2pm there will be a public meeting at the Christadelphian meeting room, Main Road, A6, Slyne when Mr David Bradshaw will speak on the subject “An invitation to the Kingdom of God”. All are welcome and there will be refreshments at the conclusion of the meeting.

For information on ‘Little Lambs’ parent, baby and toddler group, which takes place on Monday, June 16, call Kate on 07739031739.


Hot on the heels of last year’s sell out performance of ‘Allo ‘Allo, The Overton Players will be performing The Vicar Of Dibley on Thursday, July 3, Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5 at Overton Memorial Hall. Tickets are now on sale.

They can be reserved by contacting Ann Hatton on 07986 710 884, or from the Memorial Hall on Sundays between 2 and 4pm.

Price is £7.50, which includes the first drink. Licenced bar available. Doors open at 7pm, curtain up at 7.30pm.

There will be a Eucharist Service and Junior Church at St Helen’s Church on Sunday, June 15 at 10.45am, followed by fellowship, tea/coffee and biscuits.

Fair Trade items are for sale each week in church and there is a basket for the local Food Bank in church, tinned and dried goods appreciated.

The xext PCC meeting is on Monday, July 7 at 7pm in the Vicarage.

Contact and diary details can be found at or visit the Friend of St.Helens Church Facebook page.