St John's is the Roman Catholic parish in the picturesque market town of Poulton-le-Fylde. The parish has served the local Catholic population since 1813, and the present church was built in 1912.
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Hello and Welcome
Fr John-Paul Evans
Father John-Paul has joined us. We wish him every success in the parish and in his work at Victoria Hospital.
Women’s World Day of Prayer
It was the turn of St John The Evangelist RC church in Poulton le Fylde to host this annual Interdenominational Service on behalf of all the Churches in the Poulton & District area.
The aim of the service was to pray to support women who live in underdeveloped areas of the world. The focus of the 2015 event was Women of the Bahamas.
The service of readings and a variety of hymns was prepared and written by women of The Bahamas. The service was held in the main church of St John’s - where the Interdenominational team of ladies tried to create a Bahamian atmosphere. Cuban music was played and the congregation were encouraged to wear brightly coloured clothes and pashmina shawls in pink, yellow, turquoise & green. A slide show of the Bahamas at the side of the alter set the scene. The alter had a beautiful central flower display of flowers from the region.
The service followed a set programme. Women from each church in Poulton participated
in a variety of dramatised readings including ‘washing of the feet by Jesus’. Cardboard cut outs of footsteps were provided for each member of the congregation to record how we might go forward from the service to help our sisters in need, both locally and internationally. These were then displayed on a notice board for all to see.
After the service refreshments were provided in the Church Hall. Ladies of St John’s parish provided excellent cup cakes decorated in Bahamian brightly coloured icing. Carrot cake and fruit cake following Bahamian recipes were delicious. Chocolate cake and fruit bread delights were all soon eaten.
Overall a very enjoyable occasion well supported by the ladies from the Interdenominational group of churches in Poulton.
The event raised £256 which was forwarded to the national organisation for Women’s World Day of Prayer. The funds will be distributed to causes specifically related to women in need.
For more information visit www.wwdp.org.uk