24th May 2020

A Prayer at this time

Father God, the rainbow you created is a sign of hope at this time of uncertainty. Like its colours we pray that we, in all shades of difference, may come together as one family of faith to love and support each other through these times of anxiety and distress. Stay by our side and bring us safely to the beginning of each new day.  Amen.

Further to advice received March 23rd, we will no longer be able to open our church building at any time until further notice. Please keep checking this website for further updates, prayer and worship-at-home resources

This Sunday

The Very Revd Peter Howell-Jones, The Dean of Blackburn, will be leading 9am Live from the Diocese of Blackburn this week. Whilst released at 9am you can watch from then on The service will be on the Diocesan YouTube page which is here.


Resources for children and young people

Our Diocesan Board of Education (DBE) staff are continuing to produce some outstanding resources that can be used by parents at home.

  • ‘Off the Shelf’ RE resources which can be used by parents in the home.

  • Bible Podlets is a Bible Study and Discussion Podcast for adults to do with primary aged children. There are currently 8 episodes available to listen to, with the next episode released this Friday. The theme is ‘Bible Transformers,’ focussing people in the Bible who were transformed by Jesus.

  • The Weekly@ Lectionary resources which can help families to worship at home are on the DBE Facebook page along with lots of other great ideas. 

  • Finally, there is a Pinterest account with inspiration on activities for Easter, Pentecost and Ascension.

During lockdown many people in the congregation have been pursuing creative activities. Christine Hewitson recently painted this wonderful picture of our church.

Please continue to support Burnley Food Bank at this important time...


PLEASE NOTE: All food donations can now also be left at the SPAR if easier.


Food bank donation point:-

Burnley Community Kitchen Unit 83 

Upper Market Square

Charter Walk Shopping Centre 


Cash donations to


St James Church, Church St, Briercliffe, Burnley BB10 2HU

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