Giving it up…. I have sinned, O God, I have sinned, and I acknowledge my transgressions Unworthy as I am, you will save me, according to your great mercy. Song of Mannasseh vv.12, 14b We have reached the season of Lent in the Church calendar, and most of us will be familiar with the notion […]
Many congratulations to (left to right) Edna North, Margaret Blackburn and Joan Owen on their ‘Good Citizenship Awards’. Presentations were made at Rainhill Village Hall on Friday 24th February by the Chair of the Village Council, Cllr Jim Carroll.
Think Lent is just about giving things up? Think again! 40 Acts is a way for us all to make a positive difference. Karen from our ‘Praise Worship’ team explains The idea behind 40Acts is really quite a simple one. Lent is traditionally a time when Christians give up something as a way of preparing […]
During Lent, we will be once again holding our lunchtime series of services followed by a meal together in support of Christian Aid. This is an Ecumenical event, supported by the Churches of Rainhill – Trinity, St Bartholomew’s, St James’ and St Ann’s. This year, St James are hosting the series, which are on a Friday […]
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!