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Our regular Sunday worship service takes place in the Main Hall at 10:30.  Join us as we worship our God, share together the good things He has done, ask Him our requests, listen to a relevant message from the Bible and enjoy coffee and biscuits in our new lounge afterwards.


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Accept our invitation to our main meeting, which finishes around midday and join us in singing and worshipping God, led by our musicians and singers; as we spend some time praying and encouraging each other; as we listen to a message from God’s Word (the Bible), which is relevant to the real world in which we live; and as we share a drink and biscuit together and get to know each other.  

Everyone is welcome, whether you are a Christian believer; undecided; or simply want to see what happens.  Come and hear about real things that God is doing in the lives of real people who live in this town.

Ironman UK and road closures

This Sunday sees the  Ironman UK and Ironkids Triathlon Events taking place in the general areas of Horwich, Adlington, Rivington and Bolton.  Several roads will be closed over various parts of the weekend to accommodate this - however, although the contestants pass outside of the back door of Claremont House, there will be no difficulty in accessing the church through the front doors.

The situation is quite complex and there are comprehensive details on Bolton Council's web site (http://www.bolton.gov.uk/website/pages/Roadclosuresandrestrictions.aspx).  Basically only roads to the West of Bolton (towards Horwich / Chorley) plus a small area of Bolton town centre are affected, but here is a quick summary:
Chorley New Road is closed from the Crown roundabout in Horwich all the way to Bolton town centre;
The road from the Crown roundabout in Horwich towards Chorley, the A673 Bolton Road, is mostly closed;
Crown Lane and Lee Lane in Horwich are mostly open but may be closed where they join the Crown roundabout;
De Havilland Way from Middlebrook (Tesco) to the Beehive roundabout in Horwich is closed;
Beaumont Road is complicated and would be best avoided;
Chorley Old Road, all the way from Horwich to Bolton is open;  
St Georges Road and Topp Way (in Bolton) are open as normal;
Moss Bank Way, Halliwell Road, Wigan Road, Bury Road etc are open as normal.
Bark Street, the small roads around the church and Knowsley Street are all closed.
The M61 is unaffected, apart from the closure of part of de Havilland Way from Junction 6 to Horwich mentioned above;  
All other main tributary roads to Bolton town centre will be open as normal, including Junctions 4 and 5 of the M61 and the A666.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday - there is certainly no reason why the road closures should prevent anyone from attending.

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Some Dates for your Diary

  • Sunday 8 July - Our regular Sunday worship service will take place in the Main Hall at 10:30.  Come to worship God, to share together the good things He has done, to ask Him our requests, to listen to a relevant message from the Bible and to enjoy coffee and biscuits in our new lounge afterwards.
  • Sunday 15 July - Our friend Barry Fitzpatrick, from Chester, will be sharing with the church at our regular Sunday worship service.  Be there by 10:30, ready to worship God together as He blesses us.
  • Thursday 19 July - Our bi-weekly Discovery Bible Study will be trying to hear what God is saying to us through Revelation Chapter 15.  Starts at 12 noon, in the new lounge.
  • Thursday 19 July - "Times of Refreshing" at 7:30pm in the Main Hall.
  • Sunday 22 July - The church will share bread and wine together in memory of Jesus Christ at our regular worship service.  Starting at 10:30.
  • Wednesday 1 August - Our monthly PowerHouse Prayer Meeting in the Seminar Room at 7:30.  We consider this to be a very important part of church life and encourage everyone to come.  Forget what you have heard or experienced before - this is NOT boring!
  • 21 - 23 September - Please take a bookmark from the foyer and start praying NOW for the "Lancashire Festival of Hope", where Franklin Graham, son of Billy, will be preaching to thousands each night at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool!  Why not start inviting your friends NOW?

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We are Upgrading!

During this year we are updating some of our facilities.  Check out our smart new kitchen, designed and built by Andy Beatty (Andrew Joseph Furniture) and our newly opened lounge for drinks and biscuits after our meetings.  

The second improvement will not be quite so obvious, but requires a great deal more work.  The large room on the Lower Ground floor, near the Bark Street entrance, is being repaired and upgraded with new windows, lighting, heating and with insulation to improve thermal and acoustic properties.  Please bear with us if there is some mess as we work to improve the facilities for all the building users.

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Jesus said "... Do This to Remember Me"

On the night when He was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then He broke it in pieces and said, “This is My body, which is given for you. Do this to remember Me.”  In the same way, He took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and His people—an agreement confirmed with My blood. Do this to remember Me as often as you drink it.”  (1 Corinthians 11:23-25 NLT)

We share bread and wine to remember Jesus at least once a month in our main meeting, nearly always in our Powerhouse Prayer Meeting and we often find other occasions too.  

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Times of Refreshing 

Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away. Then times of refreshment will come from the presence of the Lord, and he will again send you Jesus, your appointed Messiah.  (Acts 3:19-20 NLT)

A mountain streamJust as a mountain stream provides refreshment, so our God will refresh those who will follow Jesus Christ.  

Times of Refreshing is a journey of exploration, discovering what it means to be free to worship and pray without constraints and to allow the Holy Spirit to lead us to encourage each other, to bring spiritual gifts, to heal and comfort and to fill us again.

Usually held on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 in the Main Hall, but check the notices above and the diary.

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Discovery Bible Study

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Imagine a bible study in which you felt completely comfortable to contribute; in which your contributions had just as much value as those of the leader; in which no-one is wrong and no-one is right; where we learn together as we study God's Word.  That's our Discovery Bible Study - every other Thursday at midday in the prayer room at Claremont House.  

Anyone is welcome and it works best if you prayerfully read the passage before you come, asking God to give you insight into what He is saying to the church through His Word.  Our present exciting topic is the Return of King Jesus and the Future of the Church.  

See you there?

"If your bible doesn't look well worn, then perhaps you should ask yourself whether you are using it enough!  A bible is not meant to look good on a bookshelf - it is intended to be the light which guides me every day."

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.  (Psalms 119:105 NLT)

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Bring and Share Lunch 

We make time for a drink and a biscuit after every Sunday meeting, and once a month we stay and eat lunch together. Everyone is invited, whether or not they have brought food.  Visitors are especially welcome and its a great opportunity to get to know people.

The next Bring and Share lunch (the first in our new kitchen and dining room) will be after our meeting on Sunday 29 June.

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Home Groups

What better way to find friendship as we study God’s Word and pray at a small group meeting in someone’s home?  For details of the meeting nearest you, please contact the  church office.  Everyone is welcome to these friendly times of fellowship and learning.

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Powerhouse Prayer Meeting

Praying for SianA church communicates with God by prayer and our experience says that prayer meetings are essential to our healthy growth.  No matter who you are, you will find benefit personally from praying and the church will benefit too.

We encourage personal prayer at all times and we meet in the Seminar Room at Claremont House at 7:30pm on the first Wednesday evening of each month to pray together. Everyone is welcome.

" … we had a ‘pop-up’ prayer time at Steve and Lesley’s home.  Sian brought his guitar and we had a great time of praise and sharing stories of God’s goodness … and we PRAYED”

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