Sun 15th Dec

Advent 3 







Nativity/Holy Communion

Kidz Klub

The Well Encounter Café

Hope Community Church

(Nativity with Bishop Julian )

Community Carol Service with Bishop Julian

St Mark’s

@The Grange

Parish Hall

@The Grange


St Luke’s

Mon 16th Dec


Morning Prayer Meeting

St Mark’s

Tues 17th Dec




Morning Prayer Meeting

Happy Lions (Parent and toddler)

Life Group

St Luke’s

Parish Hall

St Michael’s Vicarage

Wed 18th Dec


Food with Friends Holy Communion

St Mark’s

Thurs 19th Dec


The Well Café and Job Club

Parish Hall

Sun 22nd Dec

Advent 4  





Morning Praise

The Well Encounter Café Christmas Meal

Holy Communion @ Hope Community Church

Community Carol Service

St Luke’s

Parish Hall

@The Grange

St Mark’s

Readings:                   Isaiah 35:1-10 pg719                                   Matthew 11:2-11 pg976


                                                                               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 someone will be there for you to pray with, and at St Luke’s and Hope Community Church please ask a member of the leadership team to join you in prayer.


Please pray for all the children and families in the Parish at this busy time of year, that as they take part in their Carol Services this week that they remember and hold on to the real meaning of Christmas. 

The birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ.


Please continue to pray for those known to us who are unwell, housebound or lonely including Joan Elaine, Heather, Douglas, Helen, Gill, Jean, Eileen.  We pray for the family and friends of those recently bereaved Annie Entwistle Derek Lawton.

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.


Layton Churches Together Christmas Tin Collection

Saturday 21st December starting at 10am.  We are collecting tins at various shops in Layton over a 3hr period for the homeless in Blackpool.  We are looking for two volunteers for each time slot we have 10am -11am at Tesco Express on Westcliffe Drive and 10am- 11am at Morrisions Daily Westcliffe Drive.  If you are able to help out please sign up on the sheet at the back of church.  Thank you

Christmas Service Times

Christmas Eve – Midnight Communion - 11.15pm – St Luke’s

Christmas Day – Family Communion – 10.30am – St Mark’s

Sunday 29th Dec – Parish Holy Communion – 10.30am – St Mark’s

Sunday 29th Dec – Afternoon Praise – 4.30pm – Hope community Church @ St Michael’s Vicarage  

The Well Café

All the team at the Well Café would like to thank you for your continued donations, support, prayers and encouragements.  We are running very low on a few items we are in need of donations of Gloves, boxer-shorts, socks and tinned vegetables.  If you are able to donate in anyway please bring to the parish office at St Mark’s or pop them into The Well Café on a Thursday morning or a Sunday Afternoon. 

Thank you The Well Café

Card Payments

If you are struggling with loose change for the collection or would like to put a little extra in we now offer a card payment system.  The card machine is situated behind the first pillar nearest the font.  Please follow the simple instructions on the screen, if you are a tax payer and would like to gift aid your donation please put your name on a yellow envelop with the amount donated and we will collect it at the end of the service.  If you need any help please speak to Vicky Taylor or Rev’d Peter

Bishop’s Memory Verse: Making Disciples – Philippians 4:13

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”

Parish Office Hours: Monday & Friday 9.30am – 11.30am

Secretary: Vicky Taylor: Tel no. (01253) 301390 Email:

Vicar: Rev’d Peter Lillicrap: Tel no. (01253) 392895 Email:

Church Army: Matt Rowley: Tel no. 07771374854 Email:

For any safeguarding concerns please speak to Sarah Gardner (Tel 07824467596) Tina Cockshaw,

or Rev’d Peter Lillicrap