Well, here we are at the end of Christmastide. Yes, that’s right. The season incorporates Christmas and Epiphany, and ends with the feast known as Candlemas, or the Presentation of Christ in the Temple on February 2nd. As we exit Epiphany, we enter into a period of ‘ordinary time’, one of two periods in the […]
The Churchyard clear up on Saturday (28th January) was a fantastic success. It was wonderful to welcome around 50 willing volunteers, of all ages, to St Ann’s. There was a real sense of community spirit, as the rain came down on and off all morning. Tea and bacon butties were […]
Are you resolved? Well here we are in 2017. The decorations are down (unless you’re the Queen), the diets are started (and, in many cases, finished!), the gym memberships are started (and, in many cases, wasted!!). The New Year sales are winding down, new sofas have been ordered, holidays planned. We all let the belts […]
St Ann’s Church are inviting the Rainhill community to help with a general tidy-up of the churchyard this January. As a ‘closed churchyard’ (no new graves available), the responsibility for maintenance lies with the local authority, originally Rainhill Parish Council but for the last few years St Helens Council. Resources for this, as for all […]
If you thought ‘We Three Kings’ was a Christmas carol, think again! The season of Epiphany runs for four Sundays from the end of Christmas (6th January), and it is the time of year when we remember the fact that the incarnation of Jesus, who was born at Christmas, marked a new phase in the relationship […]
Bring your toys and Christmas jumpers as we celebrate the birth of Jesus with a family-friendly service of Holy Communion. All welcome!
We celebrate the transition from Advent to Christmas with our traditional Midnight Communion service. Join us as we see in the morning of Jesus’ birth!
Join us for this lovely way to start the Christmas celebrations. A service of music and drama, retelling the story of the Nativity in a way which is suitable for all ages, and this year featuring the Grumpy Sheep!
Our traditional service of readings and carols will take place this Sunday, 18th December at 6.30pm. All are welcome, but due to the traditional nature of the service, it may not be suitable for younger children.
Our next All-Age service will be on January 8th 2017 at 10.30am – please note that this breaks with our normal pattern of holding All-Age on the first Sunday of the month! Our theme will be The Real Christmas – with a few Wise Men thrown in for good measure! Ideal for the whole family […]