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For enquiries regarding our printed parish magazine, please contact Paul Outhwaite (

For enquiries regarding our online communications, please contact Craig Eckersley (

If you would like us to publish your photographs from baptisms or weddings at Holy Trinity, or if you have anything else that you would like us to consider publishing, please send it to Craig Eckersley.
(By submitting or posting photographs or articles, you are deemed to have consented to their publication on behalf of everyone depicted or mentioned therein.)

St Paul's Warton newssheet

This is accessible via the 'News Sheet' link at

Freckleton C of E School newsletters

Blackburn Diocesan magazine - The See

16 October 2020: We're still open for worship!

Although the COVID alert in Lancashire is rising to the highest level from Saturday 17 October, this will not affect our Thursday 10:00 or Sunday morning 11:00 services, subject to the measures we already have in place.


October 2020: Commonwealth war graves

We are pleased to announce that the Commonwealth War Graves Commission has formally recognized our churchyard as a site with Commonwealth war graves, in memory of Leading Aircraftman James Thomas Garlick, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, and Corporal Herbert Davies, Royal Army Service Corps. For more information, see

October 2020: Keeping you safe in church

Please remain assured that we are adaptively continuing to follow all regulations and guidelines from the Government and the Church of England to keep people of all ages as safe as possible from COVID-19 in our church. We have a QR code for those who are using the NHS COVID-19 Test and Trace app. Anyone with any concerns is welcome to discuss them with any of our Clergy Team, Churchwardens, PCC or Safeguarding Officer at any time. Stay safe and keep smiling!

Sunday School

We are very pleased to say that we will be able to launch a revised Sunday School soon.

We have recruited a significant number of new Sunday School leaders and helpers. We are incredibly grateful to all those people who have volunteered to teach our children about God and to help them grow in faith.

Please look out for our new banners going up on the churchyard walls and our notices on the church social media.

Sunday School is open to any children in the village and will be suitable for children from 4 to 11 years old; it will run from 09:30 to 10:15 in church, on every Sunday except the first Sunday of the month, when we hope all the children will bring their families to Worship4U.

Sunday School will continue to take four weeks off in August and two week off at Christmas.

July 2020

We're restarting our services!

As we gradually emerge from the horror of the virus, some of us having endured greatly more acute losses and sorrows than others, we may all find ourselves cautiously trying to step back into the world as we knew it before. For many of us, this will mean a mixture of celebration and thanksgiving, grief and remembrance. For all these contexts, we at Holy Trinity and St Paul's are pleased to find ourselves ready to announce that we are going to begin our respective 11:00 and 09:45 services again from Sunday, 5 July, and we hope also to restart some of our other services soon. These services will initially be under social distancing measures and restrictions on how we perform the service, but nonetheless, we welcome everyone to join us again from this Sunday.

Update: We are resuming our Thursday 10:00 services from 16 July.

If you are going to attend our services, please read the guidance note below.


Parish magazine

We were delighted to see that so many people took complimentary copies of our June edition of the parish magazine, during the closure of our church because of the coronavirus crisis, and we hope many new readers will enjoy the July edition.

If you are new to reading our parish magazine, we welcome you and hope you will continue to follow our news and events.

We hope that we shall soon be ready to begin to resume some of our worship services and social gatherings, albeit with some precautionary measures in place for some weeks and months still to come.

Once we reopen, you'll find more information about forthcoming services and events in a later edition of our parish magazine and on our website and social media.

You may also like to consider joining our Friends of Holy Trinity group.

Sunday School: the future

Holy Trinity Sunday School has been nurturing the young people of the village for many decades but, given the changing nature of people's lives and commitments, it may well be that we have to think differently about how we involve the young folk of Freckleton in the life and worship of the church family in future.

A small committee has taken an initial look at ways forward and will be putting to the Parochial Church Council its suggestions for a slightly different approach to bringing God's word to our young people by the time Sunday School is due to return in September.

