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Parish News – Spring 2019 Edition

The Spring Edition of Parish News is now available.

Distributors will be making their way to your door with the latest edition of Parish News.

We’d like to thanks our Editor, Emma Doggett, and all her team of contributors, for all their hard work in pulling together another great edition.

If you would like to receive a copy each quarter, just drop us a line on st.jamesmilnrow@outlook.com

Heritage Lottery Fund grant secured for War Memorial restoration project

Everyone at St James is delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application for a £10,000 grant for the restoration of or War Memorial.

For the past 12 months numerous fund raising activities have been supported by the wider community of Milnrow raising Almost £5,000. The award of our HLF grant now means that work can start in the next few weeks restoring the memorial and reinstating paths to and around the memorial.

For more information, or if you would like to help just drop us a line on st.jamesmilnrow@outlook.com

St James welcomes Rev Janet Pitman

On Monday 4th February 2019 Rev Janet Pitman was inducted into her new post as minister to the Joint Benefice of St James Milnrow and St Thomas’ by Bishop Mark, the Bishop of Middleton.

Supported by her family, members of both congregations and of the local community Janet was welcomed to Milnrow and Newhey. it was a welcome end to what has been a relatively short interregnum of 9 months.

Janet and her family come to us from the Oldham area. She trained in Manchester and has a wealth of experience working with people both in her previous work and as a minister.

We look forward to working with Janet as we move forward in our journey together.

Oliver’s Café, Milnrow

Oliver’s Café of 32 Dale St, Milnrow, have made a very generous offer to provide a free Christmas Dinner and some companionship for anyone spending Christmas Day on their own.

If you know of anyone spending Christmas Day alone please forward this generous offer.

For more information please contact Laura or Len at Oliver’s Café on Tel: 07784 001208

 

Carols at St James 2018

Everyone at St James would like to thank everyone at Wardle Anderson Brass Band a huge “thank you” for supporting us with our annual Carol Service.

St James and Wardle Anderson Brass have a long association and its always a please to welcome them back each year. The night was full of carols and readings and the band entertained the huge congregation of 220+ to a wide range of both traditional and modern Christmas music.

We would also like to thank Andy and Jill Harrison of Fountains and Features of Oldham, for their generous sponsorship of our service.

You are welcome to join us at any of our forthcoming services:

Sunday 23rd December, 9am – Parish Eucharist and Crib Service with our Sunday School pupils.

Monday 24th December, 11:30pm – Christmas Eucharist

Tuesday 25th December, 9am – Parish Eucharist and Family Service.

For more information please drop us a line at st.jamesmilnrow@outlook.com

 

Carols at St James 2018

This years Carol Service with Wardle Anderson Brass Band will take place in church on Sunday 16th December at 6pm. We are all looking forward to welcoming back Wardle Anderson after this summers phenomenal Concert in support of our War Memorial Restoration Project.

We are pleased to announce that this years event has been kindly sponsored by Fountains Features. Unit 3, The Meridian Centre, King Street Oldham. Thank you for your generous support.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

 

The Fallen of Milnrow

Thanks you for your support so far with this imitative. To date you have helped raise £1,030.

As part of our War Memorial Restoration Appeal we are inviting everyone to support the re-lettering of the names of the local lads who gave their lives in the Great War.

Your £10 donation will go a long way to have the names re-instated so that we never forget the ultimate sacrifice for King, country, family and friends. Your name will be entered in a scroll that will be displayed in church to recognise your support.

There are still 23 names to support so please spread the word.  We’d be delighted to receive support from local business.  Just drop us a line on  st.jamesmilnrow@outlook.com

 

 

The Fallen of Milnrow

As part of our War Memorial Restoration Appeal we are inviting everyone to support the re-lettering of the names of the local lads who gave their lives in the Great War.

Your £10 donation will go a long way to have the names re-instated so that we never forget the ultimate sacrifice for King, country, family and friends. Your name will be entered in a scroll that will be displayed in church to recognise your support. So far we received a massive £630. Thank you.

There are still 23 names to support so please spread the word.  We’d be delighted to receive support from local business.  Just drop us a line on  st.jamesmilnrow@outlook.com

 

MacMillan Coffee Morning

On Saturday 20th October we are holding a McMillan Coffee Morning in church from 10am-1pm.  Everybody is welcome so come along, bring a friend and lets make this years event even more successful than last years.

For more information see Linda Adshead or drop us a line on mailto:st.jamesmilnrow@outlook.com