The Real Advent Calendar

Each year, White Church member Janet Sherwood coordinates the purchase and distribution of the Meaningful Chocolate Company Real Advent Calendar. It is the only Fairtrade chocolate Advent calendar which includes a book for children which tells of the real meaning of Christmas. This time, over 200 calendars were sold by Janet at the White Church […]

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Walk for Africa

The annual ‘Walk for Africa’, organised by the White Church Outreach group, took place on Saturday 19th October. This is a fundraiser to support the Stuart Gay Memorial School in The Gambia. Eleven sponsored walkers, and three dogs, walked from the White Church to Lytham Hall and back and then enjoyed a lunch of soup […]

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Support for Local Charities

For many years the White Church has raised money, by a variety of means, to support, different local charities. For the year 2018 the congregation’s chosen local charity was Face to Face, an organisation providing meals and practical assistance to local Homeless people to move back into housing. A donation of £750 was handed to […]

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World Leprosy Sunday

Linda Lunn took over the role of collecting for the Leprosy Mission at the White Church, from Hilary McGregor who died last year. Donations of cash in collection boxes and donations of used postage stamps are now passed on to the Leprosy Mission by Linda. An annual focus for support of the Leprosy Mission is […]

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Walk for Africa 2018 – Update

Walk for Africa 13th October 2018 – the walkers gather at the White Church   When preaching recently at the White Church, Stuart Gay updated the Congregation on the Nemu Genku School in Gambia, which  we, along with other Churches, support financially. The Walk for Africa is an annual event, organised by the White Church […]

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Refugee Visit

The White Church hosted a visit by refugees and asylum-seekers on Monday 23rd July, when a group journeyed from Darwen, in very distinctive transport, for a day out at the seaside. The visit had been arranged by Darwen Asylum-seekers and Refugee Enterprise (DARE), who operate a drop-in centre at the Central United Reformed Church, Darwen. […]

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Christian Aid Week Report

Janet Sherwood, treasurer for Christian Aid at the White Church, has reported on the results for Christian Aid Week and described them as “an amazing effort by everyone at the White Church.” £1,432.26 was raised from door-to-door collections, Christian Aid boxes raised another £112.60 and £219.90 was raised from pew collections making a magnificent total […]

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Matero Sunday School

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 […]

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The Stuart Gay Memorial School

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 […]

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