Sunday services for December

Sunday 8th December         9.30am - All Age Nativity (if you've always wanted to be                                                         an angel, this is your big opportunity!)

Sunday 15th December       9.30am - Holy Communion                                                           

Sunday 22nd December      9.30am - Holy Communion                       

Morning Prayers

Thursday at 9:00am - Morning Prayer in Church every week. 

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Christmas Services at St Paul's

Sunday 8th December        9.30am  All Age Nativity Service - the opportunity to dress as an Angel, Mary, Joseph or a King as we recreate the most famous story ever told.

Sunday 15th December     6.30pm  A traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols.

Thursday 19th December 1.00pm-3.00pm Thistle Manor Carols with the Salvation Army at St Paul's church.

Christmas Eve: Tuesday 24th December   6.00pm Christingle Service.                                                                                                                                  8.00pm Holy Communion.

Christmas Day: Wednesday 25th December 10am Holy Communion.  

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Line Dancing

Line dancing continues on Mondays at 1.30pm. Each session costs £3 including tea and biscuits. Do join us for a chances and have some fun.                                                                                            Please note that Line dancing ends on 16th December and will start again on 6th January 2020



Come and join our small and enthusiastic group as we prepare for Sunday services with Paul, our organist and choirmaster.  We enjoy singing in unison and in four-part harmony and there will be a warm welcome for new members.                                                                        


                               Christmas Tree Festival

The first event to celebrate our 150th Anniversary year, a Christmas Tree Festival, will take place on Friday 6th, Saturday 7th (11am- 4pm) and Sunday 8th December (11am-4pm).  There will be Christmas trees decorated by local churches, schools, businesses and other organisations on display, as well as various stalls and refreshments. We do hope that you will join us over the weekend. A carol service between 3pm and  4pm on Sunday will close the festival.

As part of the Christmas Tree festival we will be having a Christmas Grand Draw. Tickets are available from Diane.



During December, Mary and Joseph will be travelling round our Parish. If you would like to have them in your home for an evening, please could you sign the list at the back of the church.

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                                           Soup Lunch

Our Infamous Christmas Soup Lunch is on Friday 23th December at 12 noon where we share fellowship, laughter and amazing food.                         

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hristmas Boxes
Thank you for helping us to send 46 boxes to International Aid from our benefice.

Follow the Star

You are invited on a journey of discovery. 'Follow the Star', 12 days of Christmas wonder, with reflections from Christmas Day until January 5th 2020 will be available in church during Advent.


 Joy to the World

6.30pm on Sunday, December 8th at St James' Church. A celebration of Christmas and recalling events in 2019 in music, drama, dance and poetry including carols for everybody and featuring Ribble Valley Choir and Orchestra.

Nigel Rix has retired as Chair of Clitheroe Christians in Partnership. The new Chair is Alan Meyer of Clitheroe Community Church. Alan can be contacted on

Nigel will retire as Chair of the Ribble Valley Gateway Trust on 31st January 2020. He will be succeeded by Colin White of St James' Church. Colin can be contacted on

Nigel would like to thank everyone who has participated in ecumenical worship and outreach over the past ten years.