St Anne’s Church will be open for private prayer every Wednesday from 10am – 12 noon. 
*The first hour is reserved for older and more vulnerable people*

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3rd Sunday after Pentecost – 21st June

3rd Sunday after Pentecost – 21st June

June 21st – 3rd after Pentecost Readings: Psalm 86: 1-10 and Matthew 10: 24-39  Now here is a difficult section of Jesus’ teaching. One thing we need to understand is that the Jewish teachers often used exaggeration to make a point; they took an idea and made it...

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Join us in Prayer, here on our website…

For those who wish to pray at home with a silent video of a lit candle in St Anne’s Church as their focus backdrop, play the silent video below.

[5-minute silent video of a candle burning in front of the altar]

Feel us with you always.  Amen

We live in difficult and very uncertain times

We are seeing the signs of spring and new growth, yet, for so many economic blights;

The sun shines but the unseen virus keeps us fearful and apart

We want to make sense of it; we want to feel some assurance; we want to help and maybe we want to be helped.

A Prayer For These Days

The Lord is my shepherd…
He makes me lie down…
He leads me…
He shall refresh my soul.

Loving God, Good Shepherd to us anxious sheep,
Keep us from harm in these worrying times,
Guide us through the uncertain days
And watch over our homes and loved ones we pray.

May we be aware of the needs of others, and quick to help;
May we show trust and hope in the way we live, so we may give hope to others;
While we are apart, keep us all close to you,
And bring us to a time when we can rejoice together.

Jesus, who knew testing in the wilderness,
Be with us in our alone-ness
And give us peace in our fears,
For you are with us always,
In the dark valley, the empty room and wherever we go,

Thank you, Amen

A Year in the life of
St Anne’s with St James

We can’t be together right now, at one of the most important times of the year, but just look at what we achieve when we are together… A Year in the life of St Anne’s with St James. Until we are together again…

About St Anne’s Church

The Church is dedicated to St. Anne, the mother of the Virgin Mary and is situated on High Street in Chapeltown, Turton.

Those who worship here regularly are privileged to live in this very beautiful part of Lancashire.

This splendid church is set in delightful grounds which give it an air of peace and tranquillity. It has been aptly called “the cathedral on the hill”. If you take a visit to the church we know you will return to your home refreshed in body, mind and spirit.

As you look around, spare a thought for the generations of parishioners who have worshipped here, been baptised in the font, married at the Chancel steps and who are now resting in God’s acre outside.

History of St Anne’s Church, Turton

Turton was settled in very early times, remains found on the nearby moors include a Druid circle, standing stones and copper and bronze artefacts. The name Turton is thought to derive from two early British/Anglo-Saxon words… Twr, Tur, Tor, meaning Tower and Tun meaning Town.

The Romans came to the North in 79A.D., and by the time they left in 447 A.D., the area had become Christian (by imperial decree!)

The Chapel of Turton has existed since 1111 when a chapel was built on this land, probably by Roger de Poictou. He was a cousin of William the Conqueror, and had already built Bolton Parish Church in 1110.

Weddings at St Anne's Church, Turton

We are delighted that you wish to get married here at St Anne’s Church.  We have Wedding Co-ordinators on hand and ready to answer your questions.

Your first step should be to contact the Team Office who will let you know if your date is available.  You can provisionally book your date with the Team Office, who will then pass on your details to the Wedding Co-ordinators, who will be in touch with further details.

Team Office Contact Details:

Team Office Open 12 noon and 3 pm

Thursday and Friday

Telephone: 01204 303325

Email: turtonteamoffice@gmail.com

Uniting the Village of Edgworth in Worship

 

St Anne’s with St James is a Parish that is very lucky to have two fabulous Churches to share worship in.

St Anne’s Church has a traditional feel with a more formal approach to worshipping. St Anne’s has a small group of families worshipping and enjoying what St Anne’s has to offer.

St James Church has a more relaxed approach; still with traditional values and has a Sunday School for all age groups, in the hall below.  Currently, we have approximately 20 families worshipping at St James.

Both Churches offer different atmospheres yet worshipping God is the goal we achieve in both.

Families and all are very welcome in either Church, come and have a look what bits you like best, you chose what suits you and your family.

Baptisms at St Anne's Church, Turton

We are delighted that you wish to arrange a Baptism here at St Anne’s Church.  We have Baptism Co-ordinators on hand and ready to answer your questions.

Your first step should be to contact the Team Office who will let you know if your date is available.  You can provisionally book your date with the Team Office, who will then pass on your details to the Baptism Co-ordinators, who will be in touch with further details.

Team Office Contact Details:

Team Office Open 12 noon and 3 pm

Thursday and Friday

Telephone: 01204 303325

Email: turtonteamoffice@gmail.com

Funerals at St Anne's Church, Turton

We welcome you to arrange a funeral here at St Anne’s Church.  We have Funeral Co-ordinators on hand and ready to answer your questions.

Your first step should be to contact the Team Office (below) who can guide you.

You can provisionally book your date with the Team Office, who will then pass on your details to the Funeral Co-ordinators, who will be in touch with further details.

Team Office Contact Details:

Team Office Open 12 noon and 3 pm

Thursday and Friday

Telephone: 01204 303325

Email: turtonteamoffice@gmail.com

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