Address: St John's Presbytery, Bracewell St, Burnley Lancs. BB10 1TB
Tel no. 01282 423824 or Father David. 01282 422007
Church entrance on Ivy Street, Burnley, just around the corner from Bracewell St.
Acting Parish Safeguarding Representative: Mike Morris,
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Information of particular interest to Saint John's parishioners
ST JOHN'S TEA DANCE The T Dances are back! At St John’s on Wednesdays 1.15pm to 2.45pm. Please note the change of times for the event. Keeeeeeeep Dancing!!
MASS WITH THE HOME-BOUND The Good Samaritan Parish / SVP monthly Mass is one week earlier than usual and is on Saturday 29th February in St John’s Parish Hall next Saturday 12.15pm. It will followed by lunch for all present.
CAFOD SOUP LUNCHES St John’s will again be holding a Soup Lunch every Friday for 6 weeks at 12.30pm following Mass at noon, starting on 6th March until Good Friday 10th April. A simple lunch of soup, bread and tea/ coffee will be offered for £2.50. Please support these invitations to demonstrate our solidarity with the world’s poorest people. ST JOHN’S ANNUAL CAFOD ACCOUNTS are now available for viewing on the CAFOD noticeboard in the porch at the back of church. Thanks again for all your continued support this year and in previous years.
Here is a picture of the latest little person to join the Saint John's family Reuden Thomas with his parents Neil and Rachel, Reuben was Baptised by Fr Benneth on Sunday 12th January
A delightful picture of Rosie Farrow with her Mum, Grandmother and Great Grandmother at her recent Baptism conducted by Fr Emmanuel
Saint John the Baptist
The Ministers rota for the next 3 months will be available from the back of church next Sunday 29th December. Many thanks to all who undertake the various ministries
Terry and Shirley Quinn
The 10.45am Mass on 8th December was tinged with sadness, as Terry Quinn our organist and choir master was retiring from this role after 57 years of loyal service to Saint John the Baptist Church.
Following Mass conducted by Father Emmanuel, Father David on behalf of the congregation of Saint John’s presented Terry with a Papal Blessing and a cheque.
Terry’s wife Shirley is also retiring from her numerous roles within the church and was presented with a bouquet of flowers
Terry will be returning to play at midnight mass this year.
Looking forward to that Terry
Photographs of presentation below
THANKSGIVING MASS FOR VOLUNTEERS
A date for your diary: the Thanksgiving Mass
for all volunteers from across the parish will
take place at 12 noon at St Mary’s church on
Saturday 18th January followed by lunch in the
Vincent Farrell Centre. Full details to follow
ST JOHN’S LADIES GUILD
Unclaimed raffle prizes from the Christmas
Fayre listed in the porch. Next Meeting on Jan
15th when we will plan for the year ahead
Sacramental Programme Saint John's
For children in school year 3 and above will start in January with information meeting for parents only on Tuesday 14th January 2020 at 7pm in the parish hall.
ST JOHN’S VINCENT DE PAUL CONFERENCE JULY 2019.
At the end of the fourth year of Mini Vinnies at St John the Baptist RC Primary School Burnley, run by St John’s SVP Conference, ten dedicated members graduate to Blessed Trinity RC College to become members of SVP YOUTH at the college and take their caring love and devotion in Social Justice to a new level. May God bless them all their lives!
SVP Meeting St John’s Parish Hall Upper Room 6pm Monday 15th July, Anyone who would like find out more about us, please do come along.
Gardening at Saint John's Help received
Many thanks to the volunteers who stepped forward with such enthusiasm! the garden at the side of the church now looks neat and tidy and the flower arrangers are grateful for the large selection of cutting material.
The grass at the back of the Priests House has also now been sorted.
Saint John's Mission Boxes
Mission boxes will be next emptied in December, date to be announced Please bring your box to mass.
A member of the mission box group will be at the back of church at each Mass to help if required
There's lots going on at St John the Baptist's church. Please click here for the Groups & Activities page.
In the Parish Hall every Wednesday 1.30 to3pm
Dance, chat or come along for lively music
Entrance £1 this includes tea and biscuits
for further information call Eileen on 01282 422978
We meet on the first Thursday each month for Prayer and Praise, 7pm - 8:30pm.
Venue - 39, Brennand Street. All denominations are very welcome. Phone - Anthony, 701730.
Eucharistic Ministers' Rota
History of the Building and Former Parish Priests (more will be added in due course)