Diary Dates 17th February 2019

St Mark’s Layton and St Luke’s Staining


Sun 17th Feb

Exodus & Promise Land




Morning Praise

Family Communion

The Well Encounter Café

St Luke’s

St Mark’s

Parish Hall

Mon 18th Feb  



Prayer Meeting

Life Group

St Mark’s

Vicky’s House

Wed 20th Feb


‘Food with Friends’ Holy Communion

Parish Hall

Thurs 21st Feb  


The Well Café and Job Club

Parish Hall

Fri 22nd Feb



Life Group


Carol Webber’s

Parish Hall

Sun 24th Feb

Judges & Kings  




Holy Communion

Morning Praise

The Well Encounter Café

St Luke’s

St Mark’s

Parish Hall


Readings:                   Exodus 12:1-17 pg68                                   Luke 6:17-26 pg1034


For Prayers

If you would like prayer for yourself or someone else, prayer is available before and after the church services, at St Mark’s in the prayer corner and at St Luke’s please ask a member of the leadership team to join you in prayer.

Please continue to pray for Peter and Caroline, whilst Peter is on Study leave

Please continue to pray for those known to us who are unwell, housebound or lonely including Tim and Sue Howarth, Barbara, Brian and Andrew.  We pray for the family and friends of those recently bereaved including Mary Nightingale, Kathleen Wincott, Violet Pritchard & Joyce Jones,

Children in Church

At St Mark’s there is Sunday kids club for children aged 4-11, for children under 4 we have a manned crèche area at the back of church which children are welcome to use at any point during the service.

At St Luke's we have an unmanned children's area at the back of church which children are welcome to use at any point during the service but must be supervised by a parent or carer.

Scripture Union

Message from Rob “Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the kind financial gift that you sent on behalf of the churches that gathered on Sunday 13th January.  It is really appreciated and will have a huge impact in the North West”  

Funeral of the Late Mrs Joyce Jones

The funeral of the late Mrs Joyce Jones will be at St Luke’s on Tuesday 26th February at 12 noon  

PCC Meeting

The Next PCC Meeting will be held on Monday 25th February 2019 at St Mark’s Church starting at 7.30pm.

World Day of Prayer

This year due to unforeseen circumstances there will be no service for World Day of Prayer which is being celebrated on Sunday 1st March.  However at the back of church there are booklets and the yearly giving envelops for this event. If you feel you are able to contribute to the World Day of Prayer Mission please pick up and return to Margaret Kersh.  Thank you.

Family Bingo

On Saturday 9th March starting at 6pm at St Mark’s Church Hall.

Adult’s £3 Children free (All children need to be accompanied by an adult)

Electoral Roll

Once in every six years the preparation of new church electoral rolls takes place, which means that everyone has to come off the roll and re-apply.  2019 is the year that this happens, to ensure you remain an active member of our church with entitlement to vote at our annual meeting and be involved in the life of our parish, please fill in the form which is inside your notice sheet or collect a form from the back of either church.  Completed forms must be handed to either Tina Cockshaw, Rita Templeton, any church warden, Rev’d Hannah or Vicky Taylor before Friday 8th March

The Bible Course Daily Reading:

As part of the Bible course we are encouraging everyone to pick up their Bibles and read them on a daily basis.  Read each passage through carefully.  Then consider:  What did this passage mean in its context?  Now what does this passage mean for my life today?  Pray it through, asking God to help you live this truth.

Day 1

Joshua 1.1-18

Joshua, the call and the promise – be strong and courageous

Day 2

Judges 2.1-23

The judges, the cycles and the warning – Israel stuck in a loop

Day 3

Ruth 1.1-22 and Ruth 4.13-22

Ruth, Boaz and Bethlehem – there is a redeemer

Day 4

1 Samuel 3.1-21

Samuel, the voice and vision – hear the words of the Lord

Day 5

1 Samuel 17.1-58

David, the giant and the stones – God’s servant brings victory

Day 6

1 Kings 3.1-28

The king, the dream and the baby – the wisdom of Solomon

Bishop’s Memory Verse: Making Disciples – 2 Timothy 3:16

Bishop Julian as part of the Diocesan year of discipleship is encouraging us to develop the spiritual discipline of learning Bible verses by heart, this is a great thing to do and so we would like to encourage you to meditate on and memorise this verse this month.

‘All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.’


Parish Office Hours: Mon & Fri 9.30am – 11.30am

Secretary: Vicky Taylor: Tel no. (01253) 301390 Email:secretary@laytonandstaining.co.uk

Curate:  Rev’d Hannah Boyd: Tel no. (01253) 825932 Email:curate@laytonandstaining.co.uk

Church Army: Matt Rowley: Tel no.07771374854 Email: matt.rowley@churcharmy.org

For any safeguarding concerns please speak to Sarah Gardner (Tel 07824467596) Tina Cockshaw, Stephen Boyd or Rev’d Hannah Boyd