St Thomas's Church, St Anne's-on-the-Sea, Lancashire, FY8 1JL, United Kingdom.

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Thought for the week

Our Licensed Lay Minister Elizabeth O'Connor has been supplying short meditations each week, available on our Downloads page.

Below is the most recent.

Thought for the week by Licensed Lay Minister Elizabeth O’Connor

2022-03-09

Lent

Have you given up anything or decided to take on something positive for a period as a challenge or fundraiser for a good cause maybe? You know the sort of thing: “Dry January,” “Race for life.” It’s a way to turn things around maybe, make a fresh start perhaps, or even just move on. Quite often there is a back story related to why we are doing this. Yes, there can be benefits associated with it too in certain cases. We may keep on with what we have started in some form or other as we come to see its effects.

We have just started the Christian season of Lent. A time of reflection, discipline, abstinence, seeking forgiveness, reassessing our priorities and vision in the world. It’s a bit like a good spring clean in a way. Getting things back on track, clearing out the accumulated rubbish and being able to see everything clearer. An opportunity to take time, be encouraged and refreshed anew by God’s message of life, hope and joy in the midst of our human failing and weakness. May we in this season take some time out – precious as it is – to listen and be open to the promptings of God and then act on them. Who knows where they may lead us?

Lord, in these days of mercy, make us quiet and prayerful:
in these days of challenge, make us strong in you,
in these days of emptiness, take possession of us,
in these days of waiting, open our hearts to the mystery of your cross. Amen.

Servant Christ,
help me to follow you into the desert,
with you to fast, denying false luxury,
refusing the tempting ways of self-indulgence,
the way of success at all costs,
the way of coercive persuasion.
Servant Christ, help me to follow you. Amen.

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Annual Parochial Church Meeting 2022

The meeting follows the morning service on Sunday 29 May 2022.

Reports for the Annual Parochial Church Meeting 2022 are now being received from the various officers. They may be obtained from our Downloads page.

The side chapel inside the church is open for private prayer most days between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. Access is via the door facing Clifton Drive South.

Sorry, the Service Sheet we have is out of date.

This Week

For full details and other events, see our Events page.

Sunday 22 May 2022
10.30 am

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Parish Communion

Sunday 22 May 2022
7.00 pm

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Compline

Thursday 26 May 2022
10.30 am

Ascension Day

Holy Communion

Sunday 29 May 2022
10.30 am

Sunday after the Ascension

Parish Communion