A couple of pictures and a note of thanks from Elder and Church Secretary, Valerie Aitkin. “Many thanks to everyone who made our services over the festive period so welcoming. Everyone who read a lesson, preached a sermon, sang their hearts out, Thanks. Everyone who made coffee, provided and warmed mulled wine and minced pies, […]
A selection of pictures to show our celebration of Advent: Christmas decorations and our Advent candles. Nativity service, Sunday 17th December. Enjoying mulled wine and a mince pie after the Carol service. The Memory Tree
The sale of ‘The Real Advent Calendars’ at the White Curch by Janet Sherwood, our Traidcraft and Fairtrade representative, enabled the White Church, along with Fairhaven Methodist, Church Road Methodist, St Josephs, St Cuthberts, St Thomas’ and St Annes UnitedReformed Churche to donate 60 calendars this year for local charities to distribute to families. For […]
On the evening of Friday 15th December we welcome the Salvation Army Fellowship Band who will be performing a Christmas Concert.. Tickets for this popular seasonal event are £6.50. Seasonal light refreshments are included. Concert starts at 7.30pm.
On Sun 12 November our Remembrance Service was led by Stuart Gay, Salvation Army Envoy. During the Service, Stuart was presented with a cheque for £1,000 by Outreach Elder, Jan Hirst. This was a gift of money raised by the White Church to continue our help with the funding of the Stuart Gay Memorial School […]
The Pre-Advent Fair on Saturday 4th November was well supported. Everyone enjoyed a pleasant social occasion with tea and mince pies, and various stalls. A good sum of money was raised for Church funds.
On 21st October twenty members and friends from Fairhaven, St Annes and Elswick URC’s took part in a sponsored walk around Fairhaven and Ansdell to raise money for the Stuart Gay Memorial School in the Gambia. The walk was followed by delicious soup and apple crumble prepared by ladies from the White Church. The school […]
On Sunday 12th November the White Church celebrated the recent 100th birthday of our oldest Church Member and Choir member – Jim Crossan. At morning worship Jim was presented with a birthday card and the congregation sang ‘Happy Birthday’. After the service everyone celebrated by sharing a lovely birthday cake that was specially made for […]
Lytham St Annes RNLI is the White Church’s chosen local charity for this year and to raise funds towards the costs of the new Shannon lifeboat the Church held a Coffee Morning on Friday 6th October.. Digby Moulden, Shannon Appeal Chairman attended, representing the RNLI and is pictured chatting to a supporter at the Coffee […]
At our Harvest Service on 1st October cash donations of £228.58 were received in the ‘Wishing Well’ for Fylde Food Bank and 132.11kg of food stuffs was donated. The Harvest Lunch after the service raised £294.67 for Church funds and was enjoyed by all who attended.
Fairhaven United Reformed Church is now featured in an excellent new website. ExploreChurches has been created by the National Churches Trust working with partners including all the main denominations and heritage organisations. Its objective is to create ‘themed’ collections of Churches – lists of churches, grouped within a theme to promote Church visiting by showing […]
White Church members Mike and Judith Fenton took part in the Great North Run to raise money for a new lifeboat at Lytham St Annes. They ran in this famous half-marathon event on 10th September 2017. Mike, who is Webmaster for the White Church, has run in this event once before and Judith, who is […]
The White Church is a Grade 2 * Listed building and we show our building to the public every year as part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme. This year the dates are the 7-10th September. From Thursday 7th September to Saturday 9th September the Church will be open from 11am to 4pm. On […]
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be collecting free donations for the White Church? There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s – it doesn’t cost […]
Stuart Gay has provided an update on the Matero Salvation Army project in Zambia: Some time ago, The White Church selected the building of a Sunday school at Matero Salvation Army in Zambia (where Stuart led services) as one of their outreach projects. The road has been long and tough for Matero Salvation Army but […]
Over the last five years the White Church has supported a school in West Africa which was founded by Stuart Gay of Blackpool Salvation Army. Stuart is a good friend of the White Church and sometimes leads our Sunday worship. The ‘Stuart Gay Memorial School’ is a school for 4 to 7 year olds in […]
Lytham Community Choir’s concert at St Annes Lifeboat House on Saturday 1st July was a great success, raising more tha £900 for the new Shannon lifeboat. Members of the White Church supported this event, with three members performing and others in the audience. The RNLI’s appeal for the new lifeboat is the White Church’s chosen […]
Janet Sherwood continues to run a Traidcraft stall in the White Church almost every Sunday with others from the White Church Outreach Group helping on an “ad hoc” basis. Janet also supplies Fairtrade goods to other churches and to schools. Fairtrade Advent calendars are sold and the profits used to purchase more calendars that are […]
Christian Aid supports projects in 48 countries and Fairhaven URC continues to support this worthy cause, very ably led by Janet Sherwood. Janet has the mammoth task of co-ordinating the running of the house-to-house collection and bucket collections in local supermarkets. She is assisted in this by former Fairhaven URC member Geoff Fairbrother who also […]
A report, in 2017, by Joan Baldwin, Fairhaven URC representative and Chair of the Churches Together Group. “Representatives from the five churches, and the Ministers whenever possible, meet four times a year. Our aim is to work together as Christians for the benefit of the community. We also raise money each year to support a […]
Members of the White Church regularly volunteer at our local Foodbank (Fylde Foodbank). They assist by meeting clients, sorting the food in the warehouse, collecting donated food from supermarkets or assisting in general administration tasks. All this contributes to assisting families to feed themselves when there is no finance left in their budgets, for whatever […]
The Church is open to the public every Thursday afternoon and every Sunday afternoon. We open for prayer and meditation and for those who are interested to see the interior of the Church. We have been open to the public in this way since 2003. Many tourists visit the White Church due to its striking […]