However, this is by no means a "closed" debate and we would be delighted to hear from anyone who has ideas — radical or traditional — to ensure that this vital work continues in the most effective way possible for the mutual benefit of Holy Trinity and those youngsters who are its future.

If you would like to join the debate, please send your suggestions, in the first place, to the churchwardens.

Please be assured your input will be greatly welcomed. In the meantime, watch this space for further news.

Churchyard maintenance

As you will probably know, Her Majesty’s Prison at Kirkham kindly provides the services of its inmates to cut the grass in our churchyard every two weeks from Spring through to Autumn. However, because of the ongoing coronavirus-related restrictions, this has not been possible since late March, and we have had to rely on other helping hands to keep the churchyard tidy.

We are therefore very grateful for the good will of all those kind volunteers who have contributed to cutting the grass, maintaining plots and generally keeping our churchyard tidy.

As we do not yet know how many more weeks or months it will be until the fortnightly grass-cutting resumes, we appeal for these kind volunteers — and any others who feel inspired — to continue their good work and for anyone who visits a particular plot to continue to keep it tidy.

Home worship materials

For people who need or choose to continue to self-isolate, Home Worship sheets are available for Sundays and Special Occasions. You can access these through our  Facebook pages or via email.

Please contact Rev. Jane (see Home page for contacts) if you would like to receive these sheets.


For anyone who cannot attend a funeral, go to and search for “funerals” in “life events”. You will find a short service under “Light a Candle”, where you click on the wick to set the candle alight!

Support during coronavirus

If you are still self-isolating and would like to be linked up to a church member who will phone you to chat and help ease the isolation, or if you need any other help, Lynn Slater (see Yurch contacts on the Organizations page) has compiled a “phone a buddy” list of people who are happy to phone someone whom they don’t necessarily know, just for a chat to relieve the loneliness or boredom of lockdown. Please feel free to contact her if you think this will help you.

26 April 2020

23 March 2020

HT-Church Building Closed Poster CofE - COVID-19-branded.pdf

January 2020: Yurch News

Our Sleepover in church on 30 November was a great success. Seven of us braved a very cold night, made ourselves a cardboard shelter and spent some of the night experiencing, in a small way,what it would be like to be homeless. We were very pleased with the support we received from our friends and family and are pleased that we were able to raise £300 for the Church Urban Fund, supporting homeless people.

During the rest of the night we played lots of games, including board games we brought from home, and some of us watched a movie, before settling down at 1.30am. Our leaders were very pleased because this is the earliest they have been able to get to sleep at a Sleepover, which they are usually inclined to call a Wakeover!! A big thank you to all our church friends who supported us in this event.

We spent most of our meeting time in December making Christmas crafts for our stall, where donations are in aid of our charity for the year 'Amazing Grace', a charity that supports homeless people in Blackpool. We will tell you how much we collected next month, but a big thank you to everyone who supported us.

Our  December meetings finished with a party night enjoyed by all.

Everyone at Yurch wishes you a  very happy and healthy 2020.


Invitation to join Friends of Holy Trinity Church


History of Freckleton Church of England Primary School

Copies of the History of Freckleton Church of England Primary School, by local historian Peter Shakeshaft, are available in church at the reduced price of £8.

History of Holy Trinity Freckleton

Copies of the History of Holy Trinity Freckleton, by local historian Peter Shakeshaft, are available in church at £4.50.

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Holy Communion, 08:30

1st and 3rd Sunday every month
(2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday at St Paul's, Warton)

Parish Communion, 11:00

(Worship4U every 1st Sunday)

Evensong, 18:00

2nd and 4th Sunday every month
(1st and 3rd Sunday at St Paul's, Warton; 5th Sunday - see Events)


Holy Communion, 10:00

Holy days:

As announced - see Events page

Please check the Events page for any variations.

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Lancashire, PR4 1AA

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