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The Outreach Group

The Outreach Group was formed in January 1991 to examine the life and needs of our local neighbourhood and encourage people in our parish to join us in worship and social activities. We support the liaison of our church with all other churches in the area to promote ecumenical harmony. Our care team is incorporated into this group, which attends to the needs of parishioners, whom we know to be sick, bereaved or require a visit for any other reason. We have access to a Sunshine fund which regularly makes donations to MENCAP and other West Lancs. Charities. Members of our team regularly assist the vicar with Communion at the Shielings. More recently we have begun a monthly Social Afternoon to which all are welcome for a cup of tea, biscuit, chat and a game of Bingo and Beetle. We hope to develop these further in the future.

Should you wish to find out more information or if you would like a visit from one of our team, please contact us.

Mission & Aid Group

Our aim is to raise funds to help the needy abroad. We organise the Christian Aid and Christian Missionary Society (CMS) collections and hold a variety of fundraising events to support our sponsored child and also to support other worthy causes.  Come and help us to co-ordinate these activities!