Lent begins with ASH WEDNESDAY which this years falls on Wednesday March 6th.

We will be having the service of PENITENTIAL COMMUNION with the IMPOSITION of ASHES in both of our churches, as follows:

10.00 am St Peters Gildersome

7.30 pm St Pauls Drighlington

The service at St Pauls will include hymns and items from our choir, but otherwise the two services will be identical.

The theme for the service will be ‘THREE bad reasons for keeping Lent – and ONE good reason’. We will be exploring why people ‘keep Lent’ and why some of those reasons make no sense when we consider what the bible says about the subject. And we will reveal one really good reason why we should make the spiritual discipline of Lent! Don’t miss this…

Lent is a powerful and challenging time for all Christians and you are warmly invited to begin your Lenten discipline by coming to one of our services on Ash Wednesday. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you’d like to get in touch with us, just fill out the contact form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Whether you are married, single, young or old, man or woman, church attender or not you are welcome to join our Friendship Group. We enjoy fellowship, friendship and outings together and have a membership of around 30 people. The Club meets normally on the 2nd Friday of each month.

Our programme is varied and there is something for everyone. The next programme of activities can be viewed using the link below or can be obtained in the foyer in the church. Recent activities have included a Scottish themed night, and lunch at the Manor Golf Club at Drighlington. For any more information regarding this group please contact Barbara Lumb at St. Peter’s or contact us through the website.

Friendship group Jan-March 2019

The Art Club meets each Thursday morning between 10 am and 12 noon and is a great opportunity for like minded people of all ages who are interested in art to meet together in a pleasant social environment. We welcome new members of all abilities – or even no current ability – and have materials which can be loaned to those who are just starting out. There’s no formal tuition, but help encouragement and tips are always on hand from the more experienced artists in the Club.

An exhibition of work is held annually and this always starts, as do all good art exhibitions, with a cheese and wine preview evening.

Our charges are £1 per session – and there’s an opportunity to call in at the ‘Coffee Pot’ for refreshments.

The Toddlers’ Group meets in the Church Hall at 9:15am on Fridays. Toddlers Group is a great opportunity for pre-school age children to meet and socialise and have fun together whilst playing with toys and equipment. It’s a great opportunity too for mums, dads, carers and grandparents to do the same – except tea and coffee takes the place of toys and equipment!

St Peter’s has what used to be known as Sunday School – but are really activity groups for children and young people, which operate during the main 10am service on Sunday mornings. There are groups for different ages – and a team of leaders who offer fun activities relevant to the age group – and to the theme of the service. We pray as a congregation for the children and their leaders before they rush off eagerly to various rooms around the building to get started on activities. The youngsters always come back in to the service just before communion so that they are part of what is a very important church family time. One of the highlights of the 10am service is when the different groups share what they have been doing – and show the adults the things they have produced – so that we can all celebrate it!