Proclaiming the love of Jesus in our community.
To take seriously our calling to worship the living God and to live out that worship in the parish and town to which we belong.
|8.00 am||Holy Communion|
|(Last Sunday of the month during the vacancy.)|
|10.00 am||Parish Communion|
See the calendar of services for more details.
Kath and Michael, our churchwardens
We welcome you to our parish website. We believe it offers a snapshot of a welcoming community, that takes seriously its calling to worship the living God and to live out that worship in the parish and town to which we belong. It is this understanding that lies behind our desire to continue proclaiming the love of Jesus in our community: our love for the living Lord encourages us to reach out to you, while our belief in his love for us is so transforming that we don't want to keep it to ourselves.
It may be that you have come to live in the area and want to join our community life. It may be that you are planning to visit for rest or business. It may be that you just happened across this website. Whichever applies to you, we hope you will have the opportunity to enjoy the life behind the snapshot, so that we may welcome you in the name of the Lord!
Kath and Michael
Our last vicar served the parish faithfully for seventeen years and has now moved to further challenges as a team rector in the midlands. We are presently in a vacancy and our Parish Profile is available on our downloads page.
Mary Davidson with the latest batch of blankets.
Mary Davidson is a worshipper at St Thomas' Church, St Anne's. She is pictured here with just some of the blankets on display at a lunch at St Thomas' Community Centre to mark the knitting of the 500th blanket.
She has been coordinating a group who have knitted over 500 blankets to provide warmth and comfort to people in eastern Europe and beyond - including Syrian refugees!
From its beginnings with a group from St Thomas's who began making bonnets and clothes for premature babies, there is now a network of people from Ashton View Court, the Anne Halsall Dress Shop in Lytham, Holy Trinity Freckleton, St Chad's Poulton le Fylde, a local Slimming World group and a keep fit class working with the organisation International Aid Trust, to offer 'Christian compassion in a hurting world'.
Mary said: "It's been a privilege to work with so many to help people trying to survive in appalling conditions."
The Vicar of St Thomas, the Revd Peter Law-Jones said: "It is lovely to celebrate the team work that has gone into this success story. It is a genuine community effort to help some of the poorest people in the world. We're looking forward to the 1000th blanket now!"
Read more about the blanket knitters on our Organisations page.