Alpha Stories

Duke of Edinburgh Award

There is an exciting opportunity for young people to participate in The Duke of Edinburgh Scheme at St Thomas’ and St Luke’s.

We are starting new groups in September 2019.

A meeting to provide information about the scheme for potential participants and parents / guardians, and an opportunity to meet the leaders is due to take place in St Thomas’ Church Hall for:

Bronze Award – anyone in year 10 and above (in September 2019)
Sunday 22 September 2019 7:30pm
Start Date 6 October 2019

All meetings will be held in St Thomas’ Church Hall, Warrington Road Ashton-in- Makerfield

For further information please contact Ceri Mansell on 01942 727417

Team for Spring Harvest Ashton

The team from Spring Harvest who will be leading us on September 19th has recently been announced. We will be blessed by having such inspirational Christians with us. Please hurry along and get your ticket. All details are below.

The Rule of Life

Over the summer holidays Bishop Paul is encouraging people to undertake The Rule of Life. This has 6 components:

Reflection 1 – Called to Pray
Reflection 2 – Called to Read
Reflection 3 – Called to Learn
Reflection 4 – Sent to Tell
Reflection 5 – Sent to Serve
Reflection 6 – Sent to Give

You can signup to follow the associated study by going to https://www.ruleoflife.org.uk/ and clicking Sign Up

Spring Harvest Ashton

Thursday 19 September 2019 7:30 pm – St Thomas, Ashton-in-Makerfield
Gather together for an evening of heartfelt worship, inspiring teaching and an opportunity to pray for the empowering of the Holy Spirit. The book of Acts tells the story of a small group of apprehensive disciples who found themselves UNLEASHED by the Spirit to go global and lead the new church of Jesus followers. We are the diverse and glorious Acts church today – if we grasp that and unleash its potential, life will never be the same.
Tickets priced in advance for £8 (£6 unwaged) or £10/£8 on the door are now available at https://springharvest.org/local/

Bishop Bev’s Easter message

Bishop Bev has written an excellent short piece for church magazines which you can read here.

Saturday FM 2019

Dates for Saturday FM between now and early April have just been published. if you don’t know what Saturday FM is then please visit our web page to find out more.

Bishop Paul’s Christmas Message 2018

I’d encourage everyone to read Bishop Paul’s excellent Christmas message.

Alpha Course

Everyone has questions

We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view; wherever they are in the world.

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. There are ten in total and a day away. Each session covers a different question that people might have about faith. The sessions are designed to create conversation – there’s no pressure or charge; it’s just an open, informal and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.

Our next Alpha course begins on Thursday 26th September at 7.30pm in St Thomas’ church hall.

Caring for God’s creation

We have just released a new web page which has advice on how we can be better stewards of our planet and our neighbourhood. Please visit: https://www.stthomasstluke.org.uk/ourworld/environment/ and take a look.