Bispham All Hallows receives 100th Child Friendly Award!

20 Oct

In a Diocesan first, the Rt Revd Nicholas Reade, Diocesan Bishop of Blackburn, who retires on 31st October 2012, presented Bispham All Hallows with the 100th Child Friendly Church award in Blackburn Diocese during Bishop Nicholas’s Valedictory service at Blackburn Cathedral. Bishop Nicholas described the stringent requirements which must be met for a church to receive […]

Bell Renovation Appeal

16 Oct

We need to raise approx. £35,000 to restore the bells to full condition.  If we can’t raise this, the bells will have to stop ringing.  Please help… donations however small gratefully accepted.  Buy a bell rope or pay for the bells to be rung to celebrate an anniversary or birthday. Have a chat with Will […]

October 2012 Magazine Article

01 Oct

October 2012 “Mmmm…. Capernwray, Grandma.” A time machine arrived at school (as they do) and in her planning, Diane phoned our eldest grandson to consult him: “Euan, if a time machine arrived at your school, where in the whole world would you go?” Euan had been very chatty up to that point; there now followed […]

September 2012 Magazine Article

01 Sep

September 2012 Three things are certain with Aedan: When he arrives, there is a huge smile and an effusive embrace; he inevitably wants to know what you’re doing and just as inevitable, if it’s remotely interesting, he wants to help. On Gala Day, he arrived with Maayana to use the Rectory garden as a viewing […]

August 2012 Magazine Article

01 Aug

August 2012 “They’re not worms, Grandad; they’re spaghetti!” Zach smiled at me; it was a smile that said ‘poor Grandad, he can’t tell the difference between worms and spaghetti’. My smile said ‘poor Zach, he doesn’t yet understand nuance and intimation…’ The whole conversation had been sparked by Zach’s eating style: “Zach, why are there […]

July 2012 Magazine Article

01 Jul

July 2012 “That was a narrow escape!  Those horrible people were chasing me, and I only just got back to the safety of my mummy.  Baaaa!”  He shot a murderous look at Rachel and me, which clearly conveyed the sentiment.  Neither mother nor child thanked us in the slightest, and if ever I saw the […]

All Hallows welcomes Damian Platt as new curate

30 Jun

Damian Platt was ordained Deacon today at Blackburn Cathedral, and All Hallows is delighted to welcome him, Lauren, Harry and Ruby as he begins his new ministry as Curate at All Hallows. Damian has just completed three years of training at Oak Hill theological college in London, and previously served as a Youth Minister at […]

June 2012 Magazine Article

01 Jun

June 2012 “I told you! I knew it!” The pitch of the voice was raised slightly, so the child was almost squeaking.  A mixture of triumph and exasperation played on his face.  I was taking a group of children through the resurrection stories, week by week.  We had reached the story at the end of […]

May 2012 Magazine Article

01 May

May 2012 “Here’s your medal!” Nathanael was surprised to be offered a medal for jogging 100m, and declined to accept.  Tom, on the other hand, accepted the medal he had earned with pleasure – and exhaustion.  He had just completed a 13km half marathon.  The day before, he had ‘prepared’ for the day by helping […]