Week beginning 14th August 2022

The work of God continues in each one of us as we seek Him in each and every day.


14th August

10.30 am – Sunday Morning Service – led by Peter Wilson

  • There is no longer a requirement to book a place – you can sit where you wish.

21st August

10:30 am – Sunday Morning Service – led by Barbara Dickinson from Maua Hospital, Kenya, followed by tea and biscuits.

There will be a retiring collection for the Hospital after the service. Why not invite a friend to come along?

Walking Group

B Walk – Saturday 2oth August

The B Walk will be from Ravenstonedale to Smardale Viaduct and back. Meet at church at 9.00 am. Further details from Linda Johnston.

Poulton Friends of Trinity Hospice

Are holding a Coffee Morning at church on Saturday 20 August, from 10.00 am – 12:00 noon. Admission is £2, which includes coffee/tea and biscuits. There will be stalls, including cakes, preserves, jewellery, handbags & scarves, tombola and a raffle.

District Chair – Rev Phil Gough

There will be a service of welcome for the new Chair of District on Saturday, 20th August at 4pm at Wesley Hall, Blackburn. All are welcome.

Special Church Council

There will be a one-item Church Council on Sunday 28 August at 12.00 noon to consider a proposal from the AV working group and Finance & Property Committee concerning the replacement of the TV monitor screens in church and the possible upgrading of our live-streaming facilities.

All members please attend if you are able.

Prayer Time at Poulton

  • We meet every second and fourth Thursday at 11.00 am in the Church lounge, for approximately half an hour.
  • We appeal for more people to join us.
  • We pray for individual needs, the world, the country and not least for our Church here at Poulton, its people and its outreach.
  • All are most welcome to come.
  • Any prayer requests to Ron Rhodes.

Coaster Challenge

Most of you will remember that some time ago we asked the church family to donate teaspoons to church as our supplies were running low. It was an amazing success.

We are now asking you to donate a coaster to church (although preferably not beer mats).

New tables will be in place when we serve refreshments after Morning Service and coasters are needed.

Thank you.

Barbara Banes

Coffee Plus

  • Our Coffee Shop is looking for further volunteers to serve the customers or operate the dishwasher.
  • There is a particular need for additional help on a Friday.
  • We are further seeking volunteer staff to work in the Coffee Shop kitchen.
  • This is an opportunity to join a friendly team of helpers to ensure that Coffee Plus goes from strength to strength.
  • If you are interested, please contact Jonathan Fail for further details.

British Methodist Youth Choir

To celebrate their 40th anniversary the British Methodist Youth Choir are holding a concert at Shirley Methodist Church, Solihull, West Midlands on October 15th. The choir would love anyone to join in either singing (it is open for all ages), or to come and enjoy the concert. For more details about rehearsing if you would like to sing, or details about the concert itself, please email


The next meeting will be on Wednesday, 21st September at 2.00 pm. The speaker is Mrs Pat Hunter. All are welcome.

Tea and Coffee following Morning Services

Following various comments and requests from church members the Leadership Team have agreed that from Sunday, 4th September, we will serve tea/coffee and biscuits in The Hall following every morning service. To assist in developing this aspect of church fellowship we hope to draw up a rota of volunteers. Please sign the list on the noticeboard in the foyer if you are willing to help. We would encourage both men and women to put themselves forward.

Thank you.

Barbara Banes

September we’re back with a bang!

Messy Church is rebranding & we need YOU! If you’ve ever been/want to be involved in Messy Church come to our meeting in the lounge on Tuesday, 9th August at 2 o’clock. Cake is promised 🙂

Messy Values coming soon. Jess

Keswick Weekend Away

The Keswick County House Hotel has been booked for the 16th – 18th September 2022.

For more information regarding costs and conditions please contact May Gandhi.

The Link

In a continuing attempt to promote discussion of the church and its future the general theme for the Harvest Edition of The Link will be ‘Worship – why, what and how’. An alternative view of the same theme might be ‘Worship, what it means to me’. The closing date for the submission of articles (maximum length 400 words) will be Wed 31st August

If you have anything you wish to be included in future Newsletters please let Alan Banes know