Parish News & Updates from PCC

We have changed and, hopefully improved, the way we communicate with people in the parish and further afield. 

We publish an e-Bulletin which people can sign up to receive  via their email.  This is normally published on a weekly basis and gives the latest news and details of forthcoming activities across our three parishes. So if you are away or unable to come to Church you can still find out what is happening. For more information and to sign-up, go to the e-Bulletin page on this site  

We have suspended the publication of our Parish Magazine. Previous issues can still be viewed in the Library which is accessed from this page. 

The PCC (Parochial Church Council) meets a minimum of 4 times in the year and its membership is from members of our parish and congregation. Its function is to work with and support the vicar in a range of parish matters including spiritual, legal, financial, pastoral and missionary.  Any person on the parish Electoral roll can request a copy of the minutes of the PCC meetings. Please email the PCC Secretary.  From 2022 a summary of each meeting is provided on this website - see below. 


The following was discussed at the recent PCC meeting: 


·      The Lent course to be held on Monday evenings during Lent will focus on “Women of Holy Week”.

·       A service of Celebration and Thanksgiving will be held on Sunday 5th June to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The service will be in the early afternoon ( 2.30pm tbc) and people will be invited to join together in the churchyard for a picnic lunch prior to the service. More details to follow.

·      Due to the change in the late May bank holidays this year, the Stalls on the Green will be held on Monday 2nd May 

·      The hole in the access road to the car park has been repaired and the final reinstatement of the tarmac is to be completed shortly. There are problems with the culvert that runs under the car park and after investigations and quotes from several contractors we are hopefully that repairs will commence soon. Our insurers have been involved and it is expected that the cost of the repair will be covered by our insurance. The problems have been caused in part by tree roots blocking the culvert and therefore an application has been submitted to Ribble Valley Council for the removal of two of the trees that are on the verge between the car park and Church Lane. 

·      Shireburn Family History – work has been done to document the research done by the late Peter Hills into the Shireburn Family history, their historical significance snd the monuments in the Shireburn Chapel. It was agreed that this information will be loaded on to the church website and we are looking into using QR codes via which visitors can access information about parts of the church of interest. 

·      The Annual Parochial Church meeting will be held on Sunday 22nd May. Anyone interested in joining the PCC to speak to the Vicar, Churchwardens or PCC secretary (Gill Kemp). 

11th Feb 2022