Special Events

We serve our local community of Forton set in the beautiful Lancashire countryside. Our regular worship continues in addition to the events below. Please click here for more details of our normal worship times.

 

 

Sunday 7th October, 10.00am, St. James Church. Harvest Festival all age service with Eucharist. We have so much to thank God for, not least for providing us with our daily food. None of us have to go without food or worry about the shops running short, despite the very difficult year our farmers have had with incessant rain for the first half of the year followed by heatwave and drought. There is a great deal to give thanks for.

Sunday 7th October, 2.00-5.00pm, St. James Church upper rooms. Afternoon teas served. Just pop along for a chat, a cup of tea, and lovely homemade scones, jam and cream! The artwork of our own artist-in-residence Steven Hunt will remain on sale, so browse through the pieces on display – each one can be purchased for a donation, just give as much as you are able. All monies raised will go towards the graveyard drainage project.

Sunday 7th October, 6.00pm, St. James Church. Harvest Festival Evensong. The showpiece in our Harvest calendar, once again we give thanks for God’s bounty.

Friday 12th October, 7.00pm, Forton Village Hall. Harvest Supper. As in previous years, come prepared for a lovely spread of food, followed by great entertainment. Tickets will be available in September.

Saturday 3rd November, 8.30am to 9.30am, St. James Church upper rooms. Men’s breakfast. Bacon or sausage butties, followed by a speaker on a topic of interest.

Sunday 11th November, 9.00am, St. James Church. Eucharist service, earlier than normal due to the Remembrance service later this morning.

Sunday 11th November, 10.15am, Forton Village Hall. Remembrance Day Service, followed by the laying of the wreaths ceremony at the cross outside the Village Hall. Remembrance Sunday is always special but this year it will fall on the exact day that the Armistice was signed to end “the war to end all wars” 100 years ago. Bring umbrellas in case of wet weather!

Sunday 11th November, 6.00pm, St. James Church. Special Remembrance Concert to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1. Guest conductor Jean Pearson.

Saturday 1st December, 8.30am to 9.30am, St. James Church upper rooms. Men’s breakfast. Bacon or sausage butties, followed by a speaker on a topic of interest.

Saturday 1st December, 4pm to 6pm, Forton Primary School. Messy Church! Come and join us for crafting, fun, worship, food and fellowship!