Once again the annual Turkey Trot is approaching taking palace this year on Sunday 14th December. This trail race starts on the Dene and goes passed Greengore and half way up Longridge Fell. It then traverses the fell and comes back down to the road, then retraces its steps to Greengore, then back through Sand Rock to finish just before Stonyhurst gates. In order for the race to run smoothly marshals are needed. Chris Barnes the organiser of the race will give a substantial donation to the Memorial Hall in return for a team of marshals. If you can help for a couple of hours 12-2pm ish then please let me know, Nancy Bailey, email@example.com or 01254 826903.
WI AGM will be Thursday 27th November at the Memorial Hall. Bring your own crockery, cutlery and a glass, supper is provided by the committee. This is also the time to bring your payment for the Christmas Meal which will be held at the Shireburn on Tues 11th December. Guests are welcome, phone Barbara for details 01254 826350. The W.I. also have tickets for the Stonyhurst production of “Oh What a Lovely War.” On 4th December, contact Barbara for details and to reserve a ticket.
St. John’s Christmas Pantry
There will be a sale of home-made Christmas goodies at St. John’s Old School on Saturday 15th November 10am until 12.30pm. There will be jams, chutneys, pudding and cakes all ready for you to fill your cupboards for the festive period. Entry is £1 please contact Gill McDonnell 826378 for more information.
On Monday 17 November 2014 the ‘3 in 1 Coffee Stop’ at St John’s Old School Hall, Hurst Green is holding a fund raiser for the terrible Ebola crisis in West Africa.
There will be the usual tea, coffee cakes clothes and books on offer but in addition there will be a ‘Special cake’ stall and a tombola with loads of interesting prizes.
Any monies raised will go to support the work of the charity ‘Mary’s Meals’ who continue to provide food and assistance in the Ebola hit areas of West Africa.
If you can help with a tombola prize or cakes please contact David or Gill Jacques on 01254 878222. Please come along and support this Community effort to support those in the grip of this terrifying disease.
St. John’s Peace through dialogue
On Sunday 2nd November 2014 St John the Evangelist Church Hurst Green held a ‘Peace through Dialogue’ Church service. Special Guests at the service were Imam Ismael Daud from the Quwwatul Islam Mosque in Preston, a committee member from that Mosque, Ismael Bax and the Dialogue Development Officer from the Diocese of Blackburn, Anjum Anwar.
The service was attended by over 70 people from the Anglican and Catholic Community in Hurst Green including Father Peter Griffith the parish priest for St Peters Church.
The service was Lay led and included Prayers, Music and Readings with the theme of Peace running throughout. Imam Ismael Daud gave a talk on the true meaning of Peace and Love that is central to the Islamic Faith. Anjam Anwar also spoke about her work in Lancashire bringing Faith Communities closer together through friendship and dialogue.
The villagers of Hurst Green and surrounding areas turned out in great numbers earlier today to pay their Remembrance Sunday respects. Led by the Hurst Green branch of the Royal British Legion who were well supported by the Stonyhurst College Combined Cadet Force and the Stonyhurst Band, Regimental Sergeant Major Clare drilled the contingent to the village centotaph, a short walk away opposite the Shireburn Arms Hotel. Hymms were sung with the main reading being delivered by Lt. Colonel Barber of the Stonyhurst CCF.
The message was delivered by Rev. Gill Mack of All Hallows Mitton and St. John’s Church Hurst Green who was supported by clergy from St.Peter’s Church, Stonyhurst.
Wreaths were laid at the cenotaph by children from St. Joseph’s Primary School, Hurst Green along with representatives from many other local organisations.
St. John’s Old School
This building is available for parties, weddings, meetings and so on. There is a hall, small meeting room and a well equipped kitchen. Enquiries and bookings contact 01254 826686 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.