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October updates

The October prayer diary and the September edition of Sphere are now both available online.

Methodist Prayer handbooks are available in the foyer for your devotions. They are priced £4.50, and if you would like one, or have already taken a copy, and are able to make a contribution to the cost please pass payment to Don Roscoe, or put in a labelled envelope in the collection plate. The most important thing is that they are used!

Guidance on Sunday worship has been updated. Booking is no longer required.

We have been back in Church for worship since Easter Sunday. Booking is no longer required for Sunday worship.

Recordings of Sunday services are once more online.

Wellness and Recovery Workshops

A new set of our Wellness and Recovery Workshops begins at Bamber Bridge Methodist Church on Wednesday, 27th October from 1230–1430. These workshops take place weekly for 6 weeks and participants should aim to attend all sessions.

The Wellness and Recovery workshops are great for anyone over 18 with mild mental health difficulties or those struggling with their mental wellbeing and looking to start their recovery journey. We work through a Wellness and Recovery Action Plan which helps attendees to identify their triggers and early warning signs and supports individuals to use healthy coping strategies to manage daily life. These workshops are peer led and as such we encourage participants to share their experiences.

The Wellness and Recovery workshops are open to anyone in the community and there is no referral necessary. To book a place and find out more, those wishing to participate should sign up at Eventbrite Wellness Workshop signup

If you have any questions please contact Lucy Jones.

Welcome Stewards

As life starts to get back to business as usual it would be lovely to add the welcome stewards back to our Sunday worship. If you have done this before and would like to start again or try it for the first time please let any of the stewards know so we can start to make arrangements for this.

Church anniversary weekend

Saturday, 6th and Sunday, 7th November

On 6th November there will be an exhibition of photographs of Bamber Bridge Methodist Church throughout the ages. There will also be interesting documents from the church’s history to view.

At 1530 Peter Houghton, chairman of Leyland Historical society will give an illustrated talk. This will feature Station Road and Walton Summit tram road including photographs and interesting facts about the village.

Following this at 1700 there will be a hotpot meal. The meal will be £6 and tickets will be available shortly. Thank you to everyone who has booked and paid for this meal so far. Desley is away now for a couple of weeks so would be grateful if those who have booked but not paid could do so on Sunday, 31st October. It’s still not too late for fresh bookings as numbers do not need to be confirmed until the following week.

Sphere and Christmas Greetings

Christmas will be with us before we know it. Now is the time to make preparations. If you would like to send a Christmas Greeting to friends in church, please pick up a form.  The cost is still just £5 and goes to boost church funds. Just add your message, select a picture and return the form to me no later than Sunday, 7th November. It will be nice to hear from you!

It is also time to think about the December issue of Sphere. So, if you have anything you would like to be included, please get it to me no later than Sunday, 7th November. Just email it to me at or hand it to me at church on Sunday morning. I’m sure there are words of wisdom and encouragement just waiting to be published!

Outdoor Church

Sunday, 14th November at 1400

Outdoor Church details
An opportunity to join in friendship together and spend time in prayer outdoors. Please bring suitable footwear and clothing for the weather as well as a packed lunch and something to drink.

Meet at Fulwood Methodist Church for a short walk to Highgate Woods. All welcome.

Christmas Fair: It’s back!

Saturday, 27th November

There will be the usual lunches and stalls so if you are having a clear out and have any good quality items that we could sell, please put them to one side if possible. Volunteers will be needed to organize and run the stalls and lunches so if you can help in any way, please let me know. New ideas always welcome! Please note this is a change from the originally planned date.

Santa’s Grotto Appeal

Christmas— a magical time for children. Our Christmas Fair will host a Santa’s Grotto but we would love contributions of either Christmas selection boxes or monetary donations to purchase Christmas selection boxes for children’s gifts.

Please contact Maurice with your appreciated contributions.

Online services

A weekly Sunday Evening Service via Zoom will continue to take place as usual at 1900 on Sunday evenings unless there are any updates or changes. You will need to book onto the Zoom services: you only need to state your circuit and church if it is your first time of attending, otherwise, please just send an email to requesting the codes.

Please note the deadline for applying to join the weekly service is now 1300 on Fridays. This will greatly assist the Preston Ribble Circuit with administration.


Our church is an inclusive and friendly community, with people of different ages and backgrounds. We enjoy a variety of worship styles embracing modern and traditional, formal and informal. Alongside this, the church is home to a large range of events run by both the church and our community partners. You will find details here of all our activities and services, and information about who to contact. Make a date to come— we hope to see you soon!