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Euxton Parish Church

Welcome!


We're delighted to welcome you to Euxton Parish Church.


We're a friendly church at the heart of the local community, wherever you are on your faith journey.

We are delighted that we have been able to open our church building for worship once more. Sadly the continuing pandemic means that the building’s capacity is much reduced so you will have to book a place if you want to attend. Our popular Sunday morning Zoom service will continue.

 You can find out more about how we can become prayerful and get practical during the next few weeks and months and keep updated with church news on the news page.

Receiving God's love, sharing God's love
Service Times We meet every Sunday at 10am
Come and join us
Location Euxton Parish Church, Wigan Road, Euxton, Chorley
PR7 6JH Find us on a map

What’s On

Upcoming Events

Wed 21 Oct 2020 8:00pm – 9:15pm
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Sun 25 Oct 2020 9:00am – 10:30am
Sun 25 Oct 2020 11:00am – 11:45am
Sun 1 Nov 2020 9:00am – 10:30am
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Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Welcome

The following information is specifically for those planning to visit us for the first time, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

Most of our services take place in the Church Building (details below) starting at 10am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to give you plenty of time to park your car and then find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you will be greeted by one of our sidespeople who will give you everything you need for the service and show you where to sit.

After the 10am service tea, coffee and biscuits (and sometimes cake!) is served in the Community Centre. It is a great way to meet other people from church and enjoy a time of fellowship together.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10am with a warm welcome from the Vicar and usually lasts about an hour. On the first and third Sundays of the month the service is Holy Communion using Common Worship. The second Sunday of the month is when we have our Family Parade Service and the fourth Sunday service is Morning Praise. Neither of these services includes Holy Communion. If there is a fifth Sunday in the month we will have an All Age Service which is often quite lively with something for everyone regardless of how many years young they are.  It's probably easiest to check the calendar to see what is on each week!

If you prefer a quieter, more traditional service then at 8am each Sunday we have a quiet BCP (1662) Holy Communion Service which lasts about 45 mins.

images: Services


Is there a dress code?

No!  Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.


What about my children?

Children are welcome at all of our services, though some are more aimed towards children and families.
2nd Sunday of the month - Parade Service at 10am in church 
4th Sunday of the month - TOAST at 9.30am & 11am in the Community Centre
5th Sunday of the month - All Age Service at 10am in church.

Wednesday's in term time - Early Birds at 9.10am in church (for pre-schoolers and their carers).


Children

Will I have to join in?

Not at all!  You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.

Plan your journey: 

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Accessibility: 

There is wheelchair access to church, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the sidespeople know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There is a toilet at the front of church with level access from outside.

 

 
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
 
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
Name:
Telephone:
Email Address:
Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
  
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel welcome and at home at our church.

Best Wishes

Reverend Jo

COVID-19 Period Updates


Reopening a building for worship - 13th August
We are delighted that from Sunday 23rd August we will hold a service in the Community Centre.  Initially, and to help manage numbers, we are still going to be holding our zoom services at 9am and dial-a-sermon (01772 963020) will also continue.

For more information about what to expect and bookings then please read this.
 

Latest on church buildings opening - 31st July

The Standing Committee (Church Wardens, Treasurer, PCC Secretary & myself) are constantly checking and reviewing Government and Diocesan advice to see how safely and quickly we can get everyone back into the church building.

We all long for the day when we can gather together to worship again in person.  Our overriding desire is that this is done in a safe manner, taking into account our building, our church family and the current guidance.

We are currently working on providing a COVID-19 safe service in one of our buildings and we hope to be able to update you with more news in the coming weeks.  When we do reopen a building then we will only be able to initially open for a limited number and so zoom services and dial-a-sermon will continue until things change further.

What church will be like

The national Church and diocese are still awaiting further detail from the Government but at the moment the understanding is that things will be quite different when we return to worship in the church building.  Some of the things that will be different are:

  • you will be shown where to sit (all socially distanced) and asked to remain in your seat for the entire service.
  • there will be no singing at services.
  • if we are allowed to do communion, it will be in one form only (bread), you won’t be able to come to the rail (we will distribute in your seats).
  • we will have to use one time use service sheets (no hymn books, bibles or service books) which you will have to take away with you.
  • you will be asked to not come early or stay after the service for conversations with others (as we need to limit the time that we are in the building and together).
  • numbers at church will be limited (likely to be a max of about 20 depending on household sizes) and so you might not be there with others that you normally are, we will need a system of managing numbers.
  • we will need to reconsider the service pattern due to limited numbers.
  • the toilets may be out of action.
  • we will not be able to serve refreshments.
  • everyone who comes will have to have their name and contact details taken for the track and trace record that we will be required to keep.
  • you will need to use hand sanitiser every time you enter and leave the building.
  • we will need to have the building cleaned between each service.
  • face masks will need to be worn in accordance with Government guidance.

I hope that this gives you some understanding as to the issues that we are considering and the measures we may have to put in place to keep us all safe.  It will not be as simple as just going back to what we have always done, hence it may take some time and patience.  Please do pray for us, and others making decisions. 

March 2020
Due to the COVID-19 crisis we have had to close all of our buildings.   

We are holding a regular Sunday morning service on Zoom at 9.00 am. Use the contact us form or get in touch with Jo, our Vicar, if you would like us to send you details of how to join us. You will be very welcome.

Due to the pandemic and buildings being closed Sunday services, mid-week meetings, small groups, prayer groups, and JAM club are not meeting as per usual. 

We encourage church members NOT to meet up over this time period, but stay in touch via phone, texts, skype, facebook and other social media platforms.

Any church members (or indeed any member of the public) who is in particular difficulty should contact Jo, and we will see what we can do.

For those who can't join us by zoom we have set up dial-a-sermon.  It's about 10 mins long and includes a Bible reading, thought and prayers.  The number to ring is 01772 963020.

The Church of England has also launched Daily Hope line - 0800 804 8044.