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|The Men's Supper Club visited Whalley Abbey in 2019|
|3 Dogs, 6 gerbils, a cat and a parrot; some of the participants at the Annual Pet Service held June 2018||The Methodist Church played a lead role at the Churches together stalls at the 2018 Rishton festival||More photos of the Festival click HERE|
|The Church had a tree at the Christmas Tree Festival held in the Anglican Church December 2017|
|In 2017 the Pet Service became an annual event||The Church spent an enjoyable evening with TV antiques expert Eric Knowles|
|The Sunday School Anniversary 2017 took its usual form with the parading of the Banner, singing hymns at the sheltered accommodation center before returning to church for the service. Goliath featured in the service as the giants we face today were discussed. The singing was accompanied by the Boys Brigade band|
|At the 2017 Spring Fayre an attraction was Wet the Rev. Photo shows Rev feoff waiting in with trepidation whilst a wet sponges heads towards him. Substitute Derek Rostron also awaits a direct hit.|
|Steve Colling reached the milestone of conducting his 1,000th service as a local preacher in his own Church at Rishton Steve centre with fellow preachers.|
|In November 2016 the monthly 'Big breakfast' hosted a visit from the Bethany Projected. A choir was visiting the UK from the children's Home in Tanzania.|
|The 2016 Gift Day was entertained by the combine University of the Third Age Choirs from Rishton and Clitheroe. Both choirs are directed by one of the organists of Rishton Methodist Church, The venue was a church members' garden|
|As part of the 2016 Spring Fayre steward Derek Rostron had a sponsored haircut. Having had shoulder length hair for many years. He raised funds to pay for transport for the young people to go to a national Youth event. After members had had a skip Lorraine from the local Fellazs Barbers Shop finished off.|
|On Palm Sunday the Churches together in Rishton carry a cross, passing each church and then to public gardens alongside the main road of Rishton|
|Each Sunday during Len a items symbolizing the Easter story are added to a cross. The cross is made from the Christmas Tree reminding us of the link between the birth of Jesus, his life and death.||Messy Church made an Easter Collage and a poster of Jesus in boat|
|The 2015 annual candlelit carol service had music supplied by the Boys' Brigade Band as usual|
|Church members joined with Churches together in Rishton to sing along with Radio Lancashire's Lancashire Sings Christmas in the Roebuck Inn|
|Spirits were not dampened by intermittent rain during the annual carol Singing around the street . As usual the singers were accompanied by a section of the Boys brigade band|
|THE 2015 Spring Fayre saw a five hour keyboard marathon by Alan Amos plating an amazing 193 tunes. This added to the atmosphere of a very successful Fayre.|
|The showing of a film followed by a POSH afternoon tea has become popular. Crusts are cut off sandwiches (the ducks on our canal are well fed!) and served with cakes on tiered stands|
|The church celebrates its
officers and volunteers
Allan Homes played the organ and organized the organists team for 20years
|On Mothering Sunday the Sunday School present all Mothers, Grandmothers and all other ladies with flowers|
|The monthly 'Big breakfast' includes a short worship lead by the music group. The November 2014 breakfast was followed by a walk along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal which runs through Rishton.|
|On our church coach trip to Lytham we plated games on the green, had a picnic and visited the famous windmill. We then had a meal in Lytham Methodist Church.|
|The Rishton Festival, July 2014, saw the Sunday School, rainbows and Guides on parade.. The Rainbows and Guides were dressed as The Queen's Guard and looked truly magnificent|
|The Easter Walk of 2014 took lace in the Jumbles Reservoir, and Edgeworth. The photo shows the happy group at Turton Tower.|
|The Spring Fayre in 2014 was again another successful day of fun, fellowship and fund raising.|
|The Christmas Fayre is an Annual Event, a time of fellowship and fund raising|
|A monthly 'Big Breakfast'
was initiated in October 2013.
A range of hot breakfast items were served followed by a short act of worship.
|The Year of growing together was launched in September 2013 with a dinner held in the Rishton Methodist School. It was prepared and served by friends from Trinity URC Methodist Church, Great Harwood, to enable the Rishton members to fully enjoy the occasion|
|The Worship Group wanted to break new
ground with an Adult nativity Play.
One of the church members wrote The Innkeeper's Story which was enacted at Christmas 2011 in worship. The copyright free script is available on request.
At the Carol Service 2011 the traditional Nativity Play was enacted
|A Church Ramble on Easter Monday 2011
The party at the lunch stop at Spring Wood, Whalley
|A Day of prayer was held on 11th July
Prayer stations were arranged round the Church
|A member with a garden railway holds a regular steam up.|
|The Boys Brigade Band played in
on the occasion of the Gift Day and Strawberry Cream Tea
|Sunday School Anniversary
On the 2nd Sunday in May the Sunday School Mark their
Anniversary with a procession of Witness around the town
|The Church interior was refurbished
and new furniture
bought in 2006
|The Church hosted the Churches
together Flower Festival in 2007
|In June 2008 a total immersion
took place; a
first for a long time (ever?) for Rishton Methodism.
A portable Baptistery was hired.