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Our APCM was held on the 25th October but if you missed any reports or details, you can find them below for the next couple of weeks.

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Advent Wreath Making Kits

Advent Wreath Making Kits

The Advent Wreath How to make one. Use your imagination and creativity – Make it the size you want it and the height you want it. You can re-cycle things you already have or go and find things. The basics are four candles round a circle and a fifth candle in the...

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Parish Notices 13th Nov

Parish Notices 13th Nov

Thank you Thank you to all who have contributed to the provision of household good for refugee families. The gift of pans, or appliances or bedding or furniture makes such a difference to those who have very little, and the recipients are very grateful. If you do have...

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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

Church for a Different World Award 2020 

Highly Commended

The Turton Moorland Team have been highly commended by the diocese for our response to the Covid crisis, for the way we have – together – responded, both with new ideas, like the online service each week, with the provision of online resources – Worship-at-Home and Children’s resources each week, daily prayers both as a text and on Twitter and Facebook, and the posting of prayer resources and reflections to those who do not have internet, or use the internet and the phone calls that have been made by so many to others.

We are delighted that we have won this accolade (along with a number of other parishes). We have tried to make it a Team response, suitable and appropriate in each parish, and different people have contributed in different ways. A copy of our certificate is in church, and also adajcent…

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

Generally, the first step is to contact a Funeral Director and to say you would like a funeral at St Anne’s Church, or you would like a minister from St Anne’s to take the service.  

The Funeral Director will help arrange a time and tell you what the options are. You can also contact the Team Rector if you have questions. 

Team Rector: Rev’d Canon Peter Reiss

Telephone: 07935 395 040

Or: 01204 853 854

Email: turtonteamrector@gmail.com

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