27th December 2020 – The Holy Family


Joe Balshaw aged 86years from Burnley, late of Clitheroe


Fr Chantry from Missio has sent the following message:

There is no doubt that this year has been a very difficult time for all of us.  We have all had to find ways to cope not only with the restrictions around us, but with isolation and sometimes loss.  Thank you for doing all you can in the present situation to support Missio.  A very important part of Missio’s work is to pray for each other and for those in need across the world.  Your prayers have played a vital role in supporting mission and missionaries.

Please continue to pray for us, as I will for you.

As we say goodbye to this year let us hope and pray that next year will bring us some welcome relief.

May God bless you and your loved ones at this special time.

Father Tony

Fr Anthony Chantry

Missio National Director

England and Wales


to Mrs Chris Carr who last weekend celebrated her 99th birthday.  She is one of, if not the oldest of our parishioners.

She was ‘serenaded’ on the occasion by local singer Arthur Geldard, outside despite the weather last weekend.

The surprise event was arranged by Mrs Marina Barrett and helped by our Ladies Group.

Some parishioners joined in the celebration along Bleasdale Avenue, socially distancing of course.


A casual walk along Woone Lane will reveal the fact that a tremendous amount of work has been undertaken to return the area to a more natural state, and providing access to an area, which will rapidly become a really valuable and accessible local asset.

We are most fortunate to invite Jack Spees, the director of the re-wilding project, who will give a presentation via Zoom on Monday 4th January.

The presentation is available to Civic Society members as part of membership fees, and is available to others on payment of £3 per viewing person, via contact with the society’s treasurer.  Contact details can be found via the website:


Don’t miss this golden opportunity.


The Cafod group send their best wishes for a very Happy Christmas

Father Paul, Janet and Teresa send their best wishes to all parishioners for a very holy and peaceful Christmas and New Year

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