Proclaim the Good News with us ...


Everyone is welcome at our services across the Benefice. Please do take a look at the individual service times below to find a location, time and tradition which suits you.

BIG QUESTIONS #003 – What is Mission?
Read Acts 3.12-19 to get started …

In Acts 3.12-19 Peter heals someone in Jesus’s name, rebukes the people and then asks them to repent.

This reading marks the first time since Jesus’s passing that one of the disciples calls for a miracle in Jesus’s name; a disciple prays, and a man walks.
It marks the beginning of the message to proclaim the Good News, which from this point was proclaimed by Jesus’s disciples loud and clear. It is a MISSION we share as Jesus’s disciples in this age. That means you!

We do this in thought, Word and deed. Through what we think, say and do. By living as Jesus Christ has taught us we proclaim the Good News.
So what is the Good News?

Jesus was resurrected to both prove his divinity and to complete his life-long work to reconcile Man with God. Since the fall of Adam, when he took that first bite of the Apple, whether you believe that to be a literal reference or not, humanity has suffered with Sin. Through Jesus’s life, his ministry, his death and critically his Resurrection we are taught a new way to live with God, a new way to think. We’re taught to Love God with all our hearts and to love our neighbours as ourselves. And in that new way of being we simply stop being a slave to sin. Our debts are cancelled by Jesus, he starts the human race anew, free to live in his light, if we chose too.
But whether we choose to live in that light or not, the deed is done, for us, not because of us, despite us and in spite of all of our sins. Jesus brings us to himself, born again.
And that is something we should share, THIS IS OUR MISSION. It’s what it means to be a Christian, in fact it means more than that, it’s what it means to be human.

Revd Stephen

Further Reading
John 11.25-26 / Luke 24 / 1 Cor 15 / John 15.16 / Luke 10.1-3

St Michaels, Bamford

Service times are as follows:

Wednesday 10am – Holy Communion
Thursday 7pm – Family Service
Sunday 8am – Holy Communion
Sunday 11am – Holy Communion every week except last week of the month which is an All Age Word Service.

St James, Ashworth

Service times are as follows:

Sunday – 3pm – Evensong (BCP), on the first Sunday of the month we have a Holy Communion (BCP) service.

St Pauls, Norden

Service times are as follows:

Sunday – 9:30am – Holy Communion, on the last Sunday we have an All Age Word Service
Once a month on the first Sunday at 18:30 we have an amazing Choral Evensong (BCP) – Come and Join us!

What events are on within the Benefice

In this section you will find any upcoming events that are in taking place within the three Churches.

13 August

MESSY CHURCH @ St Michaels, Bamford

MESSY CHURCH – St Michaels, Bamford
The Ultimate Church Service for young children!
Come along for Worship and Prayer using Arts and Crafts
and a whole lot of Glitter!
Lots of FUN, Lots of FOOD, Everyone Welcome.

(Always the 2nd Monday of the Month at 11am)

14 September



Friday 14th September, leaving at 9am from Bamford Precinct
For tickets speak to Margaret Taylor 01706 352972


14 October


Don’t miss out sign up now!

Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey at which you affirm for yourself the faith into which you have been baptized and your intention to live a life of committed discipleship. This affirmation is confirmed through prayer and the laying on of hands by the confirming bishop. The Church also asks God to give you power through the Holy Spirit to enable you to live in the way of Jesus.

Get in touch here

For all enquiries including Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals please contact the Vicar, Reverend Stephen direct on 01706 560309 /
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